Earlier today, I had the chance to interview Noah Levine, creator of Refuge Recovery, a mindfulness- based dependency healing neighborhood that practices and makes use of Buddhist approach as the structure of the healing procedure. We all understand somebody who is/ has been/ or will be impacted by dependency (perhaps it’s you?). The details provided in this discussion might alter your life or the life of somebody you like. The initial interview was transmitted live to the Secular Buddhism FB page, and published to our YouTubeChannel
There are many nice podcasts on Buddhism as a faith and much more on Buddhism as a philosophy. This podcast is about Buddhism as a lifestyle, which implies there isn’t any Buddhist jargon or dogma. It is just not based mostly within the metaphysical world, however has its toes planted firmly on this planet. It is simple to grasp and sensible. I exploit the Buddha’s early teachings as the inspiration for the podcast, and clarify them in a approach that’s related to your life as we speak. The Podcast is aimed toward individuals who can not learn, who’re visually impaired or English is just not their first language.
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What would your life be like if you had no problems? And what if I suggested you that you have no problems? I don’t mean that all the tough stuff stops happening, I mean that it ceases to be a problem for you because you don’t see it as such.
How would you define the term problem? I think it is something along the lines of an unpleasant, unwanted or unexpected situation that is painful or difficult to deal with. It also carries an implicit sense that something is wrong. Maybe I think that something is wrong with me. Or I think that something is wrong with the world that delivered me up this problem.
Notice that this is all taking place in the realm of thought. Whatever the situation that we are facing, it is a coming together of causes and conditions. Just that. It is we who label it problem.
The Buddhist view is that each moment, in its arising, is immaculate, exactly what it needs to be. Our life is unfolding perfectly.
In Rev. Master Jiyu’s diary of her years in Japan, published as The Wild White Goose, there is a passage (p. 44 of the 2002 second edition) that she wrote after experiencing the beginnings of her first kensho (enlightennment experience):
The only thing I can possibly do in order to learn anything is to accept, in blind faith, everything that is happening to me, believing that it is all for my good, whatever it may be.
And there is a footnote to this, which says:
This is probably the most important sentence in the book from the point of view of someone who wishes to learn Zen.
What if you were to take the attitude that everything that happens is for your own good? Even if that seems far-fetched to you at the moment it is at least as valid a view as thinking of life’s difficult situations as problems. And doesn’t it make you feel more open instead of closed down? Doesn’t it make the whole situation more workable? I pose these questions for you to answer from your own experience, if you wish to explore this for yourself.
In this podcast episode, I had the advantage of speaking with New York Times bestselling author Robert Wright about his latest book”Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment” Wright leads readers on a journey through psychology, approach, and an excellent numerous quiet retreats to demonstrate how and why meditation can act as the structure for a spiritual life in a nonreligious age. This podcast includes the audio of the interview I hadwith Robert Wright
This is an element one among a 4 half sequence of interviews with Karma Yeshe Rabgye. In this podcast he speaks about abuse in Buddhism and the way it’s merely not acceptable. He is forthright and makes his views very clear. As he says, ‘Abuse just isn’t Buddhism and it isn’t acceptable.’
Books by Karma Yeshe Rabgye:
The Best Way to Catch a Snake – https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00TEPZ6G0?ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_YoCFyb114RJHV&tag=lifestylbudd-20&linkCode=kpe
Life’s Meandering Path – https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00NWU13R4?ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_QPBFybZB2CSCA&tag=lifestylbudd-20&linkCode=kpe
Ripples within the Stream – https://www.amazon.in/dp/B018GXNJU0?ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_MmCFyb2KE1Q5V&tag=lifestylbudd-20&linkCode=kpe