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7 – Acceptance vs Resignation

What is acceptance? I think there’s a common misconception around the idea of “Acceptance” and it has to do with the semantics of the word acceptance. It’s common to associate the word acceptance with the word resignation. I want to spend some time discussing what acceptance is but clarifying what it’s not. Buddhism does not...

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6 – How to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

This episode explores how I teach mindfulness to my kids. We know that practicing mindfulness is beneficial for adults but it’s also very beneficial for kids. Research indicates that mindfulness can help kids improve their abilities to pay attention, to calm down when they are upset and to make better decisions. Subscribe to the podcast...

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5 – Death, Karma, and Mindful Living

This episode explores the topics of Death, Karma, and Mindfulness. The ultimate aim of Buddhist studies is to obtain freedom, and freedom is the only requirement for happiness. There are 11 key things you can do to live more mindfully. Everything you need in order to be happy can be found within the present moment....

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4 – The illusion of the ego

This episode explores the topic of the ego. What is ego? What part of me is really me? When we view ourselves and others as independent and permanent, we tend to view ourselves as finished products rather than works in progress. The reality is that the sense of self is an illusion, we are impermanent...

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3 – Seeing with I’s of Wisdom

This episode explores the topics of Interdependence and Impermanence as well as the 8 fold path. Understanding these topics along with Emptiness, will help us to develop “wise view”, the most important part of the 8 fold path. Poem shared: “Autobiography In Five Short Chapters” by Portia Nelson. Subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes –...

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2 – The Nature of Human Suffering

This episode explores the nature of human suffering or the nature of the human condition. The first main discourse of the Buddha was concerning the nature of suffering, taught in a format commonly known as “The 4 Noble Truths”. Understanding the nature of suffering will allow us to explore how we can minimize suffering for...

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1 – What is Secular Buddhism?

I’m happy to announce a new podcast called “Secular Buddhism”. A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning more about Buddhist philosophy. This episode is an introduction to the new Secular Buddhism podcast. I’ll talk about what it is and why I’m starting this podcast. I hope you enjoy the introduction and if...