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168 – Signlessness

168 – Signlessness The three doors of liberation refer to Formlessless, Signlessness, and Aimlessness. In this episode, I will talk about signlessness and what this teaching means to me and how we can practice signlessness in our day-to-day lives.

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167 – Aimlessness

The three doors of liberation refer to Formlessless, Signlessness, and Aimlessness. In this episode, I will talk about Aimlessness and what this teaching means to me.

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166 – Welcoming the Unwanted

Craving for and attachment to feelings is what leads to suffering; on the flip side of that, awareness and understanding of our feelings can lead to Enlightenment. In this episode, I will share my thoughts around the Buddhist concept...

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165 – Unlearning

“A student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something every day.” What does it mean to “unlearn”? In this episode, I will share my thoughts around the notion of learning and unlearning in the context of practicing Buddhism.

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164 – Thrown Out of the Nest

One of the final teachings the Buddha gave, had to do with becoming an island unto yourself. In a way, he was telling his followers that it was time to leave the nest and to take refuge in themselves....

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163 – Sticks and Stones

In this episode, I will talk about the story of Sundari, an ascetic who was killed in an attempt to frame Sidhartha and bring dishonor to him and his followers. How the Buddha handled this ordeal sheds light on...

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162 – The Games We Play

The games we play…some thoughts about Right View. Thich Nhat Hanh says: “Our happiness and the happiness of those around us depend on our degree of Right View. Touching reality deeply — knowing what is going on inside and...

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161 – The Backwards Law

The backwards law proposes that the more we chase after something, the more difficult it becomes to catch it and the more disappointed we feel. In other words, the harder we try, the less likely we are to succeed.

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158 – I See You, Mara!

Mara is “the personification of the forces antagonistic to enlightenment.” Mara wants to be feared. We tend to run from the things that we fear, but what happens when we stop running and we look at Mara and say...

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157 – This Is Because That Is

Dependent Origination is a Buddhist notion that is common among all schools of Buddhism. It’s the doctrine that states that all phenomena arise in dependence upon other phenomena. In other words, “this is because that is and this is...

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