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Just How Responsible Are We for Our Problems?

 Transcript download: Just-How-Responsible-Are-We-For-Our-Problems-2-4 The Buddhist concept oneness of life and its environment teaches us that everything in our lives comes from the inside out to manifest in the world. That sounds fine when life is going well but we tend not to believe this when we come up against a problem with another person. […]

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Your Goal too Big To Believe?  What to do.

 “What do you do when your goal seems so far removed from where you are now, if you’re affirming something that simply isn’t true?” This is an important question, as this is a problem for many people. In this vlog we are going to discuss how to make a goal more believable. Script download: […]

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How Did I Do My Human Revolution?

 Transcript download: My Story I received a question this week, “How did you do your human revolution? Let’s be very clear. I haven’t finished my human revolution. I’m still in process just as the rest of you are. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, human revolution is the internal transformation that takes […]

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Have You Fallen Into Fundamental Darkness?

Script download:  Have you Fallen into Fundamental Darkness 1       Download: Table of Contents latest According to Daisaku Ikeda in The Clear Mirror Guidance, p. My dear Friends in America, p.99. “Understanding the subtle workings of one’s mind is the key to faith and to attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime. “ When chanting for a goal […]

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Stalled? Is Your Goal Just a Hope or A Decision?

Make a Decision1 We think we make decisions all the time. We say, “I am going to buy a house. Then there is a caveat , “when I have the money.” When we word things like this, the statement I am going to buy a house remains a hope but is not a decision.  Ask […]

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Do You Know How Reservations Can Impact Achieving a Goal?

Transcript Download: reservations Two practitioners, Beth and Barbara, were discussing getting goals. One commented that she had had experiences where she just knew she was going to get a goal and it happened. But now she had a major goal that she had been chanting about for several years, to publish the book she is […]

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Feel Guilty Shifting from Christianity to Buddhism? What to Do.

I received a question this week, which, I’m told affects a lot of people. How do you deal with the guilt of leaving Christianity and becoming a Buddhist? Although this vlog referenced Christianity and Buddhism,, I think the issues would apply to most other circumstances, where a person has transferred from onr religion to another. […]

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How Does a Daily Practice of Gratitude Benefit You?

Transcript download: GratitudeI’ve noticed that the majority of the prayers in Gongyo are prayers of appreciation and gratitude. Since it is Thanksgiving I decided to look into gratitude and what it does for our lives, as I am sure those prayers are no accident. Research Project A research project at the Greater Good Science Center […]

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