Today I’m going to discuss six areas for reflection when you don’t feel your prayers are being answered. Are You Ready to receive the Answer to Your Prayers? If you are chanting for a big dream, there must be a change in your thought and feeling nature, You have to be willing to grow into […]
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A Buddhist View on How to Handle a Difficult Person
As Bill Aiken, former SGI-USA Vice General director said in his World Tribune article, The Oneness of Life and Its Environment, “Rather than there being one static “environment” that we living beings are all born into, every environment is uniquely customized, tailored to suit each of us according to the state of our inner lives.” […]
Know How to Transform Your Karma?
When we find ourselves up against a thick wall of suffering and feel like we can’t go on, we have arrived at a crucial crossroads. Will we open the gateway to obtaining Buddhahood through strong faith or will we close the path to happiness by forsaking our faith. We’re up against one of […]
Are You Harnessing the Law of Specificity?
To download transcript, click here. Most of us have a fuzzy idea of what we want. But if we ask the universe for that probably not much is going to happen. That might mean something like, “I want lots of money.” Well what does that mean. What is lots of money for you? Tell me […]
Do You Know the Power of Thought?
To download the transcript, click here. If you look at the nine levels of consciousness in the Buddhist literature the 9th is the fundamental ground of consciousness that is in all things. That level embodies the generative, intelligent power of the universe and we are one with it. That sounds esoteric until you look into […]
How Does Buddhism Look at Relationship Issues?
To download the transcript, click here I’ve had a number of questions regarding how to chant about relationship issues. Sometimes these issues are some of the hardest ones, since everyone’s emotions run very high, whether it being falling in love with someone who is in a relationship with someone else, to divorcing when there are […]
How Do We Handle Earthly Desires in the Pandemic?
I hope you all are staying healthy and have been able to use this time of reflection to good effect. Finally we’ve managed to work with my husband’s computer to get this video up. I apologize for the inconvenience. We need to give him kudos for figuring out all of the work arounds he […]
How Should We Chant About the Virus?
I had a question this week. “How should I chant about the COVID-19 ? Before I get into this topic, I just want you to know that these are my opinions. I’m not representing anyone. We all know Buddhism is reason. And I think that reason is important when looking at something as panic producing […]
Do You Let Circumstances Control What You Do?
In the world today we are all trained by our cultures to rely on the evidence of the senses, on what is outside of ourselves. We are taught that the circumstances we see outside of ourselves are reality and they determinine what we can or cannot do. As children we hear adults say,” We can’t […]
Do You Know That Gratitude Can Change Your Life?
We hear a lot about gratitude at this time of year. So does gratitude have a part in transforming our lives? There was a study published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkley. Nearly 300 college students seeking mental health counseling were randomly assigned to one of three groups. The first group […]