https://youtu.be/Cz2y_Zk79Po Why Should I Chant for Someone Who Has Hurt Me? I have received comments from people who have been wronged or betrayed by someone and are having a hard time chanting for their happiness. They feel that what this person did was so reprehensible that they can’t chant for their happiness. […]
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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 […]
Know How to Lessen Karmic Retribution?
I had a question this week. “How can I lessen karmic retribution?” Let’s look at what karma is first. What is Karma? With every thought, word and action we make, we simultaneously set seeds into our life which will produce an effect when the time is right. In accordance with the law of the […]
Know How Inconspicuous Benefits Move You Towards Happiness?
It’s amazing when you see the inconspicuous benefits that are leading you to happiness. In this video we will discuss an experience as an example to show how inconspicuous benefits worked to move a person’s life to happiness and undoubtedly are working for you too. Script download: Inconspicuous Benefits 1 “The real benefit of the […]
Overwhelmed? How to Develop Inner Stability
Transcript Download: Overwhelmed? How to Develop Inner Stability 2 Many people describe feeling flung about by their feelings. Usually they are talking about despair, suffering, anxiety and depression. These can take over when faced with an obstacle or being unusually stressed by life events. These feelings are not something we can ignore, as we […]
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. […]
Difficult Family Karma? How to Change It.
Transcript Upload: Difficult Family Karma One of the reasons we practice faith is to be able to change our karma when faced with a difficult situation, to correct the fundamental causes which bring about suffering. Since family and relationship issues cause many to suffer greatly, lets examine how we would change karma in that […]
How to Bring About Behaviors Which Lead to Happiness: A Guest Experience
Certain behaviors lead to happiness, others to unhappiness. Buddhist writings have many suggestions on how to improve behavior, so we won’t live with regret. Nichiren wrote letters to his followers with suggestions on how to handle certain situations, and we have many pieces written by President Ikeda which suggest behavior changes, which can lead to […]
Startling Lessons on How to Create a Good Life:
I was really excited to see a Ted talk by psychiatrist Robert Waldinger on a 75 year long Harvard Study of Adult Development, reported in the January 15th, 2016 World Tribune called How to Create a Good Life. He is the fourth director over the 75 years of the study. The researchers studied 724 men […]
5 Steps to Develop Inner Stability
You can learn how to navigate agitated feelings, when blindsided by life, to maintain stability in the face of shocks. Many people feel flung about by their feelings when confronting an obstacle. Usually they are talking about despair, suffering, anxiety and depression. These can take over when faced with an obstacle that seems impossible to […]