Thubten Chodron talks about the Buddhist practice of seeing all beings as having been one’s parents, and westerner’s could approach this
His Holiness the Dalai Lama makes the teachings of the Buddha of India come to life through examples.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche talks about living with the different paradoxes of life in order to live in the present moment
Mingyur Rinpoche talks about seeing things clearly and freshly
Yangsi Rinpoche talks about how to have a meaningful day, month, year, and lif
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche talks about how to turn difficult emotions into something beneficial
Geshe Dorjii Damdul talks about the how to understand the Buddhist concept of emptiness while engaging in everyday life.
In this interesting transcript of a teaching that Lama Zopa gave, he talks about the five beneficial attitudes of kindness, rejoicing, tolerance, contentment and forgivenss that can be taught to children. He mentions:
These five very basic attitudes are very important to keep in one’s mind. This is the cause of inner peace and happiness for your child, also to give peace and happiness in everyday life to others. In this way, wherever your child is, in whatever part of the world, he or she still brings happiness to so many sentient beings, human beings, animals, and all other beings.
Lama Zopa gives a unique perspective in this transcript on how to quit intoxicants. He mentions:
One of the best ideas is to think of the many people on earth who are dying because they have no food to eat. There are many places, such as Bangladesh, where there are famines, epidemics, floods and earthquakes. In so many places, there are thousands and thousands of people who are homeless or have various other problems.
Now, one large jug of cheap wine, for example, costs maybe $10. First of all, leaving aside the $10, consider just one dollar. Both in the East and the West, the world is full of projects that aim to help millions of people solve their problems. From the $10, if you make a donation of even one dollar, this can help to make up a total of $1,000, $10,000, $100,000 or even one million dollars. But if that one dollar is missing from the money needed to buy medicine or food, to provide homes and so forth, it doesn’t make a total of $100, $1,000, $100,000 or one million dollars. That means one million dollars of aid can’t be provided. Donating even one dollar helps to reach the total of $10,000, $100,000 or one million dollars. That means through your donation of one dollar, the project is able to provide whatever help is needed for all those people.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama talks about a non sectarian approach to spiritual practice