Mahayana Buddhism often says “everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering.” Even though this is the case, as Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche states in this video, people still don’t get the result they want. This leads to a simple question, like “what impedes happiness?” In this video, Khandro Rinpoche explores this topic.
Here is an interesting video about living a mindful life. It deals mainly with the beautiful Thai Forest Tradition of Theravada.
The topic is about mindfulness, an important foundational practice of buddhism. Ajahn Chah makes an apperance in this short documentary, who was a teacher to many influential western teachers of buddhism. He speaks about happiness and buddhist practice that help’s life not be so confusing. This is a classic film on mindfulness. Continue reading
Dharma in the daily life, I belief is a very interesting topic. My teacher spoke on this once, and he said that Dharma in the daily life is a phenomenon more related to western buddhist practitioners. Continue reading
Why Keep Ethics?
When I think about vows and precepts, it reminds me of one time when Jhado Rinpoche came to Seattle. 2 other monks came with him: Geshe Tashi (his interpreter), and a younger monk that was his attendent. They were staying in a flat with a familiy of 3. Jhado Rinpoche once remarked, how amazingly kind the family was. They opened up their entire home to them and never locked any of their doors or cabinets. He said that the family trusted them because the monks were living in their vows.
I think what he meant by this, is that people who live in ethics, give others the gift of fearlessness or a feeling of safety. Continue reading
A short clip from the film Dalai Lama Renaissance (narrated by Harrison Ford). His Holiness the Dalai Lama talks about inner peace, happiness, god, money and everything else within a few short soundbytes