Human beings have a complicated relationship with money. It’s often the focus of our greed, jealousy or misery. But it can also be used as a tool to help us express our compassion, creativity and freedom. Contrary to popular belief, our desires don’t necessarily have to be extinguished in order to find peace. On this episode, we explore what Buddhism says about desire, wealth and attachment. Hint: it has a lot to do with recognizing and transforming ourselves.
Today’s episode is about figuring out what to do with your life and making it happen against all odds. International Human Rights lawyer Tanya Henderson shares her journey of fighting through law school as a single mother of two. Comedian Ike Ufomado discusses how his Buddhist practice inspired him to preserve through the ups and downs of being a stand-up comedian in New York City. Find us at SGI-USA.org
You meet someone, fall in love hard, and then one day it’s over. What does Buddhism say about overcoming heartbreak? In this episode, Amelia Gonzales, of New York City, shares how her Buddhist practice taught her that happiness lies in recognizing and cultivating her own dignity. So, how do you recover from heartbreak? In short, happiness is an inward event.
We all have that one person who knows exactly how to get under our skin. In this episode, we explore what Buddhism has to say about navigating difficult relationships. Joe Peretti, of Long Island, shares his story of using his Buddhist practice to transform his relationship with his ex-wife, his co-workers and, ultimately, his father who abandoned him as a child. How do we change a thorny relationship? In short, it starts with changing ourselves.