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Don't use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist. Use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Park City,, UT

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Don't use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist. Use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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@noahrasheta

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English


Episodes

178 - The Four Investigations

1/30/2023
This is episode #178. The topic I have in mind for today is the teaching of "The Four Investigations." This is a teaching that comes from the Yogachara school of Buddhism. According to Yogachara teachings, the key to understanding reality is to understand the mind. There are four investigations we can explore that are intended to help us to have a correct view or understanding of reality. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:19:53

177 - 10,000 Heroes Podcast Interview

1/24/2023
In this episode, I'll share the audio from an interview I did on the 10,000 heroes podcast. You can find the episode here: https://pod.link/1565667158/episode/f438b75d2dfc86e40c526270a4cd4975 Are you interested in trekking with me to Everest Base Camp? Learn more at mindfultrekking.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:05:39

176 - Working with our Propensities

1/4/2023
In this first episode of 2023, I will talk about propensities and our relationship to our propensities. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:58

175 - The Two Truths

11/2/2022
What are the two truths? There is the Truth of how things really are, and the truth of how things seem to be. These are sometimes referred to as Absolute truth and Relative truth. Relative truths are always dependent on HOW we perceive them. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:25:07

174 - Be Whatever You Already Are

10/28/2022
A deep sense of unsatisfactoriness arises anytime we want to be other than how we are. It takes skillful effort to BE WHATEVER WE ALREADY ARE. In this episode, I will share my thoughts on the process of befriending our thoughts, emotions, feelings, and ultimately ourselves. "No one to be" "Nothing to do" "Nowhere to go" Some of the Buddhist concepts/topics shared in this episode: To join our online community, visit secularbuddhism.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more...

Duration:00:30:22

173 - The Causes Of Unsatisfactoriness

10/2/2022
Unsatisfactoriness exists and it has a cause. What is the cause of unsatisfactoriness? In this episode, I will talk about craving and the role it plays in how we feel about life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:20

172 - Practicing Acceptance

9/25/2022
Psychological acceptance is "the active embracing of subjective experience, particularly distressing experiences." In this episode, I will discuss practicing acceptance and using the OODA loop as decision-making tools to help us act more skillfully during difficult or stressful times. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:33:44

171 - How To Feel Whole And Complete

8/28/2022
Something whole is comprised of ALL its undiminished parts or elements. We are a combination of our body and mind (hardware and software). The key to feeling whole is to understand and embrace all of the parts that make us who we are. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:43:41

170 - The Five Remembrances

6/28/2022
The 5 remembrances are wake-up calls that help us to see more clearly, the nature of reality. They are wake-up calls that help us to live more intentionally and skillfully. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:41:45

169 - 84000 Gates

5/22/2022
In this episode, I will share my thoughts about the 84,000 gates and the notion of Emptiness. In the last 2 episodes, I shared my thoughts around Signlessness and Aimlessness and now I will share my thoughts around Emptiness. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:29:27

168 - Signlessness

4/26/2022
The three doors of liberation refer to Formlessless, Signlessness, and Aimlessness. In this episode, I will talk about signlessness and what this teaching means to me and how we can practice signlessness in our day-to-day lives. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:26:21

167 - Aimlessness

4/12/2022
The three doors of liberation refer to Formlessless, Signlessness, and Aimlessness. In this episode, I will talk about Aimlessness and what this teaching means to me. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:30:19

166 - Welcoming The Unwanted

3/6/2022
Craving for and attachment to feelings is what leads to suffering; on the flip side of that, awareness and understanding of our feelings can lead to Enlightenment. In this episode, I will share my thoughts around the Buddhist concept of feelings tones / Vedana. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:23:47

165 - Unlearning

2/20/2022
"A student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something every day." What does it mean to "unlearn"? In this episode, I will share my thoughts around the notion of learning and unlearning in the context of practicing Buddhism. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:18:06

164 - Thrown Out Of The Nest

2/7/2022
One of the final teachings the Buddha gave, had to do with becoming an island unto yourself. In a way, he was telling his followers that it was time to leave the nest and to take refuge in themselves. In this episode, I will share my thoughts on this teaching. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:21:00

163 - Sticks And Stones

1/16/2022
In this episode, I will talk about the story of Sundari, an ascetic who was killed in an attempt to frame Sidhartha and bring dishonor to him and his followers. How the Buddha handled this ordeal sheds light on the Buddhist approach to words and accusations. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:33:00

162 - The Games We Play

1/2/2022
The games we play...some thoughts about Right View. Thich Nhat Hanh says: "Our happiness and the happiness of those around us depend on our degree of Right View. Touching reality deeply -- knowing what is going on inside and outside of ourselves -- is the way to liberate ourselves from the suffering that is caused by wrong perceptions. Right View is not an ideology, a system, or even a path. It is the insight we have into the reality of life, a living insight that fills us with...

Duration:00:18:30

161 - The Backwards Law

12/14/2021
The backwards law proposes that the more we chase after something, the more difficult it becomes to catch it and the more disappointed we feel. In other words, the harder we try, the less likely we are to succeed. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:21:22

160 - Gratitude And Patience

11/28/2021
In a culture that tends to feel gratitude for only the pleasant things in our life, the Buddhist approach is to feel gratitude for all things, even the unpleasant ones. Gratitude develops patience and patience is an antidote to the poison of greed. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:18:10

159 - When Things Fall Apart

11/21/2021
The nature of reality is that things come together and things fall apart and then things come together and things fall apart and that cycle goes on and on. Instead of running from the difficulties and the pain, the Buddhist approach is to move toward the painful situations and become intimate with them. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:15:00