anxiety

Teachings on the mental affliction of anxiety, including its causes and antidotes.

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Love and Self-esteem

Building confidence to live your life to the fullest

What it means to have confidence, and how to develop stable self-confidence through self-acceptance and…

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An Open-Hearted Life

Compassionate understanding of emotions

How a compassionate understanding of how emotions play out in our minds gives us a…

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Contentment and Happiness

The eight pillars of joy

Venerable Thubten Nyima shares the wisdom of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond…

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Responding to Prejudice

Overcoming fear and preconceptions

A motivation to work with the fear and misleading preconceptions that arise in the face…

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Responding to Prejudice

We all can overcome our wrong views

A story of a man who used to be a white supremacist and transformed his…

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An Open-Hearted Life

Why we need compassion

In the face of human hardship, compassion is the only response that makes sense. It…

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Good Karma Short Retreats

Identifying the real source of our difficulties

Seeing self-centeredness and self-grasping as the source of our problems and counteracting them to find…

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Good Karma Short Retreats

Influencing and benefitting others

The second of three talks based on the book “Good Karma: How to Create the…

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Four Truths for the Aryas

Attributes of true origins: Conditions

How craving and karma function as conditions that create suffering in cyclic existence as well.

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