Real spiritual practice is about transforming our minds and letting the teachings influence the way we actually live our lives.
Series: Exploring Buddhism for Young Adults (2011)
A look at what the mind is, followed by a discussion regarding how to relate to others in an authentic way.
A look at how emotions arise from within ourselves. We are not responsible for others’ emotions, but we are responsible for our own actions.
As children we were totally dependent on the kindness of others. Seeing that, we become appreciative and grateful: we cultivate loving kindness.
Seeing kindness and repaying with a genuine wish to benefit. Give and let the giving be the satisfaction.
The afflictions are not the nature of the mind. Anger is just a moment, and we can work to counteract it.