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Podcast Episode 49: Hinduism and Buddhism

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Podcast Episode 49: Hinduism and Buddhism

Announcements:

Let’s keep it short and simple this week and not do any announcements. If you are subscribed to the Daily Buddhism Daily Email Newsletter, you’re pretty much up-to-date already, and if you aren’t… why not? It’s free and simple, one email, . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 49: Hinduism and Buddhism

Compassion and Pity

Pity by William Blake

Question:

The first thing I would like to say is that I am not what I would call a Practicing Buddhist. It just so happens that Buddhism and my natural beliefs and attitudes are expressed in Buddhist. It has actually been through your website and podcast that I have come to . . . → Read More: Compassion and Pity

Playing Well With Others

Question:

I am sure you have already addressed this question in some form or another, but I was wondering if you could give me some insight into a problem I am having with tolerance and acceptance. I have a coworker who I must work with closely every day, and with whom I have had a long term . . . → Read More: Playing Well With Others

Poem: Crowned Compassion, by Zayra Yves

Time for another guest author. This time we have a great short poem by Zayra Yves. Zayra’s creative writing is published in numerous print journals, anthologies, on-line e-zines and magazines. She has two audio collections, Crowned Compassion and Sleep in the Sea Tonight with Me. In addition, two books of her poetry are published: . . . → Read More: Poem: Crowned Compassion, by Zayra Yves

The Four Immeasurables

The Four Immeasurables

Question:

What are the four Immeasurables?

Answer:

Good question! The four immeasurables are a collection of meditation practices that are designed to increase four specific virtuous ideals. We’ve already talked quite a bit about the first one:

1. Loving Kindness

Remember when we talked about loving-kindness meditation a few weeks back? The practitioner sits in . . . → Read More: The Four Immeasurables