Understanding Buddhism in America
Summary: This is a podcast explaining various Buddhist teachings and topics. It is designed for people of all religious backgrounds to understand and enjoy while maintaining the core lessons of Buddhism. It was started as a source for understanding some of the more complex and often misunderstood Buddhist teachings in a quick, easy, and entertaining way.
Mike reads some of his own Buddhist poetry.
The first episode in a long series devoted to The Dhammapada, starting with Chapter 1, The Twin Verses.
Mike takes his philosophical musings to Vinoy Park, Florida, this week to ask a possibly-but-probably-not important question.
The final chapter in the story of Buddha.
Mike talks about returning to the podcast, and many perspectives on the subject of God.
Part 2 of the epic story of how Buddha became a Buddha.
Mike begins part 1 of 3 podcasts dedicated to the epic story of Buddha.
Desires can be tough to understand and even tougher to manage. Today Mike talks about an easy way to understand and view cravings for what they are and how they influence our lives.
Mike talks about Buddhism in movies, including The Matrix, Star Wars, Kung Fu Panda, and more. He also talks about important moments in Buddhist history.
This episode, Mike will be talking about the Four Noble Truths in detail, explaining common misconceptions and applications to every day life.
Dealing with the stresses of daily life can seem difficult to attempt in a spiritual way. Today's podcast is on how a simple change of heart about the very nature of our problems can help us overcome them with ease.
Today's podcast is about the Buddhist concept of enlightenment. Half of the episode is devoted to explaining enlightenment, while the other half is an account of a personal first-hand experience with realization.
Mike answers some of the frequently asked questions about Buddhism in this episode. The answers will help establish a basic understanding of some Buddhist concepts and practices.
This episode is on the importance of staying in the present. Mike talks about how living in the past or future can cause unnecessary problems, and how exactly we can maintain our awareness of the present.
Non-attachment can be a difficult concept to grasp, let alone to utilize in daily life. This episode goes over what non-attachment really means and how it can be used in relationships and situations today.