How to Practice the Buddhist Path While Living in Samsara

As we incorporate the Buddha’s teachings into our lives many wonderful changes will start to happen: from experiencing greater calmness and peace in our mind, to feeling a greater connection and love for other beings.

But not all changes bring such a smooth transition. For instance, when we adopt Buddhist values of refraining from alcohol, or we find ourselves losing interest in other mundane activities, this can put a strain on certain social interactions. This video is in response to some questions I received about how to navigate these kinds of challenges.

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Sutta used in this video:

“Nagavagga: The Elephant” (Dhp XXIII), translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita. Access to Insight (Legacy Edition), 30 November 2013,

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