In today’s video I share some practical wisdom I learned from the Buddhist teacher, Ajahn Brahm, which has helped me numerous times in my life when I have had to go through difficult or challenging situations. I mean, let’s face it, our lives are full of constant challenges; we are always having to do things that we don’t enjoy. Whether it’s going to a job we’re not passionate about, or anything that brings up a lot of resistance in our mind.
So in this video I share with you this wonderful wisdom that we can apply to our life to help us find some peace and happiness, even when our days are filled with seemingly unpleasant experiences. (more…)
Okay, so it’s not a Buddhist pilgrimage site, we realize that. 😀 But when someone asked us if we could add on a visit to see the Taj Mahal, we said “Sure! Why not!”
So next year on top of visiting many blessed pilgrimage sites, we are also adding an optional 1-day tour to see the Taj Mahal at the end of our trip as well.
And just a quick reminder that if you’re interested in joining us on our 18-day Buddhist pilgrimage to Nepal and India to see the holy sites of the Buddha and you would like to receive a $250 USD discount on the trip, you will need to register by the 5th of June. The pilgrimage runs from 5th January to 22nd January 2018.
You can find out all the details about cost and registration for our trip here.
The Buddhist teachings suggest we have a mind that is luminous and precious (like a diamond) and that our happiness depends on us cultivating this jewel within. Drawing on the Buddha’s sutras, I show how finding this jewel of our mind requires effort, patience and a willingness to go against the flow of what society calls happiness. (more…)
My journey into Buddhism has been an unexpected and exciting one. If someone had told me when I was fourteen what I was going to do before my 30th birthday, I would have called them insane. But at the same time I would have sat in wonder at the adventures I was going to have and I would have been unimaginably excited about the years following my 27th birthday. In this brief video, I provide you with a snippet of my life and what led me into Buddhism, and I take the opportunity to invite new viewers to come join me at my channel. Thanks for watching! (more…)
This is a brief video biography about Buddha. The Buddha has inspired so many around the world to find peace and happiness through meditation and his teachings, but who is the Buddha and what happened in his life that made him become the Buddha, the ‘Awakened One’?
Buddha was born around 2,600 years ago. He was born into a royal family and was given the name Prince Siddhartha Gautama. He lived a protected and carefree life of luxury, until one day he came face to face with the harsh realities of life: old age, sickness and death. These three sights were to change the course of Siddhartha’s life.
Embarking on a spiritual quest to find liberation from the sufferings in the world, Siddhartha finally discovered the truth of suffering and how to end it. He achieved enlightenment under the Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya, India, and from that moment on was known as the Buddha, the ‘Awakened One’. (more…)