Happiness by Matthieu Ricard

One is not born wise; one becomes it

The Dhamma Brothers Update: Finding Peace in Prison

From federal prisoner to zen master

When author Keith Martin-Smith first met Zen priest Jun Po Dennis Kelly Roshi in 2007, he quickly realized the tall, imposing man wasn’t your typical Zen master.

US Kadampa Festival – audio clip of Gen la Dekyong – What is Buddhism?

Audio clip of Gen la Dekyong at the second day of the 2012 US Kadampa Festival giving commentary after the Empowerment of Dorje Shugden.

How to Solve Our Human Problems p. 39

“Patient acceptance not only helps us, it also helps those with whom we are patient. Being accepted feels very different to being judged. When someone feels judged, they automatically become tight and defensive, but when they feel accepted they can relax, and this allows their good qualities to come to the surface. Patience always solves our inner problems, but often it solves problems between people as well.”

~ How to Solve Our Human Problems p. 39 by Geshe-La

Speaker Series Presents Surya Das This Saturday


Dalai Lama and Richard Layard’s Happiness, Lessons from a New Science

At around the 55th minute the Dalai Lama is talking about the gap between the rich and the poor and reminded me of Richard Layard’s treatise in his book Happiness, Lessons from a New Science .

SUNRISE/SUNSET depicts nominal 24 hours spent by the film crew inside the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, from the beginning of his day, which starts at 3 am, till sunset when the Buddhist leader goes to bed.


Ask a Buddhist: My Boss is Stressing Me Out! by Jason Gots

Your shoulders bunch. Your jaw clenches. 

Enjoy the video!


Beyond environment: falling back in love with Mother Earth by Jo Confino

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh explains why mindfulness and a spiritual revolution rather than economics is needed to protect nature and limit climate change.


“Fear, separation, hate and anger come from the wrong view that you and the earth are two separate entities, the Earth is only the environment. You are in the centre and you want to do something for the Earth in order for you to survive. That is a dualistic way of seeing.

“So to breathe in and be aware of your body and look deeply into it and realise you are the Earth and your consciousness is also the consciousness of the earth. Not to cut the tree not to pollute the water, that is not enough.”

When Buddha was a woman – A radio talk with Sandy Boucher

2600 years ago, the Buddha created an order of women nuns, but it disappeared after only 1,000 years.