2 thoughts on “TZB Project 365 (Day 31) – 3 Buddhist DocumentariesTo Check Out

  1. Reblogged this on Namaste Consulting Inc. and commented:
    I’m particularly reblogging this because of the embedded clip from Noah Levine, dharma teacher and son of Stephen and Ondrea.
    You might not be too sure why I am suggesting you watch it, so here it is: Because using mindfulness or even Buddhism (the Eight Fold Path) does not mean that you will always been seen with a smile that lights up the darkest of times like HH the Dalai Lama nor will you always sit serenely as so Thich Nhat Hanh is so often depicted.
    Noah appeals to younger people but for all of us what he does is normalize the path… you can be genuinely who you are, not put on pretenses, being authentic and genuine and still practice.
    I chuckle at work when people say things to me like, “I can’t believe a Buddhist would say that” or other such things. First, they don’t know anything about Buddhism and second, they don’t understand the practice.
    We have moments… filled with grace, filled with anger. . . there are days that we wish we weren’t alive or that our loved one was not ailing or had died. . .the practice of mindfulness doesn’t say, “sit, smile, act like it’s all okay”… it says, “sit (or lay or stand or walk or kneel), become present, acknowledge, let go, repeat.” It’s about learning to have compassion for your experience in the here and now and learning to bring that forth to the world. It’s not a blanket check that says you can act mean to people and all will be forgiven; it is a cloak of acceptance that says, here and now, this is what I am experiencing.
    If you don’t know Noah’s work, check out his podcast on Itunes for free.
    Metta.

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