EPISODES
  • Lotus Sutra - Expedient Means

    Buddha explains that there is one great vehicle, however the 3 vehicles are expedient means presented to help all sentient beings understand the teachings.

    47m | Jul 3, 2022
  • Lotus Sutra - Introduction

    Bodhisattva Maitreya questions Manjushri to confirm his remembering and visions of a past life where they were familiar with each other as student, Seeker of Fame, and teacher, Wonderfully Bright. The scene of the gods and followers of all the many beings adorning the Buddha are aptly described by Maitreya giving listeners a beautiful vision of an auspicious moment just before the Buddha at that time, Sun Moon Bright, preaches the Lotus Sutra just as the current Buddha is yet again about to preach.

    40m | Jun 25, 2022
  • Unique Characteristics of Buddhism

    Karma, Dependent Origination, Emptiness, and the Three Dharma Seals are clarified

    45m | Jun 24, 2022
  • On Becoming a Bodhisattva

    A Bodhisattva is “a sentient being with the mind for the truth.” There are two aspects to the term “enlightenment and sentience.” First, it speaks of the commitment and dedication to seek enlightenment, in other words, one’s own efforts in the attainment of ultimate wisdom. Thus, we also describe a bodhi­sattva as one who seeks the path. Second, the term “enlightenment and sentience” speaks of the devo­tion to bringing enlightenment to all sentient beings, in other words, efforts for the benefit of all. This is the manifestation of great kindness and compassion, and it explains why we also describe a bodhisattva as one who liberates sentient beings. 

    1h 1m | Jun 20, 2022
  • Cause and Condition

    Book 10 in the Buddhism in Every Step Series by Venerable Master Hsing Yun. This book shows us the importance of developing favorable circumstances in our lives through understanding they arise from having all the necessary causes and conditions in place. The different levels of cause and condition and how to create wholesome conditions are illuminated.

    51m | Jun 18, 2022
  • The Immeasurable Meanings Sutra

    The single doctrine that can cause bodhisattvas to succeed quickly in gaining supreme perfect enlightenment

    1h 19m | Jun 13, 2022
  • The Wheel of Rebirth

    The topic of rebirth is discussed including the following questions: What is the value of rebirth? Why don't we remember our past lives? What is it that is reborn from life to life? What is the relationship between karma and rebirth? How can we transcend rebirth?

    50m | Jun 12, 2022
  • The Fundamentals of Humanistic Buddhism

    This book introduces the unique aspects of Humanistic Buddhism including the 5 Precepts and 10 Wholesome Actions, which when followed will act as tools to allow each of us to develop right view and awaken one's true nature. Also covered are the Four Immeasurables, Six Perfections, the Four Means of Embracing, Cause Condition and Effect, Chan Buddhism, Pure Land, and Madhyamaka.

    42m | Jun 12, 2022
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