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Ask a Monk: Q&A Video Series on Buddhist Living

Postby Scepcop » 29 Sep 2011, 13:52

Check out this YouTube channel by a Western monk in Sri Lanka. He answers a lot of difficult questions from the Buddhist perspective, and is very fair and balanced in his answers. You can also see a calm serenity on his face and even emotionless voice, which is typical of a devout Buddhist practitioner. For anyone interested in applying Buddhist concepts to life, this channel will be very helpful to you. There are videos covering all aspects of life.

http://www.youtube.com/yuttadhammo

Here are some sample videos on his channel.

Do I have to give up pleasures in life?



Helping yourself vs. Helping others



Should one take revenge?

“Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
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Re: Ask a Monk: Q&A Video Series on Buddhist Living

Postby Craig Browning » 29 Sep 2011, 16:31

I live in a town rife with Buddhist Monks (Tibetan) with somewhat regular visits by His Holiness. It's almost requisite for living in the area. :lol:
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Re: Ask a Monk: Q&A Video Series on Buddhist Living

Postby Scepcop » 04 Oct 2011, 04:56

Here is an interesting video the monk did where he compares the pros and cons of living in a modern technological society vs. a primitive tribal one, and how a Buddhist practitioner should approach both. His comparison is very interesting. He notes how tribal life has far less stress than city life, and concludes that the most important thing is to avoid unwholesomeness.

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Re: Ask a Monk: Q&A Video Series on Buddhist Living

Postby ProfWag » 05 Oct 2011, 07:50

Eat right, exercise, live wholesome...and die anyway.
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Re: Ask a Monk: Q&A Video Series on Buddhist Living

Postby NinjaPuppy » 05 Oct 2011, 19:42

Thank you for those very wise words of wisdom ProfSunshine. :)
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Re: Ask a Monk: Q&A Video Series on Buddhist Living

Postby ProfWag » 05 Oct 2011, 20:47

NinjaPuppy wrote:Thank you for those very wise words of wisdom ProfSunshine. :)

You're quite welcome. Just trying to keep it real.
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Re: Ask a Monk: Q&A Video Series on Buddhist Living

Postby alexbrown044 » 11 Apr 2012, 17:04

I read many books on Buddhism. I have had to consider the various daily and periodic events of the Buddhist calendar and retain here only those items which can be practiced by lay Buddhists without access to bhikkhus.

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Re: Ask a Monk: Q&A Video Series on Buddhist Living

Postby Scepcop » 11 Jan 2013, 01:49

Check out this great film called "Little Buddha" starring Keanu Reeves as the Buddha. It's from the 1990's and is a great introduction to the story of the Buddha.

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Re: Ask a Monk: Q&A Video Series on Buddhist Living

Postby Scepcop » 11 Jan 2013, 01:59

BBC documentary on the life of Buddha



Seven wonders of the Buddhist world

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