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What’s Coming This Episode?
It’s special guest time. This week we’re joined by Chris, a 47 year old ‘bloke from Liverpool’ who has been a Kadampa Buddhist* for 15 years, who goes under the pseudonym of Vide Kadampa. Chris explains to us how he came to be a Buddhist, how it has effected his life and how it has shaped his understanding of the world.
Take away points from this week’s sin depth chat? Compassion, meditation, spirituality, mental health and finding and doing worthwhile work are all discussed. The 5 commitments Chris highlights are jam packed full of amazing advice for living, whatever your religious/spiritual persuasion.
Huge thanks for Chris for taking time out of his busy schedule to join us this week. Links below to follow him online which we highly recommend you take a look at.
It’s The Self Help Podcast! Enjoy the show 🙂
Show Notes and Links
- Sean has of course written a blog post for this week’s show and here it is
- Chris has a blog that he updates each day called the Daily Lamrim, superb
- Follow Chis (or Vide Kadampa) on Twitter here or check out his Facebook page here too
- We mentioned Headspace for the first time in a while so we should probably link to their site again!
- Sean is into Vipassana Meditation as regular listeners will know
- Principles of Buddhism by Kulananda
- Universal Compassion by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
- A free eBook called Modern Buddhism was mentioned
- Interested in finding out more about Kadampa Buddhism? Here’s the place to start
Resource of the Week
- Sean recommends a book Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world
- Chris stepped up and mentioned the blog that got it all started for him, Kadampa Life written by Luna Kadampa
- Ed thought of something just in time. A documentary about a wonderful man, Richard Feynman – The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out
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