Making Sense of Buddhism
April 14, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Paula Joyce
A client recently asked me what I knew about Buddhism. She wanted to go somewhere to immerse herself in Buddhist practice as a way of learning more. I shared some basic information and encouraged her to begin her search with the internet. The fact is that Buddhism is not one thing and there isn't even agreement on the number of main branches. There are numerous questions to clarify including which particular teacher appeals to you. Most of us are familiar with His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. But do you know what they believe and what the differences are between the different forms of Buddhism? According to my guest for this show, there are five precepts that are essential to all forms of Buddhism: "don't kill, don't steal, don't have excessive wants, don't lie, don't get high." In fact, he says that you can summarize Buddhist precepts into one simple concept: Don't be a jerk. Please join us Thursday to learn more about Buddhist wisdom and practice.
Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit
Thursday at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Learning to see life from a spiritual perspective can change the way we think, which changes everything. As we let go of fear, worry, regret, blame, anger, guilt, resentment, jealousy and shame, we can create the loving, joyful, prosperous, healthy life that we want and deserve.
The best or worst place to live is in our own mind. You will learn how to weed out the negativity and to be grateful and positive in word, thought and deed, resulting in your ever-increasing happiness. Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit is broadcast live every Thursday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.
Dr. Paula Joyce
Dr. Paula, The Life Doctor, has helped thousands of people improve their health, wealth and relationships through writing, coaching and speaking. Her clients attain success, achieve breakthrough thinking and enhanced productivity with her Ultimate Creative Problem Solving Process, which aligns and integrates information in both sides of the brain. Clients dissolve hidden fears and blocks, solve challenging problems and reach their goals.
Despite being told that she couldn't write creatively, paint or dance, Dr. Paula is a best-selling author, an internationally shown artist and an accomplished Argentine Tango dancer. She broke the family rules by being a working mother who did postdoctoral work at Yale and was Director of Leadership Development in a school district where she coached and trained top level executives. She overcame emotional and psychological abuse and learned to see the positive in every experience and feel the gratitude for all of it.
Dr. Paula co-authored a best-seller, Nothing But Net. Her column, Ask Dr. Paula, is in Dallas Yoga Magazine, in print and on the web. Her first e-book is 33 Tips for Self-Empowerment.
She has spoken to organizations such as: American Express Financial Services, Baylor University Medical Center and Jung Society.
Dr. Paula was in USA Today, Dallas Morning News and on national television and radio. She was named a Leading Expert and recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors.