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Today we are talking about what it takes to become unshakable. Our guest is Brittany Jones, who recently became the youngest elementary school principal in the country’s second largest school district. She shares her journey into education, and how, at a crucial turning point in her career as an educational leader, chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo helped her challenge her own insecurities and win each day.
This episode is especially relevant for anyone who struggles with limiting themselves or easing their anxiety by trying to control their schedule a little too much. It’s also an incredible illustration of how sometimes, letting go and focusing on the present is the greatest strength of all.
1:50 Why Brittany started chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
8:58 How she became interested in education
13:01 Her journey to become an elementary school principal
29:28 Finding the courage to stay the course
34:17 How her Buddhist practice helps her identify her priorities
37:54 Supporting the Buddhability of children
39:19 The importance of winning in the morning
45:44 How Brittany learned to let go of the need for control
50:00 The impact of chanting on becoming unshakable
53:05 Brittany’s favorite Buddhist quote
55:09 How she defines her Buddhability
57:13 Her vision for what’s next
59:40 Advice for anyone new to Buddhism
- The New Human Revolution, vol. 30, p. 53.
- April 2016 Living Buddhism, p. 49.
- The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, vol. 1, p. 70.
- How to start chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
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