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Episode #42: Finding your purpose in college

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Today we’re talking about college: how hard it can be to decide where to go and what to pursue, and how to find your purpose while there.

Our guest is Josef Gaudiesus, a football coach and high school teacher in Texas, who shares his own journey of getting into college and how beginning his Buddhist practice while there helped him find confidence, a winning attitude and a sense of purpose.

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Cheat Sheet

1:32 How Josef got introduced to Buddhism

2:17 How he decided to become a teacher and football coach

5:25 What his own struggles in high school and college were

12:34 The goals he set when he starting chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo in college

24:06 How he accomplished all three goals

26:45 What it means to win in Buddhism

29:31 What his vision is for the young people he is teaching

38:43 How he sees his purpose

46:28 Advice for anyone who is feeling unsure about what steps to take to move their life forward

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