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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.
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