On Buddhism and Appreciation

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Today we’re talking about appreciation, which is central to Buddhism in so many ways and yet, easier to talk about than truly practice, especially when it comes to the tougher circumstances in our lives. Our guest is Doris Edwards, of Philadelphia, who has been chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo for many years. We discuss the Buddhist perspective on appreciation and her own journey toward it.

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Cheat Sheet

2:18 How Doris encountered Nam-myoho-renge-kyo

6:16 What shifted within her when she started chanting

11:14 Why appreciation is so important in Buddhism

14:36 Having appreciation when you’re struggling

19:35 What it means to pursue true happiness

23:08 The turning point in her own journey toward appreciation

29:19 Why Doris treasures human revolution

35:47 A few favorite Buddhist quotes

40:54 Advice for anyone new to Buddhism

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