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Today we’re talking about what it takes to believe that you can be happy, even when you’re facing the most difficult circumstances. Our guest is Christina Moran, of El Paso, Texas, who shares her own journey of pursuing happiness after experiencing a series of very challenging events that made her feel like she had hit rock bottom.
2:29 How Christina encountered Buddhism
7:30 The grief and postpartum depression she was experiencing at the time
10:13 The Buddhist book that turned things around for her
14:38 What changed in her first month of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
17:02 Her initial goals for herself
22:35 Survival vs. Happiness
29:48 What it took to reconnect to happiness
39:54 The role of the Buddhist community
41:46 Her favorite Buddhist quotes
43:51 Advice for anyone who feels like happiness isn’t an option for them
- Unlocking the Mysteries of Birth and Death
- “The Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 149
- “To My Friends,” from the June 23, 2020, Seikyo Shimbun
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