It’s an old cliche â the boozy customer at the pub, pouring out his woes to the bartender. But at a Tokyo bar run by Buddhist monks, bartenders don’t mind hearing their customers’ problems â dispensing advice is precisely why they’re in business.
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Deepak Chopra, the preeminent voice in Eastern philosophy in the West, reads from his new novel Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment. This re-imagining of the Buddha’s life presents a new form of teaching which shows how the iconic journey of the prince who became the Buddha has changed the world forever.
In this episode we examine the nature and meaning of Buddhism. Buddhism is a religion started by the Buddha that teaches a philosophy and a way of life that frees one from attachment and thereby frees one from suffering. The older term for Buddhism is the Buddha Dharma.
Podcast Outline Introduction A. What does the term Buddhism mean? B. There are many ways to understand Buddhism. C. Buddhism can also be divided into its three vehicles or branches. Conclusion