Attaining Inner Peace Through Buddhist Philosophies with the Tibetan Monks

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Buddhism is one of the major world religions that focuses on the true nature of life - the state of enlightenment. It is a way of life or a spiritual tradition, seeking the state of inner peace and wisdom instead of focusing on a relationship between God and humanity.

“There is no enemy outside our soul. The real enemies live inside us: anger, ego, greed and hate.” - Siddhartha Gautama

We are all living in this world, dealing with problems, fears, and uncertainties but our greatest enemy is ourselves. Finding contentment among all things can be the greatest wealth a person can have. Setting our hearts doing good things and allowing ourselves to appreciate small things will help us find joy and inner peace.

Tibetan monks find contentment and pleasure by dedicating their lives to prayer and serving others. In this episode, we will be learning how Buddhists, especially Tibetan monks, maintain a peaceful life despite the problems they face. This episode features the Buddhist philosophies in attaining the state of enlightenment, keeping calmness, and inner peace. 

Listen to this episode to know more about Buddhism and its values and philosophies that can help you deal with difficult situations that bear sadness, fear, anxiety, and distress.

Memorable Quotes:

  • To have long-lasting peace, you have to prioritize your mental health. - Sonam
  • Considering someone’s happiness and peace of mind brings you help for yourself to be more peaceful. - Tenzin Choesand
  • The best way to take care of yourself is to take care of others as well. - Sonam

Important Points:

  • In Buddhism, there is no kind of restriction in which religion you want to join.
  • Buddhism teaches mostly inner values such as love, compassion, and trust.
  • Balance what you give for yourself and what you give to others.
  • Enlightenment means to eliminate all negative emotions within you.

About the Guests:

Tenzin Choesang and Sonam are Tibetan monks practicing the Buddhist way of living, which involves a commitment to praying and serving other people. Doing these things makes them feel content in which they also find pleasure from these. They do not only conduct religious ceremonies but also take care of monasteries. 

About the Host:

Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr. Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.

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