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Morning Dharma Lecture & Discussion

Sometimes we can be so wrapped up in our own visions of ourselves that we cannot listen to others' criticism.

It's only natural to want to think of ourselves as good people. However, in order to actually be good people, we must be aware of... our own behaviour and how it affects others. If we are able to take an honest look at ourselves, we will be much better able to correct our behaviour if it is causing any kind of bother.

But if we always cling to the idea that we're good people and doing no wrong, we cannot make any progress. There are people who go through life thinking that everyone else is against them when in actuality their own behaviour has been what caused their friendships to turn sour. Other people may very well have tried to explain the problem to them, but they failed to listen.

Of course, sometimes there really are cases when the other person's criticism is unjustified. Before we can be certain that this is so, however, we must first carefully evaluate our own actions.

By being open to constructive criticism and in the habit of self-reflection, we can make our relationships with others much smoother and our own lives much easier.

So join this lecture to find out how facing your image in the mirror of Dharma will help you accomplish this. Look forward to meeting you, hearing from you, and sharing with you my understanding of Buddhism. Very relaxed and friendly classroom.

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  • Bita Enayati A.

    It was great! We had a chance to talk about how we can get closer to our true self and be aware of our thoughts. Interesting discussion followed!

    September 15, 2013

  • Dan G.

    I studied shinran shonin for years with a buddhist fellowship..and I love your topic..searching within...but I fall short of my bonbu self...I need others to guide me as well..namo amida butsu

    September 13, 2013

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