In Buddhadharma’s Ask the Teachers section, Sestuan Gaelyn Godwin, Larry Yang, and Dungse Jampal Norbu discuss relating to obstacles and difficult emotions.
The teachers are asked “How do we retain passion while accepting all of life with equanimity?”
What is your question? Which teachings do you find particularly challenging or perplexing? We want to know.
I was born male, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m actually a transgender woman. As a Buddhist, I feel conflicted by the teachings on no-self.
Three teachers are asked about coming to terms with the suffering of others.
Three teachers answer the question: “How can I know whether or not I should believe the thought I wish I weren’t married to my spouse?”
Bodhin Kjolhede, JoAnna Harper, and Repa Dorje Odzer answer the question “Should I meditate if I can’t stop thinking about porn?”
How do you know when you’re forcing your meditation, instead of applying proper effort? Do you recommend short periods of meditation or longer ones?
The teachers are asked, “how do I deal with doubt?”
Zen teacher Blanche Hartman, Tibetan teacher Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, and Insight teacher Narayan Helen Liebenson answer the question, “Do Buddhas think?”