71 minutes | Oct 26, 2022

514: Six Buddhist Strategies for Getting Along Better with Everyone | Sister True Dedication

Relationships can be tricky. Especially if you find yourself upset with someone, and instead of talking it through, you let it fester until one moment you completely lose it and end up having to apologize. If you’ve ever felt like you had friction with the people in your life, or that you’ve been taken for granted, today’s episode offers you solid strategies to cope. 

Sister True Dedication is a Zen Buddhist nun and teacher ordained by the great meditation teacher and author, Thich Nhat Hanh. She edited several of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books, including The Art of Living and Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet. She was born in the United Kingdom, studied history and political thought at Cambridge University, and worked for BBC News before ordaining as a nun at the age of 27.

In this episode we talk about: 

  • The six phrases – or mantras – that Thich Nhat Hanh recommended people use in their relationships
  • Keeping misunderstandings “dust free”
  • Taking action to make sure anger doesn’t fester
  • The importance of recognizing that our understanding of the world is always partial
  • Bringing mantras to work
  • How Sister True Dedication went from journalism to the monastery

Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/sister-true-dedication-514

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