Buddhism: Beingness and Suffering (02:27)
Buddhist teacher Hyon Gak Sunim discusses the value of being in the moment and not allowing distractions from the moment. Disharmony and disease result from people's inabilities to quiet their minds and focus on simply "being."
One Man's Journey to Buddhism (03:27)
As a young man raised on the East Coast in a wealthy family, Hyon Gak Sunim questioned the disparity between himself and children in dire and desperate situations. He wanted to know the truth, which Christ said would set him free.
Buddhism: Eternal Presence Within (04:10)
In the tradition of Buddhism (Buddha means "wake up"), one's own awakening is the awakening of other things. When one wakes up to his or her nature, there is realization that all things are awake. The kingdom of heaven is within.
Buddhism: Relevant for the Times (02:20)
Contemporary society is preoccupied with things outside the self, and as a result, experiences an internal numbness. People are looking inward for meaning and experience.
Buddhism: Four Noble Truths (03:09)
Buddha said, "Life is dukkha," meaning "transient satisfaction." People are in permanent state of dissatisfaction, the consciousness of which creates suffering. The suffering has a cause that can be undone through the Eightfold Path.
Essence of Buddhism: State of Now-ness (03:19)
The central teaching of Buddhism is to be present to each moment. The connections made in those moments reveal the essence of one's nature.
Buddhist Temple Experience (03:01)
The overarching feeling in a Buddhist temple is peace. Something is there that encourages people to go inward. Viewers of this segment experience a Buddhist service for monks.
Buddhist Practice (02:48)
The first step towards experiencing Buddhism is to ask oneself: "What am I?" Hyon Gak Sunim refers to Jesus' guidance on prayer, and that is to go into a room alone and close the door. Buddhism is the same thing: aloneness, contemplation, and nowness.
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