On Gratitude

| November 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

Thanksgiving is a good time to reflect on the great number of people for whom we should be grateful. This includes not only the folks close to us, or who we know well, but also includes those whom we may never lay eyes on. So many people are responsible for our living a life as good as we live today.

We will also consider three important causes of ingratitude, from Nyanadassana’s pamphlet that can be downloaded here: http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/library/download.php?aipath=405

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Doug Smith

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Doug is Study Director of the Secular Buddhist Association. He has a PhD in Philosophy, with a minor in Buddhist philosophy and Sanskrit. In 2013 he completed the year-long Integrated Study and Practice Program with the BCBS and NYIMC. A long time scientific skeptic, he pursues a naturalized approach to practice. He is also interested in scholarship about the Tipiṭaka, and the theoretical and historical origins of the dhamma.

He posts videos at Doug’s Secular Dharma on YouTube.

Some of his writing can be found at academia.edu.

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  1. Jason Malfatto says:

    Feeling grateful for this episode and for the series in general. Thanks, Doug, for providing this beneficial service!

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