Our Stories: Are They Everything?

| January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

We structure our lives through our stories, but in what ways can they lead us astray? We’ll look at how story is important using some comments by YouTube filmmaker Casey Neistat. Then we’ll look at the story of the Buddha, and the stories many of us use to understand our pasts and futures.

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Suttas mentioned in this video:

Mahādukkhakkhandha Sutta (MN 13)
Cūḷa­dukkha­kkhandha Sutta (MN 14)

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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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