|The Buddha taught Ananda that females were in every way able to attain what males can.|
|Green Tara (Vajrayana goddess)|
Drukmo Gyal came to Europe in 2014 and worked for the International Academy for Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM), which was founded by Dr. Nida Chenagtsang more than 10 years ago. There is a TTM sub-academy in Estonia.
|The Buddha on womanhood (about.com)|
She is a spiritual guide according to the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition (Essential Heart Teaching of Yuthok, the father of TTM). Many people who felt a connection with this teaching were able to study and practice it, she says of Yuthok Nyingthi. This talk was given as a TEDx event in the TED format independently organized by a local community.
My path to becoming a Western Buddhist
|Lisa, why don't you shut up about Buddhism? We're trying to watch America's Got Talent.|
Emma Slade, author of Set Free: A Life-Changing Journey from Banking to Buddhism in Bhutan and founder of the charity Opening Your Heart to Bhutan, talks about her path to Buddhism and the situation she found herself in that caused this change.
Ani (Vajrayana nun) was previously a successful investment banker. She talks about the dichotomy between her previous occupation and her current life as a nun and how this allowed her to view the world in a fresh light.
She was born in Kent, England, and educated at universities in Cambridge and London. She had an exciting international career in finance, which she was committed to with mental drive and a smart selection of business suits. But a deep-seated desire to inquire into the deeper aspects of what it is to be human was brought to the surface following a life-altering, near-death visit to Jakarta, Indonesia.
She resigned from her career and began traveling and exploring yoga and meditation. Since then she has been teaching yoga and meditation, now going on more than 15 years, and she has continued to deepen a life-long interest in Buddhism.
Happiness is all in your mind
"Happiness is all in your mind," Gen Kelsang Nyema at TEDx Greenville UNZIPPED, April 11, 2014, convened at the Kroc Center in Greenville, South Carolina.
- Are you having a good day?
- Tomorrow, would you rather have a good day or a bad day?
|You mean happiness was always my choice?|
The whole crowd of 350+ people proceeds to meditate with Nyema. There's a little squirming at first, but as she leads the audience through a calm citation of how to rest the mind, audience members feel a collective relaxation flow into the room and through the crowd. It's fascinating, refreshing!
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