How Do the Buddhist Teachings Become a Lifestyle?

 

 How do we know when Buddhist teachings become part of our lives? What are the signs? In a candid interview, Mitra Tyler Dewar shares some thoughts about the process of applying the teachings and how helping others is part of the shift that naturally occurs. Ultimately, of course, it’s only possible to find out how the Buddhist teachings become a lifestyle by giving it a try!

About Mitra Dean Tyler Dewar

Tyler is a senior teacher at Nalandabodhi, a longtime student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and a Tibetan language translator. He regularly teaches around the world and serves as a translator at many teachings given by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and His Holiness the 17th Karmapa.

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