Buddha at Work

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Lodro Rinzler, a teacher in the Shambhala tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism, author of The Buddha Walks Into a Bar and now Walk Like a Buddha: Even if Your Boss Sucks, Your Ex Is Torturing You, and You're Hungover Again, offers advice on maintaining Buddha-like equanimity, even at the office.


Comments [19]

John A

Miscellaneous from NYC -
Sorry but you missed Eds point in the rush to get in a good comeback. Responsible sex within marriage is what he's talking about, the same type of self control that is promoted by Bhuddists as well. (If not this Bhuddist)

Oct. 09 2013 12:11 PM
Robert from Manhattan

Can't believe this guy just said He'll be drinking for his Shindig event this evening. One of the most important tenets of Buddhism is "thou shall not consume intoxicants". The reason its so important is it is extremely difficult to engage in proper behavior, or have undistorted mindfullness if you are intoxicated in anyway. What kind of Buddhism tells people oh yeah, go ahead and drink, then just sit and meditate on how cool you are? Buddhism for Hipsters (Dummies pt II)

Oct. 09 2013 11:49 AM
amr from MTL

Sheesh. You're not supposed to drink or use drugs as a Buddhist. What a hipster.

Oct. 09 2013 11:46 AM
Liviu from Bloomingdale, NJ

Buddhism is a discipline not a religion or a believe.

Oct. 09 2013 11:46 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

It is interesting to listen to non-Abrahamic faith approaches to charity and compassion for the less fortunate. Most of us are used to the Biblical or Quranic injuctions, but have little knowledge of how other great civilizations have approached the subject of the poor and troubled.

Oct. 09 2013 11:45 AM
Karen from NYC

I am definitely not doing the work that I'm supposed to be doing, but if I did not do the work that I'm doing, my family and I would be bankrupt. I'm miserable; trapped: what can Buddhism offer me?

Oct. 09 2013 11:44 AM
Ed from Larchmont

If Buddhist ideas can teach people self-awareness and self-control that's great. But Buddhism teaches patience, virtue, overcoming of the suffering of the world, but sometimes it's hard to see how one can do this without God's help - who helps without our asking or knowing it. Like AA, without a higher power, it doesn't work.

Oct. 09 2013 11:43 AM
Miscellaneous from NYC

@ Ed from Larchmont: Were it not for lack of "self-control," you would not be here to comment on this page. Keep your religion out of this discussion and let's learn about Buddhism.

Oct. 09 2013 11:42 AM
Elaine from Baltimore

Has the author read "Letters to a Buddhist Jew: David Gottlieb, Akiva Tatz"
Comments on the book?

Oct. 09 2013 11:41 AM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

Since Mr. Rinzler advocates meditation for almost everything, please talk about HOW to meditate. I'm one of those people who falls asleep when attempting to meditate or even during hypnosis. Is this normal? Can this be overcome?

Oct. 09 2013 11:40 AM
john from office

Did he just talk about men Coming?? Wow and he just mentioned he is Jewish, that explains it all to me. Another confused jew making everyone sick with his self absorbtion

Oct. 09 2013 11:39 AM
Michael from Brooklyn

I'd love to call, but my colleagues and boss listen!
I am 31. Have a great job, but ready for a change. Thinking of starting my own business, but just so scared to make a jump. I feel stuck at this place because of security, but not happy doing what I do.
What would Buddha do?!

Oct. 09 2013 11:39 AM
Ed from Larchmont

The 1940s book 'Mental health through will training' by Abraham Low is similar, to keep anger and fear under control. A training in virtue. (By the way, young people won't have sex if they are taught self-control.)

Oct. 09 2013 11:39 AM
Dee from Montclair

I feel like I'm listening to my teenager. I'm turning you off now.

Oct. 09 2013 11:38 AM

How can I walk like a Buddha if: there is trouble at work?

Oct. 09 2013 11:38 AM
art525 from Park Slope

Oh great a hipster Buddhist.

Oct. 09 2013 11:38 AM
Ed from Larchmont

How about prayer?

Oct. 09 2013 11:37 AM
lizzy from NYC

Can you please ask the guest to tell us what he told the recently divorced woman who had trouble with the date? It's a great example of the kinds of questions he's getting, but there was no answer. . . . .I think all the women listening would LOVE to know!

Oct. 09 2013 11:37 AM
of being from nyc

please ask your guest to speak of the Buddha's consciousness and 'wakeful' state of being

Oct. 09 2013 11:16 AM

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