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Buddhism has a very beautiful teaching that says the worst thing you can do to your soul is to tell someone their faith is wrong.
For me, in Buddhism there is a plethora of specific teachings that one can seek out and find for the individual dilemmas you may have.
The philosophy of Buddhism is connected to everything. So it probably does have some connection with acting, yes.
I think Buddhism is a wonderful philosophy. I've had the good fortune to meet many wonderful teachers from that society.
Music is not the only reason that I practice Buddhism anymore because it has affected my whole life.
One thing that attracted me to Buddhism was the support for this larger vision of values.
Tibetan Buddhism had an enormous impact on me.
Scientology, Buddhism, the Kabbalah... if it makes people's lives better, and easier, then I'll do it. Why not? People scoffed at Christianity 2,000 years ago, didn't they?
I never stopped studying Buddhism. In the past few years, in between movies, I do a retreat.
Buddhism is really, one of its main practices is understanding and experiencing compassion, and how that ultimately is a road to happiness.
I've been practicing Buddhism for a while. So, I call myself a Jew-Bu, because my tribe is still Jew. But my philosophy and my practice is really Buddhist.
Well, I'm Buddhist, Ray, and so part of my Buddhism has allowed me to look a little more deeply at people and the events in my life that created me. And I think a lot of that Buddhism comes out in the world view in this novel.
Of all the religions, I am most partial to Buddhism.
One of the happier ironies of recent history is that even as Tibet is being wiped off the map in Tibet itself, here it is in California, in Switzerland, in Japan. All over the world, Tibetan Buddhism is now part of the neighborhood. In 1968, there were two Tibetan Buddhist centers in the West. By 2000, there were 40 in New York alone.
I try to make sure that the Buddhism is more or less implicit in the music rather than explicit.
I turned into a monk when my mother went to learn Buddhism in Burma. While she learnt at the monastery, I used to roam around with a begging bowl and ask for food.
I come from an alcoholic Irish background - I know where I was going! But I met my wife and started to practise Buddhism, which is a levelling experience for me, and there hasn't been a day I've missed in 40 years. I apply it to everything - to my work and relationships. I try to be a compassionate person.
I have always worked with energy. Everything is energy. Buddhism. Christ teachings. These are foundation stones for a spiritual life.
Buddhism teaches you to embrace change.
I often wonder when I make a film - I'm thinking of making a film of the Buddha - and I often wonder: If Buddha had all the elements that are given to a director - if he had music, if he had visuals, if he had a video camera - would we get Buddhism better?
Change is one of the only constants in Buddhism; as meditation became the way I breathed in the days, this became apparent.
This sounds really hokey, but I think Buddhism is the only religion that is genuinely peaceful, so I'd try to promote it in a contemporary society.
As Buddhism moved from one culture to another, it always adapted.
I briefly flirted with some of the new age offerings available in the early '90s and found strength in Buddhism, but ultimately I was looking for something that was not tied to tradition.
My dad's a surfer-psychologist, and my mother's an actress-fitness instructor, and we all practice Buddhism.
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