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In this episode, we continue our series on the Great Minds of Philosophy with a discussion of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as “The Buddha.” Explore the Four Noble Truths and how to relieve suffering in our lives based on Buddhist philosophy. We discuss:

  • The Four Noble Truths
  • The way out of suffering
  • The Eightfold Path
  • 3 things the Buddha recommends to find peace within you and build community

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Debra Maldonado  00:28 

Hello, everyone, welcome to another episode of Soul Sessions with CreativeMind. I’m Debra Maldonado, here with Dr. Rob Maldonado. We have another exciting episode continuing our series on the great minds of philosophy. Today we’re going to talk about the Great Buddha, Buddhism. Before we begin, I want to remind you, if you’re listening to us on one of the podcast services, don’t forget to subscribe, so you do not miss a single episode of Soul Sessions. I love every episode of this series because I love philosophy. But when I first met you, I was into Buddhism, you were really into it, you were going to a Buddhist center in Denver. Do we want to start talking about that a little bit and how we got interested.

Robert Maldonado  01:12

Definitely want to dedicate this talk to all our Buddhist friends around the world, great work and great philosophy. To restate, we’re approaching Buddha’s work as a philosopher, we always reserve that approach because it allows us to ask questions instead of accepting things as religion. We approach it as a philosophy.

Debra Maldonado  01:37

We do know that some people are Buddhists, they study religion. That’s not what we’re about, teaching the religion of Buddha, but his great teachings. Who was Buddha?

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