A Buddhist Response to Coronavirus (Covid-19)
The current crisis of Coronavirus (Covid-19) has changed our lives significantly in the last few weeks and brought a lot of fear and anxiety. However, although we may be living in uncertain and somewhat scary times, we have a choice in what we focus on.
The Buddha taught that our mind is the root of all happiness and joy; our perspective is what matters most. In this video, I explore how the Buddha’s teachings can protect our mind so that we can become a source of great calm, compassion and wisdom.
Sutta used in this video:
“Sukhavagga: Happiness” (Dhp XV), translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita. Access to Insight (BCBS Edition), 30 November 2013, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.15.budd.html.
Links to videos I referred to:
Thus Have I Heard (a movie about Buddha)
Guided Metta Meditation
Buddha’s Teachings on Death Part Two: Loved Ones
A free 14-Day Buddhist Planner for the COVID-19 Pandemic by Alan Peto and Venerable Sanathavihari