This talk focuses on the challenges we face as we are affected by the pandemic, disrupted weather patterns due to global warming and the cultural conflicts of this era, and how Buddhist principles and practices can be an effective coping strategy.  Peter focuses attention on how different elements of the Four Noble Truths can be beneficially applied to a variety of topical areas: stress resilience, relationships, health, our responses to environmental degradation, and finances, among others.  Each of these aspects of life will be explored during separate meetings over the next several weeks.

Here are the notes prepared for this talk:  How Do You Want To Live

The topic for next week’s talk will be a review of how mindfulness and lovingkindness can improve stress resilience, with Peter using his decades of professional training and practice as a psychotherapist helping people find relief from anxiety and depression.