Buddhism resources

here are Buddhism podcasts and related things I recommend:

– Headspace is a wonderful daily calming exercise. I’ve been using it for great luck for the last couple years, especially the pack on “Acceptance” I’ve repeated many times. It’s about not reaching out and controlling things, or pushing things away, but accepting reality and then acting assertively. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2LMvPF-F2U

– Insight Meditation Center has tons of calm but useful talks from several teachers. The have a *lot* of content and have very frequent videos on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed https://audiodharma.org/ ; and they have an app.

– https://secularbuddhism.com/
Noah Rasheta is mellow and practical and friendly. He starts each episode with “Don’t learn Buddhism to be a Buddhist, learn it to be a better whoever you are”

– https://www.everyday-buddhism.com
The host Wendy is chipper and engaging. This podcast is a more Eastern-centric, but is still very understandable and useful.

– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYWlfVqBQLc Esther Nam – One weird trick to becoming a better software developer – PyCon 2018
Esther talks about using Empathy to become a better developer. For some reason most Devs are loud and dictatorial and have poor perception. Esther clearly highlights a better path forward.