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What Would Sid Do

The Four Gates Of Speech: Is It Really A Good Idea To Call The Ex?

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

I think Sid would recommend you reflect on the various aspects that the historical Buddha laid out in terms of using your speech as a helpful tool -- a tool of mindfulness and compassion.

Buddhist Breakup Advice

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 01.28.2012 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

We all have our own ways of reacting to a break up. At the core of these responses are the root emotions that keep us trapped in suffering: aggression, passion and ignorance.

A Buddhist Take On Interfaith Relationships

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

Don't look to external factors for trouble, because you will find it. Instead, learn to be content within your relationship. Learn to be content with what is going on Right Now, not what may be coming up in a few years time.

A Buddhist Response To The Japan Tsunami

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

We must keep an open heart and not shut down and ignore the suffering of our fellow human beings in Japan. If we can offer our practice, service, or generosity to the victims then we no longer need to feel disempowered.

The Buddhist Approach To Dealing With An Ex

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

There are three qualities of the tiger which I think our friend Sid would recommend for such a rough parting with your partner: Kindness to yourself, being present and inquisitive, and discernment.

Buddhism and Social Action: How Would Sid Treat the Homeless?

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

Let's not forget that Prince Siddhartha himself was homeless after leaving the palace and relied upon the offerings of others, both before and after he attained enlightenment.

Buddhism and Vegetarianism: Would Sid Eat Meat?

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

I believe that if he lived in today's world Sid would be a vegetarian. The historical Buddha was pretty clear that the first of the five main precepts of his disciples should be "I undertake a vow to abstain from taking life."

Buddhism and Dating: Would Sid Join Match.com?

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

I don't think Sid would denigrate online dating. In fact, I think he would say it's a perfectly valid way to meet people.