A Therapist, A Buddhist, and You

Why Suffering is Necessary: The Controversial Reality of the First Noble Truth

March 06, 2023 Luke DeBoy & Zaw Maw Episode 8
A Therapist, A Buddhist, and You
Why Suffering is Necessary: The Controversial Reality of the First Noble Truth
Show Notes

Join us on this episode as we explore suffering as it relates to the first noble truth in Buddhism. Our co-host, a Theravada Buddhist practitioner and life coach, Zaw  Maw, will delve into this topic to provide insights into how the first noble truth offers hope and why suffering is necessary for growth and transformation.

Many Westerners misunderstand the concept of suffering in Buddhism, often associating it with a negative connotation. However, we shed light on the true meaning of suffering and how it can be viewed as an opportunity for growth and self-discovery.

The conversation covers the meaning of the first noble truth and how it relates to our daily lives.  We offer practical advice (A Therapist's and a Buddhist's perspective) on approaching suffering in a way that can bring about positive change rather than feeling overwhelmed or defeated.

Whether you are a seasoned Buddhist practitioner or new to the concept, Listeners will understand the importance of embracing suffering as part of the human experience and how the first noble truth can be a source of hope and inspiration. The episode highlights the transformative power of the first noble truth and how it can lead to a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life.

Visit our website!

Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)
Zaw Maw — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)
Luke DeBoy — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)

New Episodes are released every Monday.
Please send your questions to: luke@recoverycollectivemd.com

Thanks for listening, and please subscribe/comment/review/follow/like; if you think others would benefit from the podcast episode, share with others, as COLLECTIVELY, we can find solutions to all things health and wellness.

The episodes contain content, including information provided by guests, intended for perspective, informational and entertainment purposes only. The content is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional medical, counseling, therapeutic, legal, or other advice. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified professional expert and specialist. If you have a health or mental health emergency, please call 9-1-1 or 9-8-8 immediately.

Explore a mindful path with Zaw Maw's coaching—Foster balance, healing, recovery, and meditation in your life's journey through his supportive and wisdom-based guidance.

Support the show