Buddhability

Today we’re talking how to move on after experiencing loss. Our guest is Hannah Jones, of Ohio, who shares how she encountered SGI Nichiren Buddhism while in high school, and how it helped her navigate the loss of her best friend—her older brother—and ultimately find her way back to her dreams.

Show Notes

Today we’re talking how to move on after experiencing loss. Our guest is Hannah Jones, of Ohio, who shares how she encountered SGI Nichiren Buddhism while in high school, and how it helped her navigate the loss of her best friend—her older brother—and ultimately find her way back to her dreams.

CHEAT SHEET

1:03 How Hannah started practicing Buddhism as a teenager
5:05 Her first experience chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
10:00 The family dynamics she chanted about
15:53 How Buddhism helped her deal with the loss of her brother
28:09 The shift in their relationship
32:01 How having Buddhist friends helped at the darkest time
37:59 Hannah’s favorite Buddhist quote
41:06 The internal breakthrough she experienced
47:07 Her dream to go into psychology
48:43 Advice for anyone grappling with loss


References:
  • Discussions on Youth, p. 69
  • A Piece of Mirror and Other Essays, p. 83

What is Buddhability?

The reality is, we’re already enlightened. It’s only as we face obstacles, stress and our own messiness that we start to forget it. This is a show about how to believe in yourself again, told by a community of Buddhists doing it everyday, and changing the world along the way. Hosted by journalist Jihii Jolly, who you might know from the popular SGI-USA podcast Buddhist Solutions for Life’s Problems, each week you’ll hear an honest conversation about real life and how to tap into your Buddhability. From relationships and dream jobs to lessons from psychology and activism, subscribe to Buddhability on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts so you never miss an episode. For more stories, tips on practicing SGI Nichiren Buddhism, and our newsletter, visit www.buddhability.org.