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S2 EP10 Keith Robinson | What can the Buddha in your Belly teach you about suffering, joy & purpose?

a Curious Yogi

“Spirituality exists in daily life. In the bowl of oatmeal, in the cup of tea.” 🍵

Today I’m joined by author, sommelier, and practicing Buddhist Keith Robinson. Since childhood, Crohn’s disease has been his life-long nemesis, companion, and teacher. Over his lifetime, Crohn’s brought him to the brink of death many times.  

Keith began to practice and study Nichiren Buddhist teachings at the age of 13. The conversation is inspired by Keith’s recent memoir The Buddha in our Bellies, spanning continents and centuries in stories of identity and belonging — we ask ourselves where do we fit? 

An illuminating and inspiring read, join Keith, his partner Yoshiko and the Buddha himself, to search for joy and purpose through suffering and despair.

I highly recommend finding the book! 

Amazon: https://a.co/d/7CNXnJ6 

FB: The Buddha in our Bellies

Email Keith: pilgrimsofjoy@gmail.com 

Here’s a few highlights from our chat: 

➖06:10 Compassion is within every human being

➖22:05 Importance of a mentor 

➖31:40 Making the practice your own 

➖34:00 At our core, we all believe ourselves to have a purpose 

➖37:05 Keith reads a chapter from the book (The Awakening) 

➖41:15 Defining a spiritual life with community, teacher, daily practice & purpose 

Learn more about Soka Gakkai and practicing Buddhism: www.sokaglobal.org/ 

A wonderful introduction to Nichiren Buddhism, a beautifully shared life story and many nuggets of wisdom, compassion and purpose that we can all learn from – regardless of our unique circumstances. 

With love and oneness, 

Bobbi 

Thanks for listening, you beautiful soul! 

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  1. Daniel Rudick says:

    Less an experience of how to but more a relationship of opening up one’s ever changing sense of self. A satisfying inclusion of experiencing everything life has to offer. Keith keeps his feet on the ground and showed his appreciation for the joy of a mutual exchange for the journey of self realization. Great questions by the host. The Lotus in our belly unfolds in the chaotic affairs of our daily lives. Keith and Yoshiko’s book is a treasure we can all create value with.

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I’m really excited that you’ve made it here! So, what’s my mission? It’s to support you in uncovering your highest Self and living an expanded everyday life. It’s my mission because I spent 14 years as a lost, addicted, and depressed yogi. And, it wasn’t until I began to put tender, love and care into my daily personal practice, sadhana, that I began to unfold that state of bliss, which is Yog. 

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