Children’s Program at Nevada Buddhist Vihara: (Part 7)


Children’s Program at Nevada Buddhist Vihara:
(Part 7)

September 17, 2023

By Bhante Sumitta (PhD)

(Part 1)

Inspiring Young Minds: 

Bhante Sumitta's Motivational Program 

@Nevada Buddhist Vihara

Published on September 18, 2023

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Part 6 of the Material

Buddhist teaching on how to cope with procrastination:

Today, I would like to share with you the profound teachings from Buddhism on how to cope with procrastination. Procrastination is a common struggle for many of us, and the wisdom found in Buddhist philosophy can offer valuable insights and guidance on how to overcome this habit.

In Buddhism, there are several key principles and practices that can help us address procrastination:


Central to Buddhist teachings is the concept of mindfulness. Mindfulness involves being fully present in the moment, without judgment. When we procrastinate, we often become preoccupied with worries about the future or regrets about the past. By practicing mindfulness, we learn to focus on the task at hand, reducing the temptation to delay.

Awareness of Impermanence: 

Buddhism teaches us about the impermanence of all things, including time. Procrastination often stems from the illusion that we have an endless amount of time to complete our tasks. By recognizing the fleeting nature of time and life itself, we are motivated to make the most of the present moment and take action promptly.

Right Intention (Samma Sankappa): 

One of the components of the Noble Eightfold Path, right intention emphasizes the importance of setting wholesome and skillful intentions. When faced with procrastination, we can ask ourselves whether our intentions align with our long-term goals and values. Developing a clear and positive intention can inspire us to overcome procrastination.

Effort (Samma Vayama): 

Effort is another element of the Noble Eightfold Path. It encourages us to put forth diligent and consistent effort in our endeavors. Overcoming procrastination requires us to commit to our tasks and persistently work on them, regardless of any distractions or obstacles.


Buddhism teaches us to cultivate compassion, not only for others but also for ourselves. Procrastination often leads to self-criticism and negative self-talk. By practicing self-compassion, we can be more forgiving of our shortcomings and use positive reinforcement to motivate ourselves to take action.


The Buddhist concept of non-attachment reminds us that our suffering often arises from clinging to desires and outcomes. When we procrastinate, we may be attached to the idea of perfection or fear failure. Letting go of these attachments can free us from the paralysis of procrastination and allow us to approach our tasks with a more relaxed mindset.


Regular meditation practice is a fundamental aspect of Buddhism. Meditation can help us develop greater mental clarity, focus, and discipline. These qualities are essential for overcoming procrastination as they enable us to stay on track and resist distractions.

In conclusion, the teachings of Buddhism offer valuable guidance on how to cope with procrastination. By practicing mindfulness, embracing impermanence, setting right intentions, putting forth effort, cultivating compassion, practicing non-attachment, and incorporating meditation into our lives, we can gradually overcome the habit of procrastination. Remember that change takes time and patience, but with dedication to these principles, we can lead more mindful, purposeful, and productive lives. Thank you.



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