Longer than we expected but none the less, here we are again with the second of a two part lecture on a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin to Shiiji Shiro in 1261. The letter is called A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering. This lecture is based on SGI President Ikedas lecture in SGI Newsletter 8518. It was a challenge to get this done and I suspect you may need to listen a couple of times to pick up all the points. Subjects include:
- a ship to cross the water,
- five flavours,
- discarding earlier teachings,
- unfurling the sail,
- 3000 realms,
- middle way,
- leaving the dock of our karma,
- tickets of faith,
- the good ship SGI.
We have shoutouts and a question about chanting for stuff! We play Howard Jones singing Building Our Own Future and courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network we play Let me know by the Fire Apes. Thank you for your constant encouragement, it means so much to us. Click on the link on the left hand side of the website if you want a shout out on the show. Take great care and have a fantastic week. Thank you for listening.
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Jason is back from Japan and we are back with another show! Tonight we have a lecture for you on Nichiren Daishonin’s writing, “Letter to Jakunichi-Bo”. Based on President Ikeda’s lecture in SGI Newsletter 7676, this is the second time Jason has lectured on this writing, but it’s so different! Themes include:
- Forging ordinary human beings into buddhas
- Gohonzon, a blue print for Buddhahood
- What are the odds being able to practice
- The four virtues
- Bodhisattva Superior Practices
- Three powerful enemies
- The right teacher
- Three presidents
- Johan Galtung
Tonight we have music from the Podsafe Music Network. We play Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros singing Coma Girl and Kelly Brock with Cowboy Boots and Levis. We have shoutouts and a quick catch up with Jason’s last few weeks. The artwork for tonights show is of the cherry blossom in Tokyo last week.
Thank you so much for waiting and for taking the time to download the show. Have a fabulous week!
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Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. On tonights show we have a special guest, the wonderful Peter Morris! Peter talks about a fundamental aspect of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, the Gohonzon. The podcast makes reference to a very useful diagram which you can access from here.
Karen reads an amazing experience from the lovely Erica Holding who lives in California!
We have great music as well! Tonight we have Howard Jones playing Love Never Wasted from his new album Ordinary Heroes. From the Podsafe Music Network we have Bob Gentry singing Goldie Hawn. We also have, by special permission from the Lovespirals, their brand new track called Shine from their new album which drops this week, Future Past. You can get copies of the album signed by Ryan and Anji from their website and a free digital download.
Thank you so much for listening to the show and for your support, we never take it for granted and really do appreciate it.
Have a truly wonderful week!
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Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! Tonight we have a lecture from Jason based on a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin, called Letter to Jakunichi-Bo. Subjects include:
- What does it mean to practice Buddhism correctly?
- One to one support
- The power of appreciation
- What is the purpose of life?
- Practice for oneself and others
- Nam-myoho-renge-kyo embodies the four paramitas
- What is fundamental darkness?
- Illuminating the darkness of bullying
- Nichiren, Sun Lotus
- Leave nothing on the pitch
- Being known as a votary of the Lotus Sutra
- Noble envoys of Nichiren Daishonin
Tonight we play three tracks! Thanks to PW Fenton, we have Lea Gilmore singing Ride My Blues Away. From the Podsafe Music Network we have the Lovespirals singing This Truth and Great Big Sea singing Beat the Drum.
We have a correction we make and a reading of the wonderful poem by Christian Larson called The Optimists Creed.
We have so many shoutouts tonight from Amsterdam to Singapore, from London to New York and from Mexico to New Delhi! Its a packed show and we hope you enjoy it! Thank you for listening, have a wonderful week!
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Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights show we have a lecture on the letter that Nichiren Daishonin wrote to Soya Kyoshin, its called The Essentials for Attaining Buddhahood. Subjects include:
- Who was Soya Kyoshin?
- Essentials are not Optional
- Bodhisattva Superior Practices and the Latter day of the Law
- Reality and wisdom
- Don’t bend the teachings to suit your karma
- Misguided priests versus correct teacher
- Challenging wrong doing
- Standing firm with a teenage daughter
- Bridging the gap between people and Buddhism
- My mentor
And of course we have the shoutouts and also . . . we also have three brand new songs.
I think, we may be the first podcast to debut two new tracks by Howard Jones. “Soon you’ll go” and “Love never wasted” are from Howard’s new album, Ordinary Heroes, which is being released on November 3rd. For more information take a look at his website here. Thank you Howard for letting us play these tracks
We also debut a wonderful new song from Vittoria Conn, it’s called “Where would you be” which will be appearing very soon! You can but this track here on Amazon!.
If you are looking for the tshirts you can get them from our tshirt shop which is generously powered by the wonderfulPressoffers.co.uk. Thank you so much for listening tonight, have a fantastic week!
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