Posts Tagged ‘buddha’

October 6th, 2018

Welcome to another podcast! William Woollard continues his reading of his marvellous book, The Case For Buddhism. Tonights instalment is about Buddhist Practice. We play a marvellous track by Brian Blain called Ten Worlds. Its a brief show but I wanted to give you something while I continue to prepare more material! Have a fantastic week.

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June 8th, 2018

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! Tonight William Woollard reads Chapter 4, Buddhism and the Problem Paradox from his book, The Case for Buddhism.

I chat for a while about my life and share a recent understanding I’ve developed about a writing from Nichiren to a disciple going through challenging times!

We play a wonderful track that matches my summer, Chianti and Olives by the amazing Robin Lukas. You can buy the track on Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby.

Feels great to post this, have a fantastic week and take care of the people around you. Thank you

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May 21st, 2018

Welcome to the first show of 2018. We start tonights show with a chapter from William Woollard’s book, The Case for Buddhism. It sits alongside chapter 3, a useful chapter about Nichiren Daishonin, the Buddha who’s teachings we follow. This is such a great book to give to friends and relatives who want to know more as it explains concepts in easy to understand english and is jargon free! I loved editing Chapter 4 and I hope you get as much out of it as I did.

We play two tracks from the wonderful Robin Lukas, Smile (Robins track) from her album Beyond Paradise Edge, and Walkin’ By Myself from her Album, Robin Lukas. Thank you for supporting the show and for putting a smile on my face Robin!

The show is going to evolve and change but not overnight! Have a wonderful week everyone. Thank you everyone for your support

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August 23rd, 2016

Welcome back to A Buddhist Podcast!

On tonights show we have  William Woollard  reading Chapter 3, from his new book, The Case For Buddhism! In the second half of the show Karen hears an experience from Vancouver Womens Division member, Joely!

We have music from the Podsafe Music Network! We play the Dala Girls track, Hockey Sweater, from their album, Girls from the North Country.

Thank you so much for everything, enjoy the show. Such a delight to put out another podcast!

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January 24th, 2015

Welcome back to A Buddhist Podcast!

On tonights show we have William Woollard  reading from his new book, The Case For Buddhism! William reads Chapter 1 and part 1 of Chapter 2. It includes a refreshingly honest experience from William on how he started to practice!

Of course we have music from the Podsafe Music Network! We play the lively Nick Rave track called  – The Heaven Empire Radio Edit and Christie Grace with a really mellow tune called Lions Roar.

Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement. Have an amazing week!

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February 2nd, 2014

Welcome to the first show of the year! Tonights Jason lectures on the writing, On Practicing The Buddha’s Teachings. His lecture is based on President Ikeda’s lectures series from The Teaching for Victory. Some of the theme for tonight include:

  • From provisional to true
  • How did Buddhism get so confused
  • Former, middle and latter day of the law
  • An accursed time
  • Changing our minds
  • The banner of our behaviour
  • Archers of the mystic law
  • Three carts and the burning house
  • Shakabuku, compassion and reason
  • Using struggles to become happy

We have an great and inspiring experience that covers 40 year of faith from Roxanne Rae in Oregan. We also have music from Nic Saunders who kindly allowed us to play a piece from his Weald and Downland Suite, its called The Water Mill. From the Podsafe Music Network we have Geoff Smith playing Gravity and Death Cab for Cutie with Title and Registration. Thank you so much for continuing to listen and support the show. Have an amazing week!

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July 6th, 2013

Welcome to a podcast that took a long time to write! Tonights show is about death and dying from a Buddhist perspective. My lecture is based on President Ikeda’s lecture in Unlocking the Mysteries of Life and Death. I am also very grateful to Donna and Dash for sharing their experience!
Subjects include:

  • Nobody believes they are going to die
  • How do you want to feel when you die?
  • Near death experiences
  • 5 stages of dying
  • 3 paths into 3 virtues
  • And then there was one
  • Nam myoho renge kyo is not constrained by death
  • Eagle peak and mystical rendezvous
  • We are responsible for how we die

Of course we have some music on the show. First up we have the Canadian, Christie Grace, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network, playing her version of Joni Mitchells track, Both Sides Now. Beautiful voice! We also have the one and only Howard Jones, singing Building our own future. Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement. Have an amazing week!

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April 22nd, 2013

Thank you so much for waiting. Welcome to the first show from our new home in Vancouver, Canada. Tonights lecture is based on some passages from a famous letter written by Nichiren Daishonin to his loyal disciple Shijo Kingo. My lecture is based on the first half of President Ikeda’s lecture on The Three Kinds of Treasure which can be found in SGI Newsletter No 7908.
Shijo Kingo is in the middle of a huge struggle and has written to Nichiren for guidance in faith on how he should go forward. Some of the points we cover include:

  • Practicing as Nichiren taught
  • Encouraging each other revitalises the SGI
  • Treasuring others
  • The honest friendship of Nichiren and Shijo Kingo
  • Backgammon
  • Breakthroughs and victories
  • Huge targets and how we achieve them
  • The tragedy of jealousy

We have a lot of shout outs and almost as many questions! We play two tracks from the Podsafe Music Network on tonights show. First we play Falling by Grace Kelly and later we have Gravity by Geoff Smith (who does the intro music to the show!).
Thank you so much for listening and for your encouragement, support and patience while we have been moving! Have the best week of your lives and take great care of each other.

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November 24th, 2012

A few weeks ago we had the good fortune of having William Woollard, Matt MacMillan and Karen and myself sat around our kitchen table. We read two lovely experiences about relationships with mothers, one from two sisters in India, Bipasha van der Zijde & Bishaka Dalvi. The other experience was from Kelvin Lam. We swapped stories and experiences and played music from the Podsafe music network including, Levi Blues by the Dala Girls, Mine Again by Black Lab and Yael Naim with New Soul. The editing took some time and I was able to get the file ready to the digital work on the plane to Brisbane, where when we land I hope to post online! Thank you very much everyone for the many birthday wishes you were kind enough to send and for all your good wishes about our forthcoming move to Vancouver. We are continuing to study hard and have started writing the lecture for the next show, so bear with us as we embark on the next crazy adventure. I think its about time we shared an experience of how we have done this, what do you think?

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October 8th, 2012

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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