Posts Tagged ‘faith’

October 3rd, 2010
Welcome to tonights episode of A Buddhist Podcast, thank you for taking the time to download! Tonights lectures is based on President Ikeda’s lecture on the first part of a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin to a lady called Nichimyo Shonin. The letter is called The Supremacy of the Law. Themes from this lecture include:
  • Wir sind das Volk
  • Be the change
  • The heroine, Nichimyo
  • No laws can change the human heart
  • Practice Buddhism to become a great human being
  • The Lotus Sutra is the broadband of Buddhism
  • If the Dragon Kings daughter can reveal Buddhahood – So Can We
  • We cannot allow people to suffer because of the terrible leaders we have
  • Our courage ripples out to encourage others
  • Help everyone we meet discover their greatness
The music tonight is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network at Musicalley.com. We play Planetary Woman by Eoghan Colgan and Inside of Me by the Ivy League.
Once again, if you want a shout out on the show, write and let us know or click the link on the left hand side of our website “Shoutouts”. If you have a great experience of practicing this Buddhism that you would be happy for us to read on the show, you can click the link for Experiences on the site!
Thank you so much for listening, take care and have a fantastic week.
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August 22nd, 2010

Welcome to another show! It has been a really long time, thank you for bearing with us. Jason has new work that requires a lot of hours and travel that we are still getting used to!

On tonights show we have a lecture on the letter that Nichiren Daishonin wrote to the Ikegami brothers in 1275, its called simply, “Letter to the Brothers”. Tonights lecture is based on President Ikeda’s lecture from SGI Newsletter 7832 and subjects include:

  • Buddhism is about overcoming negativity
  • Walking the talk, the first three presidents of the Soka Gakkai
  • The Dad, the priest, the wives and the brothers
  • Faith is believing in peoples greatness
  • We lose because of fear and influence
  • We win because of wisdom and courage
  • Three obstacles and four devils
  • Will power is not enough
  • United in purpose
  • Master your mind
  • Change within creates change without

We have wonderful experiences from Jay Osburn in Michigan (The artwork for this episode is of Charley) and Gerald White in Las Vegas in the US. We have shoutouts that really span the world and of course music. On tonights show we play Days of Summer by Now is Now and Lucky Day by Stavia, both courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network on musicalley.com

We send you our very best for a truly wonderful week and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your support and encouragement!

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May 16th, 2010

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights show we have a lecture on the letter that Nichiren Daishonin wrote to Sennichi-ama, its called The Drum at the Gate of Thunder. Subjects include:

  • Hope spreads like fire
  • Sennichi-ama the sincere disciple
  • What does it mean to make an offering to the Lotus Sutra?
  • Open the storehouse of your life
  • Blossom with hope
  • Even Devadatta attains Buddhahood
  • Women with the heart of a Lion King
  • Igniting the field of our unhappy karma
  • Did they die in the state of Buddhahood?
  • The Drum at the Gate of Thunder
  • Merely seeing my mentor . . .

Thanks to the wonderful talent of the great Phil Campbell (follow him on twitter at @philcampbell) tonights show was streamed live on Bambuser and a recording of the unedited version of tonights show can be seen on our website.

Shoutouts run out to our friends from across the globe!

We play music from the very talented Jody Gnant, who sings her track, Great Day. Thank you to Music Alley for being able to play that track.  We also play O’amanhecer (Dawn) by Paul Kouatchou, a beautiful song sung in Portuguese!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for listening to the show tonight and for all your support. Have a truly amazing week.

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April 4th, 2010

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights show we have the kind and generous William Woollard who reads Chapter 12 from his book, The Reluctant Buddhist! We also have Jason reading President Ikeda’s editorial from 16th March 2010.

On tonights show we have two great tracks to play for you. The first is Tears in the Rain by The Palpitations. The second track comes from Music Alley and is This Little Bird by Allison Crowe. Our thanks to The Palpitations and Allison Crowe for making their music available to us.

We have the shoutouts as well and news that the podcast is being listened to in 98 countries around the world!

Thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we value it so much. Have a fantastic week!

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January 10th, 2010

Happy New Year Everyone!

On tonights show we have the stalwart William Woollard reading Chapter 10, ‘The Challenge of Change’ from his book, The Reluctant Buddhist.

Jason reads SGI President Ikeda‘s New Year Message and Karen reads two great experiences from young women in England and the United States. As usual we have shoutouts that cross the globe and some great music! Tonight we play Harley Loudon’s track, “Will You Listen” on the PMN. Also on the PMN we play Stingray’s great track, ‘143’. Not on the PMN, but recorded in our kitchen we also play a new track called, ‘Rocks for Gold’ by the one and only Jimmy Golding.

There is a competition, if you have one of our new decals, you can take a photograph of where you have put it and post it on Flickr.com or elsewhere and send the link and your mail address and size to us on the show. The image we like best, wins a TShirt! If you haven’t got one of our stickers/decals then write then send us an email and we will put them in the post!

Jason is going to be in Austin, Texas for SXSW, if you are there and want to meet up then send us an email.

Thank you all for your fantastic support and please take great care of yourselves wherever you are. Have a wonderful week.

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December 23rd, 2009
A very merry christmas to you! This last weekend we recorded tonights lecture in the kitchen of the amazing Jackie Evans from Gower and Swansea West District in West Wales. We had a wonderful welcome and met some great people! On our return we finished the show and are delighted to bring you tonight, a lecture on Nichiren Daishonin’s writing, Letter from Sado.
The lecture is quite long and was recorded very late at night, so you might want to listen to it in parts! Subjects include:
Time is the biggest contribution we can make
I solemnly swear that I want to do good
Temples were an investment
The loss of each individual life matters
Clinging on to life
An ungrudging spirit
Use problems to become happy
Earnest resolve
Refuting mistaken teachings
Doing the right thing
The heart of a lion king
We play two tracks from the Podsafe Music Network, Panacea by Bill and Merry Christmas Angel by the wonderful Vittoria Conn.
Thank you so much for your continued support of the show, we really are very grateful.
Have a truly wonderful new year!

A very merry christmas to you! This last weekend we recorded tonights lecture in the kitchen of the amazing Jackie Evans from Gower and Swansea West District in West Wales. We had a wonderful welcome and met some great people! On our return we finished the show and are delighted to bring you tonight, a lecture on Nichiren Daishonin’s writing, Letter from Sado.

The lecture is quite long and was recorded very late at night, so you might want to listen to it in parts! Subjects include:

  • Time is the biggest contribution we can make
  • I solemnly swear that I want to do good
  • Temples were an investment
  • The loss of each individual life matters
  • Clinging on to life
  • An ungrudging spirit
  • Use problems to become happy
  • Earnest resolve
  • Refuting mistaken teachings
  • Doing the right thing
  • The heart of a lion king

We play two tracks from the Podsafe Music Network, Panacea by Bill and Merry Christmas Angel by the wonderful Vittoria Conn.

Thank you so much for your continued support of the show, we really are very grateful.

Have a truly wonderful new year!

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November 15th, 2009
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.
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 Bobby 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!

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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October 18th, 2009

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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May 7th, 2009

On tonights show, William Woollard reads Chapter 4 from his wonderful book, The Reluctant Buddhist. The chapter is called A Question of Faith and its a great listen.

Also on tonight we have an experience from Estelle Jackson, a member of the Students Division in SGI-UK. 

As usual we have shoutouts that criss cross the world and music from the Podsafe Music Network. We play Vittoria Conn’s track called Mirror and a podcasting anthem, Not On The Radio by Geoff Smith.

The show tonight is absolutely packed! We know we have been sometime in getting you a show and so tonights episode lasts for 78 minutes or so, so it will fit on a CD if you want to burn it for a friend!

We have some more shows ready for you and are looking forward to putting them out in the next few weeks! Thank you for your support and encouragement, we do appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful week!

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November 30th, 2008

Tonights show is so full!

Tonights lectures is based on guidance that President Ikeda gave earlier this year about the four points for victory. The four points are Prayer, Action, Unity and the Oneness of Mentor and Disciple. This lecture is about the second theme, Action! The main points of the lecture include:

  • Developing our own individual attitude to faith
  • Taking responsibility for the happiness of where we live
  • The roar of the tiger of death
  • Take the initiative and make new friends
  • We reveal buddhahood in our behaviour
  • The old man in the park
  • What is the Buddha’s great teaching?
  • Living with my mentor
  • Three powerful enemies
  • If not you then who?
We have a poem from Rabindranath Tagore called The Stream of Life. The music to accompany this poem is the Indian National Anthem, the words of which were also written by Rabindranath Tagore.
We have a question, and a lot of shoutouts from around the world. And we have a great experience from Isabelle Clinton!
We have music, courtesy of Promonet tonight! We have Be the Change from the album Elephant Power by MC Yogi. We also have Atlas from the album Arabesque by Belly Dance which you can buy here at ITunes!
We are proud members of the Ioda Alliance!
We would also like to express our thanks to Anji Bee for her help in finding music for this show. Anji has a great podcast and we are both big fans of her band the Love Spirals.
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