Posts Tagged ‘gongyo’

November 5th, 2011

We are back with a very full show for you tonight. We have the wonderful William Woollard reading from his new book, Buddhism and the science of happiness. Tonight he reads Chapters 12 and 13! Great news that his earlier book, The Reluctant Buddhist is now available in Spanish!

Also tonight we were very lucky to have the amazing Lucille Barclay who came to our home to give her experience and took part in the show as well!

We play four tracks tonight from the Podsafe Music Network. First up is Stavia with Lucky Day, then Wonder by the Fire Apes, Rocky Votolato with White Daisy Passing and finally Can’t Believe by Pippa Rogers.

As usual we have shout outs and we pop a bottle of champagne to celebrate 6 years of doing the show and 1.3 million downloads! Have a fabulous week everyone!

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September 11th, 2011

Welcome back to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! We have been away travelling, but we are back with a lecture for you based on President Ikeda’s lecture from SGI Newsletter NL7973XV. The lecture is about a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin called, “On Practicing The Buddha’s Teachings”. Themes include:

  • My first campaign
  • The correct teacher
  • Four powers
  • The brave question
  • 42 years of preparation
  • Golden words
  • Shakabuku and Shoju
  • Practicing correctly

As usual our music tonight comes from Podsafe Music Network at Musicalley.com. We play Round the Bend by Adrina Thorpe and Anywhere Under The Moon by the Dala Girls.
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 wonderful week.

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April 10th, 2011

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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January 23rd, 2011

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! Wow, twice in a month, this is a nice rhythm! Thank you for taking the time to download the show. Tonight we are proud to present our dear friend William Woollard, reading the introduction to his wonderful new book, Buddhism and the Science of Happiness. The printed book is also available on Amazon and elsewhere, and having heard and read quite a lot of it, I have to say it is a great book!

Jason reads the latest editorial by President Ikeda. Tonight’s music comes from Mevio.com. We play Katie Herzig‘s track, “Sweeter than this” and the Cornish band, All the Fires, playing their track, The Anchor Song.

As usual, if you would like a shout out or to submit an experience, click the links on the right. You can also send them to us via the iPhone and Android apps for the show that are now available. Thank you so much again for all your support and encouragement. Have a wonderful, safe week and take care of yourselves and the people around you.

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October 17th, 2010

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. Tonight we have  William Woollard reading the penultimate chapter 15 of his popular book, The Reluctant Buddhist.

Lots of shoutout tonight! We play two great tracks of music tonight. The first is Smile by the our friend Robin Lukas. The second is by Allison Crowe who sings This Little Bird. Our thanks to the  the Podsafe Music Network at musically.com.

If you would like to for us to give you a shout out on the show, 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 to everyone for taking the time to listen to the show. Have a victorious week.

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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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May 31st, 2010
We are back with another show! On tonights show we ahve the wonderful William Woollard reading Chapter 13 from his best selling book, The Reluctant Buddhist. We also have experiences from Claudia Blaszynzky in Sacramento and Robert ‘Skip’ Williams in Hong Kong.
We play three tracks tonight! We have Danko Jones with First Date, Robin Lukas with Smile and Beth Thornley with Mr Lovely! We would like to thank Robin Lukas for letting us play Smile and also express our thanks to Musicalley.com for making the music of Danko Jones and Beth Thornley available for us to play.
We have shoutouts, truly from all over the world. Also tonight we include some of the unedited audio from the live video, “Behind the Scenes with A Buddhist Podcast”. In the show tonight we make reference to Xavier Picks Peace exhibition and the forthcoming meeting of the SGI-UK Education Division meeting.
On the site you will notice a new heading on the right, called shoutouts, click the link and send us your shoutout, this way we make sure we don’t lose any of your precious names.
If you have a question, an experience that you would like to share with us, get in touch, we love hearing from you.

We are back with another show! On tonights show we have the wonderful William Woollard reading Chapter 13 from his best selling book, The Reluctant Buddhist. We also have experiences from Claudia Blaszynzky in Sacramento and Robert ‘Skip’ Williams in Hong Kong.

We play three tracks tonight! We have Danko Jones with First Date, Robin Lukas with Smile and Beth Thornley with Mr Lovely! We would like to thank Robin Lukas for letting us play Smile and also express our thanks to Musicalley.com for making the music of Danko Jones and Beth Thornley available for us to play.

We have shoutouts, truly from all over the world. Also tonight we include some of the unedited audio from the live video, “Behind the Scenes with A Buddhist Podcast”. In the show tonight we make reference to Xavier Picks Peace exhibition and the forthcoming meeting of the SGI-UK Education Division meeting.

On the site you will notice a new heading on the right, called shoutouts, click the link and send us your shoutout, this way we make sure we don’t lose any of your precious names.

If you have a question, an experience that you would like to share with us, get in touch, we love hearing from you!

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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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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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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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