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May 28th, 2011

Here we are again for another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights packed show we begin with the wonderful William Woollard reading chapter 7 from his book, Buddhism and the science of happiness. The book is available on Amazon and is in English, Italian and Spanish and probably many more languages in the future.
Dash and Donna from Sacramento join us in our kitchen for the shout outs and for an amazing experience from Stevie Knight.
Tonights music again comes from the great folks at Mevio.com. We play two older tracks tonight, Title and Registration by Deathcab for Cutie and the very talented Matthew Ebel sings I Know Your There..
If you want a shout out on the show, let us know by clicking the link on the left hand side of our website “Shoutouts”, or you can send us a note if you have the iPhone, IPad or Android app for A Buddhist Podcast. 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 to submit your experiences on the site!
Thank you so much for continuing to listen, have a wonderful week, stay safe and look after yourself and everyone around you.

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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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March 6th, 2011

Welcome back to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights show we have the amazing William Woollard reading Chapter 3, “So What’s Religion All About?”, from his book, Buddhism and the Science of Happiness.

We also have some questions about chanting and about the relationship between the priesthood and the SGI, frank and honest opinions from Jason. Oh yes, take a look at this great site for some background, The Untold Story of the Fuji School

We have three great pieces of music courtesy of Mevio.com. The first track is the late Katie Webster’s record, “Hard Loving Mama” ; the second is Tom Waits with “You Can Never Hold Back Spring” and finally we have Slackstring playing their timeless, kick back and relax “Sun Will Shine Again“. If you like the music please check the Music page on our website where we have added links to help you find the music to buy if you want to.

Shoutouts to people from all over the world. You know every email, review on ITunes, shout out request, facebook message, tweet that we receive is such encouragement for us both, thank you for making the time to both listen to the show and to let us know you care. Have a fantastic week!

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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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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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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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August 23rd, 2009

For those of you who are familiar with William Woollards excellent book, The Reluctant Buddhist, and have been listening along on the podcast, you will have noticed something. The experiences from Chapters 5 and 6 were missing. This is because William really wanted to have someone else read them, and that someone tonight is the wonderfully warm and loving person that is his wife, Sarah.

So reading The Story of Joanna from Chapter 6 and The Story of Sally from Chapter 5 of The Reluctant Buddhist is Sarah Woollard.

Then we have music from Heather Sullivan. She sings Stronger from the Podsafe Music Network. Stronger is from her album Bound on ITunes.

We find out what happened to Jason this month, we have shout outs from around the globe and we read a letter from an SGI member, Frank Ametefe in Ghana, Africa. Jason made an error in attributing the poem Karen reads, to Marian Wilson, when in fact it is Marian Williamson. If we have offended anyone, please accept our most sincere apologies.

We finish with another track from the Podsafe Music Network by Angelique Kidjo called Gimme Shelter featuring Joss Stone. And you can find this track on her album Djin Djin on ITunes.

We have some great shows lined up for you and are so excited about all the different developments that are happening. Look at for a new look to the website that is coming soon and also for a new colour of our t-shirts, Stone Blue! If you are looking for the tshirts you can get them from our tshirt shop which is generously powered by the wonderful Pressoffers.co.uk

Thank you so much for your constant support and encouragement. Have a truly wonderful week!

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June 21st, 2009

We can hardly believe that it is almost exactly half way through 2009! Wow! Tonight we bring you a lecture on the letter written by Nichiren Daishonin to the Lay Nun of Ueno. The letter is called, Hell is the Land of Tranquil Light. Some of the subject teasers for tonight include:

  • We need to reveal Buddhahood to overcome our karma
  • Lets try and remember the names of our mothers
  • The icy wind of thoughtless encouragement
  • The ten worlds exist in life and death
  • Giving 150% . . .in small bursts
  • Are you in a prison of someone elses making?
  • Changing circumstances won’t change karma
  • Attaining Buddhahood just as you are
  • It is human to feel grief when someone dies
  • Gohonzon is the baseline of Buddhahood
  • Chant first, shout later.

We have music for you from the Podsafe Music Network. First up is Carbon Leaf with A Life Less Ordinary. We close the show with Shines Right Through Me by the amazing Great Big Sea! The links we have for the tracks will take you through to where you can buy them on iTunes and the links for the names will take you through to their own website.

Karen and I are busy posting off orders for our new Tshirts! If you have yours and you send us a photograph of you wearing them, we will consider putting it on the artwork for the show (needs to be family friendly!) so send them in to us at jason(at)thejarretts.com!

Thankyou for your comments and encouragement. Thank you for all the support you give us, we really do feel and appreciate it. Please take great care and have the most amazing and wonderful week.

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