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!
- 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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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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Welcome back to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. Tonight we very fortunate to have William Woollard
reading about the Buddhist view of eternal life in Chapter 14 of his popular book, The Reluctant Buddhist
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 truly amazing 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! 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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Tonights show is a lecture on Nichiren Daishonin’s letter called ‘Reply to Sairen-bo’.The theme is once more on the mentor disciple relationship . Themes include:
- Trapped for 3 score years and 10
- The disciple chooses the mentor
- What is Buddhahood?
- Devil kings and demons
- I don’t want to spend my life in the toilet of mankind
- What qualifies the mentor?
- Creating a whirlpool of joy.
In honour of 25 years playing music, we play, from the Podsafe Music Network, Howard Jones and his song Building our own Future. We are also lucky enough to have a great track from Peter Robinson called Roar of the Wind for the men of the South of England.Originally we had planned to play the second half of William Woollards Chapter 1 tonight. However, we wanted to include an interview that we are working on but we did not manage to get it done in time! So the next show will include the second half!Thank you for listening and for your encouragement comments and kind emails. Your support is really welcomed, have a great week.
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