Thank you for downloading this show and welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. On tonights show we have a lecture from Jason. The lecture is based on President Ikeda’s third lecture on Nichiren Daishonins letter, On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings. Here is a snifter of some the subjects we cover:
- Sitting down to study with the Buddha
- Handing over responsibility to the youth
- Practicing as the Buddha taught
- Changing ourselves changes the world
- Compassion amidst our struggle
- Doing the right thing
- Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
- A real king in the religious world
We have a very moving experience from Sharon in Hong Kong as well as shoutouts that criss cross the globe! Courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network, we play Some People Say from the Saucier album by Ed & Jojo aka the Supersuckers and quite possibly one of our most favourite tracks, Great Day by Jody Gnant!
Thank you so much for listening to the show, we really appreciate your encouragement and supporting emails and contacts. Please take great care of each other and have a most fabulous 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 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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Tonight’s show is a bit of an experiment! For some time now we have had a lot of requests from listeners to provide support for the level 2 study courses that are taking place in Europe at the moment. This study will culminate in an exam in mid November for those who want to take it. William Woollard has also had many requests for support in this activity, so we have got together to produce a special edition show!
The exam consists of 5 sections, A, B, C, D and E. Each section has a number of questions. In the exam you will be asked one question from each section. On this podcast, William has prepared an answer for every question. It is NOT a model answer but the kind of answer that William would make based upon the study material provided. Remember the questions require you to use the study material rather than your existing knowledge.
If you are not a member of SGI in Europe at the moment but you would like to follow along, you can hop over to this site and download the study material we are looking at! Remember you need to look for the Grade 2 material.
If you are doing the Grade 1 study course, you still might find value in listening to the show as both Grade 1 and Grade 2 share the same questions in Section E about the Priesthood.
In between all of this study material, we have still found time for some music. On tonight’s show we play a wonderful track by Black Lab called Lonely Boy and for the second time on the show Great Day by the amazing Jody Gnant. Music courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network
Thank you for downloading the show! We have a great show coming up in 2 weeks so keep an eye out for it! Thank you as well for all your support.
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On tonights show we study a passage from the writing, The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life. The theme of tonights lecture is the mentor disciple relationship and it includes the following headings!
- The Tsukuhara Debate
- The purpose of Buddhism
- The Buddha was not a bronze statue
- Hardships strengthen our happiness
- Human revolution produced human gold
- Mount Sumeru
- Tsunasaburo Makiguchi
- Josei Toda
- Daisaku Ikeda
- What happens when the mentor passes away?
Again its another full show with shoutouts that criss cross the globe and music from the Podsafe Music Network. On tonights show we play Ocean from Zach Ashton and Great Day from the wonderful Jody Gnant.Thank you so much for your support of the show, have a great week.
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