Posts Tagged ‘Nichiren Buddhism’

December 3rd, 2018

Welcome back to another new podcast! Sadly I was not able to finish part 2 of The Drum at the Gate of Thunder, but we do have the amazing William Woollard reading Chapter 11 from his wonderful book, The Case For Buddhism. Its all about Buddhism and money! Tonight we play a jaunty little jazz number by the amazing Robin Lukas, its called Le Fin and it from her album, Chianti and Olives! We will back soon, have a great week!

My dear friends, William, Donna and Dash

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November 15th, 2018

Tonights episode is the first of a few lectures on a letter Nichiren Daishonin wrote to Sennichi-Ama known as The Drum at the Gate of Thunder.Â

As the first lecture in some time, Jason talks about Buddhist study and goes into some depth on the background to this letter. He starts to explain some of the first passages and then, realizing he has run out of time, rather abruptly ends. Seriously, he has already started writing the next part! The podcast finishes with a wonderful song by the incredibly talented Jody Gnant, from the album Pivot, Great Day is one of Jasons all time favourite tracks! Check out her Jody’s website!

Thank you so much for listening, have a wonderful week!

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October 20th, 2018

Welcome to a fresh new podcast! William Woollard reads Chapter 8 from his very readable book, The Case For Buddhism. Its a slightly longer chapter about Buddhism in Daily Life. We play one of my favourite tracks called Pettigoe by Cat Malojian. More coming soon! Have a wonderful week.

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October 6th, 2018

Welcome to another podcast! William Woollard continues his reading of his marvellous book, The Case For Buddhism. Tonights instalment is about Buddhist Practice. We play a marvellous track by Brian Blain called Ten Worlds. Its a brief show but I wanted to give you something while I continue to prepare more material! Have a fantastic week.

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July 29th, 2018

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! Tonight William Woollard reads Chapter 5, Buddhism and Ethics from his book, The Case for Buddhism. Its a great chapter that I’ve learned a lot from. Williams use of accessible language makes this a great book to give people who know nothing about Buddhism.

We play a fun track by Robin Lukas called How are you? I love it! As soon as there is an official final version, we will post links here! After getting some emails from listeners with huge challenges I decided to talk about my experience of taking on challenges and lose grief to help me become a better person. So lots of voices tonight and a couple of experiences too. The artwork for the episode is the last picture I had taken with my uncle, Barry Brooks who recently passed away. Barry introduced me to this practice.

Thank you to everyone for your support. The show continues to evolve!

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June 8th, 2018

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! Tonight William Woollard reads Chapter 4, Buddhism and the Problem Paradox from his book, The Case for Buddhism.

I chat for a while about my life and share a recent understanding I’ve developed about a writing from Nichiren to a disciple going through challenging times!

We play a wonderful track that matches my summer, Chianti and Olives by the amazing Robin Lukas. You can buy the track on Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby.

Feels great to post this, have a fantastic week and take care of the people around you. Thank you

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January 24th, 2015

Welcome back to A Buddhist Podcast!

On tonights show we have William Woollard  reading from his new book, The Case For Buddhism! William reads Chapter 1 and part 1 of Chapter 2. It includes a refreshingly honest experience from William on how he started to practice!

Of course we have music from the Podsafe Music Network! We play the lively Nick Rave track called  – The Heaven Empire Radio Edit and Christie Grace with a really mellow tune called Lions Roar.

Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement. Have an amazing week!

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July 6th, 2013

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!
Subjects include:

  • 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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April 22nd, 2013

Thank you so much for waiting. Welcome to the first show from our new home in Vancouver, Canada. Tonights lecture is based on some passages from a famous letter written by Nichiren Daishonin to his loyal disciple Shijo Kingo. My lecture is based on the first half of President Ikeda’s lecture on The Three Kinds of Treasure which can be found in SGI Newsletter No 7908.
Shijo Kingo is in the middle of a huge struggle and has written to Nichiren for guidance in faith on how he should go forward. Some of the points we cover include:

  • Practicing as Nichiren taught
  • Encouraging each other revitalises the SGI
  • Treasuring others
  • The honest friendship of Nichiren and Shijo Kingo
  • Backgammon
  • Breakthroughs and victories
  • Huge targets and how we achieve them
  • The tragedy of jealousy

We have a lot of shout outs and almost as many questions! We play two tracks from the Podsafe Music Network on tonights show. First we play Falling by Grace Kelly and later we have Gravity by Geoff Smith (who does the intro music to the show!).
Thank you so much for listening and for your encouragement, support and patience while we have been moving! Have the best week of your lives and take great care of each other.

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November 24th, 2012

A few weeks ago we had the good fortune of having William Woollard, Matt MacMillan and Karen and myself sat around our kitchen table. We read two lovely experiences about relationships with mothers, one from two sisters in India, Bipasha van der Zijde & Bishaka Dalvi. The other experience was from Kelvin Lam. We swapped stories and experiences and played music from the Podsafe music network including, Levi Blues by the Dala Girls, Mine Again by Black Lab and Yael Naim with New Soul. The editing took some time and I was able to get the file ready to the digital work on the plane to Brisbane, where when we land I hope to post online! Thank you very much everyone for the many birthday wishes you were kind enough to send and for all your good wishes about our forthcoming move to Vancouver. We are continuing to study hard and have started writing the lecture for the next show, so bear with us as we embark on the next crazy adventure. I think its about time we shared an experience of how we have done this, what do you think?

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