Posts Tagged ‘nichiren daishonin’

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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May 21st, 2018

Welcome to the first show of 2018. We start tonights show with a chapter from William Woollard’s book, The Case for Buddhism. It sits alongside chapter 3, a useful chapter about Nichiren Daishonin, the Buddha who’s teachings we follow. This is such a great book to give to friends and relatives who want to know more as it explains concepts in easy to understand english and is jargon free! I loved editing Chapter 4 and I hope you get as much out of it as I did.

We play two tracks from the wonderful Robin Lukas, Smile (Robins track) from her album Beyond Paradise Edge, and Walkin’ By Myself from her Album, Robin Lukas. Thank you for supporting the show and for putting a smile on my face Robin!

The show is going to evolve and change but not overnight! Have a wonderful week everyone. Thank you everyone for your support

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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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February 2nd, 2014

Welcome to the first show of the year! Tonights Jason lectures on the writing, On Practicing The Buddha’s Teachings. His lecture is based on President Ikeda’s lectures series from The Teaching for Victory. Some of the theme for tonight include:

  • From provisional to true
  • How did Buddhism get so confused
  • Former, middle and latter day of the law
  • An accursed time
  • Changing our minds
  • The banner of our behaviour
  • Archers of the mystic law
  • Three carts and the burning house
  • Shakabuku, compassion and reason
  • Using struggles to become happy

We have an great and inspiring experience that covers 40 year of faith from Roxanne Rae in Oregan. We also have music from Nic Saunders who kindly allowed us to play a piece from his Weald and Downland Suite, its called The Water Mill. From the Podsafe Music Network we have Geoff Smith playing Gravity and Death Cab for Cutie with Title and Registration. Thank you so much for continuing to listen and support the show. 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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October 8th, 2012

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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September 9th, 2012

It has been a long time but we are back with the first of a two part lecture on a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin called A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering. The lecture is based on SGI President Ikeda’s guidance in SGI Newsletter 8518 which was given in May this year.
Subjects we cover include:

  • Connecting our hearts to those around us
  • Who was Shiiji Shiro?
  • See like Li Lou, hear like Shih K’uang
  • Faith rooted in action
  • Teaching others about Buddhism
  • The voice does the Buddha’s work
  • A single sentence or phrase

Karen reads a wonderful experience by Sue Davis from Essex in the UK. We also have some great music starting off with Smile by Robin Lukas (written by Barbara Pool). We also play Lucky Day by Stavia and $12.99 by Dave Potts from the Podsafe Music Network.
We have lots of shouts outs as well! Thank you all so much for supporting and encouraging us! 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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June 17th, 2012

Well finally we are back with another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! Its been a long gap since the last show, so thank you for your patience.
On tonights show Jason and Karen give a lecture on a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin called Letter to Nakaoki. The lectures is based on the lecture given by SGI President Ikeda in SGI Newsletter 8294. Subjects we cover include:

  • Buddhism before Nichiren
  • Individuals create change
  • Buddhism in daily life
  • Protection from within invites protection from without
  • Compassionate correction
  • Hoisting the banner of Buddhism
  • 120
  • Eagle Peak
  • How do you want to die?
  • Karens talk
  • Lives that contribute

We have shout outs that criss cross the globe. We have a great experience from Anuraag Khanna We play a great track, Happy, by Adrianne Richards from the Podsafe Music Network. We also play an independent track that we fell in love with called Right Here by Annette Beja.
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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