Posts Tagged ‘sgi’

May 31st, 2010
We are back with another show! On tonights show we ahve the wonderful William Woollard reading Chapter 13 from his best selling book, The Reluctant Buddhist. We also have experiences from Claudia Blaszynzky in Sacramento and Robert ‘Skip’ Williams in Hong Kong.
We play three tracks tonight! We have Danko Jones with First Date, Robin Lukas with Smile and Beth Thornley with Mr Lovely! We would like to thank Robin Lukas for letting us play Smile and also express our thanks to Musicalley.com for making the music of Danko Jones and Beth Thornley available for us to play.
We have shoutouts, truly from all over the world. Also tonight we include some of the unedited audio from the live video, “Behind the Scenes with A Buddhist Podcast”. In the show tonight we make reference to Xavier Picks Peace exhibition and the forthcoming meeting of the SGI-UK Education Division meeting.
On the site you will notice a new heading on the right, called shoutouts, click the link and send us your shoutout, this way we make sure we don’t lose any of your precious names.
If you have a question, an experience that you would like to share with us, get in touch, we love hearing from you.

We are back with another show! On tonights show we have the wonderful William Woollard reading Chapter 13 from his best selling book, The Reluctant Buddhist. We also have experiences from Claudia Blaszynzky in Sacramento and Robert ‘Skip’ Williams in Hong Kong.

We play three tracks tonight! We have Danko Jones with First Date, Robin Lukas with Smile and Beth Thornley with Mr Lovely! We would like to thank Robin Lukas for letting us play Smile and also express our thanks to Musicalley.com for making the music of Danko Jones and Beth Thornley available for us to play.

We have shoutouts, truly from all over the world. Also tonight we include some of the unedited audio from the live video, “Behind the Scenes with A Buddhist Podcast”. In the show tonight we make reference to Xavier Picks Peace exhibition and the forthcoming meeting of the SGI-UK Education Division meeting.

On the site you will notice a new heading on the right, called shoutouts, click the link and send us your shoutout, this way we make sure we don’t lose any of your precious names.

If you have a question, an experience that you would like to share with us, get in touch, we love hearing from you!

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May 16th, 2010

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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April 4th, 2010

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights show we have the kind and generous William Woollard who reads Chapter 12 from his book, The Reluctant Buddhist! We also have Jason reading President Ikeda’s editorial from 16th March 2010.

On tonights show we have two great tracks to play for you. The first is Tears in the Rain by The Palpitations. The second track comes from Music Alley and is This Little Bird by Allison Crowe. Our thanks to The Palpitations and Allison Crowe for making their music available to us.

We have the shoutouts as well and news that the podcast is being listened to in 98 countries around the world!

Thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we value it so much. Have a fantastic week!

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January 10th, 2010

Happy New Year Everyone!

On tonights show we have the stalwart William Woollard reading Chapter 10, ‘The Challenge of Change’ from his book, The Reluctant Buddhist.

Jason reads SGI President Ikeda‘s New Year Message and Karen reads two great experiences from young women in England and the United States. As usual we have shoutouts that cross the globe and some great music! Tonight we play Harley Loudon’s track, “Will You Listen” on the PMN. Also on the PMN we play Stingray’s great track, ‘143’. Not on the PMN, but recorded in our kitchen we also play a new track called, ‘Rocks for Gold’ by the one and only Jimmy Golding.

There is a competition, if you have one of our new decals, you can take a photograph of where you have put it and post it on Flickr.com or elsewhere and send the link and your mail address and size to us on the show. The image we like best, wins a TShirt! If you haven’t got one of our stickers/decals then write then send us an email and we will put them in the post!

Jason is going to be in Austin, Texas for SXSW, if you are there and want to meet up then send us an email.

Thank you all for your fantastic support and please take great care of yourselves wherever you are. Have a wonderful week.

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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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August 7th, 2009

We have been working on tonights show for a long time. SGI-UK asked us to help them put a show together about their view of the spirit of study within SGI-UK.
Subjects include:

  • A brief explanation about Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism
  • An explanation about SGI-UK’s Study program
  • A dialogue on going through the study program
  • Experiences from new members and old about taking the study exam.

Finally we have some shoutouts and some great music from the one and only Cat Malojian. On tonights show we play Made in America from Cat Malojians new album, The Dawn Chorus.
Thank you to everyone who made tonights show possible including everyone who chanted for Jason to get well enough to leave hospital. Both Karen and I are sincerely grateful! Have a truly fantastic week!

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July 5th, 2009

Well tonight we have truly great explanation of the Buddhist concept known as the Ten Worlds as William Woollard reads Chapter 6 from The Reluctant Buddhist! We have music from the Podsafe Music Network tonight with Lee Coulter playing Booty Voodoo and Rocky Votolato with White Daisy Passing. More shoutouts from across the globe and chipper conversation from Jason and Karen who, at home in England are enjoying the wonderful summer! Thank you for listening and thank you so much for your encouragement. Have a fantastic week!

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May 7th, 2009

On tonights show, William Woollard reads Chapter 4 from his wonderful book, The Reluctant Buddhist. The chapter is called A Question of Faith and its a great listen.

Also on tonight we have an experience from Estelle Jackson, a member of the Students Division in SGI-UK. 

As usual we have shoutouts that criss cross the world and music from the Podsafe Music Network. We play Vittoria Conn’s track called Mirror and a podcasting anthem, Not On The Radio by Geoff Smith.

The show tonight is absolutely packed! We know we have been sometime in getting you a show and so tonights episode lasts for 78 minutes or so, so it will fit on a CD if you want to burn it for a friend!

We have some more shows ready for you and are looking forward to putting them out in the next few weeks! Thank you for your support and encouragement, we do appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful week!

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