Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! Wow, twice in a month, this is a nice rhythm! Thank you for taking the time to download the show. Tonight we are proud to present our dear friend William Woollard, reading the introduction to his wonderful new book, Buddhism and the Science of Happiness. The printed book is also available on Amazon and elsewhere, and having heard and read quite a lot of it, I have to say it is a great book!
Jason reads the latest editorial by President Ikeda. Tonight’s music comes from Mevio.com. We play Katie Herzig‘s track, “Sweeter than this” and the Cornish band, All the Fires, playing their track, The Anchor Song.
As usual, if you would like a shout out or to submit an experience, click the links on the right. You can also send them to us via the iPhone and Android apps for the show that are now available. Thank you so much again for all your support and encouragement. Have a wonderful, safe week and take care of yourselves and the people around you.
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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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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! 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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Finally, we are back! We are so pleased to do this show tonight, so pleased to be able to share this with you! After 3 years we have decided to finish our lecture series on Gongyo! Tonights lecture is an introduction to the Juryo Chapter, the 16th Chapter of the Lotus Sutra, known as the Lifespan Chapter! Some of the headings include:
- Where do we come from and where are we going?
- How can life be eternal if we all die?
- Overview of the Lotus Sutra
- Eternity is an aspect of life
- Do you ride the shopping trolley of life?
- Mentor and Disciple
- Nichiren the human being
- White knuckle daimoku
- Our lives are one with the universe
- We are the Bodhisattvas of the Earth
- Striving for self worth
- Unprecedented Challenge
Music for tonights show comes from the great talent of Cat Malojian! These two lads from Northern Ireland make great music, and we love it. Tonight they play Who Knows? and Goodnight. If you like their music, pop over to ITunes and buy some!
Thank you for all your messages of support and encouragement, we hope you enjoy tonights show!
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Have you ever wanted an explanation of where this Buddhism came from to give to your friends or family to help explain your practice? Well that is what the substance of tonights show is! William Woollard reads Chapter 3 from his extraordinary book, The Reluctant Buddhist!
We have shoutouts and the music tonight comes from Beth Thornley. Its not like us to only play one artist, but we liked both of the tracks! So from Beth Thornley we play Mr Lovely and Birmingham. As usual we are very grateful to the Podsafe Music Network for providing us with the ability to play this music on our show.
We are working on two new shows which will be appearing in the next few weeks! Thank you so much for listening to the show and for all your wonderful feedback. Have a great week and take care of yourselves and the people around you.
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