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!
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!
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
The honest friendship of Nichiren and Shijo Kingo
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.
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.
Wow! This show was a challenge to bring you! In the first part of the show which we recorded last week we have William Woollard giving a lecture on Nichiren Daishonin’s writing called, On the Offering of a Mud Pie. Its a terrific lecture and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording it!
A good friend of the show sent us an email and Karen and Jason talk about their reactions and thoughts to it. During the editing, Jason wished he had said more about gratitude in his answer, but then that will be coming up in a lecture soon! Let us know what you think of this section, if its popular we might do some more!
We have music from the podsafe music network tonight. Firstly, we play David Ushers track, The Music, from his successful album Strange Birds. We close with a wonderful track from Adrina Thorpes album, Halflight and Shadows called Everything Changes.
Thank you for taking the time to download the show and listen. Have a fantastic week and take great care of yourselves.
Here we are again for another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights packed show we begin with the wonderful William Woollard reading chapter 7 from his book, Buddhism and the science of happiness. The book is available on Amazon and is in English, Italian and Spanish and probably many more languages in the future.
Dash and Donna from Sacramento join us in our kitchen for the shout outs and for an amazing experience from Stevie Knight.
Tonights music again comes from the great folks at Mevio.com. We play two older tracks tonight, Title and Registration by Deathcab for Cutie and the very talented Matthew Ebel sings I Know Your There..
If you want a shout out on the show, let us know by clicking the link on the left hand side of our website “Shoutouts”, or you can send us a note if you have the iPhone, IPad or Android app for A Buddhist Podcast. 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 to submit your experiences on the site!
Thank you so much for continuing to listen, have a wonderful week, stay safe and look after yourself and everyone around you.
Welcome back to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. Tonight we very fortunate to have William Woollard reading about the Buddhist view of eternal life in Chapter 14 of his popular book, The Reluctant Buddhist.
If you would like to for us to give you a shout out on the show, 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 to everyone for taking the time to listen to the show. Have a truly amazing week.
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.