Posts Tagged ‘toda’

August 22nd, 2010

Welcome to another show! It has been a really long time, thank you for bearing with us. Jason has new work that requires a lot of hours and travel that we are still getting used to!

On tonights show we have a lecture on the letter that Nichiren Daishonin wrote to the Ikegami brothers in 1275, its called simply, “Letter to the Brothers”. Tonights lecture is based on President Ikeda’s lecture from SGI Newsletter 7832 and subjects include:

  • Buddhism is about overcoming negativity
  • Walking the talk, the first three presidents of the Soka Gakkai
  • The Dad, the priest, the wives and the brothers
  • Faith is believing in peoples greatness
  • We lose because of fear and influence
  • We win because of wisdom and courage
  • Three obstacles and four devils
  • Will power is not enough
  • United in purpose
  • Master your mind
  • Change within creates change without

We have wonderful experiences from Jay Osburn in Michigan (The artwork for this episode is of Charley) and Gerald White in Las Vegas in the US. We have shoutouts that really span the world and of course music. On tonights show we play Days of Summer by Now is Now and Lucky Day by Stavia, both courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network on

We send you our very best for a truly wonderful week and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your support and encouragement!

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.

December 25th, 2008

Another full show!

Tonights lecture is on Nichiren Daishonin’s teaching called, On The Buddha’s Prophecy. The lecture is about the purpose of Buddhist practice. Some of the headings include:

  • A Leap Month!
  • Life at Ichinosawa
  • Bodhisattva Medicine King
  • Former, Middle and Latter Day of the Law
  • Doing time in the “When I” Prison
  • The teaching, the teacher and the mission
  • What did the priests do for 700 years?
  • The Soka Gakkai fullfills the Buddha’s Prophecy
  • Its time to create happiness

We have President Ikeda’s New Year’s message for 2009, read by Ken George. There are shoutouts and music from Ioda Promonet including “Balance” by Sara Tavares which you can buy here at iTunes Music Store

The second track we play tonight is by Cohen which is also availabe here!Gold Is Where You Find It (mp3)

We are proud members of the Ioda Alliance!

Thankyou for all your support and encouragement! Have a fantastic week.

July 6th, 2008

On tonights show we study a passage from the writing, The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life. The theme of tonights lecture is the mentor disciple relationship and it includes the following headings!

  • The Tsukuhara Debate
  • The purpose of Buddhism
  • The Buddha was not a bronze statue
  • Hardships strengthen our happiness
  • Human revolution produced human gold
  • Mount Sumeru
  • Tsunasaburo Makiguchi
  • Josei Toda
  • Daisaku Ikeda
  • What happens when the mentor passes away?

Again its another full show with shoutouts that criss cross the globe and music from the Podsafe Music Network. On tonights show we play Ocean from Zach Ashton and Great Day from the wonderful Jody Gnant.Thank you so much for your support of the show, have a great week.