The Buddha, Geoff and Me Interview

June 27th, 2007

We have some very exciting news that we are going to tell you about on the next podcast! Speaking of which, we will be interviewing the author of the book, “The Buddha, Geoff and Me”, Eddy Canfor-Dumas on the next show. If you have any questions you would like us to ask Eddy, please send them to [email protected] by the 4th July and we will do our best to make sure we get them in!

Burning to tell you the news!

On another note, Casey and Quinn are getting married this weekend, so we send our sincere daimoku for their happiness! Maybe we should do a show on the Buddhist view of marriage, what do you think?


  1. Tell us now 🙂

    Comment by Charlie — June 27, 2007 @ 12:07 pm

  2. I think the topic of the Buddhist view of marriage would be a fantastic show.

    Thanks for your recent podcast on “Letter to the Brothers”. I shared the link with my YWD study group. I look forward to your podcast!

    Mimi in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Comment by mimi — June 27, 2007 @ 4:20 pm

  3. I can’t wait to hear the news! Maybe it’s something I’ve already guessed 🙂

    I’m really looking forward to Eddy’s interview although I haven’t yet read his book.

    I agree with Mimi in FLA that the Buddhist view of marriage would make a great topic for him, along with all the complex matters leading to it. Most people want to know how any religion views divorce, having children, premarital chastity and adultery, who “has the final say” in marriage, domestic violence and coercion, whether a marriage ceremony takes place and if anyone is excluded from having one–the “hot topics.” Also please address the constant topics, “Will I ever meet the person of my dreams?–Where are all the good men/women??–Why can’t I meet anyone at all, never mind Mr./Ms. Right?–Why do I keep attracting people who don’t treat me well?–How will I know the ‘right person’ when I meet her/him?”

    Please do address issues for same-sex couples.

    I think people new to Mahayana Buddhism will be very surprised to hear how based it is in concrete daily reality. I’d like to hear Eddy respond to Daisaku Ikeda’s encouragement on marriage [i.e., life partners], published in “Buddhism Day By Day: Wisdom for Modern Life” (Middleway Press): “Having the energy to argue is a sign of good health! When the 2 people in a relationship share similar conditions, it is only natural that they will lock horns from time to time. On the other hand, if one party begins to outgrow the other, then the 2 will probably not have serious confrontations, because their states of life are so different. It would be great if we could live cheerfully, enjoying life to the extent that we regard our partner’s nagging as a sign of his or her good health and proof that he or she is still alive and kicking. When we develop a broad state of life, then even our partner’s ranting and raving will sound like the sweet song of a bird.”

    Donna in Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.

    Comment by Donna in Sacramento — July 7, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

  4. I have had a civil marriage, had a blessing by the Chaplin of the hospital which my wife and I both worked in, is it now time for a Buddhist wedding at Taplow Court in England?

    Comment by Peter de Groot — July 12, 2007 @ 5:06 am

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