A Buddhist Podcast – The Reluctant Buddhist – Chapter 5

June 7th, 2009

We are back on schedule tonight with the wonderful William Woollard reading Chapter 5, “What do we mean by happiness?”, from his book The Reluctant Buddhist which is now being reprinted and translated into more languages!

We have shoutouts and some great music. Tonight we play Rocket to the Moon by the wonderful Jimmy Golding and Day by Now is Now is on ITunes. Both artists are on the Podsafe Music Network.

We have some great new material to bring to you and we welcome your feedback, reviews, experiences and contributions. For those people who have been asking about a tshirt, you can get them here our thanks to Polly and Helen of Pressoffers for their help with this.

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


  1. Hello!
    i’m a member from Venezuela, I’ve listen 3 o 4 of the lasts podcast, and I’ve found them extraordinary! Thank you very much for doing this. I’ve told my friends and fellow members to listen to you, but most of them dont speak english, so i was thinking about translating the shows so they can reach more and more people.
    I was wondering if you have the “scripts” or something like that, to ease the translation.
    I know it’s a lot of work but surely i can find help at our cultural center.

    What do you think??

    Thank you again.

    Vivasvan Chango
    Caracas, Venezuela

    pd: excuses for my english!!

    Comment by Vivasvan — June 10, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

  2. Keep going guys- AWESOME! rockin’ out with this one!!
    WOOOOOOO! We also had Jimmy Golding play at King’s at Guys and at St Thomas Hospitals – so great to hear him here. Check him out at Taman Gang in London too! Mega D’s from KCL Lions!

    Comment by King's College Lions — June 15, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

  3. Hi,

    I’ve just listened to the first three chapters of ‘The Buddha Geoff and Me’ and really enjoyed it. When I went to listed to chapter 4 it began to play it and then came up with message ‘undefined’ and bombed out.

    I read your message about feeds being deleted and uploaded your new one….. now I can’t listen to any of the chapters (even the first 3 chapters that I’ve already heard)…. I’m not sure what’s happened?



    Comment by Kathy — June 21, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

  4. Hi Kathy

    There may be a few reasons for this. Firstly, the web technology was going through an upgrade this last week and you may have just hit it at the wrong time.
    Secondly, a major reason is normally to do with ITunes. If you are using ITunes, delete the entry in your podcast window entirely. Close ITunes, relaunch it and then using your browser go to our home page and click on the ITunes logo there which should open the right subscribe page in your ITunes.
    Another solution may be to go to the Advanced menu in ITunes and select Subscribe to Podcast . . . this will open a dialogue box. Copy and past this code feed://abuddhistpodcast.libsyn.com/rss
    Let me know how you get on.
    At the moment, I am not getting any technical errors at the server end, so I think the issue must be local to your Itunes.
    Oh yes and I’ve just thought of another solution. Go to http://abuddhistpodcast.com/past-shows/ and directly download the shows you need.
    Best wishes. Please let me know if you can’t solve this.

    Comment by jason — June 21, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

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