A Buddhist Podcast – Letter to Jakunichi-Bo

October 18th, 2009

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!


  1. Fantastic lecture this month. Thanks very much.


    Comment by Doug — October 24, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

  2. Thanks for the amazing lecture! Really inspiring.


    Comment by Candace — October 29, 2009 @ 1:04 pm

  3. Great lecture, keep them coming please! You said in your lecture that when we practice we can see through the fundamental darkness, and the light that you shed through your podcast,revealing Nichiren’s wisdom,is so valuable. Monica – who is new to the practice in our Dorchester District UK – has found the lecture inspiring and is eagerly awaiting the next podcast. Unfortunately Monica was involved in a car accident, but thankfully escaped with relatively minor injuries. We are grateful for the Buddhist protection in the form of all the emergency services involved.

    Comment by Peter de Groot & Monica Petty — October 29, 2009 @ 9:03 pm

  4. Hey great show thank you for your time and effort. Been listening to your show from the background for a few years.

    Comment by Micheal Brooks — October 30, 2009 @ 9:18 am

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