A Buddhist Podcast – The Drum at the Gate of Thunder

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.


  1. Thanks for another great one. Liz Corner was in Ghana from SGI-USA and we supported her. Thanks for recommending me and please send her shout-outs!

    Comment by Frank Ametefe — May 18, 2010 @ 8:49 am

  2. Thanks for the shoutout! You guys are awesome and the chemistry you have with each other is great. I will write a review via iTunes as soon as I figure out how.

    Comment by Janai — May 24, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

  3. Loved the show. Next time, can you play a Queen song. Maybe ‘Don’t stop me now’? That would be brilliant. Now I’m off the order the pink t. Love it 🙂 Please do more with William Woolard, he’s smart!
    Love you all,
    Jen (the adhd Buddhist who actually now can sit for 20 minutes at a time thanks to your encouragement.)

    Comment by Jen Tindell — May 27, 2010 @ 1:50 am

  4. Thank you so much!
    This is my first encounter with your website and it has inspired me enormously.
    I’m preparing this Gosho for the study meeting tomorrow in Amsterdam and this was a great help.
    I’m looking forward to the next one,



    Comment by Soetkin — June 20, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

  5. wonderfull!!
    thank you so much

    Comment by alizachen — October 4, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

  6. Thank you. It really helped me. I shared excerpts from this podcast when I explained this Gosho. I wish to request for the newsletter mentioned in the podcast. I did not find the same in my resources. Thanks again.


    Comment by Smita — September 12, 2013 @ 4:56 am

  7. This is my first encounter with your site and I’m really happy to expand my knowledge with this Nichiren’s letter to Sennichi-ama. I will explain this later to our discussion meeting and I will impart what I have I learned from you. Thank you so much! More power for all of us! Love from SGI-Philippines!

    Comment by John Dave J. Ronquillo — March 18, 2017 @ 7:03 pm

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