‘behind the scenes’ of recording a buddhist podcast [hd]

June 3rd, 2010
i managed to record a little three minute video at the home of jason and his family recently. Β it was pretty rushed but i think the video is a good introduction to people about the buddhist podcast from a video perspective and this will be the first video that we will use for distribution over video sites to raise more awareness of the podcast. Β 

i hope you like it and would love your feedback. Β would you like to see more video content, maybe interviews?

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  1. Nice Video
    After hearing your podcast, frankly get connected to you and your family + friends. Maybe times I chant I recall certain buddhist term or Sensei guidance you podcast. Thanks a lot.
    “if not you than who ? if not now than when? ”
    Your “HOPE” of creating Video of Sensei, Life of Nichiren Daishonin is all about you -> “if not you than who ? if not now than when? ”
    Looking forward to hear your Victories News

    “The Victory of Disciples is the Victory of the Mentor, the Victory of Buddhism”

    Thanks a again for all the podcast , you indeed help me going back to my prime point of faith and closer to our mentor Ikeda Sensei..Thank you so much

    Roger Phuang ( Malaysia )

    Comment by Roger Phuang — June 4, 2010 @ 2:23 am

  2. Great stuff as always Jason and Karen (and William) – every time a podcast comes out I am totally Chuffed!
    To make me even more Chuffed – I am coming back to the UK on 17th June for my (old) Grand Union HQ course at Taplow that weekend. I cannot wait!! I did not think it would work out for several reasons, but the power of daimoku strikes again!

    also has anyone ever told you Jason that you sound like Ricky Gervais?? πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Alan in Khon Kaen — June 4, 2010 @ 10:33 am

  3. Hey Jason,

    Fantastic! I hear the seed of a goal (not quite a vow yet) in your video. So great to hear your podcasts and you and Karen do such a wondeful job teaching others to the best of your ability … sometimes I just recall a single word or phrase and it sort of inspires me in many ways. You can believe me when I say this inspiration ripples through the big pond and affects others. Thanks so much for your efforts!

    Keep up the good work, man!

    If not you then who?
    If not now then when?

    Adios, Amigo!

    Comment by Ray @ Mission Trails in San Diego — June 12, 2010 @ 3:37 am

  4. Great to watch and listen (Now it’s audio-visual). Congratulations!!

    Comment by Frank Ametefe — June 15, 2010 @ 11:42 am

  5. Hello;
    Looking for a temple in my area after this podcast – thanks. By the way who is the artist who sings in the opening “if not you who..” Brillant

    Comment by Beau — June 26, 2010 @ 8:01 am

  6. Hi Beau! Thank you for the comment. I felt I should tell you that we are members of the Soka Gakkai and as such we have no association with any temples or priests. If you are interested in practicing with the Soka Gakkai International, we can help you find a center or members local to you!
    It is a long history, that is definitely worth studying, but we were excommunicated by the priesthood for refusing to provide financial and moral support for their corrupt behaviour and lifestyles.
    Have a great week!

    Comment by jason — June 27, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

  7. Thanks Jason and everyone
    I’m presently working on the SGI-UK talking Bulletin (as well as AoL). Your podcast is a real inspiration and an encouragement.
    I also have Sensie’s guidance (if not you, who) on my Butsudan.As it says, if We don’t stand up, who will?
    Thanks for all the hard work and again, the encouragement!

    Comment by Brian Rose — July 10, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

  8. Thank you Brian, that is a real compliment. Your work with the SGI-UK talking Bulletin is truly heroic. thank you for everything you do.

    Comment by jason — July 11, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

  9. Hello Jason and Karen! I’ve listened to William’s reading several times now (so inspiring!) but just today had the time to listen to the fantastic experiences as well. I felt swept away around the world by them, and by their victories I’m confident that we are indeed in Act II of kosen rufu. I hope more people send in their experiences with the quotes from Nichiren and Daisaku Ikeda that have lifted their wings to victory. Thanks to Phil Campbell for his support to continue making the podcast happen. Finally, these song choices are so wonderful–I’m so proud of the contributions these precious talented members make to growing our hearts, and thank you Jason and Karen for making certain we don’t miss out on them. Great show!!

    Comment by Donna — July 24, 2010 @ 12:05 am

  10. great stuff.. cheers
    p.s: i think for everyone that leaves a comment there are ten others who would have but somehow dont get a chance to. so multiply your number of comments by 10 and then maybe you might begin to understand the immense benefit you guys provide….

    Comment by wiliam — August 23, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

  11. Hey there, been gone for a while but back to listing to your podcast. Thank you for opening up your home and filming this video, all the hard work you do in putting together the podcast and being who you are !

    Much love,
    Thank you,

    Comment by Rachael Hampton — August 29, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

  12. Hi Jason,
    long time no see ,
    great podcast thanks mate !
    If you ever come to Kansai let me know and we can catch up on old times .Didn’t we do VCG for ‘Alice ‘ and the YMD course at Reading etc ?
    ‘chant on ‘
    regards,Kevin (originally from Southend ,Essex )

    Comment by Kevin Pike — September 13, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

  13. Beau – correct me if I’m wrong Jason, but I think the song is by Geoff Smith.

    Comment by Gill Cooke — September 15, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

  14. just watched this again. absolutely love it more than i did when i made it. man i miss you. i gotta come and see you again. .

    Comment by phil campbell — January 5, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

  15. I think that your idea to make a film in Japan showing the actual places where Nichiren lived is an absolutely fantastic goal for you to reach!

    Comment by sara gauntlett — February 27, 2011 @ 12:53 am

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