A Buddhist Podcast – Buddhism and the Science of Happiness – Chapter 2

February 20th, 2011
Well, we seem to be on a roll! Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. We are delighted to present Chapter 2 from William Woollards new book, Buddhism and the Science of Happiness. Reading, recording and editing this chapter really gave me pause to think!Β Thanks to the wonderful podsafe music network at mevio.com we were able to bring you three fantastic tracks tonight. The first is from Yael Naim who sings New Soul. The second and third are from a great and talented duo called the Dala Girls from Toronto, Canada. We play two tracks from the Dala Girls, Levi Blues and Hockey Sweater.We have an experience from John Renner in the US and we read the World Tribunes obituary for David Kasahara who recently passed away. Our shoutouts criss cross the world and also Jason answers a question as to what the quotes are on the family alter.As usual look to the right hand side of our website for the shoutout link if you want to make use of it. Alternatively you can send us a note on the Android or Iphone app! Thank you so much for your continued support. Please take great care and have a fabulous week. Sometimes its hard, but chant and determine to win, there is always a way through.


  1. First time listening to your podcast. Excellent. Definitely will be listening to more of these. Keep up the good work. Great song selections.

    Comment by Xose Neftali — February 20, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

  2. Another amazing podcast. I’m reading William’s new book, but hearing him read it brings extra emphasis to the knowledge he is imparting.

    Would love to meet you guys sometime, I feel I already know you so well through the site, Facebook and Twitter.

    Please keep up the good work, your podcasts are an inspiration to us all.


    Richard – Poole, Dorset

    Comment by Richard Blake (Anupadin) — February 20, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

  3. Thanks for another amazing podcast. I’ve just received William’s new book in the mail, and it’s wonderful to listen to a chapter and then have the opportunity to read it.

    Thanks so much for all of the care and effort you put into the podcasts! They are always a joy to hear.

    Comment by Candace Belako — February 21, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

  4. Jason, Karen and William. Spiritual weights. You are my personal trainer for spiritual resilience. Because of this Buddhism and YOUR efforts… I have a new job and I am grateful. I have a new relationship with my daughter and I am grateful. I have new hope every day now and I am grateful. If my teeth started getting whiter and eyes went to 20/20 I would not be suprised πŸ™‚
    With Metta
    Robert Lee Allen
    The book is closing in the gap

    Comment by Robert Lee Allen — February 26, 2011 @ 1:28 am

  5. Dear Jason and Karen

    I’d post a thank you after each show, but I think that might look like stalking, so I stop myself πŸ™‚ However this time I’d just had to write and say a big thank you for all the effort you put in and I’m with William when he sings Jason’s praises in the intro podcast.

    I’ve loved the first two chapters too and his reading is brilliant. What knocked me for six was the Dala Girl’s song – fitting as it does perfectly into my current situation πŸ™‚

    Hope you’re keeping well,

    All the best,

    (now living and teaching in Nuneaton)

    Comment by Timothy Hilgenberg — February 27, 2011 @ 9:47 am

  6. Wow, what a great story! I’ve heard many times before about how “we’re all descended from a single ancestor” but it always sounded like “just talk”. William’s description made it not just a nice story but the only logical explanation, and he managed it in such simple terms too. I’m looking forward to listening to the rest of the book.
    And I loved John’s experience, it great – but want to see the pix when he does learn to levitate and fly, haha!
    Take care,

    Comment by Dianne Flath — March 16, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

  7. This is the first pod castI have listened to. I am recovering from an op and it has really helped me. The music choices are great too.

    Its helping me to recover quicker.

    Thank you!

    Comment by Alison — March 25, 2011 @ 11:30 am

  8. What a wonderful reading! My copy of Willard’s book is on the way, but I’ll still be listening to the audios, cause some things are worth learning twice.

    John’s experience was very uplifting. My experience isn’t so far from his. However, leviatation has occurred because the practice and study of Nichiren’s Buddhism has lifted my thoughts, vision, and heart to a higher plane.
    Everything else …is very grounded, the way it should be!

    I’m still eternally in the middle of ‘ the process’, but knowing that I always have the right tools ‘ get off the runway’ is a blessing!

    Greetings to all my SGI family,
    Deborah Carter

    P.S. Thanks to you and Karen for sending the stickers, I’m passing them around.
    P.P.S. Thanks for the shoutout, but you must know that I simply drop you a note now and then because I adore your show and send you love and wishes for only good things in your life for all that you’re doing for the SGI community.

    Comment by Deborah Carter — March 26, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

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