On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings – Lecture

September 11th, 2011

Welcome back to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! We have been away travelling, but we are back with a lecture for you based on President Ikeda’s lecture from SGI Newsletter NL7973XV. The lecture is about a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin called, “On Practicing The Buddha’s Teachings”. Themes include:

  • My first campaign
  • The correct teacher
  • Four powers
  • The brave question
  • 42 years of preparation
  • Golden words
  • Shakabuku and Shoju
  • Practicing correctly

As usual our music tonight comes from Podsafe Music Network at Musicalley.com. We play Round the Bend by Adrina Thorpe and Anywhere Under The Moon by the Dala Girls.
Once again, if you want a shout out on the show, write and let us know or click the link on the left hand side of our website “Shoutouts”. If you have a great experience of practicing this Buddhism that you would be happy for us to read on the show, you can click the link for Experiences on the site!
Thank you so much for listening, take care and have a wonderful week.


  1. Dear Jason and Karen, thank you for the lecture. Listened and feel refreshed! Really happy to have a gosho study again, I was missing those a bit 🙂 Have a great day.

    Comment by Reinoud — September 12, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

  2. I do Gongyo in my pajamas and I’m proud of it! Nice to have you back!!

    Comment by Lois Kubota — September 14, 2011 @ 2:24 am

  3. Hi Jason and Karen,(hi Jason, do you rember me from Trets, a few years ago?) thanks so much for The podcast. I am now in Barcelona and your podcast is a great support to me as I strive to adjust to the new rhythm of practice here and make a new home for myself and my family.
    Be great to have you visitsome day. Take good care

    Comment by Krishinda Powers Duff — September 18, 2011 @ 8:16 am

  4. Hi Jason and Karen, welcome back! Seemed you were gone on summer holiday forever but this gosho study was well worth the wait. I’ve already listened to it several times and each time I take back something new I’d not picked up on the previous time, and the examples you use to illustrate your points are great too (as always).
    Many thanks, as always!

    Comment by Dianne Flath — November 5, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

  5. Hi Jason and Karen,

    I can’t tell you how grateful I am for you guys and this podcast.

    I have only been practicing since January this year and received my Gohonzon at the Young Women’s summer course in August.

    I know you receive amazing feedback all the time, however, I wanted you to know how deeply you effect and continue to effect my life.

    You both and including William Woollard have been such a source of inspiration to me.
    Whenever times are trying, difficult or unbearable I of course Chant For My Life, but also listen to your postcasts old and new.

    I can’t tell you the benefit I gain from just 1 minute of listening to you guys.. It’s as if you recharge my batteries and I feel strong and ready to go again.

    You inspire me to be a better person and you give me so much courage in every aspect of my life.

    I also wanted to tell William how grateful I am for The Reluctant Buddhist and Buddhism and the Science of Happiness.

    To listen to somebody coming from a ‘Reluctant’ point of view, of which, I believe maybe I did, was a huge turning point for me. I don’t know how best to explain it other than, his words resonated so deeply I felt immediately safe and powerful.

    I wanted you to all know how appreciated you are, and how I believe you are doing such an amazing and wonderful thing for everybody who listens.

    I continually recommend your show to members, Young and Old, who thank me for introducing them to your wonderful Podcast World..

    All the love in the world.


    Comment by Sarah — November 9, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

  6. Hi
    I was wondering how I can share the podcast site with all my fellow Buddhists in York, UK – please advise!
    BTW: great to listen to your materials!

    Comment by Oana — November 10, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

  7. Q. do all religions lead to the same goal if practiced correctly?

    Q. is’nt all religions there for the happiness of the people?

    all these questions refer to your words from the show.
    i was confused at the 17 minute mark!

    Q. do we “worship” the scroll which is the Gohonzon?

    i dont really ask questions but your podcast show has opened up my eyes and mind and my seeking spirit.

    Thank You!

    Toby 🙂 X x X

    Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo x Eternally

    Comment by toby wiltshire — February 27, 2012 @ 3:58 am

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