Buddhism and the science of happiness – chapter 14

January 14th, 2012

Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights show we have the wonderful William Woollard reading chapter 14 from Buddhism and the science of happiness.
We have two tracks from the Podsafe Music Network. Firstly we play What To Do With Michael by the Candy Butchers. Secondly we play a new artist to the show, Molly Magdalain singing Gentle War from her album The Open Road.
As usual we have the shoutouts and chat from us. Thank you so much for listening, take care and have a great week.


  1. Another wonderful show! What a great way to begin the New Year, for which I send the two of you, Jason and Karen, and every listener, my wishes for a year that finds us all rooting out the deepest causes of whatever stands in the way of our happiness.

    Congratulations to East Anglia for bringing the Gandhi-King-Ikeda Exhibit to your area. If any ABP listener has never seen this exhibit, I wholeheartedly endorse travel across England to see it. How mystic that it is scheduled on the birthday of our precious Dr Martin Luther King, Jr! The exhibit’s creator, Dr Lawrence Carter, Dean of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., was here in Sacramento last night with the Exhibit, to give the GKI Award to Rev. Michael Moran who spent his life building interfaith peace in Northern California. Dr Carter also gave a lecture at the Sacramento SGI-USA Buddhist Learning Center. It was a HUGE honor to meet with him, an African-American Baptist preacher who has deep and remarkable insight into Daisaku Ikeda the mentor and all-around human, and into the practice of Nichiren’s Buddhism in the SGI. To experience his insightful words that he believes we, President Ikeda’s followers, don’t understand what he, President Ikeda, wants us to do, was life-changing.

    Congratulations also to William on the content of Chapter 14. I’m enjoying this book so much! After two days of listening to Dr Carter, I didn’t think I had any brain or heart left to absorb anything else. But this content, William, is so powerful that I plan to listen to it again immediately. I hope SGI-USA members will contact Los Angeles natl headquarters and request that this book be carried in SGI-USA bookstores! Thanks again, dearest Karen and Jason, for a gorgeous and invigorating podcast. Thank you again for making it possible for us to get to know dear William.

    A wonderful year to all!

    Comment by Donna — January 16, 2012 @ 1:14 am

  2. wow – Jason and Karen – what a fabulous show! Did you ever think that you would reach over 1,000,000 downloads when you were pretty much dying in hospital, recording that Action Man lecture so many years ago?

    It was so lovely to bump in to you at Taplow at HQLA, you really inspired me – as always ;o)

    I am really looking forward to hearing your interview with the incredible William Woollard on the next show. Did you know that Sarah, his wife, is equally creatively talented? I am not sure if she has written any books but she kindly contributed the most beautiful photographs to use in SGI publications! Look out for the photograph of the Alps on page 35 of the Feb 2012 issue of the AoL- it is one of hers.

    Anyway please look after your back in Mongolia – we need you to return home undamaged ;o)

    Love to all the Jarrets

    J xxxxx

    Comment by Jess — January 18, 2012 @ 11:51 am

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