Letter to the Lay Priest Nakaoki

June 17th, 2012

Well finally we are back with another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! Its been a long gap since the last show, so thank you for your patience.
On tonights show Jason and Karen give a lecture on a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin called Letter to Nakaoki. The lectures is based on the lecture given by SGI President Ikeda in SGI Newsletter 8294. Subjects we cover include:

  • Buddhism before Nichiren
  • Individuals create change
  • Buddhism in daily life
  • Protection from within invites protection from without
  • Compassionate correction
  • Hoisting the banner of Buddhism
  • 120
  • Eagle Peak
  • How do you want to die?
  • Karens talk
  • Lives that contribute

We have shout outs that criss cross the globe. We have a great experience from Anuraag Khanna We play a great track, Happy, by Adrianne Richards from the Podsafe Music Network. We also play an independent track that we fell in love with called Right Here by Annette Beja.
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. A terrific lecture — well worth waiting for! Welcome back!

    Comment by Roland — June 21, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

  2. Hello Karen and Jason. I have been listening to your podcast for at least 3-4 yrs. You were the first Buddhists I have ever listened to. Over the last few years you have taught me so much. This show was so awesome and inspiring. I feel like you put a fire in my heart. To study and get out there and be an example. Thank you for all you do. Never Stop.

    Comment by Karol Lento — June 27, 2012 @ 2:59 am

  3. Much Grattitude to you both.This podcast Had a profound effect on me .It has been a challenge practicing in Ho Chi Minh City and this Gosho reminded me of my mission for kosen rufu.Please continue ,as it really helps in countries where there are no material readily available or SGI Centres.We here can only meet once a month and not allowed more than 5 members at a time in a home and must be careful not to be reported as we will be locked up!!
    I am very grateful to all the SGI Members who have supported me to find other members here .Soraya Ho Sing Loy (member from Barbados…now living in Vietnam.)

    Comment by Soraya Ho Sing Loy — July 2, 2012 @ 3:19 am

  4. I love you guys!!! Such an inspiration of action and dedication to your vows as boddhisattvas of the earth.

    Saludos from Mexico

    Comment by David Ross — July 27, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

  5. Great example to all of us married people in how to change the world as a couple. keep up the great job. Ron Cortez, Costa Rica.

    Comment by Ron Cortez — August 6, 2012 @ 12:03 am

  6. Please, please, please give us a new podcast! 🙂
    I keep checking daily and I’ve worked my way through the others, which are fantastic!
    They are such a great boost of inspiration and clarity that we really have everything inside us that we need to win, just as we are, right now.
    Many, many thanks,

    Comment by Lily Lowe-Myers — August 26, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

  7. I would like to send a message to Soraya Ho Sing Loy. Your struggle to practice makes me realize how lucky we are to be able to practice and how important it is to have gratitude for my situation.

    I will chant for you! Valerie Podmore

    Comment by Valerie — September 16, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

  8. Thank You 😉

    Comment by Anuraag Khanna — June 1, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

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