The Three Kinds of Treasure

April 22nd, 2013

Thank you so much for waiting. Welcome to the first show from our new home in Vancouver, Canada. Tonights lecture is based on some passages from a famous letter written by Nichiren Daishonin to his loyal disciple Shijo Kingo. My lecture is based on the first half of President Ikeda’s lecture on The Three Kinds of Treasure which can be found in SGI Newsletter No 7908.
Shijo Kingo is in the middle of a huge struggle and has written to Nichiren for guidance in faith on how he should go forward. Some of the points we cover include:

  • Practicing as Nichiren taught
  • Encouraging each other revitalises the SGI
  • Treasuring others
  • The honest friendship of Nichiren and Shijo Kingo
  • Backgammon
  • Breakthroughs and victories
  • Huge targets and how we achieve them
  • The tragedy of jealousy

We have a lot of shout outs and almost as many questions! We play two tracks from the Podsafe Music Network on tonights show. First we play Falling by Grace Kelly and later we have Gravity by Geoff Smith (who does the intro music to the show!).
Thank you so much for listening and for your encouragement, support and patience while we have been moving! Have the best week of your lives and take great care of each other.


  1. Missed you guys!!!!


    Comment by David Ross — April 22, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

  2. Dear friends…
    I really missed you so much! You are so nice people and so important leaders to stay with…Jason and Karen thanks for your kind existence and I am sure how many people you have convinced to his amazing life…Thanks for all….real bodhisatvas

    Comment by Ronaldo — April 22, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

  3. What a fantastic show! A wonderful, encouraging lecture and words of encouragement about how to grow Sensei’s precious organization, really fun music, thoughtful and sincere Qs & As (I always love these), and, as always, shoutouts around the world.

    Isn’t yours an amazing victory, to be able to pick up half a world away from where you left off and not miss a beat. (But I will miss your kitchen table with its lovely view of forest and meadow.) To your friends and family who must be missing you all terribly, they have my deep appreciation for their sense of loss and my very warmest wishes that they’ll be able to see you often, if only by Skype. I look forward to shoutouts to family and old friends.

    With daimoku for your continuing victories in your new home and for the growth of your new SGI-Canada District,

    Nam myoho renge kyo, Nam myoho renge kyo

    Comment by Donna — April 23, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

  4. Another terrific show … welcome to North America Jason and Karen!

    Cheers …

    Comment by Roland — April 30, 2013 @ 4:18 am

  5. Welcome back, guys! I am glad to hear your move wasn’t too much hassle… I will email you guys to introduce myself, but your podcast is such a powerful resource/inspiration for many people. Cheers, you two!!

    Comment by JJ Kim — May 3, 2013 @ 3:26 am

  6. Wow Jason and Karen, that was truly worth waiting for! Many thanks to you and good luck with your new life

    Comment by Anthony Green — May 19, 2013 @ 7:56 am

  7. This was their 101st show (or 99th depend on how you want to count it) Either way … pretty Awesome!

    Roar like a Lion!

    Comment by Lance Fallin — May 29, 2013 @ 2:09 am

  8. Welcome “back” (though we know you weren’t “gone”, just busy)
    Many thanks for the great podcast, the Q&A session at the end was very thought provoking. Look forward to downloading furhter installments 🙂

    Comment by Dianne Flath — July 3, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

  9. I love you guys . It is so refreshing and encouraging to listen to your podcast.
    I’m a 30 year member living in Chicago . Thank you for continuing to share your insights in faith.
    I am also a multi -award -winning ,singer /songwriter and would love to send you some of my music.
    What would be the best address to send you a CD or 2
    Your Chicago Buddhist fan.
    Amy Lowe

    Comment by Amy Lowe — August 9, 2013 @ 5:33 am

  10. Thank you so much. Im learning so much and finding lots of inspiration listening to these study’s.

    Im most definitely a fan 🙂

    Jason (UK and Bangkok)

    Comment by Jason — April 1, 2014 @ 1:40 am

  11. Hello from Montreal Canada – practising member of SGI since 1982 – just discovered your amazing podcasts today! Great food for thought as we prepare for SGI Canada exam this month! All the best
    Anne Barnes

    Comment by Anne — January 3, 2015 @ 12:56 pm

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