ABP – The Case for Buddhism Chapter 3 and Joelys Experience from Vancouver

August 23rd, 2016

Welcome back to A Buddhist Podcast!

On tonights show we have  William Woollard  reading Chapter 3, from his new book, The Case For Buddhism! In the second half of the show Karen hears an experience from Vancouver Womens Division member, Joely!

We have music from the Podsafe Music Network! We play the Dala Girls track, Hockey Sweater, from their album, Girls from the North Country.

Thank you so much for everything, enjoy the show. Such a delight to put out another podcast!


  1. so glad and lucky to have you guys back doing the podcast and really enjoying so happy to see that you’re putting out fresh information and sharing with us your experiences in your life thanks Jarrett and Karen ,your perryand I was the one who Shakabukued john Norman in a hardware store couple years ago ,right now he has not been practicing for about a year and a half but that’s OK I’m sending him daimoku

    Comment by perry markowitz — October 13, 2016 @ 3:37 pm

  2. Hey dear Bodfhisatvas, I’m from Mexico, City, been living in San Francisco fir almost 15 years I’ve bee. Practicing this Buddhism fir 11years now, in a moment of crisis, my dear friend David share with me your website and since then I’ve been your fan and promote it among several people Buddhists and non Buddhists either way I think
    The material each letter each new chapter from one of his books all makes a very important material to propagate and keep alive, it is just part of the same Soka Family. Anyway just wanted to let you know that and that even in the middle of my struggles I’m at all time aware that everything is always changing and this will also change and my winter will become s beautiful Soring full of color and warmth. And you have been so important in my last years to don’t give up and continue challenging myself. So from the bottom of my heart, I’m sending your way a TSUNAMI OF GRATITUDE AND LOVE!!

    Comment by Juan — February 15, 2017 @ 12:02 pm

  3. Hi Jason and Karen – I don’t know how to contact you other than to write here so here goes. I have really enjoyed your podcast and I know you have published an episode in a long time but I’m so thankful that the episodes are still available – I listen to them over and over – here’s my story. I was raised a Catholic and as I grew up, I was unhappy with some of the teachings and when I posed questions to the clergy, their answers were unsatisfactory to me. During college, I learned about karma and creating my own reality and that resonated with me. I raised my children and continued to learn about different types of spirituality. Now, in my fifties, my children are adults and I have more time on my hands. I took up bicycling and podcasts. I stumbled across your podcast and after listening to several episodes, I was intrigued to see if my life would change if I started chanting. I chanted in the car every day and seemed to feel better prepared for the day when I did so. I searched the internet to purchase a gohonzon (haha) but couldn’t find one. One day about 4 months into this new practice, I was talking to a work mentor and she mentioned how she was chanted as part of her Buddhist practice. I immediately got the chills and asked – do you change Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo? Wide eyed, she looked at me and said Yes I do! At that moment, I knew I was supposed to learn more about this practice! I received my Gohonzon in December of 2016 and have enjoyed the fellowship of my local chapter in New Haven, CT ever since.

    I hope you are enjoying your life in Vancouver and, selfishly, I hope to hear future episodes from you. Thanks so much for assisting in my positive life changes!


    Comment by Julie — January 21, 2018 @ 7:11 am

  4. Hi Buddhas, so where did this site go? Have you officially laid (or been laid) off. A well deserved rest, I’m just curious whether the ku-casting will re-emerge as podcasting in this lifetime. d

    Comment by David — January 26, 2018 @ 2:11 am

  5. Just published two mins ago!

    Comment by jason — May 21, 2018 @ 12:31 pm

  6. Hi Jason , I trust you and yours are all well. So surprising to see a new podcast appear this site is important for me continuing this practice and pointing me in the right direction for my growth. This site continually with every podcast expresses the power of NMHRK and you have covered this over a number of years without this site. Thanks to all the contributers to this site and long may it continue to remain as a source of information and encouragement.

    Kindest Regards

    Comment by Winston — May 24, 2018 @ 9:14 pm

  7. Hi Jason got to the end of the latest podcast and now understand why your voice sounds different you have been doing your human revolution thanks for sharing your exprience and inspiring me to do my own growth and development .

    Comment by Winston — May 25, 2018 @ 10:23 pm

  8. Hi David, fingers crossed you would have noticed we are back!

    Comment by jason — June 9, 2018 @ 12:13 pm

  9. So unbelievably encouraging!

    Comment by jason — June 9, 2018 @ 12:14 pm

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