ABP – The Case for Buddhism Chapter 3.5 and a quick catch up

May 21st, 2018

Welcome to the first show of 2018. We start tonights show with a chapter from William Woollard’s book, The Case for Buddhism. It sits alongside chapter 3, a useful chapter about Nichiren Daishonin, the Buddha who’s teachings we follow. This is such a great book to give to friends and relatives who want to know more as it explains concepts in easy to understand english and is jargon free! I loved editing Chapter 4 and I hope you get as much out of it as I did.

We play two tracks from the wonderful Robin Lukas, Smile (Robins track) from her album Beyond Paradise Edge, and Walkin’ By Myself from her Album, Robin Lukas. Thank you for supporting the show and for putting a smile on my face Robin!

The show is going to evolve and change but not overnight! Have a wonderful week everyone. Thank you everyone for your support


  1. Wonderful to hear from you again 🙂

    Comment by Anupadin — May 21, 2018 @ 12:48 pm

  2. Dear Jared,

    Thank you for returning, it took courage to share the changing events in your life.
    I wish you, Karen and your children peace and wellness.
    I am new to SGI, in November 2017. I received my Gohonzon, sometime soon I will write about my experience of joining SGI. However, this post is just to say that your podcast has been of immeasurable value to me. I have learned a great deal from your wisdom and insight; from William Woollard’s writings and thoughts. Finally from all the lectures shared, they have helped me in my own study and thoughts about this practice. Prior to learning about the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin,
    I followed Thit Nan Han ( Mahayana tradition ). I learned a great deal about meditation, my life as well as love, compassion and the law of impermanence. It has all been an necessary in my own experience and journey. I have an enzo ( like the one below) by Thay it hangs on a wall in my study and it says: No Mud, No Lotus.
    When faced with hardship and pain,
    I remember these wise words and carry them with me.

    Warm Regards,

    Comment by Madelene — May 27, 2018 @ 9:34 am

  3. Thank you for creating another fantastic podcast – you have inspired me so much through the years.
    That’s why I really have to thank you a thousand times for your effort.

    Thank you dear Buddhas ???


    Comment by Jørgen Leangen — June 4, 2018 @ 9:05 am

  4. Hi Jason, Great to hear from you and William. Thank you so much for taking up the mike again despite all the challenges in your life. I’m so sorry to hear you and Karen are no longer together and hope that each of you are advancing towards absolute happiness. I have moved from France to England (not as big a jump as yours but still …) and am enjoying adapting to my new life and integrating into the Bournemouth chapter. I wish you well, keep chanting and hope you’ll be talking to us in the near future.

    Comment by Carol Zucker — June 8, 2018 @ 7:08 am

  5. Jason,

    This episode is a beautiful return. Thank you to you and to William for your efforts to make his newest book available–it’s a brilliant capture of the Buddhist experience of how the universe functions. We all have the “right of return” to our Buddha nature no matter what. I feel the work you’ve faced and achieved and your consequent new sense of wellbeing, right through the mic. And thus William’s Chap 3 is the perfect material with which to “return” and Robin’s two tracks are perfect bookends of celebration. Well done.

    Nam Myoho Renge Kyo,

    Comment by Donna Parten — June 27, 2018 @ 2:49 pm

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