Posts Tagged ‘gongyo’

March 28th, 2009

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. Tonight we continue with our new series of lectures on the Jigage portion of Gongyo by looking at the meaning of the words, Nyorai Juryo hon dai juroku! Haven’t you ever wondered what it means? This poem of life is so amazing. Some of the headings include:

  • What does gongyo mean?
  • Lotus Sutra for the Latter Day of the Law
  • Wisdom illuminates ignorance
  • Nichiren Daishonin, the true Buddha
  • Causing the sun of hope to dawn
  • Shelley on Dante
  • A practice to perpetuate
  • Every character is a shining buddha
  • Living the poem of life
  • You can’t use force to create change
  • Our victories are your victories
  • Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
  • Seek out your true self!
  • Live like the waterfall

Once again the music for tonights show is a blatant expression of how much we love the music of Cat Malojian! We play Pettigoe and Life Rolls On, which you can find on iTunes!

Thank you for all the comments, emails and messages of support, we truly appreciate every single last one of them. One last point, our love goes out to Dash and Donna, we are so happy to know that Donna is out of hospital and on the mend!

Have a wonderful week.

October 5th, 2008

Thanks to Jessica Miller who not only did the wonderful artwork for tonights show but also came up with the idea of asking Kevin Robinson to give tonights lecture. Kevin originally gave this lecture at the North London Area Course at Trets in September this year (2008). I travelled up to London and we recorded this lecture at Kevin’s wonderful home. Its about Prayer and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording and putting it together! I know that Kevin is passionate about supporting an organisation called Reprieve, so if you get a moment, please take this opportunity to have a look at the work of Reprieve, they do really human work in what sometimes seems a very inhuman world.Great shoutouts from the wonderful Karen and some wonderful music from Mark Erelli singing The Only Way and Bob Gentry singing Goldie Hawn! Both tracks are available from the Podsafe Music Network. Again we had planned to play the second half of William Woollards Chapter 1 tonight. However, we wanted to include an interview that we are working on but we did not manage to get it done in time! Bear with us and we hope the next show will include the second half! Thank you so much for listening and for your encouraging comments and emails. Enjoy the show and have a great week.

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