A Buddhist Podcast

Practical Buddhism for living in the 21st Century.

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A Buddhist Podcast - Happiness in this World Tonights lecture is based on the gosho, Happiness in this World. Some of the headings include:
  1. Why we practice Faith
  2. Opening the door to our Buddha wisdom
  3. Snakes in the cupboard
  4. Tatsunokuchi - walking the talk
  5. Mutual possession of the ten worlds
  6. My friend Jack
  7. If you want a drink, stay at home with your wife
  8. Strenthen your faith more than ever
Oh, new one, book review! The book we reviewed tonight was A Quest for Global Peace by Joseph Rotblat & Daisaku Ikeda. The book was published by I.B. Tauris in 2007 and the ISBN numbers we have are ISBN 978-1-84511-279-0 and ISBN 1-84511-279-2.

Music from tonights show comes from the Podsafe Music Network. Stavia sings Lucky Day and the wonderful Vittoria Conn sings a great christmas number, Merry Christmas Angel. And three anonymous young women sing, on behalf of all the young women who sang at the recent UK District Leaders Training Course at Trets, a poem by President Ikeda.

Peace and Goodwill to everyone!
Direct download: abp24_Happiness_in_this_world.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:48pm PDT

Welcome to tonights show!
Tonights lecture is called, The Vow and it is given by our guest lecturer Eileen Beckmann! The women of the SGI are so incredible! I really hope this is the start of many lectures! We are so grateful to Eileen, thank you so much.
Music tonights is from Geoff Smith and Matthew Ebel. Geoff sings Some Christmas Hugging which you can find at either thegeoffsmith.com or music.podshow.com. Matthew Ebel sings a song that definitely rips at your heart, Tennessee Never Cried and you can find Matthews music at music.podshow.com.
Recent developments and improvements at Podshow mean that you can now support these artists by buying the tracks if you like the music!
We've got shout outs from all over and a great experience from Andre de Wit from the Netherlands.
The cover art for tonights show is a photograph taken of Karen and I at PodcastconUK by  our great friend CC Chapman, the grand meister flash of Managing the Gray, Accident Hash and U-Turn Cafe.

Have a great week!
Direct download: abp23_-_Eileens_Lecture.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:05am PDT

Well things have been mad busy! On tonights show we have two amazing experiences from Mens Division members in Los Angeles and India!
Life Poem - Daisaku Ikeda
Pawan Desais experience
Matt Macmillans experience
The fire alarm
And Karen is back with a vengeance, with her Shout Outs!

Music tonight is from the Podsafe Music Network at music.podshow.com and comes from the very talented Geoff Smith singing Take Me Back  and the Supersuckers singing Some People Say!

New line of lectures on their way to see us into our second year!
Comments, ideas, experiences et al, we'd love to hear from you, drop us a line at karen@thejarretts.com
Have a great and wonderful week!
Direct download: abp22_Experiences_nov.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:40pm PDT

 Well! Jason is back from the Podcast Expo in Ontario, California and the mission North to meet Donna and Dash in Sacramento!
Tonight, the lecture is on the letter Nichiren Daishonin wrote to Nanjo Tokimitsu, The Dragon Gate gosho.
Children are well, life is mad busy and tonight we talk about;

1. Nanjo Tokimitsu
2. Living with a sense of purpose
3. Shariputra versus Bodhisattva Never Disparaging
4. Get your head out of the trenches!
5. With my deep respect!

Shoutouts to my friend Matt McMillan, the crew at Jazzfly, my new friends CC Chapman and Geoff Smith! The amazing Pam & Lance Heath, Ewan Spence, Linda Mills, David Jackson, Brian & Tina, Brother Love, Aaron Burcell, Michael Butler and all the incredible people we met at the Podcast Expo

The music from tonights show comes from the Podsafe Music Network at music.podshow.com. The lecture was a little longer tonight so we only played one tune, the legendary Brother Love, singing Summertime!

If you would like to send us an experience, feedback, question or comment, drop us a line at karen@thejarretts.com or jason@thejarretts.com

Jimmy Golding is playing Jazzfly in London on Friday 13th! and yes Jason will be there! If you are in London, get down to Trebovir Road in Earls Court and check out Jazzfly. Great people, great music, human happiness in action.

Deepest thanks to Dash and Donna for such a wonderful stay. Jason is gutted he lost the intro!

Have a great week!

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Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-The_Dragon_Gate.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:43pm PDT

Tonights we talk about the Nine Consciousnesses in the midst of a bout of colds, sneezes and coughs that have enveloped the house this week! We talk about;

1. 5 senses
2. Trapped in the cage of our 7th Consciousness
3. Karmic River
4. Palace of the Ninth Consciousness
5. Starlit Hawaii

Shoutouts to everyone from Gibbo in LA to Mike Hellier touring Europe! Selsted Primary School get  reprieve and Vittoria offers an experience about chanting for her mothers situation.

As usual music from tonights show comes from the Podsafe Music Network at music.podshow.com. We play Dave Pottz song, $12.99 and we close with the wonderful children of Selsted Church of England Primary School singing, Save Our School, because they did save it!

If you would like to send us an experience, feedback, question or comment, drop us a line at karen@thejarretts.com or jason@thejarretts.com

Oh...and if your in London and its Friday night and your thinking, where should we go? Go down to Earls Court and check out Jazzfly at My Place Great people, great music, kosen rufu in action.

Have a great week!
Direct download: abp20_-_Nine_Consciousnesses.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:11pm PDT

Tonights show returns with a talk on the correct teaching and includes:

   1. 3 Proofs
   2. If you wish to free yourself...
   3. How do I percieve the mystic Truth
   4. T'ien T'ai
   5. Potted early history of Nichiren Daishonin
   6. Meaning of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
   7. Our mission should we choose to accept it...

Karens voice gets better and better. More shoutouts. Happy Birthday to Dash. Congratulations to Rosie Miles! Great Question - Do you have to be a vegetarian to practice Buddhism? (I hope not...or I am in trouble)

Music from tonights show comes from the Podsafe Music Network at music.podshow.com. We play Adrina Thorpe's amazing song is called Fly Fly Fly and we also played, the acoustic version of See the Sun from Black Lab
Have a wonderful week!
Direct download: abp19_-_Correct_teachings.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:15pm PDT

Tonights show begins with a talk on a great vow and includes:
  1. Faith and courage
  2. Original desire of the Buddha
  3. Deeper the roots
  4. US troops at Gatwick
  5. Now thats what I call a great vow
Karen has some great shownotes and reads an experience from Henry Leong from Singapore, Shout outs to everyone and the challenges facing SGI France.

Music from tonights show comes from Natives of the New Dawn, their song is called Good Day and you can get it from the Podsafe Music Network. We also played, Building our own Future with kind permission from Howard Jones. Howard has a great album called Revolution of the Heart
Have a wonderful week!
Direct download: abp18_-_Great_Vow.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:05pm PDT

Tonights show closes our series of talks on Chapter 2 of the Lotus Sutra, the part we recite in Gongyo. tonights lectures covers:
A summary of everything so far;
Why we recite the ten factors three times in Gongyo;
The middle way;
Buddhism in daily life;
Letting go of our lesser self.
The Music from tonights show comes from Vittoria Conn who performs her song, "Mirror" and the Church of England Selsted Primary School who sing Save our School - take a minute to go along to their website to see what they are doing to keep their school. Both songs can be bought from the Podsafe Music Network at music.podshow.com
Special thanks to Steve Sant for his great support and the wonderful artwork he has let us use for tonights show.
Vittoria is performing Mirror at Kosen Rufu Gongyo  at the White Plains Activity Centre in New York on August 6th at 9am!

So tonight we are back with our lectures on Chapter 2 of the Lotus Sutra. This show is about the most important part of Chapter 2, one of the most important parts of the Lotus Sutra, and includes:
1. A summary of everything we have talked about so far, and;
2. The true entity of all phenomena;
3. The ten factors;
4. The Gohonzon within us;
5. Bathtubs and apples!
Then we play some great music by Rebecca Haviland and the track is called What are you?
We hear an incredible experience from Akenabah Begay, from the Navojo tribe of North America and the shout outs to everyone who wrote to us! And we can't forget the Latino SGI event in Northern California on September 10th 2006 in San Francisco!
The show closes out with Goodbye Southern Skies from David McMilllin
Don�t forget, if you have an experience or feedback or just want to say hello, drop us a line at jason@thejarretts.com or karen@thejarretts.com. Thank you to everyone that writes an email or puts a comment on a website or ITunes, it is so encouraging to hear from you!
Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement. Have a truly fantastic Have a great week!
Direct download: abp16_-_Chap2_Lotus_Sutra_Part_7_-_The_True_Entity_of_Life.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:06pm PDT

A Buddhist Podcast - Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life Yes... its the mother of cliffhangers!
Tonight we are taking a brief gap in our series of Lectures on the Lotus Sutra, just for this week! Instead, we are going to study an extract from a letter the Daishonin wrote to Sairen-Bo. The letter is called The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life. Tonight we talk about:
    1.    Each moment is the last moment of our lives
    2.    1000 Buddhas
    3.    Many in body but one in mind
For the music on tonights show I am grateful to Soccershout, Bitjobs for the Masses, Green Dragon, Tartan Podcast and of course Three from Leith. All of these great podcasters helped me source the music this week which comes from the Podsafe Music Network and was...Death Cab for Cutie singing Title and Registration and Team Salt with Roundabouts.
We are already preparing the 7th and final lecture on Chapter 2 of the Lotus Sutra for the next show! Don't forget, if you have an experience or feedback or just want to say hello, drop us a line at jason@thejarretts.com or karen@thejarretts.com.
Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement. Have a truly fantastic week!

Direct download: abp15_-_11th_June_06_Heritage_of_the_Law.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:42pm PDT