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A Buddhist Podcast - The Buddha, Geoff and Me - Chapter 11

A very happy new year to one and all! Towards a year of Capable People and Development!
Here is Chapter 11! I loved working on this episode! If you like it, share it!

Chapter 11 of The Buddha, Geoff and Me, a novel by Eddy Canfor-Dumas. Read by Kevin Eldon. Music by Howard Jones. Artwork by Jessica Miller. Sincere thanks to Coralyn Sheldon, Jasper Bentinck, Peter Osborn and Dialogics. The producer was Jason Jarrett. A new chapter appears every two weeks. If you like the book it is available on Amazon and you can find it in the stores on http://www.abuddhistpodcast.com !

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_The_Buddha_Geoff_and_Me_-_Chapter_11.mp3
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Well, finally, we are back with a lecture on The Izu Exile!

We talk about:

  • Yasaburo and his wife
  • Appreciation
  • Standing up for what is right, no matter what
  • Buddhist Gods are practical
  • Become respected in the community

The music for tonights show comes from the Podsafe Music Network and includes:

A sincere and special thanks to everyone who has supported us.

We have copies of the two books we mention The Buddha Next Door and The Reluctant Buddhist in the online shops in the right hand column! 

We wanted also to make reference to some information we talk about in the show!

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_The_Izu_Exile.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:39pm PST

A Buddhist Podcast - The Buddha, Geoff and Me - Chapter 10

Thank you everyone for your encouragement, happy to deliver Chapter 10, this was quite an adventure but here it is. I am currently nearly finished with a new lecture and hope to have it out in the next few days!

Chapter 10 of The Buddha, Geoff and Me, a novel by Eddy Canfor-Dumas. Read by Kevin Eldon. Music by Howard Jones. Artwork by Jessica Miller. Sincere thanks to Coralyn Sheldon, Jasper Bentinck, Peter Osborn and Dialogics. The producer was Jason Jarrett. A new chapter will appear every two weeks. If you like the book it is available on Amazon and you can find it in the stores on the sidebar!

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_The_Buddha_Geoff_and_Me_-_Chapter_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48am PST

A Buddhist Podcast - The Buddha, Geoff and Me - Chapter 9

And bang on time, we have another chapter of this brilliant book!

Chapter 9 of The Buddha, Geoff and Me, a novel by Eddy Canfor-Dumas. Read by Kevin Eldon. Music by Howard Jones. Artwork by Jessica Miller. Sincere thanks to Coralyn Sheldon, Jasper Bentinck, Peter Osborn and Dialogics. The producer was Jason Jarrett. A new chapter will appear every two weeks. If you like the book it is available on Amazon.

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_The_Buddha_Geoff_and_Me_-_Chapter_9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:18pm PST

A Buddhist Podcast - The Buddha, Geoff and Me - Chapter 8 Thank you for your patience. Theres an interesting story in the struggle to get this ready to go! Thank you.
Chapter 8 of The Buddha, Geoff and Me, a novel by Eddy Canfor-Dumas. Read by Kevin Eldon. Music by Howard Jones. Artwork by Jessica Miller. Sincere thanks to Coralyn Sheldon, Jasper Bentinck, Peter Osborn and Dialogics. The producer was Jason Jarrett. A new chapter will appear every two weeks. If you like the book it is available on Amazon and all over! The book’s website is The Buddha, Geoff and Me.
Direct download: The_Buddha_Geoff_and_Me_-_Chapter_8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:43am PST

A Buddhist Podcast - The Buddha, Geoff and Me - Chapter 7

Here it is!

Chapter 7 of The Buddha, Geoff and Me, a novel by Eddy Canfor-Dumas. Read by Kevin Eldon. Music by Howard Jones. Artwork by Jessica Miller. Sincere thanks to Coralyn Sheldon, Jasper Bentinck, Peter Osborn and Dialogics. The producer was Jason Jarrett. A new chapter will appear every two weeks. If you like the book it is available on Amazon and all over! The book’s website is The Buddha, Geoff and Me.

Direct download: The_Buddha_Geoff_and_Me_-_Chapter_7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:44am PST

A Buddhist Podcast - Sacramento - Part 1 Tonights show was recorded over this last weekend in Sacramento, California. It was made possible thanks to the experiences and commitment of the most amazing members who shared their lives with Jason and microphones to give you this show.
We recorded more material which we will be including in forthcoming shows. The music for tonights show comes from the Podsafe Music Network and includes:
Border Blasters, Next time you see me
Sharon Jones, 100 days and 100 nights
Otis Redding, Shake
A sincere and special thanks to Donna Parten and Dash Antel and all the members of SGI-USA who made my recent trip to the US so successful.
Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast__-__Sacramento_-__Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:25pm PST

Here is Chapter 6! Chapter 6 of The Buddha, Geoff and Me, a novel by Eddy Canfor-Dumas. Read by Kevin Eldon. Music by Howard Jones. Artwork by Jessica Miller. Sincere thanks to Coralyn Sheldon, Jasper Bentinck, Peter Osborn and Dialogics. The producer was Jason Jarrett. A new chapter will appear every two weeks. If you like the book it is available on Amazon and all over! The book’s website is The Buddha, Geoff and Me.
Direct download: The_Buddha_Geoff_and_Me_-_Chapter_6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56am PST

A Buddhist Podcast - Tatsunokuchi

Well finally we are back with another show! Tonights show is about the letter, The Persecution at Tatsunokuchi. Among all the things we cover we look:

* Background on Tatsunokuchi
* Taurid Arietid Meteor stream, right on time
* Shijo Kingo 16 years without a Gohonzon
* The Master Disciple pipeline
* Big goal = Big life
* Fighting fear
* Postcard from Japan
* Faith is nothing unusual
* Our karmic GPS
* Teachers

Tonight we have 'The Music' from David Usher. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Josei Toda’s declaration against nuclear weapons, we play 'Trinity' by Vittoria Conn. Both David and Vittoria are artists on the Podsafe Music Network.
Thank you for listening!
If you have a question or an experience you would like to send us, write to karen(at)thejarretts.com or jason(at)thejarretts.com
If you get a moment, and you would like to, we would really appreciate it if you could write us a review on ITunes. Have a great week!

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_Tatsunokuchi.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:34am PST

A Buddhist Podcast - The Buddha, Geoff and Me - Chapter 5

And right on time . . . Chapter 5!

Chapter 5 of The Buddha, Geoff and Me, a novel by Eddy Canfor-Dumas. Read by Kevin Eldon. Music by Howard Jones. Artwork by Jessica Miller. Sincere thanks to Coralyn Sheldon, Jasper Bentinck, Peter Osborn and Dialogics. The producer was Jason Jarrett. A new chapter will appear every two weeks. If you like the book it is available on Amazon and all over! The book’s website is The Buddha, Geoff and Me.

We have recorded another show of A Buddhist Podcast, but some of the recording was missing so we are re-recording tonight!

Direct download: The_Buddha_Geoff_and_Me_-_Chapter_5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:07am PST

A Buddhist Podcast - The Buddha, Geoff and Me - Chapter 4

And now for the amazing Chapter 4!

Chapter 4 of The Buddha, Geoff and Me, a novel by Eddy Canfor-Dumas. Read by Kevin Eldon. Music by Howard Jones. Artwork by Jessica Miller. Sincere thanks to Coralyn Sheldon, Jasper Bentinck, Peter Osborn and Dialogics. The producer was Jason Jarrett. A new chapter will appear every two weeks. If you like the book it is available on Amazon and all over! The book’s website is The Buddha, Geoff and Me.

We are working on a new talk about discarding the transient and revealing the true! Thank you so much for downloading the show, have a wonderful week!

Direct download: The_Buddha_Geoff_and_Me_-_Chapter_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:53am PST

A Buddhist Podcast - Summer Spesh

Welcome to a different kind of show. In response to a number of listener requests we have put together the Summer Spesh, a show that brings together some of the listeners favourite music from previous shows, some inspirational quotes, some poetry and an interview between Peter Osborne and Eddy Canfor-Dumas, the author of The Buddha, Geoff and Me. Music from tonights show includes:

Vittoria Conn singing Mirror
$12.99 by Dave Potts
Building Our Own Future by Howard Jones
Bill singing Panacea
Eoghan Colgan with Planetary Woman
Selsted Church of England Primary School with Save Our School
Supersuckers with Some People Say
Matthew Ebel singing Drive Away

All the music from tonights show is from the Podsafe Music Network.
We will be back in a couple of weeks with a a lecture on The Persecution at Tatsunokuchi Gosho. Next week is episode 4 of The Buddha, Geoff and Me. Thank you for listening!
If you have a question or an experience you would like to send us, write to karen(at)thejarretts.com or jason(at)thejarretts.com
If you get a moment, and you would like to, it really does help spread the word if you could write us a review on ITunes. Have a great week!

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_Summer_Spesh.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27am PST

A Buddhist Podcast - The Buddha, Geoff and Me - Chapter 3

Right on time we have Chapter 3 of The Buddha, Geoff and Me, a novel by Eddy Canfor-Dumas. Read by Kevin Eldon. Music by Howard Jones. Artwork by Jessica Miller. Sincere thanks to Coralyn Sheldon, Jasper Bentinck, Peter Osborn and Dialogics. The producer was Jason Jarrett. A new chapter will appear every two weeks. If you like the book it is available on Amazon and all over! The book’s website is The Buddha, Geoff and Me.

We are still working on a couple of shows! Please bear with us!  Thank you so much for downloading the show, have a wonderful week!


Direct download: The_Buddha_Geoff_and_Me_-_Chapter_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:17pm PST

A Buddhist Podcast - The Buddha, Geoff and Me - Chapter 2

And . . . here is chapter 2 of The Buddha, Geoff and Me, a novel by Eddy Canfor-Dumas. Read by Kevin Eldon. Music by Howard Jones. Artwork by Jessica Miller. Sincere thanks to Coralyn Sheldon, Jasper Bentinck, Peter Osborn and Dialogics. The producer was Jason Jarrett. A new chapter will appear every two weeks. If you like the book it is available on Amazon and all over! The book’s website is The Buddha, Geoff and Me.

We are working on a couple of shows, one of which will be appearing next week! Thank you so much for downloading the show, have a wonderful week!

We are still collecting gosho quotes and favourite guidance passages for the Summer Spesh show, please send them to us at jason(at)thejarretts.com or karen(at)thejarretts.com. Please remember to reference the pages or source!

Direct download: BGAM_Chapter_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56am PST

A Buddhist Podcast - The Buddha Geoff and Me - Chapter 1

Well . . . we promised it would come and here is the first chapter of The Buddha Geoff and Me, a novel by Eddie Canfor-Dumas. Kevin Eldon does the narration, Peter Osborne provides the introductions and credits. Music was exclusively written and recorded for The Buddha Geoff and Me by Howard Jones. Artwork was by Jessica Miller. The producer was Jason Jarrett!

A new chapter will appear every two weeks, if you like the book it is available on Amazon and all over! The books website is The Buddha Geoff and Me 

We will be back very soon with a podcast about Buddhism and Relationships!

Direct download: The_Buddha_Geoff_and_Me_-_Chapter_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:39am PST

A Buddhist Podcast - Part 2 - On Attaining Buddhahood

Welcome to another show! In this show we look at the second half of On Attaining Buddhahood, which includes:

  • For what reason do we live out our lives?
  • There are not two lands, pure and impure in themselves
  • Isn't the weather miserable?
  • The schisms of ism's
  • Polishing our mirror
  • Revealing the gleaming motorcycle within
  • Chanting in the morning
  • Myoho-renge-kyo
  • Apple Tree Sutra
  • Mastering our minds
  • Teachers

Tonights show also includes an obituary of Shin Yatomi ), written by Donna Parten and read by Karen and Vittoria Conn. We would like to express our deepest condolences to his wife Carolyn and his family and to all who knew and loved him.
Tonight we have music from The SGI-UK Glorious Life Choir who sing 'For the sake of Peace'. This is a great song written by Cory Josias, Veronica Turner, Malcolm Connell, Alex Golding and Howard Jones. We also play music from the Podsafe Music Network. We play 'Turnaround' by Vitttoria Conn! Our thanks to Jessica Miller for the wonderful artwork, our lives touching the fabric of life.
Thank you for listening!
If you have a question or an experience you would like to send us, write to karen(at)thejarretts.com or jason(at)thejarretts.com
If you get a moment, and you would like to, we would really appreciate it if you could write us a review on ITunes. Have a great week!

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_Part_2_On_Attaining_Buddhahood.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:17am PST

A Buddhist Podcast - Letter to the Brothers Welcome to tonights show! Tonights lectures is about overcoming the negativity that rises up whenever we want to change the direction of our lives.
Some soundbites...
1. Are you the protagonist or are you in the audience?
2. Problems are the exercise for our spiritual life
3. A pile of obstacles!
4. You are gorgeous, but I need to do Gongyo first!
5. A pile of devils!
6. So what did Nichiren do about problems?
7. What happens when the disciples stand up?
8. An axiom of faith to be passed on not hidden.
9. Thats what friends are for!

It is a long show and we pull no bones about challenging the negativity that meets us fist for fist when we want to create change in our lives and
the world around us!
Picking the music for tonights show was a challenge too! Our great friend Vittoria Conn is preparing a final release mix for her new song Turnaround but we werent able to get to it in time for the recording! Never mind! We'll do our best to get it to you next time!  However, we have some really appropriate music from the Podsafe Music Network. We play 'I would Love' by Lee Coulter and 'Into the Groove' from the one and only Ziggy Marley!
Lots of shoutouts across the world tonight! Taplow Court Open Days and Live Arts Festival 2007 are upon us, Sundays from 27 May - 29 July, plus National Heritage Day on the 9th September. Its open from 2pm to 5.30pm and there is a wonderful exhibition - The Happiest Days of Their Lives? - Children through the Ages at Taplow and Beyond. Admission Free.
Thank you for listening!
If you have a question or an experience you would like to send us, write to karen(at)thejarretts.com or jason(at)thejarretts.com
If you get a moment, and you would like to, we would really appreciate it if you could write us a review on ITunes. Have a great week!

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-__Letter_to_the_Brothers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:44am PST

Casey and Quinn are getting married congratulations

Welcome to tonights show! The lecture tonight is based on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s lectures in 2006 on the letter writing by Nichiren Daishonin, 'On Attaining Buddhahood in this Lifetime'.
The highlights include
1. 20 Years with Gohonzon
2. Two approaches for overcoming suffering
3. Religion is a privilege and not an obligation
4. Grasping the mystic truth
5. Daimoku of faith and Daimoku of action
6. Revealing Buddhahood just as you are
7. Three meanings of Myo
8. Is your life a complete pain in the backside?
9. I am Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
10. I’ve been doing all these activities and not getting benefit!

Great experience from Larry Congdon of Buffalo!
Music for tonights show comes from the Podsafe Music Network. We play Kind of Grey by Delaware and Goodnight Kiss from Phil Ayoub.
We forgot to say but will remember next time… the wonderful Quinn Hunter and Casey McGonigle are going to get married and they are the artwork for this weeks show! Congratulations!
Roxanne Rae has some great articles on anger
And Celine Dufay is appearing in Leocadia at Kings College London, Dates are Wed 30th Thurs 31st and Friday 1st June 7pm performances. Booking is available by the french dept- see more info from facebook. Email: kclfrenchplay@yahoo.co.uk
Thank you for listening!
If you have a question or an experience you would like to send us, write to karen@thejarretts.com or jason@thejarretts.com
If you get a moment, and you would like to, we would really appreciate it if you could write us a review on ITunes. Have a great week!

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_On_Attaining_Buddhahood.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22am PST

A Buddhist Podcast - Three Kinds of Treasure Part 2 Welcome to tonights show, the second half of the lecture on the letter from Nichiren Daishonin to Shijo Kingo, The Three Kinds of Treasure

  1. Picking up from Part 1
  2. Where does the Master/Disciple relationship come from?
  3. Daisaku Ikeda
  4. I would rather go to hell with you
  5. Complaining changes nothing
  6. Its rare to be born a human being
  7. Gain the trust of your community
  8. Three Kinds of Treasure
  9. Cherish the vow to work for human happiness
  10. Striving
Music for tonights show comes from the Podsafe Music Network. We play Building Our Own Future by Howard Jones and Inside of Me by Ivy League.
If you have a question or an experience you would like to send us, write to karen@thejarretts.com or jason@thejarretts.com
If you get a moment, and you would like to, we would really appreciate it if you could write us a review on ITunes. Have a great week!
Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_Three_Kinds_of_Treasure_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22pm PST

Tonights show is so full we had to get it out! With a wonderful lecture by Eileen Beckmann on Earthly Desires are Enlightenment, shoutouts and an experience from Matt McMillan.
We have music from Sandie Shaw, a 60th Birthday mix of "A Puppet on a String". Also, thanks to Promonet, we are able to play Black Labs track, "Mine Again", if you like the track buy it from ITunes on March 22nd as part of the Bumrush the Charts campaign!
Thank you so much for downloading the show, for your emails and for supporting the show.
Don't worry we will get Part 2 of The Three Kinds of Treasure out in the next couple of weeks, in the mean time, take care, stand tall and have a great week!
Email us with questions, feedback or experiences!
Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_Earthly_Desires.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:29pm PST

So we are back, life has been very busy indeed!

And tonights talk is based on the Gosho, Three Kinds of Treasure

  • Lighthouses
  • What is my purpose in life?
  • Master and Disciple
  • Our struggle
  • Winning where we are right now
  • Cliffhanger

Tonights music comes from the Podsafe Music Network. Vittoria Conn sings Mirror and Black Lab sing us out with Broken Heart. Thank you for listening, have a terrific week

Yorkshire Tea came from the wonderful Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate and while you are making a cuppa go and check out the Bum Rush the Charts campaign

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_Three_Kinds_of_Treasure_-_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:28pm PST

A Buddhist Podcast - The Hero of the World Happy New Year!
Tonights talk is based on the Gosho, The Hero of the World
  1. Shijo Kingo
  2. Is it daytime yet?
  3. Riding the waves of life
  4. Victory or defeat is a matter of the heart
  5. Buddhism is reason
  6. Daisaku Ikeda
  7. The fight of our lives
Tonights music comes from the Podsafe Music NetworkEoghan Colghan sings Planetary Woman and Move sing us out with Leave Your Problems. Yorkshire Tea came from the wonderful Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate and while you are making a cuppa you should have a mosey on over to Heidi Lorenz art gallery.
Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_The_Hero_of_the_World.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:10pm PST