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Welcome back to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. Tonight we the penultimate chapter from the wonderful William Woollard reading Chapter 15 of his popular book, The Reluctant Buddhist. 

Lots of shoutout tonight! We play two great tracks of music tonight. The first is Smile by the our friend Robin Lukas. The second is by Alison Crowe who sings This Little Bird. Our thanks to the  the Podsafe Music Network at musically.com. 

 

If you would like to for us to give you a shout out on the show, click the link on the left hand side of our website "Shoutouts". If you have a great experience of practicing this Buddhism that you would be happy for us to read on the show, you can click the link for Experiences on the site!

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to listen to the show. Have a victorious week.

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_The_Reluctant_Buddhist_-_Chapter_15.mp3
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Welcome to tonights episode of A Buddhist Podcast, thank you for taking the time to download! Tonights lectures is based on President Ikeda's lecture on the first part of a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin to a lady called Nichimyo Shonin. The letter is called The Supremacy of the Law. Themes from this lecture include:

Wir sind das Volk

Be the change

The heroine, Nichimyo

No laws can change the human heart

Practice Buddhism to become a great human being

The Lotus Sutra is the broadband of Buddhism

If the Dragon Kings daughter can reveal Buddhahood - So Can We

We cannot allow people to suffer because of the terrible leaders we have

Our courage ripples out to encourage others

Help everyone we meet discover their greatness

The music tonight is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network at Musicalley.com. We play Planetary Woman by Eoghan Colgan and Inside of Me by the Ivy League.

Once again, if you want a shout out on the show, write and let us know or click the link on the left hand side of our website "Shoutouts". If you have a great experience of practicing this Buddhism that you would be happy for us to read on the show, you can click the link for Experiences on the site!

Thank you so much for listening, take care and have a fantastic week.

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_The_Supremacy_of_the_Law_-_Part_1.mp3
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Welcome to another show! It has been a really long time, thank you for bearing with us. Jason has new work that requires a lot of hours and travel that we are still getting used to!

On tonights show we have a lecture on the letter that Nichiren Daishonin wrote to the Ikegami brothers in 1275, its called simply, “Letter to the Brothers”. Tonights lecture is based on President Ikeda’s lecture from SGI Newsletter 7832 and subjects include:

  • Buddhism is about overcoming negativity
  • Walking the talk, the first three presidents of the Soka Gakkai
  • The Dad, the priest, the wives and the brothers
  • Faith is believing in peoples greatness
  • We lose because of fear and influence
  • We win because of wisdom and courage
  • Three obstacles and four devils
  • Will power is not enough
  • United in purpose
  • Master your mind
  • Change within creates change without

We have wonderful experiences from Jay Osburn in Michigan (The artwork for this episode is of Charley) and Gerald White in Las Vegas in the US. We have shoutouts that really span the world and of course music. On tonights show we play Days of Summer by Now is Now and Lucky Day by Stavia, both courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network on musicalley.com

We send you our very best for a truly wonderful week and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your support and encouragement!

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_Letter_to_the_Brothers_-_Aug_2010.mp3
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Welcome back to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. Tonight we very fortunate to have William Woollard reading about the Buddhist view of eternal life in Chapter 14 of his popular book, The Reluctant Buddhist.
We have great experiences from Jane Moorhouse in France, Lance Fallin in Arizona and Eleanor Khartchenko in Italy. As usual we have some great music for you. The first two tracks we play are from the Podsafe Music Network at musically.com. We playGeoff Smith (the creator of our theme music) who performs is famous track, Not on the radio. The second track is by the talented young Australian, Lee Coulter, who performs She fell in love with the mirror. Finally we have a wonderful song written by Howard Jones and Dunkan Sheik and performed by Howard Jones on his Album, Ordinary Heroes, its called Someone You Need. Our sincere thanks to Howard Jones for the permission to play this track on the show.
If you would like to for us to give you a shout out on the show, click the link on the left hand side of our website "Shoutouts". If you have a great experience of practicing this Buddhism that you would be happy for us to read on the show, you can click the link for Experiences on the site!
Thank you to everyone for taking the time to listen to the show. Have a truly amazing week.
Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_The_Reluctant_Buddhist_-_Chapter_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43am PST

We are back with another show! On tonights show we ahve the wonderful William Woollard reading Chapter 13 from his best selling book, The Reluctant Buddhist. We also have experiences from Claudia Blaszynzky in Sacramento and Robert 'Skip' Williams in Hong Kong. 
We play three tracks tonight! We have Danko Jones with First Date, Robin Lukas with Smile and Beth Thornley with Mr Lovely! We would like to thank Robin Lukas for letting us play Smile and also express our thanks to Musicalley.com for making the music of Danko Jones and Beth Thornley available for us to play.
We have shoutouts, truly from all over the world. Also tonight we include some of the unedited audio from the live video, "Behind the Scenes with A Buddhist Podcast". In the show tonight we make reference to Xavier Picks Peace exhibition and the forthcoming meeting of the SGI-UK Education Division meeting.
On the site you will notice a new heading on the right, called shoutouts, click the link and send us your shoutout, this way we make sure we don't lose any of your precious names.
If you have a question, an experience that you would like to share with us, get in touch, we love hearing from you.

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement, it always means so much to us. Have a wonderful week!
Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_The_Reluctant_Buddhist_-_Chapter_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:57am PST

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights show we have a lecture on the letter that Nichiren Daishonin wrote to Sennichi-ama, its called The Drum at the Gate of Thunder. Subjects include:


Hope spreads like fire


Sennichi-ama the sincere disciple


What does it mean to make an offering to the Lotus Sutra?


Open the storehouse of your life


Blossom with hope


Even Devadatta attains Buddhahood


Women with the heart of a Lion King


Igniting the field of our unhappy karma


Did they die in the state of Buddhahood?


The Drum at the Gate of Thunder


Merely seeing my mentor . . . 


Thanks to the wonderful talent of the great Phil Campbell (follow him on twitter at @philcampbell) tonights show was streamed live on Bambuser and a recording of the unedited version of tonights show can be seen on our website.


Shoutouts run out to our friends from across the globe!


We play music from the very talented Jody Gnant, who sings her track, Great Day. We also play O'amanhecer (Dawn) by Paul Kouatchou, a beautiful song sung in Portuguese!


From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for listening to the show tonight and for all your support. Have a truly amazing week.



 
Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_The_Drum_at_the_Gate_of_Thunder.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights show we have the generous William Woollard who reads Chapter 12 from his book, The Reluctant Buddhist! We also have Jason reading President Ikeda’s editorial from 16th March 2010.

On tonights show we have two great tracks to play for you. The first is Tears in the Rain by The Palpitations. The second track comes from Music Alley and is This Little Bird by Allison Crowe. Our thanks to The Palpitations and Allison Crowe for making their music available to us.

We have the shoutouts as well and news that the podcast is being listened to in 98 countries around the world!

Thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we value it so much. Have a fantastic week!

 
Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_The_Reluctant_Buddhist_-_Chapter_12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35am PST

We are back with another show! On tonights show we are very lucky to have a wonderful talk by Howard Hill from London in the UK!
We also have music! We play Lonely Boy by Black Lab, Dharani by Robin Lukas and Goodbye Southern Skies by David McMillin.
We have an experience from Chris Yearley in Cyprus and the usual shoutouts!
Thank you to everyone who encouraged and supported Jason during his recent trip to Austin and Sacramento. Your emails and support are a constant encouragement. Have a wonderful week!

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_The_One_with_Howard_Hill.mp3
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A Buddhist Podcast - The Reluctant Buddhist - Chapter 11 We have fought to create the space to bring you tonights show! On this show we have the gracious and kind William Woollard reading Chapter 11 from his book, The Reluctant Buddhist. Its a very interesting chapter called, A Long and Healthy Life. The Reluctant Buddhist is selling extraordinarily well throughout the world and we understand is soon to be published in Spanish as well!

In addition, we an experience from Beth Bradley in Austin, Texas, USA. We have news about the forthcoming Iphone App for the show and the Ebooks of the lectures that will soon be available. We have shoutouts that cover the world, literally! We are also very pleased to have a poem called Sunflowers from the amazing Bob Kemp.

We have two tracks to play you tonight. The first is The World Is Yours by Stuart Powell and the second is a very catchy tune by Matt Boreham, its called Conversations! We would like to thank both of them for letting us play their music on the show.

Jason is going to be at SXSW in Austin Texas from the 10 - 16th March and if you are there he would love to meet you! On the 17th March Jason will be in Sacramento and would love the opportunity to meet with you there as well!

Thank you for your support and encouragement, we do appreciate it so much. Have a fantastic week!

Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_The_Reluctant_Buddhist_-_Chapter_11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:41am PST

Happy New Year Everyone! On tonights show we have the stalwart William Woollard reading Chapter 10, 'The Challenge of Change' from his book, The Reluctant Buddhist. Jason reads SGI President Ikeda's New Year Message and Karen reads two great experiences from young women in England and the United States. As usual we have shoutouts that cross the globe and some great music! Tonight we play Harley Loudon's track, "Will You Listen" on the PMN. Also on the PMN we play Stingrays great track, '143'. Not on the PMN, but recorded in our kitchen we also play a new track called, 'Rocks for Gold' by the one and only Jimmy Golding. There is a competition, if you have one of our new decals, you can take a photograph of where you have put it and post it on Flickr.com or elsewhere and send the link and your mail address and size to us on the show. The image we like best, wins a TShirt! Jason is going to be in Austin, Texas for SXSW, if you are there and want to meet up then send us an email. Thank you all for your fantastic support and please take great care of yourselves wherever you are. Have a wonderful week.
Direct download: A_Buddhist_Podcast_-_The_Reluctant_Buddhist_-_Chapter_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:44am PST