A Buddhist Podcast

Practical Buddhism for living in the 21st Century.

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Thank you for downloading this show and welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. On tonights show we have a lecture from Jason. The lecture is based on President Ikeda's third lecture on Nichiren Daishonins letter, On Practicing the Buddha's Teachings. Here is a snifter of some the subjects we cover:

  • Sitting down to study with the Buddha
  • Handing over responsibility to the youth
  • Practicing as the Buddha taught
  • Changing ourselves changes the world
  • Compassion amidst our struggle
  • Doing the right thing
  • Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
  • A real king in the religious world

We have a very moving experience from Sharon in Hong Kong as well as shoutouts that criss cross the globe! Courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network, we play Some People Say from the Saucier album by Ed & Jojo aka the Supersuckers and quite possibly one of our most favourite tracks, Great Day by Jody Gnant!

Thank you so much for listening to the show, we really appreciate your encouragement and supporting emails and contacts. Please take great care of each other and have a most fabulous week.

Direct download: On_Practicing_the_Buddhas_Teachings_part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08am PDT

We are back with a very full show for you tonight. We have the wonderful William Woollard reading from his new book, Buddhism and the science of happiness. Tonight he reads Chapters 12 and 13! Great news that his earlier book, The Reluctant Buddhist is now available in Spanish!

Also tonight we were very lucky to have the amazing Lucille Barclay who came to our home to give her experience and took part in the show as well! 

We play four tracks tonight from the Podsafe Music Network. First up is Stavia with Lucky Day, then Wonder by the Fire Apes, Rocky Votolato with White Daisy Passing and finally Can't Believe by Pippa Rogers. 

As usual we have shout outs and we pop a bottle of champagne to celebrate 6 years of doing the show and 1.3 million downloads! Have a fabulous week everyone!

Direct download: Buddhism_and_the_science_of_happiness_-_chapters_12_and_13.mp3
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We are back with another show! Tonight we have William Woollard reading Chapter 11 of his great book, Buddhism and the science of happiness.

Also we have an experience from the wonderful Steve Sant (picture of both of us in the artwork for this show!) and music from the Podsafe Music Network. We play two songs from the band, Black Lab. You might want to turn it up, and some of you might want to turn it down for their tracks, Broken Heart and Without You!

Shoutouts and chat from Karen and Jason. Thank you so much for listening. Have a wonderful week wherever you are.

Direct download: Buddhism_and_the_science_of_happiness_-_Chapter_11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:26pm PDT

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights show we have the wonderful William Woollard reading from his amazing book, Buddhism and science of happiness. Tonigh he reads Chapter 10!

Also on the show we have music from Nick Daugherty who sings Movin' Higher and the great band, a long time favourite of ours, Carbon Leaf with The War Was in Colour. Both tracks tonight are available for us to play thanks to the Podsafe Music Network at Mevio.

We have shoutouts and banter between Karen and Jason. Thank you again for listening. Take great care and have a fabulous week!

Direct download: Buddhism_and_the_science_of_happiness_-_Chapter_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:45pm PDT

Welcome back to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! We have been away travelling, but we are back with a lecture for you based on President Ikeda's lecture from SGI Newsletter NL7973XV. The lecture is about a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin called, "On Practicing The Buddha's Teachings". Themes include:

My first campaign

The correct teacher

Four powers

The brave question

42 years of preparation

Golden words

Shakabuku and Shoju

Practicing correctly

As usual our music tonight comes from Podsafe Music Network at Musicalley.com. We play Round the Bend by Adrina Thorpe and Anywhere Under The Moon by the Dala Girls. 

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 wonderful week.

Direct download: On_practicing_the_Buddhas_teachings.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:54am PDT

We are so pleased to be back with you tonight with another show! We have William Woollard reading chapters 8 and 9 from his great book, Buddhism and the science of the happiness!

We have music from the Podsafe Music Network who are currently having their website upgraded for a better experience so check it out! The music we play is from Phil Ayoub who sings Goodnight Kiss, Dala with their great track Levi Blues and the amazing Stavia singing one of our favourites, Lucky Day.

We have the shoutouts and our travel itinerary for the next frew months. Have a fantastic week everyone!

Direct download: Buddhism_and_the_science_of_happiness_chapter_8_and_9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:02pm PDT

Here we are again for another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights packed show we begin with the wonderful William Woollard reading chapter 7 from his book, Buddhism and the science of happiness. The book is available on Amazon and is in English, Italian and Spanish and probably many more languages in the future.

Dash and Donna from Sacramento join us in our kitchen for the shout outs and for an amazing experience from Stevie Knights.

Tonights music again comes from the great folks at Mevio.com. We play two older tracks tonight, Title and Registration by Deathcab for Cutie and the very talented Matthew Ebel sings I Know Your There..

If you want a shout out on the show, let us know by clicking the link on the left hand side of our website "Shoutouts", or you can send us a note if you have the iPhone, IPad or Android app for A Buddhist Podcast. 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 to submit your experiences on the site!

Thank you so much for continuing to listen, have a wonderful week, stay safe and look after yourself and everyone around you.

Direct download: Buddhism_and_the_Science_of_Happiness_-_Chapter_7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20am PDT

Tonights show is very full! We have the wonderful William Woollard reading chapters 5 and 6 from his amazing book, Buddhism and the Science of Happiness. We play three tracks tonight. Spoons and Winning Hand by Sheri Miller are from her brand new album, Winning Hand. Our thanks to thePodsafe Music Network for facilitating the playing of tonights music. To finish the show we play the wake up track, Love is True by The Palpitations.If you like Karen's wonderful voice, listen in to her swiss german making a brief vocal appearance! Shoutouts to friends across the globe! Take great care and have a fabulous week. Thank you so much for listening.

Direct download: Buddhism_and_the_Science_of_Happiness_-_Chapter_5_and_6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:13pm PDT

Welcome to another evening of A Buddhist Podcast!. Tonight we are very fortunate to be able to have William Woollard reading Chapter 4 from his new book, Buddhism and the Science of Happiness. Congratulations to William on the books recent translation into Spanish as well!

We have two tracks from the Podsafe Music Network to play for you tonight. First off, we have Spencer Lee singing Burnin the Bed. Second we have the wonderful Lascivious Biddies with Hell of a Boy.

We have another run of shout outs as well! Thank you so much for continuing to listen to the show, we have just gone over the million downloads milestone with Libsyn. Thank you for being with us. Have a wonderful week!

Direct download: Buddhism_and_Science_of_Happiness_-_Chapter_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:30pm PDT

Jason is back from Japan and we are back with another show! Tonight we have a lecture for you on Nichiren Daishonin’s writing, “Letter to Jakunichi-Bo”. Based on Newsletter 7676, this is the second time Jason has lectured on this writing, but it’s so different! Themes include:

Forging ordinary human beings into buddhas

Gohonzon, a blue print for Buddhahood

What are the odds being able to practice

The four virtues

Bodhisattva Superior Practices

Three powerful enemies

The right teacher

Three presidents

Johan Galtung

Tonight we have music from the Podsafe Music Network. We play Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros singing Coma Girl and Kelly Brock with Cowboy Boots and Levis. We have shoutouts and a quick catch up with Jason’s last few weeks. The artwork for tonights show is of the cherry blossom in Tokyo last week.

Thank you so much for waiting and for taking the time to download the show. Have a fabulous week!

Direct download: Letter_to_Jakunichi-Bo_April_2011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:04am PDT