A Buddhist Podcast

Practical Buddhism for living in the 21st Century.

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A few weeks ago we had the good fortune of having William Woollard, Matt MacMillan and Karen and myself sat around our kitchen table. We read two lovely experiences about relationships with mothers, one from two sisters in India, Bipasha van der Zijde & Bishaka Dalvi. The other experience was from Kelvin Lam. 

We swapped stories and experiences and played music from the Podsafe music including, Levi Blues by the Lala Girls, Mine Again by Black Lab and Yael Naim with New Soul.

The editing took some time and I was able to get the file ready to the digital work on the plane to Brisbane, where when we land I hope to post online!

Thank you very much everyone for the many birthday wishes you were kind enough to send and for all your good wishes about our forthcoming move to Vancouver. We are continuing to study hard and have started writing the lecture for the next show, so bear with us as we embark on the next crazy adventure. I think its about time we shared an experience of how we have done this, what do you think?

Direct download: abp_the_four_of_us.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm PST

Longer than we expected but none the less, here we are again with the second of a two part lecture on a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin to Shiiji Shiro in 1261. The letter is called A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering. This lecture is based on SGI President Ikedas lecture in SGI Newsletter 8518. It was a challenge to get this done and I suspect you may need to listen a couple of times to pick up all the points. Subjects include:

  • a ship to cross the water,
  • five flavours,
  • discarding earlier teachings,
  • unfurling the sail, 3000 realms,
  • middle way,
  • leaving the dock of our karma,
  • tickets of faith,
  • the good ship SGI.

We have shoutouts and a question about chanting for stuff! We play Howard Jones singing Building Our Own Future and courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network we play Let me know by the Fire Apes. Thank you for your constant encouragement, it means so much to us. Click on the link on the left hand side of the website if you want a shout out on the show. Take great care and have a fantastic week. Thank you for listening.

Direct download: A_ship_to_cross_the_sea_of_suffering_part_2.mp3
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We are back with the first of a two part lecture on a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin called A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering. The lecture is based on SGI President Ikeda’s guidance in SGI Newsletter 8518 which was giving in May this year.

Subjects we cover include:

Connecting our hearts to those around us

Who was Shiiji Shiro?

See like Li Lou, hear like Shih K’uang

Faith rooted in action

Teaching others about Buddhism

The voice does the Buddha’s work

A single sentence or phrase

Karen reads a wonderful experience by Sue Davis from Essex in the UK. We also have some great music starting off with Smile by Robin Lukas (written by Barbara Pool). We also play Lucky Day by Stavia and $12.99 by Dave Potts from the Podsafe Music Network. 

We have lots of shouts outs as well! Thank you all so much for supporting and encouraging us! 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: A_ship_to_cross_the_sea_of_suffering_part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:56am PST

Well finally we are back with another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! Its been a long gap since the last show, so thank you for your patience.

On tonights show Jason and Karen give a lecture on a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin called Letter to Nakaoki. The lectures is based on the lecture given by SGI President Ikeda in SGI Newsletter 8294. Subjects we cover include:

Buddhism before Nichiren

Individuals create change

Buddhism in daily life

Protection from within invites protection from without

Compassionate correction

Hoisting the banner of Buddhism

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Eagle Peak

How do you want to die?

Karens talk

Lives that contribute

We have shout outs that criss cross the globe. We have a great experience from Anuraag Khanna We play a great track, Happy, by Adrianne Richards from the Podsafe Music Network. We also play an independent track that we fell in love with called Right Here by Annette Beja.

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: ABP_Letter_to_the_Lay_Priest_Nakaoki.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22am PST

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights show we have William Woollard reading the last part of Buddhism and the science of happiness, Appendix B. This is the show that is for every beginner you have ever wanted to have something to say, "Here, listen to this, this is the basics of Buddhism!"

By popular demand we have some more questions that we do our best to answer as well as the traditional shootouts!

In addition, we have music from the Podsafe Music Network. We play England by the great band, Great Big Sea and When We Are Old by Molly Magdalain.

This is the first show that we use the new octa capture interface from Roland, so let us know what you make of the sound, we want to improve!

Have a fabulous week and thank you so much for listening.

Direct download: Buddhism_and_the_science_of_happiness_-_Appendix_B.mp3
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Wow! This show was a challenge to bring you! In the first part of the show which we recorded last week we have William Woollard giving a lecture on Nichiren Daishonin's writing called, The Offering of the Mud Pie. Its a terrific lecture and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording it!

A good friend of the show sent us an email and Karen and Jason talk about their reactions and thoughts to it. During the editing, Jason wished he had said more about gratitude in his answer, but then that will be coming up in a lecture soon! Let us know what you think of this section, if its popular we might do some more!

We have music from the podsafe music network tonight. Firstly, we play David Ushers track, The Music, from his successful album Strange Birds. We close with a wonderful track from Adrina Thorpes album, Halflight and Shadows called Everything Changes.

Thank you for taking the time to download the show and listen. Have a fantastic week and take great care of yourselves.

Direct download: The_Offering_of_the_Mud_Pie.mp3
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And we are back with A Buddhist Podcast! Thank you for downloading the show! Tonight we have William Woollard reading Chapter 16 and Appendix A from Buddhism and the science of happiness. We also have an experience from Uri Rosenrauch in New York City, which was so much fun to read and record.

As usual we have shoutouts from all over the world and music from the Podsafe Music Network. We play Reach Out by Beatrice Ericsson, Not on the radio by Geoff Smith and 143 by the Australian band, Stingray!

Take great care and have a fabulous week! 

Direct download: Buddhism_and_the_science_of_happiness_-_Chapter_16_and_Appendix_A.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:09pm PST

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. Thank you for taking the time to download and listen to this show. On tonights show we have William Woollard back in the kitchen to read Chapter 15 from his amazing book, Buddhism and the science of happiness.

Jason talks about his brief trip to SGI headquarters and we have shout outs and of course music. Music from tonights show comes from the Podsafe Music Network a part of the Mevio group. Chris Ayer sings Awake and the Dala Girls are back with Anywhere under the moon.

Take care and have a wonderful week.

Direct download: Buddhism_and_the_science_of_happiness_-_Chapter_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:05am PST

Thank you for taking the time to download and listen to the show. We are back with another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. On tonights show we read an editorial written by SGI President Ikeda encouraging young women and we play a recording in which William Woollard interviews Karen and Jason about the podcast.

As usual we have shout outs that criss cross the globe and some great music. On tonights show we play a song written by an SGI - UK member and sung by Olivia and Florence when they were 6 and 9 years old respectively. We play Cardboard Dreams by the very talented Ellie Jamison from Cambridge in the UK, listen to the lyrics, its really well written. Also we have two great tracks from the Podsafe Music Network, the amazing Molly Magdalain singing a track that definitely gets to Jason, its called Movin On. We finish with the amazing Dala Girls who sing Levi Blues that somehow always gets us smiling!

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: William_interviews_Karen_and_Jason.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:50am PST

Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights show we have the wonderful William Woollard reading chapter 14 from Buddhism and the science of happiness.

We have two tracks from the Podsafe Music Network. Firstly we play What To Do With Michael by the Candy Butchers. Secondly we play a new artist to the show, Molly Magdalain singing Gentle War from her album The Open Road. 

As usual we have the shoutouts and chat from us. Thank you so much for listening, take care and have a great week.

Direct download: Buddhism_and_the_science_of_happiness_-_Chapter_14.mp3
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