A Buddhist Podcast

Practical Buddhism for living in the 21st Century.

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Welcome to a podcast that took a long time to write! Tonights show is about death and dying from a Buddhist perspective. My lecture is based on President Ikeda's lecture in Unlocking the Mysteries of Life and Death. I am also very grateful to Donna and Dash for sharing their experience!

Subjects include:

Nobody believes they are going to die

How do you want to feel when you die?

Near death experiences

5 stages of dying

3 paths into 3 virtues

And then there was one

Nam myoho renge kyo is not constrained by death

Eagle peak and mystical rendezvous

We are responsible for how we die

Of course we have some music on the show. First up we have the Canadian, Christie Grace, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network, playing her version of Joni Mitchells track, Both Sides Now. Beautiful voice! We also have the one and only Howard Jones, singing Building our own future. Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement. Have an amazing week! 

Direct download: Death_and_dying_part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28pm PST

Thank you so much for waiting. Welcome to the first show from our new home in Vancouver, Canada. Tonights lecture is based on some passages from a famous letter written by Nichiren Daishonin to his loyal disciple Shijo Kingo. My lecture is based on the first half of President Ikeda’s lecture on The Three Kinds of Treasure which can be found in SGI Newsletter No 7908. 

Shijo Kingo is in the middle of a huge struggle and has written to Nichiren for guidance in faith on how he should go forward. Some of the points we cover include:

Practicing as Nichiren taught

Encouraging each other revitalises the SGI

Treasuring others

The honest friendship of Nichiren and Shijo Kingo

Backgammon

Breakthroughs and victories

Huge targets and how we achieve them

The tragedy of jealousy

We have a lot of shout outs and almost as many questions! We play two tracks from the Podsafe Music Network on tonights show. First we play Falling by Grace Kelly and later we have Gravity by Geoff Smith (who does the intro music to the show!).

Thank you so much for listening and for your encouragement, support and patience while we have been moving! Have the best week of your lives and take great care of each other.

Direct download: The_three_kinds_of_treasure.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:49pm PST