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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?

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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
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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
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Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! Wow, twice in a month, this is a nice rhythm! Thank you for taking the time to download the show. Tonight we are proud to present our dear friend William Woollard, reading the introduction to his wonderful new book, Buddhism and the Science of Happiness. The printed book is also available on Amazon and elsewhere, and having heard and read quite a lot of it, I have to say it is a great book!

Tonight's music comes from Mevio.com. We play Katie Herzig's track, "Sweeter than this" and the Cornish band, All the Fires, playing their track, The Anchor Song.

As usual, if you would like a shout out or to submit an experience, click the links on the right. You can also send them to us via the iPhone and Android apps for the show that are now available. Thank you so much again for all your support and encouragement. Have a wonderful, safe week and take care of yourselves and the people around you.


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.

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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.

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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
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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
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