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A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning more about Buddhist philosophy.

A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning more about Buddhist philosophy.
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Location:

Park City,, UT

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A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning more about Buddhist philosophy.

Twitter:

@noahrasheta

Language:

English


Episodes

111 - Resisting Our Demons

10/13/2019
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In this podcast episode, I will discuss the Zen Koan titled "The Real Miracle". I will also share the story/teaching of Milarepa and the Demons he resisted in his cave and how that story can help us with our own demons. I also share a new Zen koan at the end of the episode for you to work with this week.

Duration:00:20:59

110 - Unhappily Headed Towards Happiness

9/28/2019
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Often we find ourselves unhappily headed towards happiness. Thinking that once we arrive, we will suddenly not be how we've been all along. In this podcast episode, I will talk about Bodhidharma's beard and the koan that invites us to look closer at ourselves and others.

Duration:00:18:54

109 - Finding Your True Self

9/12/2019
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What happens when we break through the conceptual fog that often blinds us from seeing ourselves as we really are? In this podcast episode, I will talk about the idea of finding your true self. I will also discuss a few more zen koans including "MU" and "Temper".

Duration:00:15:32

108 - Important Things To Think About Often

9/1/2019
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The Buddha taught that there are five important things we should think about often. These are commonly referred to as the Five Remembrances. In this episode, I will talk about the five remembrances and how remembering these important things often can lead to a more mindful and fulfilling life.

Duration:00:18:35

107 - Learning To Be Silent

8/25/2019
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In this podcast episode, I discuss three more Zen Koans: Joshu's Zen, The Gates of Paradise, and Learning to be Silent. I will share what these koans mean to me and how I interpret the lessons of these koans in my own day-to-day life.

Duration:00:24:29

106 - Everything Is Best

8/15/2019
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In this episode, I share three more Zen koans and what they mean to me. Calling card, Everything is Best, and Inch Time Foot Gem. Thank you for listening and for being a part of this journey with me. Until next time!

Duration:00:19:19

105 - Open Your Own Treasure House

8/7/2019
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We generally value answers more than we do questions but what if the bigger treasure in the pursuit of answers is to be found in the question itself? In this podcast episode I will share my thoughts regarding the koan: Open Your Own Treasure House.

Duration:00:21:17

104 - A Limited View

7/29/2019
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In this episode, I will discuss the Buddhist teaching of the Elephant and the blind men and how my understanding of having a limited view affects the type of questions I ask about myself, others, and life in general. I will also talk about how I use Facebook as a place to practice mindfulness.

Duration:00:26:24

103 - Making Time For Nothing

7/15/2019
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Is nothing something? What happens when we make time for nothing? In this episode, I will explore the idea of boredom and how mastering boredom could be one of the great benefits of mindfulness practice.

Duration:00:13:03

102 - Never Lost

7/3/2019
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"Having no destination, I am never lost." In this podcast episode, I will share some of my favorite quotes by Ikkyu Shojun. I will also explain one of my new favorite quotes that's been floating in my head..."Having no certainty, I am never wrong."

Duration:00:28:33

101 - What's Your Sideshow?

6/24/2019
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A sideshow is a diverting incident or issue that distracts attention from something more important, the real show. In Buddhist practice, we strive to understand the sideshows we are often presenting to ourselves and to the world. What's the real show behind the sideshow?

Duration:00:23:38

100 - Keep Going

5/31/2019
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100 episodes! What an exciting milestone! In this podcast episode, I will talk about one of my favorite expressions/teachings from Sensei Kubose. "Keep Going" has become one of my go-to reminders about life in general.

Duration:00:29:59

99 - Presence Podcast Interview

5/21/2019
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Audio from a recent interview I did on Presence Podcast about Life Lessons. Are the stories you tell yourself real? How do you deal with your most sensitive emotions? Is there such a thing as good and bad? How do you define love? If you enjoy this episode, check out the Presence Podcast at: http://presencepodcast.com/

Duration:00:39:50

98 - The Rascal Behind The Curtain

5/6/2019
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Sometimes when we peek behind the curtain, we discover something that we wish we didn't know. Imagine what it would be like to peek behind the curtain of the mind only to see yourself peeking behind the curtain of the mind. Discovering that what you have been searching for is who is searching. In this episode, I will discuss the idea of the rascal behind the curtain.

Duration:00:20:28

97 - Dependent Origination

4/25/2019
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To understand dependent origination is to understand that nothing has independent, permanent, or absolute existence. Everything is part of a web of countless interconnections and the web is always changing. Everything arises from complex causes and conditions, and in turn, combines with other things to produce countless effects. If we learn to pause the chain of reactivity at certain key points, the course of existence can be altered and effects prevented by eliminating their causes.

Duration:00:28:51

96 - What If The Problem Is The Problem?

4/14/2019
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Pema Chodron says: "The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.” What does that mean? How do we give ourselves difficult times? And perhaps more importantly, how could we be giving ourselves difficult times and not even know that we are doing it?

Duration:00:16:42

95 - Levels Of Morality

4/2/2019
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What does it mean to be moral? Is morality just a form of obedience? In this episode, I will talk about the concept of levels of morality and how at a certain level, it's no longer about obeying the rules, it's about doing what seems right given the entire set of circumstances.

Duration:00:17:47

94 - Obstacles on the Path - The Five Hindrances

3/21/2019
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The Buddha taught that there are five hindrances or obstacles to realizing enlightenment. These obstacles are commonly referred to in Buddhist teachings as “The Five Hindrances” of desire, aversion, disinterest, agitation, and indecision. These mental states are considered to be obstacles because they keep us from being mindful.

Duration:00:25:29

93 - Stepping Into Groundlessness

3/6/2019
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Buddhist teachings and concepts often challenge us to think differently about life. They challenge us to question the stories we’ve come to believe about ourselves and about reality but perhaps none more than the idea of stepping into groundlessness.

Duration:00:20:29

92 - Your Inner Compass

2/20/2019
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Buddhist teachings are always pointing inward. When we put these teachings into practice, we are learning to look inside ourselves and to understand ourselves a little bit better than before. In this episode, I will discuss an experience I had last week where I ended up having to trust my own inner compass over the advice of my GPS.

Duration:00:22:50