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This Podcast is a free show about the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin. Jason and Karen are members of the Soka Gakkai. Every two weeks they take a Buddhist study point and do their best to make it easy to understand and of use to anyone who listens. Practical Buddhism for living in the 21st Century, not beside a remote lake or mountainside but in the midst of daily life, with a job to do, a house to run and children to raise.

This Podcast is a free show about the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin. Jason and Karen are members of the Soka Gakkai. Every two weeks they take a Buddhist study point and do their best to make it easy to understand and of use to anyone who listens. Practical Buddhism for living in the 21st Century, not beside a remote lake or mountainside but in the midst of daily life, with a job to do, a house to run and children to raise.
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This Podcast is a free show about the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin. Jason and Karen are members of the Soka Gakkai. Every two weeks they take a Buddhist study point and do their best to make it easy to understand and of use to anyone who listens. Practical Buddhism for living in the 21st Century, not beside a remote lake or mountainside but in the midst of daily life, with a job to do, a house to run and children to raise.

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ABP - The Case for Buddhism Chapter 5 - Ethics, some music and experiences

7/29/2018
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Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! Tonight William Woollard reads Chapter 5, Buddhism and Ethics from his book, The Case for Buddhism. Its a great chapter that I’ve learned a lot from. Williams use of accessible language makes this a great book to give people who know nothing about Buddhism. We play a fun track by Robin Lukas called How are you? I love it! As soon as there is an official final version, we will post links here! After getting some emails from listeners with...

Duration:01:17:46

ABP - The Case for Buddhism Chapter 5 and more chat

6/8/2018
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Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast! Tonight William Woollard reads Chapter 5, Buddhism and the Problem Paradox from his book, The Case for Buddhism. I chat for a while about my life and share a recent understanding I've developed about a writing from Nichiren to a disciple going through challenging times! We play a wonderful track that matches my summer, Chianti and Olives by the amazing Robin Lukas. You can buy the track on Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby. Feels great to post...

Duration:00:50:56

ABP - The Case for Buddhism Chapter 4 and a quick catch up

5/21/2018
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Welcome to the first show of 2018. We start tonights show with a chapter from William Woollard's book that sits alongside chapter 3, its a simple chapter about Nichiren Daishonin, the Buddha who’s teachings we follow. This is such a great book to give to friends and relatives who want to know more as it explains concepts in easy to understand english and is jargon free! I loved editing Chapter 4 and I hope you get as much out of it as I did. We play two tracks from the wonderful Robin...

Duration:01:00:13

A Buddhist Podcast

8/23/2016
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Welcome back to A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights show we have William Woollard reading Chapter 3, from his new book, The Case For Buddhism! In the second half of the show Karen hears an experience from Vancouver Womens Division member, Joely! We have music from the Podsafe Music Network! We play the Dala Girls track, Hockey Sweater, from their album, Girls from the North Country. Thank you so much for everything, enjoy the show. Such a delight to put out another podcast!

Duration:01:04:33

ABP - The Case for Buddhism Part 2, Chapter 2 and the Junkie Buddha Interview

7/26/2016
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Welcome back to A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights show we have Part 2 of Chapter two from William Woollard reading from his new book, The Case For Buddhism! In the second half of the show Karen interviews the amazing Diane Esguerra about her new book, Junkie Buddha! We have music from the Podsafe Music Network! We play the Chris Ayer track, Awake, from his album, Don't Go Back To Sleep. Thank you so much for everything, enjoy the show. Such a delight to put out another podcast!

Duration:00:59:48

The Case for Buddhism Part 1

1/24/2015
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Welcome back to A Buddhist Podcast! On tonights show we have William Woollard reading from his new book, The Case For Buddhism! William reads Chapter 1 and part 1 of Chapter 2. It includes a refreshingly honest experience from William on how he started to practice! Of course we have music from the Podsafe Music Network! We play the lively Nick Rave track called - The Heaven Empire Radio Edit and Christie Grace with a really mellow tune called Lions Roar. Thank you so much for all your...

Duration:01:05:16

On Practicing the Buddha's Teachings - February 2nd 2014

2/3/2014
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Welcome to the first show of the year! Tonights Jason lectures on the writing, On Practicing The Buddha's Teachings. His lecture is based on President Ikeda's lectures series from The Teaching for Victory. Some of the theme for tonight include: From provisional to true How did Buddhism get so confused Former, middle and latter day of the law An accursed time Changing our minds The banner of our behaviour Archers of the mystic law Three carts and the burning house Shakabuku,...

Duration:01:32:53

Death and dying part 1

7/6/2013
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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...

Duration:01:09:54

The Three Kinds of Treasure

4/21/2013
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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...

Duration:01:07:59

The four of us at the kitchen table

11/24/2012
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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...

Duration:01:20:33

A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering – Part 2

10/8/2012
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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: We have shoutouts and a question about chanting for...

Duration:00:53:40

A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering - Part 1

9/9/2012
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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...

Duration:01:23:28

Letter to the Lay Priest Nakaoki

6/17/2012
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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...

Duration:01:16:03

Buddhism and the science of happiness - Appendix B

4/15/2012
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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...

Duration:01:17:45

The Offering of the Mud Pie

4/1/2012
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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...

Duration:01:14:05

Buddhism and the science of happiness - Chapter 16 and Appendix A

3/13/2012
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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,...

Duration:00:51:51

Buddhism and the science of happiness - Chapter 15

2/19/2012
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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...

Duration:00:43:44

William interviews Karen and Jason

1/29/2012
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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...

Duration:01:13:08

Buddhism and the science of happiness - chapter 14

1/14/2012
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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...

Duration:00:42:49

On Practicing the Buddhas Teachings - part 2

12/24/2011
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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: 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...

Duration:01:15:35