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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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Episodes

ABP – The Case for Buddhism – Buddhism and Money

12/3/2018
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Welcome back to another new podcast! Sadly I was not able to finish part 2 of The Drum at the Gate of Thunder, but we do have the amazing William Woollard reading Chapter 11 from his wonderful book, The Case For Buddhism. Its all about Buddhism and money! Tonight we play a jaunty little jazz number by the amazing Robin Lukas, its called Le Fin and it from her album, Chianti and Olives! We will back soon, have a great week!

Duration:00:39:31

A Buddhist Podcast - The Drum at the Gate of Thunder

11/16/2018
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Tonights episode is the first of a few lectures on a letter Nichiren Daishonin wrote to Sennichi-Ama known as The Drum at the Gate of Thunder. As the first lecture in some time, Jason talks about Buddhist study and goes into some depth on the background to this letter. He starts to explain some of the first passages and then, realizing he has run out of time, rather abruptly ends. Seriously, he has already started writing the next part! The podcast finishes with a wonderful song by the...

Duration:00:42:06

ABP – The Case for Buddhism – Negativity and Anger

10/29/2018
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Well, this one might come as a surprise! After reading the news last week and thinking about the news of this week and next, I thought I would try and get a lead on it with two brilliant talks from William Woollard on Negativity and Anger. William reads from his book The Case For Buddhism I felt both of these chapters would be a compliment to one another and something to hold in mind as we go through these turbulent times. To keep our spirits up, Robin Lukas sings "Smile" from her album...

Duration:01:02:51

ABP – The Case for Buddhism – Buddhism in Daily Life

10/20/2018
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Welcome to a fresh new podcast! William Woollard reads Chapter 8 from his very readable book, The Case For Buddhism. Its a slightly longer chapter about Buddhism in Daily Life. We play one of my favourite tracks called Pettigoe by Cat Malojian. More coming soon! Have a wonderful week.

Duration:01:00:39

A Buddhist Podcast

10/6/2018
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Welcome to another podcast! William Woollard continues his reading of his marvellous book, The Case For Buddhism. Tonights instalment is about Buddhist Practice. We play a marvellous track by Brian Blain called Ten Worlds. Its a brief show but I wanted to give you something while I continue to prepare more material! Have a fantastic week.

Duration:00:41:56

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 kyo...

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 protection...

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