A Buddhist Podcast

de Jason Jarrett

A Buddhist Podcast

Episodios

A Buddhist Podcast - Gosho Reading - The Opening of the Eyes

por Jason Jarrett

Thank you for downloading the show! Today we read Part 7 of  7 of the reading of Nichiren Daishonin's famous treatise, The Opening of the Eyes. This part starts on page 279 of the Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin Volume 1, if you want to follow along!

You can also get a link to the PDF from the SGI USA Website

A Buddhist Podcast - Gosho Reading - The Opening of the Eyes

por Jason Jarrett

Thank you for downloading the show! Today we read Part 6 of  7 of the reading of Nichiren Daishonin's famous treatise, The Opening of the Eyes. This part starts on page 272 of the Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin Volume 1, if you want to follow along!

You can also get a link to the PDF from the SGI USA Website

A Buddhist Podcast - Gosho Reading - The Opening of the Eyes

por Jason Jarrett

Thank you for downloading the show! Today we read Part 5 of  7 of the reading of Nichiren Daishonin's famous treatise, The Opening of the Eyes. This part starts on page 264 of the Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin Volume 1, if you want to follow along!

You can also get a link to the PDF from the SGI USA Website

A Buddhist Podcast - Gosho Reading - The Opening of the Eyes

por Jason Jarrett

Welcome to another show! Tonight is Part 4 of  7 of the reading of Nichiren Daishonin's famous treatise, The Opening of the Eyes. This part starts on page 256 of the Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin Volume 1, if you want to follow along!

You can also get a link to the PDF from the SGI USA Website

A Buddhist Podcast - Gosho Reading - The Opening of the Eyes

por Jason Jarrett

Welcome to another show! I have recorded myself reading Nichiren's famous writing, The Opening of the Eyes. This is part 3. This part starts on page 244 of The Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin volume 1, if you want to follow along!

You can also get a link to the pdf from SGI-USA.

Please stay safe and take great care of yourselves and everyone around you.

A Buddhist Podcast - Gosho Reading - The Opening of the Eyes

por Jason Jarrett

Welcome to another show! I have recorded myself reading Nichiren's famous writing, The Opening of the Eyes. It is over seven hours long and I plan to release it all before the end of the year. This part starts on page 232 of The Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin volume 1, if you want to follow along!

You can also get a link to the pdf from SGI-USA.

Please stay safe and take great care of yourselves and everyone around you.

A Buddhist Podcast - Gosho Reading - The Opening of the Eyes

por Jason Jarrett

Welcome to my first show of 2021! I have recorded myself reading Nichiren's famous writing, The Opening of the Eyes. It is over seven hours long and I plan to release it all before the end of the year. We start on page 220 of The Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin volume 1, if you want to follow along!

You can also get a link to the pdf from SGI-USA.

Please stay safe and take great care of yourselves and everyone around you.

A Buddhist Podcast - Gosho Reading - On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Sake of the Land

por Jason Jarrett

Welcome to the only episode for 2020! On this show, its very simple, its a complete reading to the best of my ability of Nichiren Daishonin's famous writing, On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land (Rissho Ankoku Ron). The reading starts on page 6 of The Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Volume 1.

You can also get a link to the pdf from SGI-USA.

Have a wonderful year and take great care of yourselves and everyone around you.

A Buddhist Podcast - The Talking Revolution - Being Understood

por Jason Jarrett

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. Tonight we have the chapter on Being Understood from the amazing toolkit book called The Talking Revolution (a great read!). The book written by Eddy Canfor-Dumas and Peter Osborne is invaluable and I hope you are getting a lot out of it!

We play a song, Supermoon by the New York band, Ikebe Shakedown, from their radio program, Live at WFMU for Surface Noise with Joe McGasko. The music is available online The Tribe of Noise and we thank Ikebe Shakedown for giving us permission to play it under the auspices of the Creative Commons license platform.

Have a great week.

A Buddhist Podcast - The Talking Revolution - Challenging

por Jason Jarrett

Welcome to another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. Tonight we have the chapter on Challenging from the amazing toolkit book called The Talking Revolution (possible one of the greatest contributions to a good discussion meeting since 28th April 1253!). The book written by Eddy Canfor-Dumas and Peter Osborne is invaluable and I hope you are getting a lot out of it!

In order to expedite the delivery a little faster I have decided to forego adding the conversation, although super valuable the effort required to improve the Skype recordings has proven a little arduous to ensure a regular update for you. I hope you don’t mind and don’t feel you are missing anything. 

We play a song, Somebody Like You but the inimitable and irrespressible  James Golding, from his album,  Supernatural Glam. The music is available online and on CD and we thank James for giving us permission to play it.

I send you my best for an amazing week.

A Buddhist Podcast - The Talking Revolution - Understanding

por Jason Jarrett

Oh my gosh! It seems like forever since I was able to get a podcast out! But here we are with another episode of A Buddhist Podcast. You will remember we are serializing a book called The Talking Revolution, written by Eddy Canfor-Dumas and Peter Osborne. Tonights chapter starts to look at the subject of understanding.

Tonights track is again written and performed by James Golding. Its from his album Supernatural Glam and we are grateful to James for giving us permission to play it on the podcast. The track is called Won’t Forget the Feeling! The music is available on all services and can evenly be bought as a CD!

This weeks show concludes with another fireside chat by Skype with the two authors, Peter and Eddy and myself.

Wherever you are take great care of yourselves and treasure everyone around you.

A Buddhist Podcast - The Talking Revolution - Creativity

por Jason Jarrett

Hello Everyone, thank you for your patience again. It's been a challenge to bring this together but so much joy as well. On this show The Talking Revolution, written by Eddy Canfor-Dumas and Peter Osborne, explores the subject of creativity.

The Talking Revolution is published on Amazon and is a great and useful read that I have found myself wanting to share more and more!

Tonight we play a track written and performed by James Golding. The track is called Kick Me Out Of Bed from his new album, Supernatural Glam. Available online and as a CD.

We close the show tonight with a discussion about the Creativity chapter, I hope you enjoy it. Sending everyone my best for a great week.

A Buddhist Podcast - The Talking Revolution - Openness

por Jason Jarrett

Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for your patience! Tonights show is based around the next section of the book, The Talking Revolution written by Eddy Canfor-Dumas and Peter Osborne. Published on Amazon and getting read by more people everyday! The subject is Openness!

Tonight we play a track called, Love Never Wasted, written and performed by the extraordinarily talented Howard Jones. This track is from the album Ordinary Heroes. Howard is often touring and appears in the most surprising places, so keep an eye out! His new album, Transform is available for preorder from ITunes and elsewhere and will be available from May this year. 

Eddy, Peter and I have a conversation about the Openness chapter from a Buddhist perspective, something for everyone! Thank you for downloading the show, have a great week and treasure everyone in your life!

 

A Buddhist Podcast - The Talking Revolution - Responsibility

por Jason Jarrett

A Buddhist Podcast - The Talking Revolution - Responsibility

Hello Everyone! Our show tonight continues with The Talking Revolution and the subject is Responsibility. A great way to share Buddhist concepts with friends and family as there is no jargon or language to get in the way! Published on Amazon, this book is making more headway in organisations and companies than you would believe.

The music tonight comes from another SGI-UK member, Howard Jones, who wrote and performed Building our own Future. Even this track is packed full of value. 

Suitably inspired, the authors Eddy Canfor-Dumas and Peter Osborne, talk with me about responsibility from a Buddhist perspective. A lot for everyone to relate to. Thank you so much for taking time to listen. Have the best week of your life.

A Buddhist Podcast - The Talking Revolution - We are relationships

por Jason Jarrett

Happy New Year everyone! On this show we have Peter Osborn and Eddy Canfor-Dumas , back with the second installment of The Talking Revolution. This is a great show to share with those who don’t practice as its completely free of jargon and really helpful! Its called, We are relationships. The book, The Talking Revolution has just been published on Amazon and Eddy and Peter are busy responding to queries about it from across the world. 

In tribute to all the great men out there in the world, who may or may not use Gillette products, I play a great record called Big Hearted Man by my long time friend, Jimmy Golding!

Following the theme we have some more conversation on the We are relationships chapter of the book. In an age when sometimes there is so little to rejoice about, its great to hear such positive conversation. I’m excited as I’ve heard the next chapters and I can’t wait to share them all with you this year.

Thank you for all your feedback! Keep an eye out, this website should be upgraded very soon! Sending you my best for a wonderful week.

A Buddhist Podcast - Introduction to The Talking Revolution

por Jason Jarrett

Peace and goodwill to everyone! Tonight we have the introduction to a new book called the Talking Revolution written by two members of the SGI from the UK, Peter Osborn and Eddy Canfor-Dumas. Its an exciting book that has just been published on Amazon. It is a practical approach to communication. I think one of the biggest challenges in explaining Buddhism to the modern world is the need to explain how to apply it in the way we interact with ourselves and others. This book, although brief, will start a talking revolution. We are going to serialize the book in audio on this podcast over the next few weeks.

As an indulgence to how I felt when I was putting the show together, Jody Gnant was kind enough to give us permission to play Great Day again on the show.

In the second half of the show we have a recording of a Skype conversation between Jason and the two authors of The Talking Revolution. Let us know what you think about the sound quality as we are working on developing the content for a regular segment! Happy New Year!

ABP – The Case for Buddhism – Buddhism and Money

por Jason Jarrett

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!

A Buddhist Podcast - The Drum at the Gate of Thunder

por Jason Jarrett

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 incredibly talented Jody Gnant, from the album Pivot, Great Day is one of Jasons all time favourite tracks! Check out her Jody's website!

Thank you so much for listening, have a wonderful week!

ABP – The Case for Buddhism – Negativity and Anger

por Jason Jarrett

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 Beyond Paradise Edge.

More coming soon! Have an amazing week.

ABP – The Case for Buddhism – Buddhism in Daily Life

por Jason Jarrett

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.

A Buddhist Podcast

por Jason Jarrett

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. 

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

por Jason Jarrett

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 huge challenges I decided to talk about my experience of taking on challenges and lose grief to help me become a better person. So lots of voices tonight and a couple of experiences too. The artwork for the episode is the last picture I had taken with my uncle, Barry Brooks who recently passed away. Barry introduced me to this practice.

Thank you to everyone for your support. The show continues to evolve!

ABP - The Case for Buddhism Chapter 5 and more chat

por Jason Jarrett

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 this, have a fantastic week and take care of the people around you. Thank you

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

por Jason Jarrett

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 Lukas, Smile (Robins track) from her album Beyond Paradise Edge, and Walkin’ By Myself from her Album, Robin Lukas. Thank you for supporting the show and for putting a smile on my face Robin!
The show is going to evolve and change but not overnight! Have a wonderful week everyone. Thank you everyone for your support

A Buddhist Podcast

por Jason Jarrett

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!

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

por Jason Jarrett

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!

 

The Case for Buddhism Part 1

por Jason Jarrett

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 support and encouragement. Have an amazing week! 

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

por Jason Jarrett

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, compassion and reason

Using struggles to become happy

We have an great and inspiring experience that covers 40 year of faith from Roxanne Rae in Oregan. We also have music from Nic Saunders who kindly allowed us to play a piece from his Weald and Downland Suite, its called The Water Mill. From the pod safe music network we have Geoff Smith playing Gravity and Death Cab for Cutie with Title and Registration. 

Thank you so much for continuing to listen and support the show. Have an amazing week! 

Death and dying part 1

por Jason Jarrett

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! 

The Three Kinds of Treasure

por Jason Jarrett

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.

The four of us at the kitchen table

por Jason Jarrett

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?

A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering – Part 2

por Jason Jarrett

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:

  • a ship to cross the water,
  • five flavours,
  • discarding earlier teachings,
  • unfurling the sail, 3000 realms,
  • middle way,
  • leaving the dock of our karma,
  • tickets of faith,
  • the good ship SGI.

We have shoutouts and a question about chanting for stuff! We play Howard Jones singing Building Our Own Future and courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network we play Let me know by the Fire Apes. Thank you for your constant encouragement, it means so much to us. Click on the link on the left hand side of the website if you want a shout out on the show. Take great care and have a fantastic week. Thank you for listening.

A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering - Part 1

por Jason Jarrett

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 phrase

Karen reads a wonderful experience by Sue Davis from Essex in the UK. We also have some great music starting off with Smile by Robin Lukas (written by Barbara Pool). We also play Lucky Day by Stavia and $12.99 by Dave Potts from the Podsafe Music Network. 

We have lots of shouts outs as well! Thank you all so much for supporting and encouraging us! 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 wonderful week.

Letter to the Lay Priest Nakaoki

por Jason Jarrett

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 from without

Compassionate correction

Hoisting the banner of Buddhism

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Eagle Peak

How do you want to die?

Karens talk

Lives that contribute

We have shout outs that criss cross the globe. We have a great experience from Anuraag Khanna We play a great track, Happy, by Adrianne Richards from the Podsafe Music Network. We also play an independent track that we fell in love with called Right Here by Annette Beja.

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 wonderful week.

Buddhism and the science of happiness - Appendix B

por Jason Jarrett

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 play England by the great band, Great Big Sea and When We Are Old by Molly Magdalain.

This is the first show that we use the new octa capture interface from Roland, so let us know what you make of the sound, we want to improve!

Have a fabulous week and thank you so much for listening.