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Buddhist podcasts

A Buddhist Podcast, by Jason and Karen

Dhamma Podcasts from

Diamond Path

Lama Marut, Buddhist monk, former University professor, popular teacher of Buddhism and yoga philosophy

Practice Happiness, Mahasukha Center (Asian Classics Institute of Los Angeles)

Zen Buddhist Podcast of Shaolin Zen, Buddha Zhen lectures and chats about Chinese Chan Buddhism from the Shaolin Zen CyberTemple

Buddhist mp3

Mahasukha Center (Asian Classics Institute of Los Angeles)

Shambhala Sun Audio, monthly updates from Shambhala Sun magazine

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2 Comments for this entry

  • irit says:

    Hi there! Lama Marut has a podcast that mentions Sting’s song “Message in a Bottle”. Can you tell me what number podcast (or what date) it is?
    Thank you!

  • Frank says:

    Hello Irit!

    Thanks for the comment. I think you refer to the episode in March 2009, this is taken from the related newsletter:

    “Because things are empty – that is, because they are not one thing or the other from their own side — everything is potentially noteworthy. Things are not intrinsically or inherently ordinary and common. Therefore, everything that occurs has the potential to be extraordinary. Everything could be a “message in a bottle” as the Sting song suggests – if we start to see things that way.

    When we encounter another person, for example, we have two unconfirmable choices. We can assume they are just another ordinary, normal person. This is the choice we usually make, but one that we actually cannot confirm (assuming we cannot read minds). On the other hand, we could just infer that the person is a special agent (probably undercover, sometimes deeply so!) sent to us by headquarters. We could presume they are an angel or a Buddha trying to help us – sometimes kindly and gently, but often enough by pushing our buttons in order to show us where the buttons are.

    When it comes to interpreting other people, this second choice — which we might very well think is unlikely if not impossible — in actuality also cannot be confirmed. There is no more verification, but also no less, for the second option than for the first.

    So which of these two unconfirmable alternatives would make for a more interesting life? Which would be more helpful to us as we strive to learn and better ourselves through our interactions with others? Which one would lead us to be more attentive to the here and now because we are always intrigued about what’s happening?”

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