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Secular Buddhism

Noah Rasheta

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Secular Buddhism

Secular Buddhism

Noah Rasheta

345
Followers
2.2K
Plays
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A podcast for secular-minded people interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy and teachings.

Latest Episodes

120 - Unconditional Joy

We normally think of joy as a reaction. Something happens and it causes joy to arise. That type of joy is conditioned. In Buddhism, unconditional joy is always there, covered or hidden by our conditioned mind (ideas and beliefs). We can uncover it through practicing awareness and asking ourselves, what did it take for this moment to arise?

31 MIN2 h ago
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120 - Unconditional Joy

119 - Endings And Beginnings

As we approach the end of one year and the beginning of a new year, I thought I would share some thoughts regarding endings and beginnings from a Buddhist perspective and how these teachings can minimize our fear of pain.

27 MIN2 w ago
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119 - Endings And Beginnings

118 - Revisiting The Parable Of The Raft

The Buddha said, "I will teach you the Dhamma compared to a raft, for the purpose of crossing over, not for the purpose of holding onto." Everything in Buddhism, including Buddhism itself is a tool, a means to an end, but not the end itself. In this episode, I will revisit the parable of the raft and share my thoughts about what this teaching means to me.

33 MIN2019 DEC 16
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118 - Revisiting The Parable Of The Raft

117 - Noble Silence

Noble Silence is a term attributed to the Buddha for his response to certain questions about reality. When it came to the big unanswerable questions, the Buddha was notably silent. In this podcast episode, I will discuss what Noble Silence is, how we can practice it, and what benefits we may see from such a practice.

24 MIN2019 DEC 9
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117 - Noble Silence

116 - People Who Don't Exist

We all have the tendency to make a picture of reality and of other people. It's like we paint a portrait and then believe that this portrait is a 100% accurate depiction of the real person we painted and we don't realize that they are not the same. In this episode, I will talk about the idea of people who don't exist (the portraits in our minds).

22 MIN2019 DEC 2
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116 - People Who Don't Exist

115 - Unhooking Habitual Patterns

What are the things that hook us? In our quest to understand ourselves and to become a better whatever we already are, it’s extremely beneficial to be capable of recognizing our attachments and knowing what it is that hooks us.

25 MIN2019 NOV 11
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115 - Unhooking Habitual Patterns

114 - Beware Of Falling Rocks

In this podcast episode, I will discuss the idea of attachment in relation to the Buddhist notion of groundlessness. I will discuss how our strong attachment to things can often cause more discomfort than the comfort we thought we were getting from the thing in the first place.

29 MIN2019 NOV 4
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114 - Beware Of Falling Rocks

113 - Right Speech

How can we communicate more skillfully? In this podcast episode, I will discuss "right speech", one of the points on the eightfold path. I will discuss three different communication styles: passive, aggressive, and assertive and share a communication formula that has helped me to communicate more skillfully with my loved ones.

26 MIN2019 OCT 29
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113 - Right Speech

112 - The Importance Of Community

In this podcast episode, I will discuss the Buddhist teaching of "taking refuge" and talk about the teaching of the three jewels. I will discuss in greater detail how I hope to build an online community where we can practice together and continue our discussions about each podcast episode.

25 MIN2019 OCT 22
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112 - The Importance Of Community

111 - Resisting Our Demons

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.

20 MIN2019 OCT 14
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111 - Resisting Our Demons

Latest Episodes

120 - Unconditional Joy

We normally think of joy as a reaction. Something happens and it causes joy to arise. That type of joy is conditioned. In Buddhism, unconditional joy is always there, covered or hidden by our conditioned mind (ideas and beliefs). We can uncover it through practicing awareness and asking ourselves, what did it take for this moment to arise?

31 MIN2 h ago
Comments
120 - Unconditional Joy

119 - Endings And Beginnings

As we approach the end of one year and the beginning of a new year, I thought I would share some thoughts regarding endings and beginnings from a Buddhist perspective and how these teachings can minimize our fear of pain.

27 MIN2 w ago
Comments
119 - Endings And Beginnings

118 - Revisiting The Parable Of The Raft

The Buddha said, "I will teach you the Dhamma compared to a raft, for the purpose of crossing over, not for the purpose of holding onto." Everything in Buddhism, including Buddhism itself is a tool, a means to an end, but not the end itself. In this episode, I will revisit the parable of the raft and share my thoughts about what this teaching means to me.

33 MIN2019 DEC 16
Comments
118 - Revisiting The Parable Of The Raft

117 - Noble Silence

Noble Silence is a term attributed to the Buddha for his response to certain questions about reality. When it came to the big unanswerable questions, the Buddha was notably silent. In this podcast episode, I will discuss what Noble Silence is, how we can practice it, and what benefits we may see from such a practice.

24 MIN2019 DEC 9
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117 - Noble Silence

116 - People Who Don't Exist

We all have the tendency to make a picture of reality and of other people. It's like we paint a portrait and then believe that this portrait is a 100% accurate depiction of the real person we painted and we don't realize that they are not the same. In this episode, I will talk about the idea of people who don't exist (the portraits in our minds).

22 MIN2019 DEC 2
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116 - People Who Don't Exist

115 - Unhooking Habitual Patterns

What are the things that hook us? In our quest to understand ourselves and to become a better whatever we already are, it’s extremely beneficial to be capable of recognizing our attachments and knowing what it is that hooks us.

25 MIN2019 NOV 11
Comments
115 - Unhooking Habitual Patterns

114 - Beware Of Falling Rocks

In this podcast episode, I will discuss the idea of attachment in relation to the Buddhist notion of groundlessness. I will discuss how our strong attachment to things can often cause more discomfort than the comfort we thought we were getting from the thing in the first place.

29 MIN2019 NOV 4
Comments
114 - Beware Of Falling Rocks

113 - Right Speech

How can we communicate more skillfully? In this podcast episode, I will discuss "right speech", one of the points on the eightfold path. I will discuss three different communication styles: passive, aggressive, and assertive and share a communication formula that has helped me to communicate more skillfully with my loved ones.

26 MIN2019 OCT 29
Comments
113 - Right Speech

112 - The Importance Of Community

In this podcast episode, I will discuss the Buddhist teaching of "taking refuge" and talk about the teaching of the three jewels. I will discuss in greater detail how I hope to build an online community where we can practice together and continue our discussions about each podcast episode.

25 MIN2019 OCT 22
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112 - The Importance Of Community

111 - Resisting Our Demons

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.

20 MIN2019 OCT 14
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111 - Resisting Our Demons
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