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Secular Buddhism

Noah Rasheta

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Secular Buddhism

Secular Buddhism

Noah Rasheta

473
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3.3K
Plays
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A podcast for secular-minded people interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy and teachings.

Latest Episodes

133 - Five Daily Life Guidelines

In this podcast episode, I will share five daily life guidelines that have been beneficial for me in my personal practice. They are: consume mindfully, practice loving kindness, practice gratitude, discover wisdom, and accept constant change.

28 MIN6 h ago
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133 - Five Daily Life Guidelines

132 - Nowhere To Hide Nothing To Hold

In this podcast episode, I will discuss the koan about the great meaning of the Buddha's teaching. I will also discuss some thoughts about the Buddhist approach of theism vs non-theism and how leaves us with nowhere to hide and nothing to hold.

38 MIN1 w ago
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132 - Nowhere To Hide Nothing To Hold

131 - The Truth Of Unsatisfactoriness

The nature of reality is that difficulties will arise, and we’ll experience suffering. We can begin to embrace that fact by recognizing that suffering, in general, is not personal. It’s simply part of the experience of existence. And we will experience suffering, no matter how hard we try to avoid it. In this episode, I will discuss the pervasive suffering that sometimes affects how we see our relationships, jobs, and parenting. Koan Discussed: What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?

27 MIN3 w ago
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131 - The Truth Of Unsatisfactoriness

130 - Three Approaches for Doubt and Mistrust

In Buddhism, doubt is beneficial because it is the first step in weakening our wrong views. The wonderful thing about doubt is that it can propel us in the direction of more skillful views. There is a strong emphasis in Buddhism to avoid “believing in” Buddhist teachings, instead, we are encouraged to evaluate them and to understand them and ultimately, to test them against our own experience. Koan Discussed: One day Chao-chou fell down in the snow, and called out, “Help me up! Help me up!” A monk came and lay down beside him. Chao-chou got up and went away. Koan Shared: What is the sound of one hand clapping? Book Mentioned: “Mind in Tibetan Buddhism” by Lati Rinbochay. Available at: https://amzn.to/3ezRfZa

37 MINAPR 20
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130 - Three Approaches for Doubt and Mistrust

129 - The HALT Method

In this podcast episode, I will discuss the HALT Method and share my thoughts on the koan shared in the last episode: "What is your original face before you were born?". I will also leave you with this new koan to explore: "One day Chao-chou fell down in the snow, and called out, “Help me up! Help me up!” A monk came and lay down beside him. Chao-chou got up and went away."

23 MINAPR 14
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129 - The HALT Method

128 - No Going Back

A key Buddhist principle is a recognition that things are always changing. Life is transient. When we have the feeling of wanting things to return back to normal, we need to remember that normal was always relative, there is no going back.

19 MINAPR 5
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128 - No Going Back

127 - Becoming Nobody

"Good concepts are like a gold chain, bad concepts are like an iron chain, they all equally bind you in the end." The concept we have about who we are is binding. What if instead of trying to become somebody, we practiced becoming nobody. In this podcast episode, I will discuss the idea of becoming nobody.

39 MINMAR 30
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127 - Becoming Nobody

126 - Finding Peace Amidst Chaos

How do we experience more peace in the midst of chaos? In this podcast episode, I will discuss the koan of the waiving mind and also discuss the idea of expanding our perspective to experience more peace amidst the chaos.

17 MINMAR 22
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126 - Finding Peace Amidst Chaos

125 - Keep Calm And Carry On Skillfully

In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, I wanted to share some thoughts about skillful action. In this episode, I will also share my thoughts about the koan "There is Nothing I Dislike".

28 MINMAR 16
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125 - Keep Calm And Carry On Skillfully

124 - Dealing With People You Dislike

We all deal with people or situations we dislike from time to time. In this podcast episode, I will talk about dealing with people we dislike. For me, the recognition of disliking someone is always an invitation to look inward and to learn something about myself.

28 MINMAR 8
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124 - Dealing With People You Dislike

Latest Episodes

133 - Five Daily Life Guidelines

In this podcast episode, I will share five daily life guidelines that have been beneficial for me in my personal practice. They are: consume mindfully, practice loving kindness, practice gratitude, discover wisdom, and accept constant change.

28 MIN6 h ago
Comments
133 - Five Daily Life Guidelines

132 - Nowhere To Hide Nothing To Hold

In this podcast episode, I will discuss the koan about the great meaning of the Buddha's teaching. I will also discuss some thoughts about the Buddhist approach of theism vs non-theism and how leaves us with nowhere to hide and nothing to hold.

38 MIN1 w ago
Comments
132 - Nowhere To Hide Nothing To Hold

131 - The Truth Of Unsatisfactoriness

The nature of reality is that difficulties will arise, and we’ll experience suffering. We can begin to embrace that fact by recognizing that suffering, in general, is not personal. It’s simply part of the experience of existence. And we will experience suffering, no matter how hard we try to avoid it. In this episode, I will discuss the pervasive suffering that sometimes affects how we see our relationships, jobs, and parenting. Koan Discussed: What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?

27 MIN3 w ago
Comments
131 - The Truth Of Unsatisfactoriness

130 - Three Approaches for Doubt and Mistrust

In Buddhism, doubt is beneficial because it is the first step in weakening our wrong views. The wonderful thing about doubt is that it can propel us in the direction of more skillful views. There is a strong emphasis in Buddhism to avoid “believing in” Buddhist teachings, instead, we are encouraged to evaluate them and to understand them and ultimately, to test them against our own experience. Koan Discussed: One day Chao-chou fell down in the snow, and called out, “Help me up! Help me up!” A monk came and lay down beside him. Chao-chou got up and went away. Koan Shared: What is the sound of one hand clapping? Book Mentioned: “Mind in Tibetan Buddhism” by Lati Rinbochay. Available at: https://amzn.to/3ezRfZa

37 MINAPR 20
Comments
130 - Three Approaches for Doubt and Mistrust

129 - The HALT Method

In this podcast episode, I will discuss the HALT Method and share my thoughts on the koan shared in the last episode: "What is your original face before you were born?". I will also leave you with this new koan to explore: "One day Chao-chou fell down in the snow, and called out, “Help me up! Help me up!” A monk came and lay down beside him. Chao-chou got up and went away."

23 MINAPR 14
Comments
129 - The HALT Method

128 - No Going Back

A key Buddhist principle is a recognition that things are always changing. Life is transient. When we have the feeling of wanting things to return back to normal, we need to remember that normal was always relative, there is no going back.

19 MINAPR 5
Comments
128 - No Going Back

127 - Becoming Nobody

"Good concepts are like a gold chain, bad concepts are like an iron chain, they all equally bind you in the end." The concept we have about who we are is binding. What if instead of trying to become somebody, we practiced becoming nobody. In this podcast episode, I will discuss the idea of becoming nobody.

39 MINMAR 30
Comments
127 - Becoming Nobody

126 - Finding Peace Amidst Chaos

How do we experience more peace in the midst of chaos? In this podcast episode, I will discuss the koan of the waiving mind and also discuss the idea of expanding our perspective to experience more peace amidst the chaos.

17 MINMAR 22
Comments
126 - Finding Peace Amidst Chaos

125 - Keep Calm And Carry On Skillfully

In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, I wanted to share some thoughts about skillful action. In this episode, I will also share my thoughts about the koan "There is Nothing I Dislike".

28 MINMAR 16
Comments
125 - Keep Calm And Carry On Skillfully

124 - Dealing With People You Dislike

We all deal with people or situations we dislike from time to time. In this podcast episode, I will talk about dealing with people we dislike. For me, the recognition of disliking someone is always an invitation to look inward and to learn something about myself.

28 MINMAR 8
Comments
124 - Dealing With People You Dislike
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