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  • 01:00

    Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism

    in Religion

    This is an introductory meeting to get to know each other and to explain Nichiren Buddhism as practiced by Soka Gakkai International (SGI). Members are encouraged to call in and share their experiences and participate in the discussion, offering answers asked by non-Buddhist guests. There will be no gongyo recitation (LOL!) at this meeting so members should do that on their own beforehand if possible. This is an UNOFFICIAL meeting and should NOT be construed as presenting any official SGI policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the moderator and call-in guests and may not reflect any official SGI position.
    Don't forget to log in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Nichiren-Buddhism

  • 00:21

    Theravada Buddhism (Understanding World Religions #28)

    in Buddhism

    Our quote for today is from Gautama Buddha. He said, "A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving, and fearless then he is in truth called wise."


    In this podcast, we are making our way through Garry R. Morgan's book, "Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes a Day."


    Our Understanding World Religions topic for today is, "Theravada Buddhism" 


    Buddhism is the fourth largest of the world's religions, with about 350 million followers, and like Hinduism, its influence extends far beyond the actual numbers. Theravada, the most traditional, conservative form today is found primarily in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. Although some of its followers intermingle animistic beliefs and practices, Theravada is essentially nontheistic, believing that enlightenment must be achieved by one's own efforts, without supernatural assistance. Since Theravada is closest to the original, Buddhism's beginnings will be described in this chapter. 


    Buddhism began in India, though now it is a tiny minority there. Like Jainism, which began at about the same time, it started as a reform movement within Hinduism but developed into a separate religion. Siddhartha Gautama, its founder, was born into the family of a Kshatriya raja (minor ruler). Many legends have developed regarding his life, and sorting fact from later additions is difficult. Generally accepted dates for his life are 560-480 BC. 


    According to tradition, at his birth it was foretold that if he saw only beauty and youth he would become a great king, but if he saw disease and death he would become a religious teacher. Since his father preferred the former outcome, Gautama grew up in an extremely sheltered environment, rarely leaving the walls of his palace.


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  • 00:31

    Tibetan Buddhism: Bodhicitta Arising

    in Lifestyle

     
    THE CHENREZIG PROJECT (Central Florida) works to promote the wisdom, compassion and altruistic kindness that is at the very heart of Tibetan Buddhism.   During the course of our broadcasts we'll discuss methods and motivations for influencing Western life with these precious ancient philosophies and practices.  All are welcome, our programs and events are non-denominational are are suitable for all auduences regardless of knowledge of or experience with Tibetan Buddhism.  Hosted by Mark Winwood (aka T. Konchog), the Chenrezig Project's founder and resident teacher.

  • 00:31

    Tibetan Buddhism: Bodhicitta Arising

    in Lifestyle

     
    THE CHENREZIG PROJECT (Central Florida) works to promote the wisdom, compassion and altruistic kindness that is at the very heart of Tibetan Buddhism.   During the course of our broadcasts we'll discuss methods and motivations for influencing Western life with these precious ancient philosophies and practices.  All are welcome, our programs and events are non-denominational are are suitable for all auduences regardless of knowledge of or experience with Tibetan Buddhism.  Hosted by Mark Winwood (aka T. Konchog), the Chenrezig Project's founder and resident teacher.

  • 00:31

    Tibetan Buddhism: Bodhicitta Arising

    in Lifestyle

     
    THE CHENREZIG PROJECT (Central Florida) works to promote the wisdom, compassion and altruistic kindness that is at the very heart of Tibetan Buddhism.   During the course of our broadcasts we'll discuss methods and motivations for influencing Western life with these precious ancient philosophies and practices.  All are welcome, our programs and events are non-denominational are are suitable for all auduences regardless of knowledge of or experience with Tibetan Buddhism.  Hosted by Mark Winwood (aka T. Konchog), the Chenrezig Project's founder and resident teacher.

  • 00:31

    Tibetan Buddhism: Bodhicitta Arising

    in Lifestyle

     
    THE CHENREZIG PROJECT (Central Florida) works to promote the wisdom, compassion and altruistic kindness that is at the very heart of Tibetan Buddhism.   During the course of our broadcasts we'll discuss methods and motivations for influencing Western life with these precious ancient philosophies and practices.  All are welcome, our programs and events are non-denominational are are suitable for all auduences regardless of knowledge of or experience with Tibetan Buddhism.  Hosted by Mark Winwood (aka T. Konchog), the Chenrezig Project's founder and resident teacher.

  • 00:31

    Tibetan Buddhism: Bodhicitta Arising

    in Lifestyle

     
    THE CHENREZIG PROJECT (Central Florida) works to promote the wisdom, compassion and altruistic kindness that is at the very heart of Tibetan Buddhism.   During the course of our broadcasts we'll discuss methods and motivations for influencing Western life with these precious ancient philosophies and practices.  All are welcome, our programs and events are non-denominational are are suitable for all auduences regardless of knowledge of or experience with Tibetan Buddhism.  Hosted by Mark Winwood (aka T. Konchog), the Chenrezig Project's founder and resident teacher.

  • 01:01

    CSL Hour 37: Buddhism 101: The Skandhas and the Chain of Dependent Origination

    in Religion

    The Buddha taught that a sentient being is comprised of five processes, or Skandhas, (also known as aggregates) and that these processes function together to create the individual.


    Tonight we'll begin a discussion of the fundamental ideas of Buddhism, beginning with the skandhas and moving on to the 12 links of dependent origination.


    Reverend Jon Saint Germain is the Voice of the Crystal Silence League, providing Spiritual guidance on the practical use of crystals and crystal balls in the development of mental concentration and mind power, silent influence over others, divination and scrying of the future, and telepathic contact with people and spirits.


    Call in to speak with the host (657) 383-0525


    Tonight's Crystal is Charoite.

  • 00:31

    Tibetan Buddhism: Bodhicitta Arising

    in Lifestyle

     
    THE CHENREZIG PROJECT (Central Florida) works to promote the wisdom, compassion and altruistic kindness that is at the very heart of Tibetan Buddhism.   During the course of our broadcasts we'll discuss methods and motivations for influencing Western life with these precious ancient philosophies and practices.  All are welcome, our programs and events are non-denominational are are suitable for all auduences regardless of knowledge of or experience with Tibetan Buddhism.  Hosted by Mark Winwood (aka T. Konchog), the Chenrezig Project's founder and resident teacher.

  • 00:31

    Tibetan Buddhism: Bodhicitta Arising

    in Lifestyle

     
    THE CHENREZIG PROJECT (Central Florida) works to promote the wisdom, compassion and altruistic kindness that is at the very heart of Tibetan Buddhism.   During the course of our broadcasts we'll discuss methods and motivations for influencing Western life with these precious ancient philosophies and practices.  All are welcome, our programs and events are non-denominational are are suitable for all auduences regardless of knowledge of or experience with Tibetan Buddhism.  Hosted by Mark Winwood (aka T. Konchog), the Chenrezig Project's founder and resident teacher.

  • 00:31

    Tibetan Buddhism: Bodhicitta Arising

    in Lifestyle

     
    THE CHENREZIG PROJECT (Central Florida) works to promote the wisdom, compassion and altruistic kindness that is at the very heart of Tibetan Buddhism.   During the course of our broadcasts we'll discuss methods and motivations for influencing Western life with these precious ancient philosophies and practices.  All are welcome, our programs and events are non-denominational are are suitable for all auduences regardless of knowledge of or experience with Tibetan Buddhism.  Hosted by Mark Winwood (aka T. Konchog), the Chenrezig Project's founder and resident teacher.