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Podcast Episode 35: Buddhist Christmas, Pessimism in Buddhism, and Meat

Podcast Episode 35: Buddhist Christmas, Pessimism in Buddhism, and Meat

Welcome back, this is Daily Buddhism audio show number thirty-five. My name is Brian Schell, and I am the your host for the show. You can find the text as well as all links mentioned in this program and all past episodes on the website at Send your questions, comments, suggestions and thoughts to me at


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Let’s see‚Ķ over the past few months I’ve had a few people as about the theme music from the show. The music is not from a CD you can go out and buy, it’s a short sound clip included with Garageband, the software I use to make the show. If you have Garageband, the clip is called ‚ÄúShogun.‚Äù I’ll play the entire clip for you at the end of the show.

Please keep your questions coming in, whether by email or phone. Please be aware however, that I am starting to build up a little backlog, and I might not get to your question the same week you send it in. Personal messages or something that sounds urgent, I’ll answer by email right away as always, but questions for the show are stacking up. I will answer every single question eventually, it’s going to take some time.

On the subject of questions, I mentioned last week that if you phone in your question and I use it on the show, you’ll win a free month of the Weekly Buddhism PDF Magazine. I gave away a month subscription last week, and I have another for this week and next week, but more is always good. Call in with your question at 937-660-4949.

[Read the past five blog posts or emails for contents of the show]

This Week’s Links:

Voice Mail Number: 937-660-4949

To Meat or not to Meat?

Related links:
Are Buddhists Vegetarians?
The First Precept:
Buddhist Dog Food:

Book: The Method of No-Method: The Chan Practice of Silent Illumination

Buddhism: Half-Empty or Half-Full?

A Buddhist Christmas

Book: Quiet Mind, Open Heart

Weekly Buddhism Subscription Info:

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