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Podcast Episode 40: Parenting, Ahimsa, and Cannibals

Podcast Episode 40: Parenting, Ahimsa, and Cannibals

Welcome back, this is Daily Buddhism audio show number forty. 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


1) For those of you who get the Tao of the Day emails, and especially
those of you who don’t, the website is restarting
with a new translation as of Monday. We’ve finished another round of 81 chapters, and it’s time to start over again with #1. Now is the best time to start looking at the Tao. You can sign up for the daily email at or subscribe to the RSS feed there as well.

Please note: I will leave all the MP3 files on the server, so there are now two full versions of the Tao available for free download; I don’t see much need for a third. So as of a couple of days ago, I will no longer be recording and releasing new chapters of the Tao in a podcast format. After more than 162 episodes, I’m not sure that it’s something I want to continue to do indefinitely. I will still be sending out a chapter a day by email, RSS and on the blog, but the recordings are done. Actually, now that I don’t have to deal with the recordings, I may be able to put in a little more commentary and not have to let the Tao speak for itself so much.

2) On this podcast, I read my own articles and a few guest posts. The Daily Buddhism audio show is the read-aloud version of what goes into the basic Daily Buddhism daily email newsletter and the original articles that go on the daily blog. But the story doesn’t end there. Many of the topics I discuss here have reader comments and additional thoughts posted after the original material that you read here. Most of the articles this past week received comments, many of which were probably more insightful than my original post! Check out the comments that appear after the original articles on the blog. I have also started including the responses to some of the busier topics in the Weekly Buddhism PDF Magazine, as many of these responses are worth holding onto.

And now on to this week’s show!

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

This Week’s Links:

Buddhist Parenting and Discipline

Poem: Crowned Compassion, by Zayra Yves
Main website at:

Koan: The First Principle

I, Cannibal: Horror and Buddhism


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