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Podcast Episode 46: Words of Advice For The Beginning Buddhist

Podcast Episode 46: Words of Advice For The Beginning Buddhist

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

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Nothing major to report this week as far as announcements go. The pledge-drive I announced last week has been doing really well, and we’re more than halfway to the goal. I’ll explain it again just this once, but beyond that I won’t bring it up again until the goal is reached.

Basically, I’m in the need for a new laptop. I need to go with as inexpensive a replacement as possible, so I’ve decided on one of the little $300-ish netbooks. I’m pretty much decided on an Acer Aspire One (link in show notes). As always, money is tight, and the job situation here in Dayton isn’t getting any better. I hesitated to ask for help, but it seems to have gone well so far. With your help, hopefully, we can wrap this up before next weekend.

If you’ve donated in the past, please don’t think I’m asking for more from you; thanks for your past support. If you are one of the folks who said they might send something in someday, or have otherwise intended to send something but put it off, then now would be a really good time.

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[Play iPhone iMantra software review request]

Well, I don’t have an iPhone, but it sounds like an interesting application. If anyone out there has an iPhone and the iMantra app, or any other app that might be of interest to the Daily Buddhism audience, I’d love to see you write a guest post with a review. Send me an email at if you’d like to write up a review. Of course, guest posts on most any topic are welcome.

Oh- I did cover Mala beads a while back. You can do a search on the site for the term ‘Mala’ and it’ll come right up with the article, or you can find the same information by listening to Podcast Episode 27,

And now let’s get on with this week’s show!

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

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New Computer Pledge-Drive:
The Goal:

Rebirth and Karma

A Buddhist Diet

Beginners Buddhism Books

Koan: Trading Dialogue for Lodging

Words of Advice for the New Buddhist

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1 comment to Podcast Episode 46: Words of Advice For The Beginning Buddhist

  • RaiulBaztepo

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo