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Podcast Episode 42: Re-Introductions, Buddhist Temples and Idols

Podcast Episode 42: Re-Introductions, Buddhist Temples and Idols

This upcoming week marks the first anniversary for the show, and I think over the next few weeks, we’ll be re-visiting some of the basics. Over the past year I have revised my way of thinking on some topics, and . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 42: Re-Introductions, Buddhist Temples and Idols

Daily Buddhism Promo MP3

Hello everyone;

This is just a little audio promo spot I made a while back. I figured now was as good a time as any to slip it into the podcast stream. If you do a podcast yourself or know someone who does, you have full permission to include this in your show or feed. If . . . → Read More: Daily Buddhism Promo MP3

Just Sitting or Just Goofing Off?

Phoned in question:

In Buddhism you are supposed to avoid clinging. I want to meditate right now, but I have work to do. Is it better to meditate now and let the work go, or do the work and let meditation slide for now? Is wanting to meditate instead of working a form of clinging?

Answer:

I would . . . → Read More: Just Sitting or Just Goofing Off?

Koan: Eshun’s Departure

Koan: Eshun’s Departure

When Eshun, the Zen nun, was past sixty and about to leave this world, she asked some monks to pile up wood in the yard.

Seating herself firmly in the center of the funeral pyre, she had it set fire around the edges.

“O nun!” shouted one monk, “is it hot in there?”

“Such a matter would . . . → Read More: Koan: Eshun’s Departure

CD Review: Sitar Secrets by Al Gromer Khan

CD: Sitar Secrets
Artist: Al Gromer Khan
Publisher: New Earth Records
Run time: 9 tracks, 47:42 Minutes
Amazon CD: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O4C6JO/?tag=askdrarca-20
Amazon MP3: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001Q1KM9Q/?tag=askdrarca-20
Or buy it through the Apple iTunes store

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed a CD by Chinmaya Dunster, which I said was a bit “whangy-twangy” due to the style and the instruments he used, which included the . . . → Read More: CD Review: Sitar Secrets by Al Gromer Khan