A podcast for secular-minded people interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy and teachings.
152 - A Liberated State Of Mind
Liberation is not a destination we strive to reach, it's a state of mind that is available to us right here and right now. When we fully understand the reality of emptiness, signlessness, and aimlessness, we become liberated from the type of thinking that has us trapped in the prison of our own mind.
151 - Observation and Action
Observation in Buddhist practice is an active thing, it's not passive and it's not a form of resignation. The skilled observer, observes precisely in order to be able to act more skillfully.
150 - Buddha Nature
In this podcast episode, I share my thoughts about "Buddha nature" and what it means to me. I also share the story of the little rock in my backyard that had a Buddha painted on the rock. When the paint started to fade, I was able to see the buddha nature of that rock.
149 - Firsts And Lasts
Every moment that arises is simultaneously the first time and last time that moment exists. I used to value moments based on their pleasantness or unpleasantness but now I see the beauty of the uniqueness of each moment. In this episode, I will be vulnerable and share my thoughts as I process the recent loss of a loved one.
148 - The Dance Of Life
I love thinking about life as a great song, with high notes and low notes and quiet pauses in between each note. I like to think of my relationship to this song as the dance of life. In this episode, I will share my thoughts about going through life as if it were a dance instead of a fight.
147 - Dharma Cat
Life has a funny way of teaching us lessons even amidst circumstances or events that we don't particularly find to be pleasant. In this episode, I will share the story of how we ended up with a 3-legged cat as a pet.
Changed my worldview for the better
I’ve struggled with anxiety and been to multiple psychologists about it, but I’ve never really connected with the advice they gave. Honestly, this podcast has helped me much more than my years of therapy and has definitely changed my worldview, I’m more accepting of change and ‘new Tetris pieces’. I’m so thankful for Noah for presenting Buddhist principles in such a accessible way, because I’m not sure I would have connected as well with these concepts if it was not presented in such a down-to-earth way. I’ve tried connecting with other secular Buddhist literature and resources but still haven’t found anything as easy for me to connect with than this podcast. Please keep producing these podcasts, you’re doing a world of good. Thank you again
He is changing my life! Thank you Noah!
Easy, secular and accessible podcast on Buddhism
There are a wide range of topics covered on this podcast from a secular Buddhist lens. It’s really helped me in my own life, relationship with Buddhism and mediations. Thanks Noah!