14 episodes

Comedian Lee Mack has long had an interest in Buddhism, mindfulness and the possibility of leading a more spiritual life. After a few years of dabbling in meditation, he feels the time has come to decide once and for all whether he should seriously seek spiritual enlightenment.

‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha’ is a new podcast which finds Lee and his friend Neil taking their first (often clumsy) steps on the road to Nirvana.

From picking which type of Buddhism to follow, to contemplating what a woodland creature would say to you if you asked it the time; Lee and Neil explore the principles and practices of Buddhism in a way that spiritual practice has never been explored before… Possibly for very good reason.

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You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com

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Comedian Lee Mack has long had an interest in Buddhism, mindfulness and the possibility of leading a more spiritual life. After a few years of dabbling in meditation, he feels the time has come to decide once and for all whether he should seriously seek spiritual enlightenment.

‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha’ is a new podcast which finds Lee and his friend Neil taking their first (often clumsy) steps on the road to Nirvana.

From picking which type of Buddhism to follow, to contemplating what a woodland creature would say to you if you asked it the time; Lee and Neil explore the principles and practices of Buddhism in a way that spiritual practice has never been explored before… Possibly for very good reason.

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You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com

    13. The Retreat 2: Retreat Harder (Pt.2)

    13. The Retreat 2: Retreat Harder (Pt.2)

    It's time to conclude the saga of Neil's latest retreat and we've already heard about his unfortunate medical mystery, so surely nothing else went wrong did it? Of COURSE it did! Find out if he made it to the last day and whether everyone else ended up thinking he was weird because he said something he shouldn't have.

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    • 51 min
    12. The Retreat 2: Retreat Harder (Pt.1)

    12. The Retreat 2: Retreat Harder (Pt.1)

    Neil's been on another retreat! Stop the press! Let the long-form, intricately detailed story-telling begin!! This week, we find out (in the first of two parts) how Neil got on when he arrived at a retreat that would prove to be a test for several reasons! What was it like? Did he let himself down? As well as that, we'll find out how Lee is doing with a bit more time to meditate and what happened when he met Peter Fonda!

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    • 49 min
    11. Be here to polish a mirror now - a Ram Dass special

    11. Be here to polish a mirror now - a Ram Dass special

    He's had plenty of mentions in the ten episodes up to now, so it makes sense to spend a bit more time talking about Ram Dass! Find what you've been looking for (even though you don't know what it is) in an episode covering some of Neil's favourite Dass quotes. Like all the other episodes though, there's plenty of time for diversions; like anecdotes involving Tony Blackburn, why you might say something rude to a tree and the fact that "you are not your arms".

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    10. Lee intervenes in Neil’s attempt at an intervention

    10. Lee intervenes in Neil’s attempt at an intervention

    After 10 weeks of ups and downs, Neil feels that it's time to talk to Lee about how his meditation has been going, or rather, whether or not it's happening at all! If you've come this far, you've probably got a fair idea of how his 'intervention' will go down with Lee! Find out how he's canvassed opinion and gathered evidence as to whether Lee's mood has changed and also, whether Lee will accept that something ought to be done!

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    • 50 min
    9. If you like Buddhist podcasts that bang on about Soccer Aid, you’re in for a treat this week

    9. If you like Buddhist podcasts that bang on about Soccer Aid, you’re in for a treat this week

    Sometimes a title says it all. In the week leading up to Soccer Aid, Lee caught up with Neil to discuss the egoic mind, polishing the mirror and whether it's possible to meditate in a car at a campsite. Plus, if you meditate on a beach, the sand is going to end up everywhere... So get ready for a troublingly in-depth conversation about that.

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    • 43 min
    8. Neil’s brain is constantly telling him to take his top off

    8. Neil’s brain is constantly telling him to take his top off

    Accept that your mind will wonder. It's not a problem. If it does, just notice that it's happened and return to your breathing. That's all very well, but what if your mind has gone completely off the tracks? What if you're suddenly thinking about Ross Noble? Or Luxembourg? Join Lee & Neil for another exploration of such things and see if you can make sense of it all.

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
674 Ratings

674 Ratings

Kierano ,

Inane hilarity but with a message

Dear sirs. thank you for your podcast which I can only describe as a contemplation on the inanity of humanity. Whilst walking the dog, many people would be forgiven for considering me to be certifiably insane, as I have literally been crying with laughter at your antics. In these trying times, I find this regular dose of humour to be very welcome. Bless you from the top of my head [insert full body scan here] etc. 1 star removed for passive aggressiveness.

Lisa-mufc ,

Hilarious

Literally crying with laughter at the second retreat story. Can’t wait for part 2!

fwy67 ,

Informative and hilarious

Made me cry with laughter, a real antidote to po faced pseudo spirituality. Genuinely interesting discussions and opinions told without the need to weave ones own hummus .

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