163 episodes

A podcast for secular-minded people interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy and teachings.

Secular Buddhism Noah Rasheta

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 173 Ratings

A podcast for secular-minded people interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy and teachings.

    160 - Gratitude And Patience

    160 - Gratitude And Patience

    In a culture that tends to feel gratitude for only the pleasant things in our life, the Buddhist approach is to feel gratitude for all things, even the unpleasant ones. Gratitude develops patience and patience is an antidote to the poison of greed.

    • 18 min
    159 - When Things Fall Apart

    159 - When Things Fall Apart

    The nature of reality is that things come together and things fall apart and then things come together and things fall apart and that cycle goes on and on. Instead of running from the difficulties and the pain, the Buddhist approach is to move toward the painful situations and become intimate with them.

    • 15 min
    158 - I See You Mara

    158 - I See You Mara

    Mara is "the personification of the forces antagonistic to enlightenment." Mara wants to be feared. We tend to run from the things that we fear, but what happens when we stop running and we look at Mara and say "I see you, Mara!"
    In this episode, I will share my thoughts about the interaction between the Buddha and Mara.

    • 22 min
    157 - This Is Because That Is

    157 - This Is Because That Is

    Dependent Origination is a Buddhist notion that is common among all schools of Buddhism. It's the doctrine that states that all phenomena arise in dependence upon other phenomena. In other words, "this is because that is and this is not because that is not". In this episode, I will share my thoughts about how this concept can be beneficial in our day-to-day lives.

    • 21 min
    156 - Circle Of Skills

    156 - Circle Of Skills

    Within any given discipline, we all have a circle of skills. In order to grow the circle of skills, we need to do things that are just outside the circle and once we master a new skill, that circle grows. The key to safely growing the circle is to go slowly and not attempt skills that are too far outside the current circle we have. I believe this is also the case with how we can approach Mindfulness practice.

    • 18 min
    155 - The First Meditation

    155 - The First Meditation

    In this episode, I will talk about "The First Meditation" a story about an experience that Siddhartha (the Buddha) had when he was 9 years old. I believe this experience shaped his understanding of the importance of experiential vs intellectual understanding and I believe there are some good lessons to be learned by us as we hear this story.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

Potto potto ,

Exceptional clarity

Core Buddhist concepts described with exceptional clarity, and a refreshing absence of “woo”.

Anonymous1982111 ,

Engaging and fun

Noah likes to bring the complexity that is buddhism and make it digestible for the masses. Using his lifes experience and taking his studies he produces a high quality resource of learning. Through real life living, parables and koans you will gain insight into what the buddha taught.

Noah is a great host who knows how to make you want to listen to more and more by being a good person.

I have none. ,

Lovely and also useful

As a fellow secular buddhist - although a bit of a useless one - this is such a great podcast. Clear discussion, fun, non dogmatic. Subtle. Highly recommended for people who have no intention of being buddhist at all. Just for everyone.

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