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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

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    • 4.8 • 40 Ratings

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

    This Is Not An Episode

    This Is Not An Episode

    Neil makes it very clear that "this is not an episode". He insisted the (not) episode was called that and it's also the first thing he says in the (not) episode. So, are we all absolutely clear? This is NOT an episode.

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    • 10 min
    39. What's a Subreddit?

    39. What's a Subreddit?

    In a bumper episode before a few weeks break, Lee & Neil discuss Alan Watts, Stoicism and Subreddits (?), before it becomes all too obvious why everyone needs a break!

    If you'd like to read the book which Neil mentioned, it's called The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts.

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    38. B & Q & A

    38. B & Q & A

    Because you very kindly keep sending your emails, it's only right that Lee & Neil should read them out from time to time! Is all of this just a 'midlife crisis', what was Neil's big showbiz moment and who is Clive?? Find out!

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    • 1 hr
    37. We'll See, Or, You Never Know

    37. We'll See, Or, You Never Know

    Two things you ought to know: 1) Lee's microphone broke this week and 2) Lee had far too much coffee before recording this episode. Aside from that, after Neil has been on about it for weeks, the focus is finally upon that podcast episode he told you to listen to... Ram Dass - Battle Between Mind & Heart. Let's see what happens!

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    • 54 min
    36. Cardboard box dragons... Dragons made out of cardboard boxes

    36. Cardboard box dragons... Dragons made out of cardboard boxes

    Perhaps in an attempt to further demonstrate that he has the most understanding wife in the world, Neil went away in his camper van this week, on his own, for three nights. Find out how he got on after he kept an audio diary of his experience and just imagine what the neighbouring campers must have thought!

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    • 57 min
    35. "What's the question?" With Michael Taft

    35. "What's the question?" With Michael Taft

    35 episodes in and it's time for Lee & Neil's first ever guest! Join them as they chat to meditation teacher, author and podcaster Michael Taft! See if Neil can hold it together and behave himself as he speaks to his "current squeeze"!

    If you'd like to listen to the podcast episode that Neil mentioned, search on your chosen podcast platform for "Ram Dass Here And Now" - Episode 32: Battle Between Mind and Heart

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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

marxharpo ,

Gut laugh

I really enjoy this podcast. It involves two things I’m interested in learning about mindful meditation and gut laughing. I’m pretty stoked that I have 20 something more episodes to listen to.

Garreth Wilcock ,

Most entertaining

I have learned a bit about meditation, and had a lot of fun listening two men of a certain age bickering.

No ads, merch, nothing but two gents trying to figure out if they’re showbiz w*nkers. They’re not - they’re lovable, especially once Lee has run out of showbiz stories early on.

Janester4 ,

Fun and informative

Just recently felt I should learn more about mindfulness because I see a lot of anxiety in my students at school. Hearing Neil and Lee’s stories and honest look at meditation, I’ve learned way more than I thought I would. And it’s hysterical listening two these two fellas chat like two old friends at the pub! I hope this never ends—it’s my weekly pick-me-up during these stressful times!

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