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

Secular Buddhism Noah Rasheta

    • Buddhism
    • 4.8, 1.4K Ratings

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

    135 - Weathering The Storm

    135 - Weathering The Storm

    One of my favorite Pema quotes is the one where she says, "You are the sky, everything else is the weather". In this podcast episode, I will discuss the concept of mental weather patterns and the way I correlate weather forecasting with understanding my own mental patterns and tendencies.

    • 19 min
    134 - Emotional Enlightenment

    134 - Emotional Enlightenment

    In this podcast episode, I will discuss the idea of Emotional Enlightenment and what that means for me. We often find ourselves seeking certain emotions and avoiding other emotions. I've found that by giving all my emotions a sense of equanimity, I've found a tremendous sense of peace.

    • 29 min
    133 - Five Daily Life Guidelines

    133 - Five Daily Life Guidelines

    In this podcast episode, I will share five daily life guidelines that have been beneficial for me in my personal practice. They are: consume mindfully, practice loving kindness, practice gratitude, discover wisdom, and accept constant change.

    • 28 min
    132 - Nowhere To Hide Nothing To Hold

    132 - Nowhere To Hide Nothing To Hold

    In this podcast episode, I will discuss the koan about the great meaning of the Buddha's teaching. I will also discuss some thoughts about the Buddhist approach of theism vs non-theism and how leaves us with nowhere to hide and nothing to hold.

    • 38 min
    131 - The Truth Of Unsatisfactoriness

    131 - The Truth Of Unsatisfactoriness

    The nature of reality is that difficulties will arise, and we’ll experience suffering. We can begin to embrace that fact by recognizing that suffering, in general, is not personal. It’s simply part of the experience of existence. And we will experience suffering, no matter how hard we try to avoid it. In this episode, I will discuss the pervasive suffering that sometimes affects how we see our relationships, jobs, and parenting.
    Koan Discussed: What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?

    • 27 min
    130 - Three Approaches for Doubt and Mistrust

    130 - Three Approaches for Doubt and Mistrust

    In Buddhism, doubt is beneficial because it is the first step in weakening our wrong views. The wonderful thing about doubt is that it can propel us in the direction of more skillful views. There is a strong emphasis in Buddhism to avoid “believing in” Buddhist teachings, instead, we are encouraged to evaluate them and to understand them and ultimately, to test them against our own experience.

    Koan Discussed: One day Chao-chou fell down in the snow, and called out, “Help me up! Help me up!” A monk came and lay down beside him. Chao-chou got up and went away.

    Koan Shared: What is the sound of one hand clapping?

    Book Mentioned: “Mind in Tibetan Buddhism” by Lati Rinbochay. Available at: https://amzn.to/3ezRfZa

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Duke of 1987 ,

Wonderful

Catching up now. Great way to start my immersion into Buddhism.

Lou9889 ,

My Favorite Podcast EVER

I am so grateful I found this podcast. Noah is very knowledgeable about this topic and his insights are fascinating. If I ever need advice about life, work, or really anything I know I can find something helpful here. Noah’s voice is calming and very easy to listen to. I can’t stop telling friends how wonderful this podcast is.

BillieinZim ,

Brilliant and Engaging

So thrilled to have found this podcast. Especially to have so much to catch up on. An intriguing subject tackled with such gentleness and grace by Noah. Fast becoming a favourite.

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