155 episodes

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

Secular Buddhism Noah Rasheta

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 1.9K Ratings

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

    152 - A Liberated State Of Mind

    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.

    • 30 min
    151 - Observation and Action

    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.

    • 16 min
    150 - Buddha Nature

    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.

    • 16 min
    149 - Firsts And Lasts

    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.

    • 22 min
    148 - The Dance Of Life

    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.

    • 26 min
    147 - Dharma Cat

    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.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Angel Solstace ,

Thought-provoking and Heartfelt

This is my absolute favorite podcast. Every episode gives me something to think about and implement into my life in some way, and I always look forward to listening to new episodes. Being a nursing student, life can get hectic and stressful at times and this podcast is another anchor for me.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a Buddhist, these episodes have something for everyone.

Cat Crabtree ,

Thoughtful, heartfelt, and wise words

This is a wonderful thought provoking podcast for all those interested in Buddhist beliefs

Mike45321 ,

Not so sure this is secular or Buddhist

After decades of practicing different types of Buddhism and other religions i was never comfortable with the supernatural aspects. I was excited to learn of secular Buddhism. But while listening to episode 5, i think Noah lost me. His assertion that this life is beautiful and perfect as it is right now seems fairly religious to me. And as a father, how can he declare that humans are born compassionate and kind, etc. He, along with many spiritual types, says we learn all the negative character traits. Well, take a look at babies; they are models of discontent. And toddlers in the “terrible 2s” are not natural sharers nor full of compassion. It doesn’t matter what type of parents they have. There certainly may be exceptions but even the best of children must learn every positive quality you can name. And that is the way it really is.

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