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

Secular Buddhism Noah Rasheta

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 2K Ratings

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

    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
    154 - Taking The Long View

    154 - Taking The Long View

    It can be easy to get caught up "in the thick of thin things" when our perspective is too narrow or zoomed in. When we take the long view, we learn to zoom out and see things from a different perspective. In this podcast episode, I will talk about taking the long view and also discuss the parable of the lute and the analogy of tuning the strings of an instrument.

    • 16 min
    153 - The Beauty Of Not Knowing

    153 - The Beauty Of Not Knowing

    Zen Master Seung Sahn said "I do not teach Buddhism. I only teach don't know." The beauty of not knowing arises when we understand that reality is unknowable as a complete picture. First, because it's always changing, and second, we are limited in our perspective in terms of space and time.

    • 22 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

lumomoney ,

Dare I say life changing?

This podcast has been extremely important for my mental health and has become one of my central grounding techniques. Listening and absorbing these easily digestible Buddhist teachings by the lovely Noah have given me new perspective and strategy for difficult emotions and thoughts. Of course none of these teachings are a destination they are a practice. And I enjoy listening and re-listening to help me in this practice. Thank you Noah!

KBShark_DoDo❤️ ,

Best podcast I’ve ever listened to

This podcast is amazing , Noah is soo amazing and soothing and full of good energy . I’ve been hooked since the first episode and have been listening for some months now. This podcast will really put things in a different perspective and really make you think about things in a completely different way. This podcast has helped me tremendously in my own life .
Thank you so much Noah!❤️. Please keep doing what you’re doing and sharing your amazing and thoughtful insights.

NicTheGerman ,

Always

Assume best intentions.

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