I hope you are well and happy today (and if not I hope you’re having a good practice day, at any rate!). I’m writing to announce that I’ve started a podcast and have created the first two episodes! The name is The One Open Door Podcast. This is an experiment for me and I’ll need to see what this turns into as I go along, but at this point I envision an informal series of talks about spiritual practice: how to live the teachings of the Buddha right here, right now, in this very world that we inhabit. For the first episode I decided to look into the fundamental question “What IS Spiritual Practice?” with the help of an abbreviated story of my own journey before, during, and after my time at the monastery. The second episode is called “Our Divine Essence.” Enjoy!
I’m working on getting the podcast up everywhere people access their podcasts. I’m having a technical problem with Apple podcasts, but you should be able to find it in other places. In case you have trouble and for your convenience, here are some links:
Directly to the podcast in Buzzsprout (the platform I’m using the create the podcast):
Episode 1: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1759686/8414918
Episode 2: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1759686/8463776
Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kec8-AivI_U
Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGPETjjU1Eg
I would appreciate receiving any feedback you have. To send feedback simply use my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or go to www.theoneopendoor.org and use the anonymous contact form there. Thank you very much!
Lastly, as you will see the artwork associated with the podcast is a bit primitive. That’s the best I’ve been able to do on my own. If you are someone who is good at creating images and would feel moved to help me out, I would be most grateful. Just let me know!
Be well, everyone, and have a beautiful day!