Learn While You Earn

The Buddha, Geoff & MeI guess I’m fortunate. For one, I have a job, something that can’t be taken for granted these days. I know, I’ve been in the life-energy sapping situation of being unemployed. For another, I can listen to music while I’m writing code or developing web pages. I find it helps me concentrate because it keeps all the office mutter away.

Today I’ve been working on the new company website. It’s an environment I know so well that I can almost work with my eyes shut. So for the whole day, I’ve been listening to Jason Jarrett’s podcast version of The Buddha, Geoff and Me.

I know I keep banging on about this book, but it is simply brilliant. There are hundreds of books covering various Buddhist traditions, but if you want to get a really good grounding in Nichiren Buddhism, in an easily absorbed format, these podcasts are the bees knees (as Piers would say).

You can listen to them all on Jason’s website, or if you want to download them for your MP3 player they are also to be found here.

The story follows Ed, a guy who’s having more than his fair share of bad luck, and his journey of discovery of Nichiren Buddhist with Geoff, the local Buddha. It is written in modern language and covers the main aspects of the Tradition in easy to understand examples that weave seamlessly into the narrative.

Nothing prepares you for the moment when you read the book that’s going to change your life …

I can’t count the number of times I’ve read or listened to this book. The lessons I have learned from it have changed my life. If you only read one book this year, this is the one to choose, you will wish you had done so years ago.

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