“Compassionate Buddha” for Love and Compassion gives us wisdom and happiness in daily life. The precious teachings of Dharma Master Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim and Buddha are the foundations of this podcast, inspiration for the 21st century, ancient knowledge, adapted to the spirit of the times.
How did the podcast come into being?
About 4 years ago the idea to create a podcast was born. I loved the medium and regularly listened to podcasts and thought about creating my own. It then took another two years for the idea to mature.
How about making a podcast with the Daily Reminders of Supreme Matriarch Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim, the “Buddha’s messages”? A podcast where people discuss the Daily Reminders and tell something about their lives, where there are also solo episodes on certain topics? How do you actually make a podcast? Would this support Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim? These were questions I asked myself.
At the Hamburg Dharma Sah where I am the Abbot, we have a Daily reminder study day, where we look at 7-8 Sutras about the same topic. This allows us to dive very deep into the subject. Since the study days are very popular, the idea arose to make the Daily Reminders and Social Buddhism known to many more people.
A podcast is great because you can listen to it while cooking delicious food, doing housework, while traveling by car, plane or train, or just relaxing, etc. You can stop it and listen to it later, or listen to it again and again if you’d like to.
Until the podcast came into being, I had to learn a lot of technology, an editing program, how to upload it, what mics are needed, recording equipment, etc. which was sometimes very challenging, at least in the beginning. There are many steps to completing an episode. At the end, the final editing is done in a recording studio.
When the episode is finished, it is always a great joy and I am deeply grateful to Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim for allowing Daily Reminders to spread in this way.
What is the Compassionate Buddha podcast about?
You can hear about the lives of interesting people, of different faiths, or no faith. We always discuss selected Daily Reminders in the interviews and in the solo episodes you can learn something about a certain topic through the Daily Reminders.
By now, “Compassionate Buddha” has been around for almost two years, and it inspires and helps people a lot. Through listening, people have already started practicing and have sought a Yun Hwa Sangha center.
The podcast was released every Tuesday since September 2020. Sometimes there is a special episode for a special occasion. It can be listened to worldwide, and more and more people are doing so.
Until now, it was only available in German, but from now on, there will also be regular episodes in English.
This will help better serve our already existing listeners from many countries all over the globe, ranging from Central Europe, to the USA, China, Ukraine, Singapore, Brazil, and India. The podcast and with it the Daily Reminders, Social Buddhism and the knowledge of such a meaningful Dharma Master Supreme Matriarch Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim will spread even more internationally.
If you would like to see the people from the interviews, you can do so on the YouTube channel “Compassionate Buddha”. Apart from that, you can find “Compassionate Buddha” on many platforms like: Spotify, Amazon Music, Overcast, Apple Podcast, Deezer, google podcasts, Instagram, and Facebook.
What are the Daily Reminders?
The Daily Reminders (formerly also Daily Sutras or Teachings) are, the “Buddha’s messages” that Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim has been receiving in a morning meditation since July 17, 1992. They assist in all areas of life, such as relationships, health, clarity, view of life, etc. These Sutras show how a happy, content life can succeed and how world peace is possible. The daily reminders help to walk on the path of Buddha and are, among other things, the daily connection to Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim.
They are pure love and compassion, diamonds of wisdom of inestimable value.
On July 17th 2022 Dae Poep Sa Nim will have passed on daily reminders to her students for 30 years without missing a single day.
The Daily Reminders are regularly discussed within the Sangha. Here is a beautiful quote from Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim on the beginning of the Daily Reminders:
“…when the geese were flying above, a feather fell from the sky. So I picked up that feather and made a writing brush out of it to transmit Buddha’s teaching to all of you every day. It has been transmitted to them every day without ever skipping a day, today it has already blossomed into ten thousand teachings….”
Thank you very much, Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim for 30 years of Daily Reminders.
In the Episode of the Compassionate Buddha Podcast, we talk about 30 years of Daily Reminders by Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim. The episode includes interviews with different dedicated practitioners and their experiences, as well as the history of the Daily reminders. Click here to watch/listen to Episode 100 “Anniversary Episode 30 years Daily Reminders”.