5 Minute Dharma

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5 Minute Dharma
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Presentation
Hosted byDr. Jay N. Forrest
GenreTalk show (Buddhism, Dharma)
LanguageEnglish
UpdatesWeekly
Production
Audio formatMP3
Publication
Original release3 December 2012 (2012-12-03) – 2017

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5 Minute Dharma is an English-language podcast that seeks to give people practical Buddhist wisdom for everyday life. The podcast released a 5-minute episode once per week on Fridays. It is hosted by Dr. Jay N. Forrest.

Host[edit]

Forrest hosts and produces the show. He studied Buddhism for over 14 years, both through self-study and through classes, and has been formally trained in Zen and Vipassana meditation practices.[1] Forrest's background and education is in Christianity. He holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree and, until becoming a Buddhist, had spent 23 years in Christian ministry as a church pastor in Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennessee, Arizona, and New Mexico.[2]

History[edit]

The 5 Minute Dharma podcast launched on 3 December 2012. The show was the first exclusively Buddhist podcast on iHeart Radio Talk.[3] As of February 2014, the podcast has had over 100,000 downloads.[4][5]

Format[edit]

The podcast is designed to be a simple, non-scholarly introduction to Buddhism. Technical words are kept to a minimum, and when used are explained in plain English. The podcast is in the style of Dharma talks, which tend to be more conversational and friendly.

References[edit]

  1. "Buddhist Teachers". Retrieved 2014-05-04.
  2. "Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved 2014-05-04.
  3. "First Buddhist Podcast on iHeart Radio". PRLog. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. "5 Minute Dharma 100,000 Downloads". PRLog. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  5. "Spirituality and Religion Podcasts". Retrieved 2014-05-04.

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