5 Minute Dharma

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5 Minute Dharma
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Hosted byDr. Jay N. Forrest
GenreTalk show (Buddhism, Dharma)
Audio formatMP3
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.


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]


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]


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.


  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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