Episodes
Neil makes it very clear that "this is not an episode". He insisted the (not) episode was called that and it's also the first thing he says in the (not) episode. So, are we all absolutely clear? This is NOT an episode. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 07/05/21
In a bumper episode before a few weeks break, Lee & Neil discuss Alan Watts, Stoicism and Subreddits (?), before it becomes all too obvious why everyone needs a break! If you'd like to read the book which Neil mentioned, it's called The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 06/09/21
Because you very kindly keep sending your emails, it's only right that Lee & Neil should read them out from time to time! Is all of this just a 'midlife crisis', what was Neil's big showbiz moment and who is Clive?? Find out! Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 06/02/21
Two things you ought to know: 1) Lee's microphone broke this week and 2) Lee had far too much coffee before recording this episode. Aside from that, after Neil has been on about it for weeks, the focus is finally upon that podcast episode he told you to listen to... Ram Dass - Battle Between Mind & Heart. Let's see what happens! Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 05/26/21
Perhaps in an attempt to further demonstrate that he has the most understanding wife in the world, Neil went away in his camper van this week, on his own, for three nights. Find out how he got on after he kept an audio diary of his experience and just imagine what the neighbouring campers must have thought! Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 05/19/21
35 episodes in and it's time for Lee & Neil's first ever guest! Join them as they chat to meditation teacher, author and podcaster Michael Taft! See if Neil can hold it together and behave himself as he speaks to his "current squeeze"! If you'd like to listen to the podcast episode that Neil mentioned, search on your chosen podcast platform for "Ram Dass Here And Now" - Episode 32: Battle Between Mind and Heart Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil...
Published 05/12/21
To say that this weeks episode didn't go to plan would be a considerable understatement, but you can always rely on Lee & Neil to come with something when there are problems in The Bay Area. There's also plenty for you to look at in the meantime, before things get back on track next week! If you'd like to watch some of Michael Taft's "Nondual Awareness" videos, you can find them here: https://deconstructingyourself.com/nondual-awareness-meditation-series Also, if you are looking for...
Published 05/05/21
Let's not mess about, because there's some BIG news this week! Find out what's been going on behind the scenes and what's coming soon! Plus, following last weeks homework, Lee & Neil discuss Alan Watts and Neil reveals how he's been getting on with the "Lumenate" app. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 04/28/21
Have you done your homework? Don't worry if you haven't, because neither has Lee. This week Neil wants to talk about "The Egg" by Andy Weir and though it might help if you've read/seen it and had time to take it in, Lee proves that this is not 100% necessary. If you'd like to watch the Alan Watts video as mentioned in this episode, just tap the link below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckiNNgfMKcQ Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here:...
Published 04/21/21
If you were in doubt about how many new things Neil could be 'in to', then prepare yourself. The rest of you won't be surprised to hear that Neil has found something else that he thinks is "the best thing ever". There's also a trip into Lee's garden and a very long callback to an early episode of Not Going Out. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 04/14/21
Lee was not in a good way this week! His back was giving him a very hard time and a bag of frozen peas was hastily arranged to get him through the recording. Of course, he soldiered on very bravely, but not without mentioning it every few minutes. Amongst the moans and groans, you can expect mention of Russell Brand, Michael Taft and yet more chat about jigsaws. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 04/07/21
It seems that Lee's opinion of "advanced meditation" has really shifted and it's all thanks to Michael Taft! You'll also find out about Lee's remarkable childhood job and also, why Neil is having to apologise to his wife so much. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 03/31/21
It's all about 'proliferation' this week. It's time to transcend our original impulses and move on to a new "age", just like the title suggests. There's also a fair amount of evidence this week that Lee has caught Neil's style of story telling and that could make things very long and drawn out for all of us! Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 03/24/21
Had any of you decided that the podcast was desperately missing a catchphrase, you needn't worry any more... As long as it wasn't important to you whether or not it should be an original catchphrase! This week, Lee & Neil discuss a series of "Nondual Awareness Meditation Videos" by a chap called Michael Taft. If you'd like to see them for yourself, just tap the link below! https://deconstructingyourself.com/nondual-awareness-meditation-series Make sure you subscribe and leave a review!...
Published 03/17/21
Have you actually tried to be exclusively 'in the now'? It's really hard, and Lee is very keen to point that out to Neil. Once that's done, as the title suggests, they've got some more emails and questions to answer, and who better to answer your philosophical questions than two blokes who just decided to start a podcast six months ago? Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 03/10/21
When this podcast began, we all agreed that it was a journey we'd be going on together, so the 25th episode is as good a time as any to have a quick reflection on how the practice itself is going! Lee & Neil will tell all about their meditation is going and before you press play, why not have a quick guess about who takes longer to tell the story? Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 03/03/21
Has everybody done their homework? Check back to last week's episode for the recommendation of a film about Ramana Maharshi and prepare for a discussion! Lee & Neil talk about the young man who went up a mountain with very few clothes on and sat for a very long time. You'll also to be treated to a lovely moment of silence, if you feel that you need it and a singalong to finish, whether you like it or not! Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here:...
Published 02/24/21
Once again, owing to Neil's unique style of delivery, this may have taken slightly longer than it needed to. But nonetheless, here are the 2nd two of the 4 Noble Truths! What you'll need to bear in mind though, is that the 4th Truth is actually a whole collection of its own, so strap in! Also, if you'd like to see the video that Neil talked about (and Lee went to great lengths to spell out), here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVYv9ktilQw Make sure you subscribe and leave a review!...
Published 02/17/21
There will be those of you who are confused by the title, because you'll know that there are in fact, FOUR Noble Truths. You also might have guessed, that owing to Neil's unique style, this episode only had room for two of them! Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 02/10/21
Whatever you're doing right now, STOP doing it. Neil has been on another retreat! That's right! Even in the face of a national lockdown, he's managed a full weekend of meditation, but don't worry, because it all happened in the box room in his house! Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 02/03/21
It turns out that you've been emailing in your droves about all manner of things, so this week, Lee & Neil dig into the mailbox to see what's on your mind! Most of them are pretty on-topic, but do make sure you stick around until the end for an email that's most definitely NOT what you'll be expecting! Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 01/27/21
In this second part of Neil's run down of Rupert Spira's "Being Aware of Being Aware", Lee gets to the very essence.... i.e. he is literally Googling the definition of "awareness". There's a shopping list memory test, dreams and the BIG question about what happens when you die! Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 01/20/21
It's time for Neil to get one of his little bullet point books out again and this time, even Lee isn't sure which one it is. For the avoidance of doubt, the book Neil is referring to is "Being Aware of Being Aware" by Rupert Spira! Can they make sense of it in a concise manner? Take a wild guess. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 01/13/21
In the first episode of 2021, Lee & Neil discuss Tina Turner, Xanadu, the must have books & the issue of cutting out booze. By now you'll realise that somehow, all of those things will link back to the subject matter and it'll all make sense (sort of) by the end! Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 01/06/21
As he promised last week, Lee has put a lot (not loads) of work into this weeks episode. He's even providing his own sound effects! You'll get the full version of his Paul McCartney anecdote, in case you didn't hear enough of it last week and there's a fun Buddhist Top 10 to top it all off! Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
Published 12/23/20