For Podcast Fans, BCA Offers Variety of Choices

Updated: Feb 4, 2021

The BCA is no stranger when it comes to the world of podcasts. In fact, they’ve been around since 2006 — when the Midwest Buddhist Temple began providing its Sunday services with Rev. Ronald Miyamura.

There’s a wide variety of podcasts available to Sangha members and anyone interested in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. The subject matter and tone covers the spectrum, ranging from the informal banter familiar to anyone who’s heard a radio show to Sunday services, and to light discussions about pop culture, young Buddhists, food and love to heavy topics like no-self, shinjin, suffering, doubt, and evil.

And anyone with a smartphone or a computer can access podcasts. The beauty of podcasts is that you can listen to them virtually anywhere — while multitasking, working out, at a playground with your children or grandchildren, on a hike, outdoors, cooking, gardening or in your car. Warning — they may prove to be irresistible and habit-forming.

The links provided aren’t the only ones available — podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, SoundCloud, Podbean,, among a few channels. And they’re also available on the websites of the BCA, IBS and the temples and churches.