I Can't Believe It's Not Buddha with Lee Mack & Neil Webster

I Can't Believe It's Not Buddha with Lee Mack & Neil Webster

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Comedian Lee Mack has long had an interest in Buddhism, mindfulness and the possibility of leading a more spiritual life. After a few years of dabbling in meditation, he feels the time has come to decide once and for all whether he should seriously seek spiritual enlightenment. ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha’ is a new podcast which finds Lee and his friend Neil taking their first (often clumsy) steps on the road to Nirvana. From picking which type of Buddhism to follow, to contemplating what a woodland creature would say to you if you asked it the time; Lee and Neil explore the principles and practices of Buddhism in a way that spiritual practice has never been explored before… Possibly for very good reason. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com

Episodes

12. The Retreat 2: Retreat Harder (Pt.1)

Neil's been on another retreat! Stop the press! Let the long-form, intricately detailed story-telling begin!! This week, we find out (in the first of two parts) how Neil got on when he arrived at a retreat that would prove to be a test for several reasons! What was it like? Did he let himself down? As well as that, we'll find out how Lee is doing with a bit more time to meditate and what happened when he met Peter Fonda! Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
25/11/2049m 8s

11. Be here to polish a mirror now - a Ram Dass special

He's had plenty of mentions in the ten episodes up to now, so it makes sense to spend a bit more time talking about Ram Dass! Find what you've been looking for (even though you don't know what it is) in an episode covering some of Neil's favourite Dass quotes. Like all the other episodes though, there's plenty of time for diversions; like anecdotes involving Tony Blackburn, why you might say something rude to a tree and the fact that "you are not your arms". Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
18/11/201h 4m

10. Lee intervenes in Neil’s attempt at an intervention

After 10 weeks of ups and downs, Neil feels that it's time to talk to Lee about how his meditation has been going, or rather, whether or not it's happening at all! If you've come this far, you've probably got a fair idea of how his 'intervention' will go down with Lee! Find out how he's canvassed opinion and gathered evidence as to whether Lee's mood has changed and also, whether Lee will accept that something ought to be done! Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
11/11/2050m 51s

9. If you like Buddhist podcasts that bang on about Soccer Aid, you’re in for a treat this week

Sometimes a title says it all. In the week leading up to Soccer Aid, Lee caught up with Neil to discuss the egoic mind, polishing the mirror and whether it's possible to meditate in a car at a campsite. Plus, if you meditate on a beach, the sand is going to end up everywhere... So get ready for a troublingly in-depth conversation about that. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
04/11/2043m 54s

8. Neil’s brain is constantly telling him to take his top off

Accept that your mind will wonder. It's not a problem. If it does, just notice that it's happened and return to your breathing. That's all very well, but what if your mind has gone completely off the tracks? What if you're suddenly thinking about Ross Noble? Or Luxembourg? Join Lee & Neil for another exploration of such things and see if you can make sense of it all. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
28/10/2043m 23s

7. 2 "Interesting” Facts, 8 Gates of Zen & 1 Original Face

There's plenty to get into this week. Lee has some "interesting" facts and Neil has had several epiphanies, not to mention that he's gone ahead and developed "The Webster Method" and it's all yours for 50p... Or nothing... Nobody's sure yet. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
21/10/2046m 45s

6. The power of The Power Of Now, now

It's a good job we're thinking about time differently now, because this week, Lee & Neil do away with the concept of chronology completely! In an episode that was recorded goodness knows when, it's time to focus on a book that's been very important to the journey so far. This week, it's all about Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now" Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
14/10/2058m 46s

5. Lee Makes Neil FINALLY Finish The Retreat Story

A warm welcome to those of you who are newly aboard and CONGRATULATIONS to those of you who've waited this long to finally hear the conclusion to the story which has kept us all awake at night! This week, at last, we hear how "The Retreat" story actually came to an end. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
07/10/2045m 13s

4. Neil's Guided Meditation

It's time for Neil to try his hand at leading a guided meditation. How well do you reckon it'll go? There's also an aggressive apology, Neil decides whether Lee is a Zen Master yet, plus, find out why Lee has been kicking the door down at Wetherspoons and asking for a fight (metaphorically of course). Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
30/09/2034m 35s

3. Special Trousers, Secret Mantras & A Tangerine

If you've made it to Episode 3, you'll be VERY keen to hear the conclusion to Neil's story about the retreat. Surely we'll find out the ending this week? Don't bank on it. You'll also hear about Lee's Mantra (but not the secret bit), Neil's online meditation with a bloke called Clive and curiously, a robot lawnmower. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
23/09/2048m 44s

2. Jigsaws, Vajrayana & "The Retreat"

Lee and Neil have decided to embark upon the journey towards enlightenment, but is it all as simple as that? Well, no.... As it turns out, there are many variations of Buddhism to choose from, so that's exactly what they'll need to do. Alongside that, you'll hear all about the retreat that Neil went on, in more detail than you can possibly imagine. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
15/09/2047m 46s

1. What Are We Doing?

Welcome to the beginning of a journey with Lee Mack and Neil Webster, as they explore Buddhism, mindfulness and spirituality. Join them as they find out what it's all about, whether it offers any insight and if it can bring them tranquillity, or frankly anything in their lives. This week, they ask themselves what has brought them to this point and what they are looking to gain from their new lifestyle choices. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee and Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
15/09/2043m 45s

Welcome to "I Can't Believe It's Not Buddha!"

‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha’ is a new podcast which finds Lee and his friend Neil taking their first (often clumsy) steps on the road to Nirvana. Join them in the coming weeks as they discuss (and argue over) meditation, mindfulness, spirituality, veganism and more. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review! You can email Lee & Neil here: hello@icantbelieveitsnotbuddha.com
08/09/204m 44s
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