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312 :: Mitra Bishop Roshi :: Programming for Women Veterans with PTSD
Jun 21
Ron Serrano joins us to speak about meditating with others and the group Dharmachanics.
311 :: Ron Serrano :: Practice with Others and Dharmachanics
Jun 7
Ron Serrano joins us to speak about meditating with others and the group Dharmachanics.
310 :: David Loy :: Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis
May 24
David Loy returns to the podcast to speak about how Buddhist practice can help change the ecological crisis.
309 :: Toni Bernhard :: How To Be Sick Revised and Updated
May 3
Toni Bernhard joins us to speak about the updated and revised edition of her book How To Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers.
308 :: Blair Hurley :: Buddhist Fiction The Devoted
Apr 12
Blair Hurley joins us to speak about her new Buddhist fiction book, The Devoted.
307 :: Eve Ekman :: Cultivating Emotional Balance
Mar 29
Eve Ekman joins us to speak about the program Cultivating Emotional Balance.
306 :: Cameron Conaway :: Unplugged — Emotional Trauma, Anger, and Transformation
Mar 22
Cameron Conaway joins us to speak about how Buddhist practice has helped the healing process of childhood trauma.
305 :: Ann Gleig :: American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity
Mar 15
Ann Gleig joins us to speak about her new book, American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity.
304 :: Jay Forrest :: Spirituality Without God: An Introduction to Bodhidaoism
Oct 26, 2018
Jay Forrest joins us to speak about a contemporary fusion of Buddhism with Daoism from his book, Spirituality Without God: An Introduction to Bodhidaoism.
303 :: Bernat Font :: Secular Mindfulness and Buddhism
Oct 11, 2018
Our friend Bernat Font returns to the podcast to speak about Stream Entry as practice, and the evolution of secular mindfulness and Buddhism.
302 :: Daniel Cozort:: Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics
Sep 28, 2018
Dan Cozort joins us to speak about the Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics.
301 :: Michael Jerryson :: If You Meet the Buddha on the Road: Buddhism, Politics, and Violence
Sep 14, 2018
Michael Jerryson joins us to speak about his book If You Meet the Buddha on the Road: Buddhism, Politics, and Violence.
300 :: Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Singh Kaleka :: The Gift of Our Wounds
Aug 23, 2018
Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Singh Kaleka speak about The Gift of Our Wounds: A Sikh and a Former White Supremacist Find Forgiveness After Hate.
299 :: Gary Gach :: Pause Breathe Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough
Aug 9, 2018
Gary Gach returns to the podcast to speak about his new book Pause Breathe Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough.
298 :: Sara Rahmani :: Understanding Unbelief: Mindfulness Meditation Project
Jul 20, 2018
Dr. Sara Rahmani speaks with us about her work Understanding Unbelief: Mindfulness Meditation project.
297 :: Jeff Eisenberg :: Buddha’s Bodyguard: How to Protect Your Inner V.I.P.
Jul 6, 2018
Jeff Eisenberg returns to the podcast to speak about his book Buddha’s Bodyguard: How to Protect Your Inner V.I.P.
296 :: Susan Piver :: The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships
Jun 22, 2018
Susan Piver speaks with us today about The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships.
295 :: Brad Warner :: It Came From Beyond Zen!
Jun 7, 2018
Zen teacher and author Brad Warner joins us to speak about his new book, It Came from Beyond Zen!: More Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan’s Greatest Zen Master.
294 :: Joan and Anne Watts :: The Collected Letters of Alan Watts
May 24, 2018
Joan and Anne Watts join us to speak about their book about their father, in The Collected Letters of Alan Watts.
293 :: Bonnie Sumana Ryan-Fisher :: Mindful Moment: 52 Weeks of Mindfulness
May 11, 2018
Bonnie Sumana Ryan-Fisher joins us to speak about her new book Mindful Moment: 52 Weeks of Mindfulness, Excercises and Reflections.
292 :: David Wilmore :: Pranna Timer, Incense Meditation Timers
Apr 20, 2018
David Wilmore speaks with us today about Pranna Timers, combining incense, art, and meditation.
291 :: Anurag Gupta :: Unconscious Bias in Buddhism
Apr 5, 2018
Anurag Gupta joins us to speak about how implicit bias has much to teach us about relating to one another in our sanghas.
290 :: Bhikkhu Bodhi :: Buddhist Global Relief
Mar 23, 2018
Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi joins us to speak about Buddhist Global Relief.
289 :: Sumi Loundon Kim :: Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation and Buddhist Teachings
Feb 23, 2018
Sumi Loundon Kim joins us to speak about teaching Buddhism within a family setting.
288 :: Ethan Nichtern :: The Dharma of The Princess Bride
Feb 8, 2018
Ethan Nichtern returns to the podcast to speak about his book The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What the Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships.
287 :: Justin Merritt :: Buddhist Orchestral Music Premier The Path
Jan 25, 2018
Justin Merritt returns to speak about his upcoming Buddhist orchestral premier of The Path.
286 :: Harrison Blum :: Mindfulness Allies Project
Jan 4, 2018
Harrison Blum joins us to speak about diversity, inclusion, and equity with his Mindfulness Allies Project (MAP).
285 :: Richard Bryan McDaniel :: Zen in the West
Dec 21, 2017
Richard Bryan McDaniel joins us to speak about the growing of Zen in the West with his books The Third Step East, and Cypress Trees in the Garden.
284 :: Robert Wright :: Why Buddhism Is True
Dec 6, 2017
Robert Wright joins us to speak about his book Why Buddhism Is True.
283 :: Kritee :: Being an Indian Woman Priest in the Zen Tradition
Nov 23, 2017
Zen priest Kritee joins us to speak about what it’s like being an Indian woman priest in the Zen tradition.
282 :: Miles Kessler :: Mindfulness, Aikido, and the Integral Dojo in Tel Aviv
Nov 9, 2017
Miles Kessler joins us to speak about the intersection of mindfulness and Aikido.
281 :: Gerti Schoen :: Buddha Betrayed: When Spiritual Relationships Go Awry
Oct 27, 2017
Gerti Schoen joins us to speak about violation of trust that occur in our sanghas, from her book Buddha Betrayed: When Spiritual Relationships Go Awry.
280 :: Grace Schireson :: Zen Bridge: The Zen Teachings of Keido Fukushima
Sep 28, 2017
Grace Shireson joins us to speak about her teacher, from her new book Zen Bridge: The Zen Teachings of Keido Fukushima.
279 :: Spring Washam :: A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Wisdom, and Courage in Any Moment
Aug 25, 2017
Spring Washam returns to speak about her upcoming book, A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Wisdom, and Courage in Any Moment.
278 :: Reva Patwardhan :: Cultural Appropriation
Aug 9, 2017
Reva Patwardhan joins us to speak about her article, The Freedom Trap: Where Conversations About Cultural Appropriation Go To Die.
277 :: Kyira Korrigan :: Working with Hatred
Jul 29, 2017
Kyira Korrigan joins us to speak about working with hatred.
276 :: Eowyn Ahlstrom :: Embodiment
Jul 16, 2017
Eowyn Ahlstrom joins us to speak about embodiment in Buddhism, and secular mindfulness programs.
275 :: Innen Ray Parchelo :: Walk Like A Mountain: The Handbook of Buddhist Walking Practices
Jun 16, 2017
Innen Ray Parchelo speaks with us about the interbeing of contemplative walking.
274 :: Tami Simon :: Sound True, and The Dharma of Dogs: Our Best Friends as Spiritual Teachers
Jun 2, 2017
Tami Simon joins us to speak about Sounds True, and the new book The Dharma of Dogs: Our Best Friends as Spiritual Teachers.
273 :: Beth Mulligan :: The Dharma of MBSR: Discovering the Buddhist Teachings at the Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
May 19, 2017
Beth Mulligan joins us to speak about how dharma informs Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
272 :: John Negru and Michael Glantz :: Plot to Save the Earth
May 5, 2017
John Negru and Michael Glantz join us to celebrate Earth Day and talk about the Plot to Save the Earth.
271 :: Doug Smith and Justin Whitaker :: Reading the Buddha as a Philosopher
Mar 31, 2017
Doug Smith and Justin Whitaker join us to speak about their paper Reading the Buddha as a Philosopher.
270 :: Stephen Batchelor :: Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World
Mar 3, 2017
Stephen Batchelor joins us to speak about his new book, Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World.
269 :: Jeff Eisenberg :: Fighting Buddha: A Story of Martial Arts, Buddhism, Kicking Ass and Saving It
Feb 10, 2017
Jeff Eisenberg joins us to speak about his new book Fighting Buddha: A Story of Martial Arts, Buddhism, Kicking Ass and Saving It.
268 :: Professor Richard Gombrich :: Buddhism in the Modern World
Jan 13, 2017
Professor Richard Gombrich speaks with us about Buddhism in the modern world.
267 :: Nathan Jishin Michon and Daniel Clarkson Fisher :: A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community
Dec 30, 2016
Nathan Jishin Michon and Daniel Clarkson Fisher speak with us about A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community.
266 :: David Loy :: Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center
Dec 23, 2016
David Loy joins us to speak about the new Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center.
265 :: Tim Macejak :: Zen Unleashed: Everyday Buddhist Wisdom from Man’s Best Friend
Dec 16, 2016
Tim Macejak joins us to speak about his book Zen Unleashed: Everyday Buddhist Wisdom from Man’s Best Friend
264 :: Shinzen Young :: The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works
Dec 2, 2016
Shinzen Young joins us to speak about The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works.
263 :: Jay :: Transitioning in Community
Nov 18, 2016
Jay joins us to speak about being trans in dharma community.
262 :: Kim Allen :: Dharma Transmission and Organizational Evolution in Buddhist Communities
Nov 3, 2016
Kim Allen joins us to speak about the challenges and necessities of succession planning in contemporary sanghas.
261 :: Rick Repetti :: Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will
Oct 20, 2016
Rick Repetti joins us to speak about Buddhist perspectives on free will.
260 :: Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison and Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell :: Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Oct 7, 2016
Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison and Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell join us to speak about palliative and end-of-life care from the zen perspective.
259 :: Lama Rod Owens :: Radical Dharma Part One :: Intersectionality and Complexity
Sep 30, 2016
Lama Rod Owens joins us to speak about his new book Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation.
258 :: Alexander Wynne :: Historical Authenticity of the Buddha
Sep 23, 2016
Alexander Wynne returns to speak with us about historical authenticity of the Buddha.
257 :: Andrew Olendzki :: Integrated Dharma Institute
Sep 9, 2016
Andrew Olendzki joins us to speak about his Integrated Dharma program, and his upcoming book Untangling Self.
256 :: Charles Carstens :: Religious Conflict in Burma
Aug 26, 2016
Charles Carstens joins us to speak about his experiences living in Burma, in a time of religious and ethnic turmoil.
255 :: Richard Gentei Diedrichs :: Living in Blue Sky Mind: Basic Buddhist Teachings for a Happy Life
Aug 19, 2016
Richard Gentei Diedrichs joins us to speak about his book Living in Blue Sky Mind: Basic Buddhist Teachings for a Happy Life.
254 :: Loch Kelly :: Shift Into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness
Aug 5, 2016
Loch Kelly joins us to speak about open hearted awareness practice.
253 :: Gregory Lopez :: Early Buddhist Mindfulness and Stoic Mindfulness
Jul 29, 2016
Gregory Lopez joins us to speak about how early Buddhist views of mindfulness compare and contrast with Stoic mindfulness.
252 :: Jay Forrest :: Secular Buddhism: An Introduction
Jul 14, 2016
Jay Forrest returns to talk about his new book, Secular Buddhism: An Introduction
251 :: Sara Eckel :: It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single
Jul 2, 2016
Sara Eckel joins us to talk about how Buddhist insights can inform our dating experience.
250 :: Lama Tsomo :: Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling
Jun 23, 2016
Lama Tsomo joins us to speak about her book, Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling: A Westerner’s Introduction and Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Practice.
249 :: Paul Fuller :: The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism
Jun 10, 2016
Dr. Paul Fuller joins us to speak about ditthi, or views, in Buddhism.
248 :: Marlowe Sand :: Unplugged :: Paradise and Promises: Chronicles of My Life with a Self-Declared, Modern-Day Buddha
May 27, 2016
Marlowe Sand joins us in this unplugged episode to discuss experiences with living in a cult.
247 :: Bill Merklee :: Instant Dharma Streaming Radio
May 12, 2016
Bill Merklee joins us to speak about the recently retired Instant Dharma Streaming Radio.
246 :: Ira Rechtshaffer :: Mindfulness and Madness: Money, Food, Sex and the Sacred
Apr 28, 2016
Ira Rechtshaffer joins us to speak about Mindfulness and Madness: Money, Food, Sex and the Sacred.
245 :: Doug Smith :: Was the Buddha an Anti-Realist?
Apr 14, 2016
Doug Smith joins us to speak about his paper from the Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, Was the Buddha an Anti-Realist?
244 :: Ethan Nichtern :: The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path
Apr 1, 2016
Ethan Nichtern joins us to speak about his recent book, The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path.
243 :: Brad Warner :: Don’t Be A Jerk, And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan’s Greatest Zen Master
Mar 18, 2016
Brad Warner returns to speak about his exploration of Dogen’s Shobogenzo, Don’t Be A Jerk, And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan’s Greatest Zen Master.
242 :: Matthew O’Connell and Stuart Baldwin :: Post Traditional Buddhism
Mar 4, 2016
Matthew O’Connell and Stuart Baldwin join us to speak about Post Traditional Buddhism, and Imperfect Buddha Podcast.
241 :: Stephen Batchelor :: After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
Feb 18, 2016
Stephen Batchelor returns to speak with us about his newest work, After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age.
240 :: Karma Yeshe Rabgye :: Ripples in the Stream: A Pragmatic Journey Through Gautama Buddha’s Teachings
Feb 4, 2016
Yeshe Rabgye joins us to speak about pragmatic aspects of Buddha’s teaching.
239 :: Rick Heller :: Secular Meditation: 32 Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy
Jan 21, 2016
Rick Heller returns to tell us about Secular Meditation: 32 Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy :: A Guide from the Humanist Community at Harvard.
238 :: Ken McLeod :: A Trackless Path
Jan 7, 2016
Ken McLeod joins us to speak about A Trackless Path, a translation of one of a key poem of the 18th century Tibetan mystic Jigme Lingpa.
237 :: Molly Hahn :: Buddha Doodles: Imagine the Possibilities
Dec 25, 2015
Molly Hahn returns to speak with us about the growth of Buddha Doodles, her upcoming book Buddha Doodles: Imagine the Possibilities, and thriving after trauma.
236 :: Jay Forrest :: Pentecostal Preacher to Secular Buddhist
Dec 10, 2015
Jay Forrest speaks with us about his evolution from a Pentecostal preacher to Secular Buddhist.
235 :: Gerry Stribling :: Buddhism for Dudes: A Jarhead’s Field Guide to Mindfulness
Nov 26, 2015
Gerry Stribling joins us to speak about his book, Buddhism for Dudes: A Jarhead’s Field Guide to Mindfulness.
234 :: Leigh Brasington :: Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhanas
Nov 3, 2015
Leigh Brasington returns to speak with us about Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhanas.
233 :: Jundo Cohen :: Religious-Secular Buddhism: The Best of All Worlds
Oct 22, 2015
Jundo Cohen joins us to speak about concepts of secularity and religiosity in Buddhism.
232 :: Jay Michaelson :: The Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path
Oct 9, 2015
Jay Michaelson returns to speak with us about his new book The Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path.
231 :: Jay Roche :: Common Ground Bray, Ireland
Sep 25, 2015
Jay Roche joins us to speak about Common Ground Bray, a group dedicated to promoting a co-operative and ecological lifestyle in Bray, Ireland.
230 :: Janet Surrey and Samuel Shem :: The Buddha’s Wife: The Path of Awakening Together
Sep 3, 2015
Janet Surrey and Samuel Shem join us to speak about their new book, The Budda’s Wife: The Path of Awakening Together.
229 :: Dave Smith :: Ethical Mindfulness
Aug 11, 2015
Our friend Dave Smith returns to speak with us about his new book, Ethical Mindfulness.
228 :: BJ Leiderman :: NPR Music, Meditation, and Moving from Sound to Silence
Jul 31, 2015
Music composer BJ Leiderman joins us to speak about his meditation practice, and the music world.
227 :: Soryu Forall :: Center for Mindful Learning
Jul 10, 2015
Soryu Forall joins us to speak about the Center for Mindful Learning.
226 :: David Loy :: A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution, and Ethics in the Modern World
Jun 26, 2015
David Loy joins us to speak about his new book, A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution, and Ethics in the Modern World.
225 :: Paul Verhaeghen :: Secular Buddhist Ethics
Jun 12, 2015
Paul Verhaeghen joins us to speak about secular Buddhist ethics.
224 :: Ian Lawton :: The Dharma Bum Dhammaloka
May 29, 2015
Ian Lawton joins us to speak about his film project The Dharma Bum, a documentary film about Irish atheist freethinker Laurence Carroll, who went on to become one of the first Westerners to become a Buddhist monk.
223 :: Ali Ashtari :: Unplugged :: Spiritual But Not Religious: an Iranian Immigrant Story
May 14, 2015
Ali Ashtari joins us in this unplugged episode, Spiritual But Not Religious: an Iranian Immigrant Story.
222 :: Mushim Ikeda and Brenda Salgado :: Creating Diverse Sanghas
Apr 24, 2015
Mushim Ikeda and Brenda Salgado join us to talk about encouraging and creating diversity in our sanghas.
221 :: Tanya McGinnity and John Negru :: Writings by Canadian Buddhist Women
Apr 3, 2015
Tanya McGinnity and John Negru join us to speak about Sumeru Press’s current book project, Writings by Canadian Buddhist Women.
220 :: Massimo Pigliucci :: Secular Buddhism and Neo Stoicism
Mar 19, 2015
Science philosopher Massimo Pigliucci joins us to speak about his experiences with stoicism, and we discuss some similarities with secular Buddhism.
219 :: Alexander Wynne :: Creative Engagement with Tradition
Feb 20, 2015
Alexander Wynne joins us to speak about how we may creatively engage with tradition.
218 :: David McRaney :: You Are Not So Smart
Jan 30, 2015
David McRaney joins us to speak about delusion from his blog and book, You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself.
217 :: Greta Christina :: Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing To Do With God
Jan 16, 2015
Author Greta Christina joins us to speak about her new minibook, Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing To Do With God.
216 :: J.A. Kempf :: Unplugged
Dec 25, 2014
James Kempf joins us in our second Unplugged episode to talk about the problems he encountered in the practice, and wrote about in his book, Silicon Valley Monk: From Metaphysics to Reality on the Buddhist Path.
215 :: Keith Nielsen :: Houston Secular Buddhists
Dec 12, 2014
Keith Nielsen joins us to speak about secular Buddhism in Houston, Texas.
214 :: Yeshe Rabgye :: Life’s Meandering Path: A Secular Approach to Gautama Buddha’s Guide to Living
Nov 29, 2014
Yeshe Rabgye returns to speak with us about his new book, Life’s Meandering Path: A Secular Approach to Gautama Buddha’s Guide to Living.
213 :: Erik Braun :: The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw
Nov 7, 2014
Professor Erik Braun joins us to speak about The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw.
212 :: Winton Higgins :: Four Frontiers for Secular Buddhists
Oct 31, 2014
Our returning guest, Winton Higgins, speaks with us about some key challenges facing secular Buddhists in contemporary society.
211 :: Derek Beres :: The Warrior’s Path: Living Yoga’s Ten Codes
Oct 24, 2014
Derek Beres joins us to speak about his book, The Warrior’s Path: Living Yoga’s Ten Codes.
210 :: Jeff Wilson :: Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture
Oct 10, 2014
Professor Jeff Wilson joins us to speak about his book, Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture.
209 :: Justin Merritt :: Simple Suttas
Sep 26, 2014
Justin Merritt joins us to speak about his blog and podcast, Simple Suttas.
208 :: Gil Fronsdal :: Atthakavagga, The Book of Eights
Sep 10, 2014
Gil Fronsdal joins us to speak about his upcoming book, a translation of the Pali Atthakavagga, The Book of Eights.
207 :: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang :: The Distraction Addiction
Aug 28, 2014
Author Alex Soojung-Kim Pang joins us to speak about his book The Distraction Addiction.
206 :: Andrew Holecek :: Meditation in the iGeneration :: How to Meditate in a World of Speed and Stress
Aug 15, 2014
Andrew Holecek joins us to speak about contemplative practice in the digital age.
205 :: Katherine MacLean :: Unplugged
Aug 1, 2014
Researcher and practitioner Katherine MacLean joins us in our first Unplugged episode.
204 :: Bob Stahl :: Buddhism’s Alignment with Mindfulness
Jul 17, 2014
Buddhist and teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teachers, Bob Stahl, joins us to speak about the alignment between Buddhism, and contemporary mindfulness.
203 :: Jason Siff :: Reflections on Secular Buddhism
Jul 2, 2014
Meditation teacher and author Jason Siff joins us again to speak about some of his reflections on Secular Buddhism.
202 :: Gary McDonald :: The Fourth Noble Truth Movie
Jun 19, 2014
Film maker Gary McDonald joins us to speak about his movie, The Fourth Noble Truth.
201 :: Linda Blanchard :: Dependent Arising In Context
Jun 5, 2014
Linda Blanchard joins us to speak about her new book Dependent Arising In Context.
200 :: Stephen Batchelor :: This Secular Age
May 23, 2014
Stephen Batchelor joins us once again to speak about the growing acceptance of a secular approach to Buddhism.
199 :: Karen Maezen Miller :: Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden
May 9, 2014
Karen Maezen Miller joins us to speak about her new book, Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden.
198 :: Gary Weber :: Happiness Beyond Thought: A Practical Guide to Awakening
Apr 25, 2014
Gary Weber joins us to speak about Happiness Beyond Thought: A Practical Guide to Awakening.
197 :: Jacob Hess :: Mindfully Mormon
Apr 11, 2014
Jacob Hess joins us to speak about applying a Buddhist originated mindfulness practice, with a Mormon community.
196 :: Ramsey Margolis :: Year of Living Without
Mar 27, 2014
Ramsey Margolis joins us once more to speak about his exploration of what it’s like to give up just one thing each month, for a year.
195 :: Jay Michaelson and Mark Oppenheimer :: The Zen Predator of the Upper East Side
Mar 14, 2014
Jay Michaelson and Mark Oppenheimer join us to speak about Mark’s new book, The Zen Predator of the Upper East Side.
194 :: Charlie Fisher :: Meditation in the Wilds: Recluses, Hermits and Forest Monks
Feb 27, 2014
Author Charlie Fisher joins us to speak about his new book, Meditation in the Wild: Buddhism’s Origin in the Heart of Nature.
193 :: Ken McLeod :: Reflections on Silver River: Tokme Zongpo’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva
Feb 14, 2014
Ken McLeod joins us to speak about Reflections on Silver River: Tokme Zongpo’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva.
192 :: Matt Lowry :: Community Evolution
Jan 31, 2014
Matt Lowry joins us to speak about how our communities, particularly our secular and skeptical ones, are evolving with the rapidity of puncuated equilibrium.
191 :: Dr. Rick Hanson :: Hardwiring Happiness
Jan 17, 2014
Dr. Rick Hanson returns to speak with us about his new book, Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence.
190 :: Jay Michaelson :: Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment
Jan 3, 2014
Jay Michaelson joins us to speak about his new book, Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment.
189 :: Kenneth Folk :: Enlightenment and Three-Speed Transmission
Dec 20, 2013
Teacher Kenneth Folk joins us to speak about how we might approach enlightenment from a contemporary standpoint.
188 :: Adam Eurich :: Seeking Heartwood
Dec 6, 2013
Adam Eurich returns to speak with us about the progress of his documentary film exploring American Buddhism, Seeking Heartwood.
187 :: Candace Gorham :: The Ebony Exodus Project
Nov 22, 2013
Candace Gorham joins us to speak about her new book, The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking out on Religion :: and Others Should Too.
186 :: Sir Lloyd Geering :: Secular Christianity
Nov 8, 2013
Sir Lloyd Geering joins us to speak about trailblazing the secular path with secular Christianity in 1967.
185 :: Sarah Barker, Bruce Barker :: You Are Here TV
Oct 25, 2013
Sarah Barker joins us again, this time with her husband the intrepid Bruce Barker, to speak about their latest project about secularism in Los Angeles, You Are Here TV.
184 :: Terry Bean :: Little Rock Secular Buddhists
Oct 12, 2013
Terry Bean joins us to speak about Little Rock Secular Buddhists, an in-person group in the heart of Arkansas.
183 :: Toni Bernhard :: How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow
Sep 27, 2013
Today we speak with Toni Bernhard about her new book How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow.
182 :: Adam Tebbe :: Zen in America
Sep 12, 2013
Sweeping Zen founder Adam Tebbe joins us to speak about his new documentary film project, “Zen in America”.
181 :: Myoan Grace Schireson :: Guidance and Therapy
Aug 29, 2013
Myoan Grace Schireson joins us to speak about the distinguishing characteristics of providing guidance in meditation, and how to avoid becoming a student’s therapist.
180 :: Sarah Barker, Amy Boyle, Ian Dodd :: Sunday Assembly
Aug 13, 2013
Sarah Barker, Amy Boyle, and Ian Dodd join us to speak about bringing a secular Sunday Assembly to the City of Angels.
179 :: Jason Siff :: Teaching Meditation
Aug 1, 2013
Meditation teacher and author Jason Siff returns to speak with us about teaching meditation.
178 :: David Loy and Ron Purser :: Buddhist Questions About Mindfulness
Jul 19, 2013
David Loy and Ron Purser join us to discuss some Buddhist responses to popular mindfulness programs.
177 :: Matthew Bortolin :: The Dharma of Star Wars
Jul 12, 2013
Author and Zen Buddhist Matthew Bortolin joins us to speak about his book, The Dharma of Star Wars.
176 :: Shinzen Young, Vince Horn, Mark Knickelbine :: Creating Community in the Virtual World
Jul 4, 2013
Shinzen Young, Vince Horn, and Mark Knickelbine join us to speak about the opportunities and challenges of creating Buddhist virtual community with digital technology.
175 :: Gary Gach :: Pro-Active Sila
Jun 28, 2013
Gary Gach speaks with us today about sila, the pro-social behaviors of Buddhism :: Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood.
174 :: Bernat Font :: Budismo Secular
Jun 21, 2013
Bernat Font joins us to speak about the new Spanish language secular Buddhism website, Budismo Secular.
173 :: Brad Warner :: There Is No God And He Is Always With You
Jun 14, 2013
Brad Warner joins us to speak about his new book just released this week, There Is No God And He Is Always With You.
172 :: Dinty Moore :: The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life
Jun 7, 2013
Author and teacher Dinty Moore speaks with us about his new book, The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life.
171 :: Anita Feng :: Raku Pottery and Buddhist Art
May 29, 2013
Zen teacher and artist Anita Feng joins us to speak about raku pottery in contemporary Buddhist art.
170 :: Danny Ford :: Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: Let Go of Should
May 26, 2013
Danny Ford joins us to speak about how his own mindfulness practice has helped guide his therapy practice.
169 :: Bernd Kaponig and Cristina Pecchia :: Sakularer Buddhismus
May 18, 2013
Bernd Kaponig and Cristina Pecchia, two of the four founders of the new German language Secular Buddhism website, join us to speak about their work with communicating Secular Buddhism to the German speaking world.
168 :: Jennifer Niedzielski :: Mindful Moms Network
May 10, 2013
Jennifer Niedzielski joins us to talk about her work and joys with Mindful Moms Network.
167 :: Bhikkhu Sujato :: Bhikkhuni Sangha and The Authenticity Project
May 3, 2013
Bhikkhu Sujato joins us to speak about the ordination of women in the Theravada tradition, and his work with canonical veracity in The Authenticity Project.
166 :: David Webster :: Dispirited: How Contemporary Spirituality Makes Us Stupid, Selfish and Unhappy
Apr 26, 2013
Author and teacher David Webster joins us to speak about his book, Dispirited: How Contemporary Spirituality Makes Us Stupid, Selfish and Unhappy.
165 :: Leigh Brasington :: Sutta Jhanas
Apr 19, 2013
Leigh Brasington joins us to speak about what the Pali canon suttas have to say about practicing the jhanas.
164 :: Sebene Selassie :: New York Insight Meditation Center
Apr 12, 2013
Sebene Selassie, Executive Director of New York Insight Meditation Center, joins us to speak about organizational models in contemporary Western sanghas.
163 :: Tuere Sala :: People of Color Sanghas
Apr 5, 2013
Meditation teacher and community leader Tuere Sala speaks with us about moving from a monotheistic tradition to Buddhism, and supporting the growth of diversity in our sanghas.
162 :: Vince Horn :: Buddhist Geeks
Mar 29, 2013
Vince Horn joins us to talk about his work on Buddhist Geeks.
161 :: Sarah Barab :: Naked Mind
Mar 21, 2013
Film maker Sarah Barab joins us to speak about her film project, Naked Mind.
160 :: Brad Fullmer :: Insight Timer
Mar 15, 2013
Meditator and mobile application developer Brad Fullmer joins us to speak about his application, Insight Timer.
159 :: Dr. Cathy Kerr :: Somatosensory Attention and Alpha Rhythms
Mar 8, 2013
Dr. Cathy Kerr joins us again to speak about her new paper, Mindfulness starts with the body: somatosensory attention and top-down modulation of cortical alpha rhythms in mindfulness meditation.
158 :: Phie Ambo, Sigrid Dyekjaer, Richard Davidson :: Free The Mind
Mar 1, 2013
Today we have a round table discussion with film producer Sigrid Dyekjaer, director Phie Ambo, and researcher Dr. Richard Davidson about the new film Free The Mind.
157 :: Marc Lesser :: Know Yourself, Forget Yourself
Feb 19, 2013
Today we speak with the CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute Marc Lesser about his new book Know Yourself, Forget Yourself: Five Truths That Will Transform Your Work, Relationships, and Everyday Life.
156 :: Mirabai Bush :: The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
Feb 16, 2013
Mirabai Bush speaks with us about The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.
155 :: Julian Marc Walker :: Devil in the Details
Feb 8, 2013
Today we speak with yoga instructor Julian Marc Walker about his online book, Devil In the Details: 3 Keys To Thinking More Clearly About Spirituality.
154 :: Jenny Phillips :: The Dhamma Brothers
Feb 1, 2013
Jenny Phillips speaks with us today about her film, The Dhamma Brothers, about teaching vipassana to inmates in a maximum security prison in Alabama.
153 :: Heinz Hilbrecht :: Meditation and the Brain: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science
Jan 25, 2013
Heinz Hilbrecht joins us to speak about his book in German Meditation und Gehirn, or in English Meditation and the Brain.
152 :: Gary D. Conrad :: The Lhasa Trilogy
Jan 20, 2013
Author Gary D. Conrad speaks with us about his Buddhist themed fiction book, The Lhasa Trilogy.
151 :: Ben Fleury-Steiner :: Dying Inside
Jan 9, 2013
Ben Fleury-Steiner joins us to talk about mindfulness practice in Delaware at Open Heart Zen, and to continue our theme of compassion for others as he discusses his book Dying Inside: The HIV/AIDS Ward at Limestone Prison.
150 :: Bob Isaacson :: Dharma Voices for Animals
Jan 4, 2013
Social activist and dharma teacher Bob Isaacson speaks with us today about his efforts with the organization, Dharma Voices for Animals.
149 :: Mark Knickelbine :: Practice Circle
Dec 28, 2012
SBA Board Member Mark Knickelbine speaks with us about secular approaches to a contemplative practice, and the new Practice Circle.
148 :: Mike Nam :: U.S. Military Buddhists
Dec 20, 2012
Mike Nam speaks with us about his experiences as a Buddhist in the U.S. Military, and what prompted him to create a web presence for U.S. Military Buddhists on FaceBook.
147 :: Cheryl Giles and Willa Miller :: Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work
Dec 14, 2012
Cheryl Giles and Willa Miller talk with us about their book Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work.
146 :: David Chapman :: Enlightenment and Epistemology
Dec 6, 2012
Buddhist blogger David Chapman returns to the podcast to speak with us about how we can gain provisional understanding of what is true, from what is false.
145 :: Russell Long :: Room to Breathe
Nov 29, 2012
Producer / Director Russell Long speaks with us about his film Room to Breathe, about the teaching of mindfulness to at risk youth.
144 :: Josh Korda :: Addiction Recovery Approaches
Nov 24, 2012
Meditation teacher Josh Korda speaks with us about how his work in addiction recovery is informed by his own experiences, traditional Buddhist thought, and modern science.
143 :: Gary Gach :: Finding the New in the Mix
Nov 17, 2012
Gary Gach speaks with us today about finding newness in the mix of contemporary Buddhist practices.
142 :: Melissa Lee, Matt Lowry, Melissa Kaercher :: Dealing with Different Views
Nov 9, 2012
Today we have a trio of guests, Melissa Lee, Melissa Kaercher, and returning guest Matt Lowry to speak with us about how we can best deal with people who have contrasting views to our own.
141 :: Shaila Catherine :: Focused and Fearless with the Jhanas
Nov 2, 2012
Meditation teacher Shaila Catherine speaks with us about jhana meditation and her book, Focused and Fearless: A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm and Clarity.
140 :: Molly Hahn :: Buddha Doodles
Oct 27, 2012
Professional artist and children’s book author Molly Hahn speaks with us today about the new release of her book Buddha Doodles Volume 2, combining art and practice, and finding ways to inspire others to grow past trauma.
139 :: Chris McKenna :: Bardo
Oct 20, 2012
Author Chris McKenna speaks with us about his new Buddhist themed fiction book, Bardo.
138 :: Brad Warner :: Hardcore Zen Strikes Again
Oct 12, 2012
Zen teacher Brad Warner speaks with us about his new book, Hardcore Zen Strikes Again.
137 :: Stephen Schettini :: Secular Practice One-On-One
Oct 5, 2012
The Naked Monk Stephen Schettini joins us to speak about personal evolution from religious Buddhism to secular practice.
136 :: Melissa Falb :: Buddhist Coping for End of Life Caregivers
Oct 4, 2012
Melissa Falb joins us to speak about her research on Buddhist coping techniques for end of life caregivers.
135 :: Charles Prebish, Sarah Haynes, Justin Whitaker, Danny Fisher :: Two Buddhisms Today
Sep 21, 2012
Today we have a round table discussion with Charles Prebish, Sarah Haynes, Justin Whitaker, and Danny Fisher on the changes in the American Buddhist landscape.
134 :: Andy Puddicombe :: Get Some Headspace
Sep 14, 2012
Andy Puddicombe speaks with us about his site and new book, Get Some Headspace: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day.
133 :: Ginger Campbell and Dana Nourie :: Consciousness and the Complex of Mind
Sep 7, 2012
Dr. Ginger Campbell and Dana Nourie speak with us about the complex interrelated processes we refer to as consciousness.
132 :: Adam Eurich :: Seeking Heartwood
Aug 26, 2012
Film maker Adam Eurich speaks with us about the development of his movie ‘Seeking Heartwood’.
131 :: Joe Loizzo :: Sustainable Happiness: The Mind Science of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration
Aug 18, 2012
Dr. Joe Loizzo of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science speaks with us about his new book Sustainable Happiness: The Mind Science of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration.
130 :: Izzi Tooinsky :: Stories From A Wooden Bowl
Aug 11, 2012
Professional storyteller and juggler Izzi Tooinsky speaks with us about a new Buddhist themed CD, Stories from a Wooden Bowl.
129 :: Thupten Lekshe :: Benefits and Challenges to Secular Buddhism
Aug 3, 2012
Thupten Lekshe joins us to provide insights and companionable discussion on the potential benefits and challenges to secular Buddhism.
128 :: Gert de Boer, Brennen McKenzie, Doug Smith :: Scientific Skepticism and Buddhism
Jul 28, 2012
Gert de Boer, Brennen McKenzie, and Doug Smith join us to talk about scientific skepticism and Buddhism.
127 :: Richard Winter :: Power, Freedom, Compassion
Jul 20, 2012
Richard Winter speaks with us about the alignment of Buddhism and Marxism in his book, Power, Freedom, Compassion: Transformations For A Better World.
126 :: Gary Watts :: Buddhist Police Support Network
Jul 14, 2012
Gary Watts speaks with us about the Buddhist Police Support Network.
125 :: Gregory Kramer :: Insight Dialogue
Jul 4, 2012
Gregory Kramer speaks with us about his book Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom, and his work at Metta.org.
124 :: Ginger Campbell :: Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty
Jun 29, 2012
Dr. Ginger Campbell speaks with us about science of the brain, and about the unconscious origins of certainty.
123 :: Ramsey Margolis :: Secular Buddhism Community Building in New Zealand
Jun 22, 2012
Ramsey Margolis speaks with us today about building Secular Buddhism community in New Zealand.
122 :: Lee Carlson :: Passage to Nirvana
Jun 15, 2012
Zen teacher Lee Carlson speaks with us about being a traumatic brain injury survivor, the healing companionship of dogs, and his new book, Passage to Nirvana.
121 :: Charles Prebish :: An American Buddhist Life
Jun 9, 2012
Charles Prebish, scholar of American Buddhism, speaks with us about his book An American Buddhist Life: Memoirs of a Modern Dharma Pioneer.
120 :: Lenore Lambert :: Secular Buddhism Australia
May 31, 2012
Lenore Lambert joins us to speak about the new Secular Buddhism Australia website.
119 :: Shinzen Young :: Meditation, Pain, and Science
May 26, 2012
Shinzen Young joins us to speak about meditation, pain relief, and science.
118 :: Tim Ward :: Zombies on Kilimanjaro
May 18, 2012
Tim Ward, author of What the Buddha Never Taught, joins us again to talk about Buddhist practice, meme theory, and his new book Zombies on Kilimanjaro: A Father/Son Journey Above the Clouds.
117 :: Bonus Episode :: Rodrigo Rodriguez :: Shakuhachi Music
May 14, 2012
Rodrigo Rodriguez speaks with us about shakuhachi music and his new album, Traditional and Modern Pieces Shakuhachi, in this bonus episode.
116 :: Yeshe Rabgye :: The Best Way to Catch a Snake
May 11, 2012
Yeshe Rabgye speaks about having the progressive attitudes of a Westerner within the religious institution of an Asian tradition, and his new book The Best Way to Catch a Snake: A Practical Guide to the Buddha’s Teaching.
115 :: Sean Faircloth :: Attack of the Theocrats
May 5, 2012
Sean Faircloth returns to speak with us about his new book, Attack of the Theocrats, and his new role with the Richard Dawkins Foundation.
114 :: Cheri Maples :: The Center for Mindfulness and Justice
Apr 26, 2012
Meditation teacher and police officer Cheri Maples speaks with us today about The Center for Mindfulness and Justice.
113 :: Lawrence Levy :: Growing Juniper
Apr 19, 2012
Our friend Lawrence Levy from Episode 12 joins us again to speak about new offerings at Juniper, and another perspective about the potential value of lineage.
112 :: Eric Weiner :: Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine
Apr 12, 2012
Author Eric Weiner speaks about his book, Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine.
111 :: Myoan Grace Schireson :: Zen Women
Apr 6, 2012
Our guest Myoan Grace Schireson speaks with us about equality issues in her book Zen Women: Beyond Tea Ladies, Iron Maidens, and Macho Masters.
110 :: Karuna Cayton :: The Misleading Mind
Mar 29, 2012
Karuna Cayton speaks with us about his new book, The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them.
109 :: Jose Angel Lopez :: Atheist Meditation on FaceBook
Mar 24, 2012
Jose Angel Lopez talks with us about Atheist Meditation on FaceBook.
108 :: George Haas :: Morning Meditation, Online
Mar 16, 2012
George Haas speaks with us today about his call-in mentoring program, Morning Meditation, and the benefits of having a teacher.
107 :: DT Strain :: Humanist Contemplative in Texas
Mar 10, 2012
Humanist Contemplative DT Strain joins us to talk about being a Humanist Minister in Texas.
106 :: Robert Ellis :: The Trouble with Buddhism
Mar 2, 2012
Robert Ellis speaks with us today about his book The Trouble with Buddhism: How the Buddhist Tradition Has Betrayed its Own Insights.
105 :: Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche :: Living Fully: Finding Joy in Every Breath
Feb 23, 2012
Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche joins us to speak about his new book, Living Fully: Finding Joy in Every Breath.
104 :: Rick Heller :: The New Humanism
Feb 17, 2012
Rick Heller speaks with us about the intersection of Secular Humanism with mindfulness practice.
103 :: Gay Hendricks :: Tinker Lindsay :: The First Rule of Ten
Feb 10, 2012
Authors Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay join us to talk about their new Buddhist-themed detective novel, The First Rule of Ten.
102 :: Martine Batchelor :: Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits
Feb 2, 2012
Martine Batchelor speaks with us about her book, Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits.
101 :: Julian Adkins, Anantacitta Tunnell, Dana Nourie :: Secular Buddhism U.K.
Jan 26, 2012
Julian Adkins, Anantacitta Tunnell, and Dana Nourie join us to talk about a new website dedicated to growing the Secular Buddhist community in the U.K.
100 :: Stephen Batchelor :: The Awakening of the West
Jan 20, 2012
Today we speak with Stephen Batchelor about his book The Awakening of the West: The Encounter of Buddhism and Western Culture.
99 :: Dr. Rick Hanson :: Just One Thing
Jan 12, 2012
Dr. Rick Hanson speaks with us about his new book, Just One Thing: Developing A Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time.
98 :: John Peacock :: Buddha the Radical to Creeping Brahmanism
Jan 5, 2012
Scholar and Associate Director of The Oxford Mindfulness Centre John Peacock joins us to speak about secular views of early Buddhism.
97 :: Adam Tebbe :: Sweeping Zen
Dec 29, 2011
Sweeping Zen founder Adam Tebbe joins us to speak about contemporary issues in Buddhism.
96 :: Tim Gard :: Pain Attenuation Through Mindfulness
Dec 22, 2011
Tim Gard speaks with us about a new study just released on pain attenuation through mindfulness.
95 :: Britta Hoelzel :: Mechanisms of Mindfulness
Dec 16, 2011
Dr. Britta Hoelzel speaks with us about her recent paper about the potential mechanisms of mindfulness.
94 :: Sue Blackmore :: Skepticism, Meditation, and Consciousness
Dec 8, 2011
Professor Sue Blackmore joins us to speak about meditation, consciousness, and her move from belief in the paranormal to skepticism.
93 :: Philippe Goldin :: Brain Changes with Meditation
Dec 1, 2011
Dr. Philippe Goldin speaks with us about changes in the brain from meditation.
92 :: Tony Bernhard :: Culture Independent Buddhist Retreats
Nov 24, 2011
Tony Bernhard speaks with us about facilitating a-cultural Buddhist teaching and retreats.
91 :: Noah Levine :: The Heart of the Revolution
Nov 17, 2011
Dharma Punx founder Noah Levine speaks with us about his new book, The Heart of the Revolution.
90 :: Dana Nourie :: Secular Buddhist Association Website
Nov 11, 2011
Dana Nourie joins us to talk about the new Secular Buddhist Association website.
89 :: Ken McLeod :: Unfettered Mind
Nov 4, 2011
Ken McLeod speaks with us today about humanity in institutions, and his organization Unfettered Mind.
88 :: David Chapman :: Buddhism for Vampires
Oct 28, 2011
David Chapman speaks with us about Buddhism for Vampires in our second Halloween special.
87 :: David Loy :: Why Buddhism Needs the West
Oct 26, 2011
David Loy joins us to talk about why Buddhism needs the West, studies in lack, and the selective evolutionary pressures on traditional practices.
86 :: Donald Altman :: One Minute Mindfulness
Oct 13, 2011
Donald Altman, author of The Mindfulness Code, speaks with us about his new book One Minute Mindfulness, and mindful eating.
85 :: Matt Lowry and Brian Gregory :: Physics and Martial Arts
Oct 6, 2011
Matt Lowry the Skeptical Teacher, and Brian Gregory of Virtual Drinking Skeptically join us to talk about the myths and facts of the physics of martial arts.
84 :: Katherine MacLean :: Psilocybin and Openness
Sep 29, 2011
Katherine MacLean speaks with us about a new study on the effects of the psychoactive drug psilocybin on the personality trait of Openness.
83 :: Owen Flanagan :: The Bodhisattva’s Brain
Sep 22, 2011
Owen Flanagan speaks with us about his new book The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized.
82 :: Dan Bammes :: Early Web Skeptical Buddhism
Sep 15, 2011
Dan Bammes talks with us about one of the first, if not the first, skeptical Buddhist web presence.
81 :: Dr. Dan Siegel :: Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
Sep 8, 2011
Dr. Dan Siegel speaks with us about Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, and how we can describe what the mind really is.
80 :: Dr. Elizabeth Loftus :: False Memory Creation
Sep 1, 2011
Dr. Elizabeth Loftus speaks with us about false memory creation.
79 :: Jason Siff :: Unlearning Meditation Part One
Aug 25, 2011
Jason Siff speaks with us about Unlearning Meditation in the second of a two part episode.
78 :: Jason Siff :: Unlearning Meditation Part One
Aug 18, 2011
Jason Siff speaks with us about Unlearning Meditation in the first of a two part episode.
77 :: Matt Lowry and Dana Nourie :: Fun With Physics and Walking Through Walls
Aug 11, 2011
Dana Nourie and Matt Lowry join us to speak about physics, the natural world, and quantum misperceptions.
76 :: Dave Smith :: Meditation Nashville Style
Aug 4, 2011
Dave Smith talks with us about growing up a dharma brat, and meditation Nashville style.
75 :: Eugenie Scott :: National Center for Science Education
Jul 28, 2011
Dr. Eugenie Scott from the National Center for Science Education speaks with us about keeping faith traditions separate from science in our classrooms.
74 :: Erik Storlie :: Psychedelics and Western Zen’s Roots
Jul 21, 2011
Dr. Erik Storlie joins us again, this time to speak about his book Nothing on My Mind: Berkeley, LSD, Two Zen Masters, and a Life on the Dharma Trail, about psychedelics and Western Zen’s roots.
73 :: Dr. Cathy Kerr :: Modulating Somatosensory Attention
Jul 14, 2011
Dr. Cathy Kerr joins us to speak about her recent study on the effects of mindfulness meditation training on anticipatory alpha modulation in primary somatosensory cortex. And we chat about the placebo effect.
72 :: David McMahan :: The Making of Buddhist Modernism
Jul 7, 2011
David L. McMahan talks with us about The Making of Buddhist Modernism.
71 :: Carol Tavris :: Delusions and Cognitive Dissonance
Jun 30, 2011
Carol Tavris speaks with us about how cognitive dissonance can lead to unhealthy conceptual attachments.
70 :: Steve Hagen :: Faith and Belief
Jun 23, 2011
Steve Hagen speaks with us about faith and belief.
69 :: Dr. Roland Griffiths :: Psilocybin and Meditation
Jun 16, 2011
Dr. Roland Griffiths speaks with us about his work studying psilocybin’s intersection with meditation.
68 :: Stephen Schettini :: It Begins with Silence
Jun 9, 2011
Stephen Schettini speaks with us about his new book, It Begins with Silence, The Art of Mindful Reflection.
67 :: Scott Edelstein :: Sex and the Spiritual Teacher
Jun 2, 2011
Scott Edelstein speaks with us about his book Sex and the Spiritual Teacher.
66 :: Sikivu Hutchinson :: Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars
May 26, 2011
Author and educator Sikivu Hutchinson speaks with us about her book, Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars.
65 :: Dr. Richard Davidson :: Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
May 19, 2011
Dr. Richard Davidson speaks with us about the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, and the use of science in validating the effects of meditation.
64 :: Glenn Wallis :: Buddhavacana, A Pali Reader
May 12, 2011
Our friend Dr. Glenn Wallis is back to talk with us today about his new book Buddhavacana, A Pali Reader, and the issues translators face making meaningful sense out of ancient texts.
63 :: Erik Storlie :: Lineage Delusions
May 5, 2011
Dr. Erik Storlie speaks with us about his online article Lineage Delusions: Eido Shimano Roshi, Dharma Transmission, and American Zen.
62 :: Peter Harvey :: An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics
Apr 28, 2011
Professor Peter Harvey speaks with us about his book An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Foundations, Values and Issues.
61 :: Winton Higgins :: Tragic Vision
Apr 21, 2011
Winton Higgins speaks with us about the First Noble Truth and Tragic Vision.
60 :: Fadel Zeidan :: John McHaffie :: Modulation of Pain by Mindfulness Meditation
Apr 14, 2011
Dr. Fadel Zeidan and Dr. John McHaffie join us to speak about their neurological study, Brain Mechanisms Supporting the Modulation of Pain by Mindfulness Meditation.
59 :: Ethan Nichtern :: The Interdependence Project
Apr 7, 2011
Ethan Nichtern speaks with us about The Interdependence Project.
58 :: Rick Bateman and Tim Kiely :: Meetup Groups
Mar 31, 2011
Rick Bateman and Tim Kiely join us for a round table discussion of how to start Secular Buddhist groups with tools like Meetup and Ning.
57 :: Bernie Glassman :: Socially Engaged Buddhism
Mar 24, 2011
Bernie Glassman speaks with us about Socially Engaged Buddhism, and the organization Zen Peacemakers.
56 :: Kevin Griffin :: A Burning Desire
Mar 17, 2011
Kevin Griffin speaks with us about his book A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery.
55 :: Sam Trumbore :: Interfaith Dialogues
Mar 10, 2011
Sam Trumbore speaks with us about chess, secular spirituality, and the value of having interfaith dialogues.
54 :: Toni Bernhard :: How to Be Sick
Mar 3, 2011
Toni Bernhard talks about her book How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers.
53 :: Tom Clark :: Encountering Naturalism
Feb 24, 2011
Tom Clark speaks with us about his book Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses.
52 :: Matteo Pistono :: In the Shadow of the Buddha
Feb 16, 2011
Our guest today Matteo Pistono speaks with us about his very new book, In the Shadow of the Buddha :: Secret Journeys, Sacred Histories, and Spiritual Discovery in Tibet.
51 :: Chris McKenna :: Paradigms
Feb 10, 2011
Author Chris McKenna speaks with us today about his post-apocalyptic Buddhist themed book, Paradigms.
50 :: Sara Lazar :: Meditation Effect on Brain Density
Feb 3, 2011
Dr. Sara Lazar of Massachusetts General Hospital joins us to speak about a new study on the effects of meditation on brain density.
49 :: Tim Ward :: What The Buddha Never Taught
Jan 27, 2011
Today’s guest is Tim Ward, author of What The Buddha Never Taught, about his experiences as a Theravadin monk in Thailand.
48 :: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche :: Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom
Jan 20, 2011
Today we’re joined by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, who speaks with us about breaking free of cultural accretions in his book Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom.
47 :: Ron Stillman :: Twelve Insights
Jan 13, 2011
Today we speak about the Twelve Insights of the Four Noble Truths with our friend Ron Stillman.
46 :: Paul Saintilan :: Buddhist Recovery Network
Jan 6, 2011
Paul Saintilan, Interim President of the Buddhist Recovery Network, speaks to us about how early Buddhist practice is helping people with the problems of substance abuse.
45 :: Brad Warner :: Sex, Sin, and Zen
Dec 31, 2010
Brad Warner speaks with us about his new book, Sex, Sin, and Zen.
44 :: Chris Mitchell :: Asperger’s Syndrome and Mindfulness
Dec 23, 2010
Chris Mitchell speaks with us about his book, Asperger’s Syndrome and Mindfulness.
43 :: Stephen Schettini :: The Novice
Dec 16, 2010
Stephen Schettini speaks with us about his experiences as a Tibetan monk in his book, The Novice: Why I Became A Buddhist Monk, Why I Quit, And What I Learned.
42 :: Stanford M. Forrester :: Buddhism and Haiku
Dec 9, 2010
Stanford Forrester talks with us today about Buddhism and Haiku.
41 :: Meeting Faith :: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun
Dec 2, 2010
Faith Adiele joins us to speak about her experiences as your average Nigerian Nordic farm girl Buddhist nun in Thailand.
40 :: Glenn Wallis :: The Problem With Beliefs
Nov 25, 2010
Dr. Glenn Wallis speaks with us about beliefs, and how conflating them with knowledge can lead us down unhelpful paths in our practice.
39 :: Spring Washam :: East Bay Meditation Center and Diversity
Nov 18, 2010
Meditation teacher Spring Washam speaks with us about having diversity in our communities, and East Bay Meditation Center. We’ll also have a bonus segment, chatting with Roger Nygard about the DVD release of his movie, The Nature Of Existence.
38 :: Jayarava’s Raves
Nov 11, 2010
Jayarava joins us to speak about his blog, Jayarava’s Raves, and his thoughts and reflections on being a pragmatic Western Buddhist.
37 :: Dr. Pam Gay :: Cosmologist Over Cocktails
Nov 4, 2010
Pam Gay speaks with us about comics, science fiction conventions, new discoveries with the Hubble telescope :: and practicing acceptance with others’ spiritual views.
36 :: Buddhism and ZOMBIES!
Oct 28, 2010
Happy Halloween! Today we talk about Buddhism and zombies, and how the two relate.
35 :: Chris McKenna :: The Mind Body Awareness Project
Oct 21, 2010
Today we’re joined by Chris McKenna, Executive Director of The Mind Body Awareness Project.
34 :: Doug McGill :: Right Speech and Journalism
Oct 14, 2010
Professional journalist and founder of the Rochester Meditation Center in Southeast Minnesota, Doug McGill, speaks with us about the challenges of right speech in our modern world.
33 :: Theo Koffler :: Mindfulness Without Borders
Oct 7, 2010
Theo Koffler joins us to speak about Mindfulness Without Borders, a collaborative for teaching mindful awareness and social-emotional intelligence to educators, parents, students and healthcare providers.
32 :: Roger Nygard :: The Nature Of Existence
Sep 29, 2010
Film maker Roger Nygard speaks with us about his movie The Nature Of Existence.
31 :: Dr. Peter Strong :: Mindfulness Meditation Therapy
Sep 23, 2010
Dr. Peter Strong speaks with us about Mindfulness Meditation Therapy, and his new book The Path of Mindfulness Meditation.
30 :: Eli Effinger-Weintraub :: Secular Paganism and Cats Pulling Sleds
Sep 16, 2010
Today we’re going to put ourselves in the perspective of our friends and family when asking us about practices they don’t understand, as we speak with Eli Effinger-Weintraub.
29 :: Rick Bateman :: Secular Buddhism Canada Style
Sep 9, 2010
Rick Bateman from SecularBuddhism.com speaks with us today about his work creating a secular Buddhist practice center in Victoria, British Columbia.
28 :: Dr. Cliff Saron :: Neuro Dharma
Sep 2, 2010
Dr. Cliff Saron speaks with us about the limits of science, our paradigms, and what is meaningful for the individual in Buddhist training.
27 :: Dr. Linda Elder :: Critical Thinking
Aug 26, 2010
Today we speak with Dr. Linda Elder about Critical Thinking, what it really is, and how to develop it.
26 :: Earl Frank Rectanus :: Secular Buddhist Groups
Aug 19, 2010
Earl Frank Rectanus shares his experiences in starting one of the first secular Buddhist groups.
25 :: Edith Haenel :: Bringing the Practice to Social Work
Aug 12, 2010
Edith Haenel speaks with us about the Upper Midwest Summer Institute of Buddhist Studies, and bringing her practice to others in her role as a social worker.
24 :: Stephen Batchelor :: Secular Buddhism Arising
Aug 5, 2010
Today we speak with the author, teacher, and Atheist Buddhist, Stephen Batchelor.
23 :: Meditation Effects on Concentration
Jul 29, 2010
There are a lot of scientific studies on the effects of meditation. Today we speak with Katherine MacLean about one of the good ones :: and why it’s good.
22 :: Losing My Religion
Jul 22, 2010
Panel discussion on coming out to one’s family and friends as an atheist
21 :: Roles of Women in Buddhism
Jul 15, 2010
Author and teacher Rita Gross joins us to talk about the roles of women in Buddhism
20 :: Secular Coalition for America :: Part Two
Jul 8, 2010
Our second installment of our talk with Sean Faircloth, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America.
19 :: Secular Coalition for America :: Part One
Jun 30, 2010
Today we talk with Sean Faircloth, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America.
18 :: Interreligious Symposium :: Part Two
Jun 24, 2010
Today we have our second installment from Episode Three on the question, “Meditation: Buddhist and Christian, Is There a Common Ground?”, and get a preview of Rodrigo Rodriguez’s upcoming CD, Shakuhachi Meditations.
17 :: Labels, or Mindful Sinning
Jun 17, 2010
Today we bring back our friends Linda Blanchard and Dana Nourie for a talk about labels, how we distinguish ourselves, and mindful sinning.
16 :: Pragmatic Buddhism
Jun 10, 2010
A primary goal of CPB is to simplify the most meaningful training methods so that open-minded persons can participate in the cultivation of mindfulness, personal development and share this through socially engaged Buddhism. CPB promotes a social agenda of…
15 :: Narrative Therapy
Jun 2, 2010
Today we will be speaking with Walter H. Bera, PhD, LP, LMFT, LADC. Walter is Center Director and Founder with more than 25 years of clinical experience. He holds Minnesota Licensure as a Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol and Drug…
14 :: Revitalization Movements :: Part Two
May 26, 2010
As the movement of a modern Buddhist practice emerges, what shape do we want it to take? Should it be structured hierarchically, or should things be kept more flat? And, perhaps more importantly, can they or should they? Our panel of skeptical…
13 :: Revitalization Movements :: Part One
May 20, 2010
As the movement of a modern Buddhist practice emerges, what shape do we want it to take? Should it be structured hierarchically, or should things be kept more flat? And, perhaps more importantly, can they or should they? Our panel of skeptical…
12 :: Juniper :: Buddhist Training for Modern Life
May 13, 2010
Today we’re fortunate to have with us one of Juniper’s founding members, Lawrence Levy.
11 :: Enlightenment Experiences: Validity and Usefulness
May 5, 2010
Today we talk with Will Davidson on his experiences having been a monk in a Tibetan tradition of Buddhism, and the veracity and use of enlightenment experiences.
10 :: Skeptical Monastics Unite!
Apr 29, 2010
Today’s episode is an interview with our friend David Mead on what it means to be a skeptical Buddhist, while planning to become a monastic in the Thai Forest tradition.
9 :: Spirituality for Atheists, Part Two
Apr 23, 2010
Today’s episode is Part Two of our interview with our friend Grant Steves on what it means to be a spiritual atheist, enjoyed at Borders Books in St. Paul, MN.
8 :: Spirituality for Atheists, Part One
Apr 20, 2010
Today’s episode is Part One of our interview with our friend Grant Steves on what it means to be a spiritual atheist, enjoyed at Borders Books in St. Paul, MN.
7 :: John Doshin Taylor
Apr 17, 2010
Today we’re talking with zen practitioner John Doshin Taylor of Ireland, getting his perspective on Buddhist practice in his neck of the woods, and how he came to zen.
6 :: Cultural Intelligence, Part 2
Apr 11, 2010
Today is the second part of our interview with Brooks Peterson about culture, what it means, how it develops, and where we’re going as our secular buddhisty-type practice and community develops.
5 :: Cultural Intelligence, Part 1
Apr 8, 2010
Today we’re speaking with Brooks Peterson about culture, what it means, how it develops, and where we’re going as our secular buddhisty-type practice and community develops.
4 :: Development of the Virtual Secular Buddhist Sangha
Apr 3, 2010
Today’s interview is with the Triple Gem of the virtual secular sangha, Linda Blanchard, Jan Ford, and Dana Nourie. We’ll talk about how they came to have a less religious, but still buddhisty, practice, and the development of the online skeptical…
3 :: Introduction :: Part One, Interreligious Symposium
Feb 7, 2010
In the first fully functional Secular Buddhist podcast, we talk about why we’re checking into Buddhism without its rich religious historical context. We’ll also hear a segment from a recent Interreligious Symposium asking the question, “Meditation:…
2 :: Atheist Talk Interview
May 8, 2009
Grant Steves interviews Ted Meisser about the application of Buddhism.
1 :: Atheist Talk Interview
May 7, 2009
Grant Steves interviews Ted Meisser about the foundation of Buddhism.