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The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 3

The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 3

This is “Part 3” of a series on Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s Forgiveness Challenge:   http://forgivenesschallenge.com/   which aligns with the ideas of a Secular Buddhism more than many expect (just keep reading and see for yourself).   If you haven’t read the first article, I encourage you to here: Part 1 I suspect that […]

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The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 2

The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 2

This is “Part 2” of a series on Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s Forgiveness Challenge:   http://forgivenesschallenge.com/   which aligns with the ideas of a Secular Buddhism more than many expect (just keep reading and see for yourself). If you haven’t read the first article, I encourage you to here: Part 1 I suspect that this […]

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The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 1

The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 1

All Buddhisms place a high value on the truth, and so that is where I’ll begin: The Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, so involved in the process of reconciliation (i.e. forgiveness) in post-Apartheid South Africa, decided to take what he learned from those experiences (and those of others) and turn it into a sort of program […]

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On the Path

On the Path

The Fourth and last Noble Truth is the most complex and important. In the suttas the Buddha gives many different understandings of the Path to nibbāna, but of those the one most associated with the Fourth Noble Truth is the Eightfold Path. This is the path of right view, right intention, right speech, right action, […]

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Episode 223 :: Ali Ashtari :: Unplugged — Spiritual But Not Religious: an Iranian Immigrant Story

Episode 223 :: Ali Ashtari :: Unplugged — Spiritual But Not Religious: an Iranian Immigrant Story

Ali Ashtari Ali Ashtari joins us in this unplugged episode, Spiritual But Not Religious: an Iranian Immigrant Story. Think about this for moment: you grow up with a religious tradition, and it lets you down. Not in the way many of us in the West have been harmed by the privilege of supernatural thinking, but […]

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Episode 222 :: Mushim Ikeda and Brenda Salgado :: Creating Diverse Sanghas

Episode 222 :: Mushim Ikeda and Brenda Salgado :: Creating Diverse Sanghas

Mushim Ikeda Mushim Ikeda and Brenda Salgado join us to talk about encouraging and creating diversity in our sanghas. Hi, everyone. Before we get started with today’s podcast, I want to extend an invitation to those listeners in or near or visiting the Twin Cities of Minnesota. For quite some time we’ve been imagining what […]

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Episode 221 :: Tanya McGinnity and John Negru :: Writings by Canadian Buddhist Women

Episode 221 :: Tanya McGinnity and John Negru :: Writings by Canadian Buddhist Women

Tanya McGinnity Tanya McGinnity and John Negru join us to speak about Sumeru Press’s current book project, Writings by Canadian Buddhist Women. After a recent interview, one of the guests asked if I was Canadian. Not really a surprising question. As a Minnesotan for a couple of decades now, the differences between how I sound […]

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Episode 220 :: Massimo Pigliucci :: Secular Buddhism and Neo Stoicism

Episode 220 :: Massimo Pigliucci :: Secular Buddhism and Neo Stoicism

Massimo Pigliucci Science philosopher Massimo Pigliucci joins us to speak about his experiences with stoicism, and we discuss some similarities with secular Buddhism. Hi, everyone. Before we get started with today’s episode, I want to remind the listeners that we’ve started a new podcast which may also interest you. It’s called Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice […]

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Ten Minute Sit with Music

Ten Minute Sit with Music

This is a ten minute guided meditation with an ambient music soundtrack.  I’d be interested to hear if you like it and would like to hear more of this kind of track. 10 minute sit with music  

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Finding Authority Outside of Tradition

Finding Authority Outside of Tradition

In this episode host Vincent Horn concludes his conversation with Ted by exploring the role of Tradition in secular Buddhism. They consider the question of spiritual authority in secular Buddhism and whether it’s possible to see through the filter of culture and tradition. This is Part 2. Part 1 is listed below. This topic comes […]

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Ted Interviewed by Buddhist Geeks

Ted Interviewed by Buddhist Geeks

Ted Meissner is the host of The Secular Buddhist podcast and the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association. In this episode with host Vincent Horn chief geek at Buddhist Geeks, Ted shares examples of secular Buddhism, why he is skeptical but not cynical about religion, and he stresses what he thinks is the importance of […]

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Loving Kindness Guided Meditation

Loving Kindness Guided Meditation

Guided Loving Kindness Meditation Follow this Guided Loving Kindness Meditation by Mark Knicklebine (about 35 minutes):

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Superstition

Superstition

From the QualiaSoup series of videos, this is a terrific examination of the concept of Superstition.

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The Burden of Proof

The Burden of Proof

From the QualiaSoup series of videos, this is a terrific examination of the concept of The Burden of Proof.

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

From the QualiaSoup series of videos, this is a terrific examination of Critical Thinking.

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Open Mindedness

Open Mindedness

From the QualiaSoup series of videos, this is a terrific examination of the concept of Open Mindedness.

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