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A Forgotten Key to Mindfulness

A Forgotten Key to Mindfulness

Days grow shorter. The small ruby-throated hummingbird that visited our feeder for sugar-water several times a day through August has decamped, beginning the first leg of his journey down to Mexico. Overhead the Canada geese flock in great ‘V’s, calling out to each other as they wing south. The sugar maple at the bottom of […]

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Radical Dharma: A Review

Radical Dharma: A Review

America’s racial sickness has become especially vivid in recent months. Whether it’s the execution of unarmed black people by police, retaliatory violence against police, the disruptive resistance of the Black Lives Matter movement, or the appearance of an openly racist demagogue as the presidential nominee of a major party, anyone who may have supposed that […]

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Explaining Marxian Engaged Buddhism

Explaining Marxian Engaged Buddhism

There are Buddhists in the world. Some are politically engaged, and some of them are Marxists. Regardless of whether a Buddhist is politically engaged or not, they remain committed to the dhamma. That dhamma offers a comprehensive and coherent ontological, epistemological and ethical philosophy that is to be embodied in the daily lives of its […]

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Changes at the SBA

Changes at the SBA

The Secular Buddhist Association has grown a great deal from its humble beginnings. In May of 2009, the podcast The Secular Buddhist was first made available, with an interview format about engaging with the tradition in something of an admittedly fringe perspective. Secular Buddhism was not a term commonly heard at the time, and there […]

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Episode 256 :: Charles Carstens :: Religious Conflict in Burma

Episode 256 :: Charles Carstens :: Religious Conflict in Burma

Charles Carstens Charles Carstens joins us to speak about his experiences living in Burma, in a time of religious and ethnic turmoil. We may shake our heads in sadness or perhaps disgust when we read in the news about some act of violence against one group of people, by another group of people. Sometimes religion […]

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Episode 255 :: Richard Gentei Diedrichs :: Living in Blue Sky Mind: Basic Buddhist Teachings for a Happy Life

Episode 255 :: Richard Gentei Diedrichs :: Living in Blue Sky Mind: Basic Buddhist Teachings for a Happy Life

Richard Gentei Diedrichs If you’ve ever tried teaching a group of children not your own, you know that it can be something of a challenge. Now think about how your own learning of the dhamma may have taken some time, and how you may have experienced some twists and turns and dead ends on the […]

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Episode 254 :: Loch Kelly :: Shift Into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness

Episode 254 :: Loch Kelly :: Shift Into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness

Loch Kelly Imagine you’ve been through a pretty rough time in your life, with a series of tragic losses and changes, all in a short amount of time. Sound familiar? Many people have had that unfortunate experience, and sometimes there’s another experience which profoundly shifts our state of mind to something more equanimous. But what […]

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Episode 253 :: Gregory Lopez :: Early Buddhist Mindfulness and Stoic Mindfulness

Episode 253 :: Gregory Lopez :: Early Buddhist Mindfulness and Stoic Mindfulness

Gregory Lopez Gregory Lopez joins us to speak about how early Buddhist views of mindfulness compare and contrast with Stoic mindfulness. Hi, everyone. Before we begin today’s episode, I would like to mention that this podcast and the supporting website, discussion forums, our live, online Practice Circle and other services provided by the Secular Buddhist […]

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The Nonviolence Handbook: A Review

The Nonviolence Handbook: A Review

Buy at Amazon or Audible Buy directly at Metta Center for Nonviolence       You know those little games people like to post as their Facebook statuses? Well, last week, this one led me to “The Nonviolence Handbook… with a chainsaw.” Apparently, things either got out of control quickly or The Nonviolence Handbook is very […]

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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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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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