Episode 12 :: Juniper :: Buddhist Training for Modern Life

| May 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

Lawrence Levy :: The Juniper Story

How do you, as a modern human being, approach a practice that’s 2,500 years old? Is it relevant to you, does it help you with your day to day stress, does it foster your personal growth? And most important, does it give you a methodology that enables you to put that growth into practice, and plant more seeds as you go?

Born in London, England, Lawrence moved to the United States as a teenager. He studied business at Indiana University and law at Harvard Law School. A successful career in law and the high technology industry culminated at Pixar Animation Studios, where he was chief financial officer and a board member.

For the past ten years, Lawrence has been studying, training in, researching, and writing about Buddhist methods and philosophy. Lawrence leads Juniper’s development work, is the principal writer of Juniper’s written content, and lectures on Buddhist training for modern life. Lawrence lives in Palo Alto, California with his wife, Hillary, also one of Juniper’s founders.

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Hon Shirabe

Rodrigo Rodriguez

The music heard in the middle of the podcast is from Rodrigo Rodriguez. The tracks used in this episode are:

  • Traces of Truth

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Ted Meissner

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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