Episode 182 :: Adam Tebbe :: Zen in America

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Adam Tebbe

Adam Tebbe

Sweeping Zen founder Adam Tebbe joins us to speak about his new documentary film project, “Zen in America”.

The Zen tradition has been in the United States for quite a while now on the scale of… well, Buddhism in America, at least, and as such has well established roots. Founders have recognized dharma heirs, and those heirs have in turn become respected and accomplished teachers in their own right. Zen, it can be said, is thriving in the U.S., but what does that really look like, and how might that be communicated through film?

Few people have represented the idea of free inquiry in contemporary Western Zen practice as today’s guest. Adam Tebbe is the founder of Sweeping Zen. He trained to become a licensed chemical dependency counselor but found that he enjoys this work far better.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Sierra Nevada. Adam, that one’s for you.

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Category: The Secular Buddhist Podcast

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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