Episode 196 :: Ramsey Margolis :: Year of Living Without

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Ramsey Margolis

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.

A big part of Buddhism is the concept of letting go, and we often use that in the context of our mental formations. But it’s not just that, letting go is also about any kind of attachment we may have. Putting that into practice, however, can be difficult in our culture, so firmly entrenched in material gain.

Ramsey Margolis started a sitting group in 1999 which developed into Wellington Insight Meditation Community. A secular Buddhist practitioner since the late 1990s, he claims two passions in life (apart from his lovely wife): good food and the printed word. Ramsey’s intention is to help create a culture of generosity.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Don Wilfredo Espresso from People’s Coffee.

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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

The music heard in the middle of this podcast is from Rodrigo Rodriguez. You can visit his website to hear more of his music, get the full discography, and view his upcoming tour dates.

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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