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.
Ted Meissner's Latest Posts
Episode 269 :: Jeff Eisenberg :: Fighting Buddha: A Story of Martial Arts, Buddhism, Kicking Ass and Saving It
Jeff Eisenberg We may have an impression of Buddhism and Buddhists as peace loving pacifists. Nothing wrong with that, many of us might fit into that description. But Buddhism also has an association with fighting, the martial arts, and the two disciplines can help inform and help one another. Jeff Eisenberg was born in Irvington, […]
Richard Gombrich Professor Richard Gombrich speaks with us about Buddhism in the modern world. The term living tradition may seem as much an oxymoron as, well, Secular Buddhism. And yet this organic vitality is a hallmark of Buddhism, even and perhaps especially today. There have been growing pains as Buddhism rubs up against, and eventually […]
Episode 267 :: Nathan Jishin Michon and Daniel Clarkson Fisher :: A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community
Nathan Jishin Michon and Daniel Clarkson Fisher speak with us about A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community. Many of us who attend a Buddhist or meditation center simply stop by a few times a week, or perhaps just once for a community sit. Some may also volunteer their time and […]
David Loy David Loy joins us to speak about the new Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center. 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 Association are supported by you. […]
Tim Macejak Tim Macejak joins us to speak about his book Zen Unleashed: Everyday Buddhist Wisdom from Man’s Best Friend. A few of you may know that I’ve had dogs and various other creatures in my immediate family, but mostly dogs. You may have even heard me make reference to them being my best teachers, […]
Shinzen Young Shinzen Young joins us to speak about The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works. 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 Association are supported by you. […]
Jay Jay joins us to speak about being trans in dharma community. There is a seeming disparity between the Buddhist concepts of not self, and being comfortable in one’s identity. We sometimes hear the criticism of meditation groups for people of color or for those of particular orientations that they reify ideas of self, rather […]