Ted Meissner

Ted Meissner

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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Episode 292 :: David Wilmore :: Pranna Timer, Incense Meditation Timers

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
Episode 292 :: David Wilmore :: Pranna Timer, Incense Meditation Timers

David Wilmore David Wilmore speaks with us today about Pranna Timers, combining incense, art, and meditation. A long time ago I happened upon my favorite timer for meditation, and it’s never been replaced. In fact, I’ve bought a few more for myself and given others as gifts over the years. What’s unique about this is […]

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Episode 291 :: Anurag Gupta :: Unconscious Bias in Buddhism

| April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
Episode 291 :: Anurag Gupta :: Unconscious Bias in Buddhism

Anurag Gupta Anurag Gupta joins us to speak about how implicit bias has much to teach us about relating to one another in our sanghas. What biases do you have? What may come to mind when you hear that question may be a list of what is known to you, and it may be accompanied […]

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Episode 290 :: Bhikkhu Bodhi :: Buddhism’s Encountering of Social Crisis

| March 25, 2018 | 2 Comments
Episode 290 :: Bhikkhu Bodhi :: Buddhism’s Encountering of Social Crisis

Bhikkhu Bodhi Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi joins us to speak about how Buddhism meets social crisis. Since the Buddha’s time, there has been a diversification and evolution of the sasana. The teaching encounters new people, new cultures, and becomes part of them. Fast forward thousands of years to the present day, and you have many different […]

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Episode 289 :: Sumi Loundon Kim :: Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation & Buddhist Teachings

| February 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
Episode 289 :: Sumi Loundon Kim :: Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation & Buddhist Teachings

Sumi Loundon Kim Sumi Loundon Kim joins us to speak about teaching Buddhism within a family setting. Many Westerners have come to Buddhism as individuals, having found the teachings to be beneficial in our lives. That may lead us to find other birds with whom we can flock together, but it’s still fairly common for […]

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Episode 288 :: Ethan Nichtern :: The Dharma of The Princess Bride

| February 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Episode 288 :: Ethan Nichtern :: The Dharma of The Princess Bride

Ethan Nichtern Ethan Nichtern returns to the podcast to speak about his book The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What the Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships. The dharma, those lessons about how we live our lives and the suffering that is an inherent aspect of conditioned existence, […]

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Episode 287 :: Justin Merritt :: Buddhist Orchestral Music Premier “The Path”

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Episode 287 :: Justin Merritt :: Buddhist Orchestral Music Premier “The Path”

Justin Merritt Justin Merritt returns to speak about his upcoming Buddhist orchestral premier of The Path. Buddhism may not be known for its presence in orchestral music. In April of 2018, it will be taking a big step forward in Orchestral Hall in my old home of Minneapolis, with the premier of The Path. Composer […]

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Practice Circle: Awareness of Breath

| January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
Practice Circle: Awareness of Breath

Click Here at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, January 28th to Join the Live Session. During January and February, Practice Circle will be aligned with the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online Live program offered by Ted Meissner and Amy Balentine. There may be people from that class joining Practice Circle as an additional opportunity to […]

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