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 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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Practice Circle: Body Scan

| January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Practice Circle: Body Scan

Click Here at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, January 14th 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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Episode 286 :: Harrison Blum :: Mindfulness Allies Project

| January 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
Episode 286 :: Harrison Blum :: Mindfulness Allies Project

Harrison Blum Harrison Blum joins us to speak about diversity, inclusion, and equity with his Mindfulness Allies Project (MAP). There’s a lot of discussion lately about diversity, equity, and inclusion in our Buddhist communities. There isn’t adequate representation in popular media of the large number of Asian Buddhists in the U.S., intersectionality isn’t understood, people […]

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Episode 285 :: Richard Bryan McDaniel :: Zen in the West

| December 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 285 :: Richard Bryan McDaniel :: Zen in the West

Richard Bryan McDaniel Richard Bryan McDaniel joins us to speak about the growing of Zen in the West with his books The Third Step East, and Cypress Trees in the Garden. When I think of Zen, my mind and heart go back to the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center, the place I was introduced to Buddhism […]

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Episode 284 :: Robert Wright :: Why Buddhism Is True

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 284 :: Robert Wright :: Why Buddhism Is True

Robert Wright Robert Wright joins us to speak about his book Why Buddhism Is True. Recently there has been a great deal of discussion about the book we’re going to be speaking about today. Some of that discussion, particularly and interestingly from Buddhists, has highlighted the long road we have to take around mutual understanding […]

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Episode 283 :: Kritee :: Being an Indian Woman Priest in the Zen Tradition

| November 25, 2017 | 1 Comment
Episode 283 :: Kritee :: Being an Indian Woman Priest in the Zen Tradition

Kritee Zen priest Kritee joins us to speak about what it’s like being an Indian woman priest in the Zen tradition. As the world becomes more of a global community, people are becoming more exposed to a greater variety of cultures, ideas, and ways of living than ever before. This is a wonderful opportunity for […]

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