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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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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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