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Episode 209 :: Justin Merritt :: Simple Suttas

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Episode 209 :: Justin Merritt :: Simple Suttas

Justin Merritt Justin Merritt joins us to speak about his blog and podcast, Simple Suttas. There are plenty of dhamma talk podcasts out in the world, and that’s great, it gives a wide set of options of teachers one can listen to about the Buddha sasana. But there aren’t a lot of podcast that focus […]

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Episode 208 :: Gil Fronsdal :: Atthakavagga, The Book of Eights

| September 12, 2014 | 10 Comments
Episode 208 :: Gil Fronsdal :: Atthakavagga, The Book of Eights

Gil Fronsdal Gil Fronsdal joins us to speak about his upcoming book, a translation of the Pali Atthakavagga, The Book of Eights. Not all the books in the Pali canon are easy to find in English, let along translations that resonate with contemporary sensibilities. The books of the Sutta Nipata are some of the earliest […]

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Episode 207 :: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang :: The Distraction Addiction

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Episode 207 :: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang :: The Distraction Addiction

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang Author Alex Soojung-Kim Pang joins us to speak about his book The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul. Do you ever get distracted? If you’re like me and practically everyone else on the planet, of […]

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Episode 206 :: Andrew Holecek :: Meditation in the iGeneration — How to Meditate in a World of Speed and Stress

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Episode 206 :: Andrew Holecek :: Meditation in the iGeneration — How to Meditate in a World of Speed and Stress

Andrew Holecek Andrew Holecek joins us to speak about contemplative practice in the digital age. As meditators, we often see our mobile devices and technological advances as distractions. And certainly, they can be. They’re designed, after all, not just to serve a function, but to keep the attention of the customer. What are some ways […]

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Episode 205 :: Katherine MacLean :: Unplugged

| August 3, 2014 | 2 Comments
Episode 205 :: Katherine MacLean :: Unplugged

Katherine MacLean Researcher and practitioner Katherine MacLean joins us in our first Unplugged episode. One thing that often gets missed in the ongoing criticisms of scientific research being doing around meditation, is that the researchers are people. They are dedicated professionals, and passionate practitioners who nonetheless manage to maintain a boundary between their personal care […]

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Episode 204 :: Bob Stahl :: Buddhism’s Alignment with Mindfulness

| July 19, 2014 | 4 Comments
Episode 204 :: Bob Stahl :: Buddhism’s Alignment with Mindfulness

Bob Stahl Buddhist and teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teachers, Bob Stahl, joins us to speak about the alignment between Buddhism, and contemporary mindfulness. Hi, everyone. Before we get started with today’s episode, I want to remind the listeners that we’ve started a new podcast which may also interest you. It’s called Present Moment: […]

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Episode 203 :: Jason Siff :: Reflections on Secular Buddhism

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Episode 203 :: Jason Siff :: Reflections on Secular Buddhism

Jason Siff Meditation teacher and author Jason Siff joins us again to speak about some of his reflections on Secular Buddhism. If there’s one thing we’ve tried to avoid doing in the Secular Buddhist Association, it’s to define the dogma of Secular Buddhism, with capital letters. We’ve intentionally kept our guiding principles at a very […]

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