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Episode 197 :: Jacob Hess :: Mindfully Mormon

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Episode 197 :: Jacob Hess :: Mindfully Mormon

Jacob Hess Jacob Hess joins us to speak about applying a Buddhist originated mindfulness practice, with a Mormon community. 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: Mindfulness Practice and Science, and appears […]

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Episode 196 :: Ramsey Margolis :: Year of Living Without

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Episode 196 :: Ramsey Margolis :: Year of Living Without

Ramsey Margolis Ramsey Margolis joins us once more to speak about his exploration of what it’s like to give up just one thing each month, for a year. A big part of Buddhism is the concept of letting go, and we often use that in the context of our mental formations. But it’s not just […]

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Episode 195 :: Jay Michaelson and Mark Oppenheimer :: The Zen Predator of the Upper East Side

| March 16, 2014 | 2 Comments
Episode 195 :: Jay Michaelson and Mark Oppenheimer :: The Zen Predator of the Upper East Side

Jay Michaelson 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: Mindfulness Practice and Science, and appears every other week, alternating with The Secular Buddhist. You’ll find many of the same guests you’ve enjoyed […]

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Episode 194 :: Charlie Fisher :: Meditation in the Wilds: Recluses, Hermits and Forest Monks

| February 28, 2014 | 3 Comments
Episode 194 :: Charlie Fisher :: Meditation in the Wilds: Recluses, Hermits and Forest Monks

Charlie Fisher Author Charlie Fisher joins us to speak about his new book, Meditation in the Wild: Buddhism’s Origin in the Heart of Nature. Contemporary practice may tend to be a bit… urban. We’re crowded, most of us are in cities, and the concept of being a forest monastic is fairly distant from our experience. […]

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Episode 193 :: Ken McLeod :: Reflections on Silver River: Tokme Zongpo’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

| February 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
Episode 193 :: Ken McLeod :: Reflections on Silver River: Tokme Zongpo’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

Ken McLeod Ken McLeod joins us to speak about Reflections on Silver River: Tokme Zongpo’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. One of the difficulties we have in our modern, information age is … information, of the overload kind. There’s so much to read coming out every day, it can be difficult for us to contemplate […]

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Episode 192 :: Matt Lowry :: Community Evolution

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Episode 192 :: Matt Lowry :: Community Evolution

Matt Lowry Matt Lowry joins us to speak about how our communities, particularly our secular and skeptical ones, are evolving with the rapidity of puncuated equilibrium. Our groups are evolving. But with evolution, which involves change and difference, we need to be open that it may not all be bad. Diversity, we continually say here […]

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Episode 191 :: Dr. Rick Hanson :: Hardwiring Happiness

| January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Episode 191 :: Dr. Rick Hanson :: Hardwiring Happiness

Dr. Rick Hanson Dr. Rick Hanson returns to speak with us about his new book, Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. Our practice is a tricky one. It goes against the stream, it takes effort, and sometimes that effort isn’t itself really clear. Are we trying to get somewhere, make […]

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