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Episode 252 :: Jay Forrest :: Secular Buddhism: An Introduction

| July 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 252 :: Jay Forrest :: Secular Buddhism: An Introduction

Jay Forrest Jay Forrest returns to talk about his new book, Secular Buddhism: An Introduction There are many books out today that are touching on a secular approach to the tradition. Some are very pragmatic and deeply rooted in practice, others are more scholarly conjecture. But few have taken the step of using the term […]

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Episode 251 :: Sara Eckel :: It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single

| July 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 251 :: Sara Eckel :: It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single

Sara Eckel Sara Eckel joins us to talk about how Buddhist insights can inform our dating experience. Though the Buddha really didn’t date, per se, he was at one time married, and his wife and son were part of the rest of his life, even though that relationship changed. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, […]

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Episode 250 :: Lama Tsomo :: Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling: A Westerner’s Introduction and Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Practice

| June 25, 2016 | 1 Comment
Episode 250 :: Lama Tsomo :: Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling: A Westerner’s Introduction and Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Practice

Lama Tsomo Lama Tsomo joins us to speak about her book, Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling: A Westerner’s Introduction and Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Practice. We have such a wide range of learning and practice opportunities with Buddhism in contemporary Western culture. It may even be a bit bewildering, having so much to […]

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Episode 249 :: Paul Fuller :: The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism

| June 12, 2016 | 3 Comments
Episode 249 :: Paul Fuller :: The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism

Paul Fuller Dr. Paul Fuller joins us to speak about ditthi, or views, in Buddhism. 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 […]

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Episode 248 :: Marlowe Sand :: Unplugged — Paradise and Promises: Chronicles of My Life with a Self-Declared, Modern-Day Buddha

| May 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 248 :: Marlowe Sand :: Unplugged — Paradise and Promises: Chronicles of My Life with a Self-Declared, Modern-Day Buddha

Marlowe Sand Marlowe Sand joins us in this unplugged episode to discuss experiences with living in a cult. Have you ever seen a news item exposing what seems to be extraordinary abuses in a cult? I have, and unfortunately you probably have, too. I think, how does this happen, what is the process by which […]

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Episode 247 :: Bill Merklee :: Instant Dharma Streaming Radio

| May 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 247 :: Bill Merklee :: Instant Dharma Streaming Radio

Bill Merklee Bill Merklee joins us to speak about the recently retired Instant Dharma Streaming Radio. Hi, everyone. As I mentioned in the welcome message, today we’re going to be speaking with Bill Merklee about Instant Dharma Streaming Radio. When Bill was kind enough to join me some months ago to record this interview, Instant […]

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Episode 246 :: Ira Rechtshaffer :: Mindfulness and Madness: Money, Food, Sex and the Sacred

| May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 246 :: Ira Rechtshaffer :: Mindfulness and Madness: Money, Food, Sex and the Sacred

Ira Rechtshaffer Ira Rechtshaffer joins us to speak about Mindfulness and Madness: Money, Food, Sex and the Sacred. When you hear the phrase, “you’re out of your mind”, what does that call to mind? For me, it’s tinged with madness. And that may not be quite so far from our experience, that when we’re not […]

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