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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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Episode 282 :: Miles Kessler :: Mindfulness, Aikido, and the Integral Dojo in Tel Aviv

| November 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 282 :: Miles Kessler :: Mindfulness, Aikido, and the Integral Dojo in Tel Aviv

Miles Kessler Miles Kessler joins us to speak about the intersection of mindfulness and Aikido. Hi, everyone. I want to thank you for supporting the Secular Buddhist Association with your generous contributions. Because of that dana, we’re able to continue offering this podcast, the discussions on our website secularbuddhism.org, and of course our live online […]

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Episode 281 :: Gerti Schoen :: Buddha Betrayed: When Spiritual Relationships Go Awry

| October 29, 2017 | 1 Comment
Episode 281 :: Gerti Schoen :: Buddha Betrayed: When Spiritual Relationships Go Awry

Gerti Schoen Gerti Schoen joins us to speak about violation of trust that occur in our sanghas, from her book Buddha Betrayed: When Spiritual Relationships Go Awry. It seems this ongoing cycle of suffering is endless. Unfortunately, I’m not talking about the kind of self-inflicted suffering of greed, hatred, and delusion, but rather the suffering […]

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Episode 280 :: Grace Schireson :: Zen Bridge: The Zen Teachings of Keido Fukushima

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 280 :: Grace Schireson :: Zen Bridge: The Zen Teachings of Keido Fukushima

Grace Schireson Grace Shireson joins us to speak about her teacher, from her new book Zen Bridge: The Zen Teachings of Keido Fukushima. The relationship between student and teacher within Buddhism is not quite like the relationship one develops, or doesn’t develop, with your math or economics teacher. It’s deep, it can be intense, heartwarming, […]

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Episode 279 :: Spring Washam :: A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Wisdom, and Courage in Any Moment

| August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 279 :: Spring Washam :: A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Wisdom, and Courage in Any Moment

Spring Washam Spring Washam returns to speak about her upcoming book, A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Wisdom, and Courage in Any Moment. One of the many ways in which contemporary culture may be a bit different from that of the Buddha’s time, is the breadth of different cultures available to those interested in the dhamma. […]

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Episode 278 :: Reva Patwardhan :: Cultural Appropriation

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 278 :: Reva Patwardhan :: Cultural Appropriation

Reva Patwardhan Reva Patwardhan joins us to speak about her article, The Freedom Trap: Where Conversations About Cultural Appropriation Go To Die. There’s a lot of talk about cultural appropriation lately, and much of it has been just that — talk, not conversation, not engagement, and very rarely dialogue. The topic is very difficult to […]

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