Episode 152 :: Gary D. Conrad :: The Lhasa Trilogy

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gary D. Conrad

Author Gary D. Conrad speaks with us about his Buddhist themed fiction book, The Lhasa Trilogy.

We’re going to turn our attention over to lighter fare this week, in seeing how Buddhist ideas continue to arise in contemporary fiction. We’ve seen more novels that touch upon these themes, but only a few that center around them, and what some of the implications may be for concepts like rebirth. It’s always fun to read a good “what if” story!

Gary D. Conrad is a native Oklahoman who lives with his wife, Sheridan, and their dog, Inky, in Edmond, Oklahoma. His interests include Tibetan rights, meditation, the music of Joseph Haydn, organic gardening and wilderness hiking. He received his undergraduate diploma from Oklahoma State University, his M.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma, and since 1978 has been a practitioner of emergency medicine. He has also completed the fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. Accompanied by his wife, he made an expedition to Tibet and Japan in 2008 to gather first-hand information for The Lhasa Trilogy.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice… not yak butter tea, that’s too easy, let’s go with Lemon Ginger Chai.


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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

The music heard in the middle of the podcast is from Rodrigo Rodriguez. The track used in this episode is “Kyuden no Kurayami” from his CD, Beyond the Times.

Category: The Secular Buddhist Podcast

Ted Meissner

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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