Paul Keddy Paul Keddy joins us to speak about Darwin Meets the Buddha: Human Nature, Buddha Nature, Wild Nature. The interconnectedness of all life sometimes takes a back seat in Buddhism, with the spotlight going to lists in service of release from rounds of rebirth. The earning of that freedom, however, happens in samsara, and…

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Matteo Pistono Matteo Pistono returns to the podcast to speak about his new book Roar: Sulak Sivaraksa and the Path of Socially Engaged Buddhism Buddhism is ostensibly about ending suffering by extinguishing attachment, and that may seem in conflict with the complexities of social justice, inextricably part of samsara or conditioned existence. That doesn’t look…

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Barbara Bonner Barbara Bonner joins us to speak about Inspiring Forgiveness. Forgiveness is a term that can mean different things to different people, whether we’re Buddhists or not, from welcome lightening of burdens to harmful judgments about having to practice it. From the guest in today’s interview, “As we go through this time and we…

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Evan Thompson Evan Thompson joins us to speak about his new book, Why I Am Not a Buddhist. If you ask ten people what Buddhism is, you may be faced with ten different answers. For some, it may be a religion, while others deny that and say it’s a philosophy. So not only are there…

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