Andrew Olendzki joins us to speak about his Integrated Dharma program, and his upcoming book Untangling Self.
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Andrew Olendzki, PhD, is a Buddhist scholar, teacher, and writer living in Amherst, MA. Trained at Lancaster University (UK), the University of Sri Lanka (Perediniya), and Harvard, he worked in leadership positions for 25 years in Barre Massachusetts, first at the Insight Meditation Society and then at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He has taught at various New England colleges (including Amherst, Brandeis, Hampshire, Harvard, Lesley, and Smith), and spent two years at the Mind & Life Institute working on their Mapping the Mind project. Andrew has contributed chapters to many books on Buddhist psychology, writes regularly for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and is the author of Unlimiting Mind: The radically experiential psychology of Buddhism (Wisdom, 2010) and Untangling Self: A Buddhist investigation of who we really are (Wisdom 2016). He is currently the senior scholar at the Integrated Dharma Institute, developing and teaching a series of online study and practice programs.
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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez
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