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.…Read More
Lama Rod Owens Lama Rod Owens joins us to speak about his new book Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. If you’ve listened to this podcast regularly, you already know we make a point of having guests with a wide diversity of views, backgrounds, and practices. This is not just because we at the…Read More
Mushim Ikeda Mushim Ikeda and Brenda Salgado join us to talk about encouraging and creating diversity in our sanghas. Hi, everyone. Before we get started with today’s podcast, I want to extend an invitation to those listeners in or near or visiting the Twin Cities of Minnesota. For quite some time we’ve been imagining what…Read More
Candace Gorham Candace Gorham joins us to speak about her new book, The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking out on Religion — and Others Should Too. There’s something I’m concerned about in our contemporary Western sanghas, and that’s a lack of diversity, particularly ethnic diversity. Why is that? Isn’t the practice…Read More
Tuere Sala Meditation teacher and community leader Tuere Sala speaks with us about moving from a monotheistic tradition to Buddhism, and supporting the growth of diversity in our sanghas. Our race is more than simply the color of our skins. There are subtle but profound cultural templates, and ways of thinking, that permeate and motivate…Read More
Faith Adiele joins us to speak about her experiences as your average Nigerian Nordic farm girl Buddhist nun in Thailand.
Picture this: you’re a complete outsider. You don’t fit in because of your ethnicity, your background, your religion, your gender, everything. And you take that a giant step further by going to another country, where you’re even more alien and don’t even speak the same language.Read More
Spring Washam Meditation teacher Spring Washam speaks with us about having diversity in our communities, and East Bay Meditation Center. We’ll also have a bonus segment, chatting with Roger Nygard about the DVD release of his movie, The Nature Of Existence. Show of hands — how many of us have ever walked into a room,…Read More