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Best Buddhist podcasts — Study, lecture, and discussion of the Buddhist faith (Updated October 2019; image)
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Secular Buddhism
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A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy.
 
Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers offering the vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) practices of Theravada Buddhism. New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers.
 
The Upaya Dharma Podcast features Wednesday evening Dharma Talks and recordings from Upaya’s diverse array of programs. Our podcasts exemplify Upaya’s focus on socially engaged Buddhism, including prison work, end-of-life care, serving the homeless, training in socially engaged practices, peace & nonviolence, compassionate care training, and delivering healthcare in the Himalayas.
 
The Jack Kornfield Heart Wisdom hour celebrates Jack’s ability to mash up his long established Buddhist practices with many other mystical traditions, revealing the poignancy of life’s predicaments and the path to finding freedom from self-interest, self-judgment and unhappiness.
 
The Secular Buddhist is the official podcast of the Secular Buddhist Association, focusing on early Buddhist teaching and practice from a secular point of view. http://secularbuddhism.org
 
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Buddhist Geeks
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Dharma in the Age of the Network
 
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Against the Stream
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Dharma talks by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, and other teachers at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles, San Francisco and elsewhere.
 
Talks given by Thay and Senior Dharma Teachers from around the world.
 
Interviews with "Ordinary" Spiritually Awakening People
 
The Sharon Salzberg Metta Hour features Buddhist philosophy in a practical, common sense vernacular. Sharon’s natural wisdom, sense of humor and the ease with which she translates these teachings forge an intimate connection with the listener. From everyday experiences to pithy revelations, each podcast is a journey on the path of self-discovery.
 
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Buddhism Guide
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This podcast is pragmatic, secular and makes complicated Buddhist principles easy to understand.Yeshe is a Buddhist monk. He is from England and teaches meditation, Buddhist philosophy and mindfulness.Yeshe spent several years in a monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas teaching young monks basic Buddhist philosophy and meditation. He now offers teachings freely to all in a manner that is unpretentious and clear. He does not demand students to blindly accept what he says, but instead in ...
 
The Imperfect Buddha podcast explores the world of contemporary Western Buddhism mixing in banter with analysis, no holds barred discussion, and guest interviews. We shun Ted style talks in favour of in-depth discussion and interviews that have room to breathe. The podcast is run in conjunction with the Post-Traditional Buddhism site which features articles and essays on contemporary Western Buddhism, as well as show notes for each episode. Follow the link to find out more: http://posttradit ...
 
Ordinary Mind Zendo's podcast will play Dharma talks from Zen teacher and psychoanalyst Barry Magid. Barry Magid is a Dharma heir of Charlotte Joko Beck. These talks address a psychologically minded Zen practice adapted to the needs of American students practicing in the context of their everyday lives. Though much of the material here is specific to Zen practice, non Zen folk will find it interesting as well, as it addresses issues of our shared humanity. New episodes will generally be uplo ...
 
Author and Wellness Personality Sahara Rose @IAmSaharaRose is the fresh young voice for the modern spiritual movement, called "a leading voice in the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift" by Deepak Chopra. In her podcast, she shares how you can tune into your unique gifts, find your purpose, live in your Dharma and blossom into your highest self. From understanding your mission on this planet to sharing it with the world, this podcast is the spiritual friend you wish you had, wh ...
 
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Spreading Happiness
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Spreading Happiness is a compilation of elegant teachings on conscious living. A blend of inspiration, timeless wisdom, story telling and guided meditations. These teachings are presented by Nithya Shanti, an internationally respected spiritual teacher. He was formerly a Buddhist monk who trained in forest meditation monasteries in South East Asia. He is committed to sharing practical wisdom teachings for happiness and enlightenment with people in a joyful and transformational way. Blending ...
 
Professor Robert A.F. “Tenzin” Thurman’s official podcast covering diverse topics including Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist Studies, spirituality, Tibetan Culture, Asian history, philosophy, Eastern Ideas, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. These podcasts include original content as well as selected highlights from his lectures and presentations given around the world. Thurman is a recognized worldwide authority on these subjects and is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Eastern ideas to our ...
 
Dhamma as taught by the Buddha is simple and easy to practice. It is about ourselves and how we can be free from personal suffering. As suffering beings we are deluded about the truths of our body and mind. However, if we practice the Dhamma, we turn our attention to our body and our mind and unveil their true characteristics. Our suffering lessens as we gradually come to understand the Dhamma more and more.
 
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A Buddhist Podcast
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This Podcast is a free show about the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin. Jason and Karen are members of the Soka Gakkai. Every two weeks they take a Buddhist study point and do their best to make it easy to understand and of use to anyone who listens. Practical Buddhism for living in the 21st Century, not beside a remote lake or mountainside but in the midst of daily life, with a job to do, a house to run and children to raise.
 
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Urban Dharma
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Kusala Bhikshu and his Urban Dharma; an American born Buddhist monk living in Los Angeles, California. Kusala shares his understanding of Buddhism in a simple, non-technical way through stories, humor and personal insights.
 
The intention is to awaken, enlighten, enrich, and inspire. Timber Hawkeye, bestselling author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless, offers a secular approach to being at peace with the world, both within and around us. As the Dalai Lama says, "Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist, use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are."
 
Early Buddhist MonkYour kind pilot, doctor, guide, helper, mother, drill, and foremost friend :-)
 
These are the recordings of the complete collection of all the talks by Ajahn Chah that have been translated into English and are published in ‘The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah’, 2011. This was read by Ajahn Amaro during the winter of 2012. (www.amaravati.org)
 
An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better understand Buddhism. The selections in this anthology are primarily from the Theravada school of Buddhism.
 
Talks given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on Meditation and Buddhism
 
Dharma talks from the tradition of Buddhist meditation master Ajahn Brahm and Australian Forest Sangha of monks and nuns presented by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia
 
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Buddhist Geeks
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Dharma in the Age of the Network
 
Dharma Talks given at Austin Zen Center
 
Dharma talks on Zen meditation and practice by Taigen Dan Leighton and other members of Ancient Dragon Zen Gate.
 
Within the traditions of the East and Japan, Zen has been attracting attention from around the world, and, on our program, a Zen monk will be speaking to you about the world of Zen. Meditation cleans the mind and body. Won’t you try experiencing Japanese spirituality? 東洋・日本の伝統であり、今世界で注目されている「ZEN」を禅宗の僧侶みずから語り、お伝えしていく番組。坐禅は心と体を綺麗にします。あなたもジャパニーズ・スピリチュアリティを体感してみませんか?
 
Learn about traditional Zen and Buddhist teachings, practices, and history through episodes recorded specifically for podcast listeners. Host Domyo Burk is a Soto Zen priest and teacher.
 
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The Wisdom Podcast
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Wisdom Publications
 
Past Dharma talks given at the Rime Buddhist Center.
 
Welcome to Vajra Body Vajra Mind, a provocative podcast that explores the outer limits of spiritual practice and human development. On our show, we talk with leaders in the Buddhist, entheogenic and somatic fields and through these conversations we attempt to glean the most pragmatic and succinct bits of wisdom to connect us deeper into our heart and mind. Our show is dedicated to the evolution of the human species and the benefit of all beings.
 
Official podcast channel of http://studybuddhism.com. Lectures, guided meditations and other audio materials on Buddhist science of mind.
 
This is a weekly podcast of the Sunday service at the Midwest Buddhist Temple, a JodoShinshu Buddhist temple. The Midwest Buddhist Temple is a member of the Buddhist Churches of America, http://buddhistchurchesofamerica.org/home/. Visit our website at http://mbtchicago.org or come to one of our services at 435 W. Menomonee St, Chicago, IL 60614, Visit our website for directions.
 
Mangala Shri Bhuti is pleased to announce weekly teachings by web conference by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Jampal Norbu Namgyel, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, and senior students of Mangala Shri Bhuti.
 
Domo Geshe Rinpoche teaches how we can end our self-created suffering and awaken deep compassion and wisdom. While being rooted in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of transformative meditation, her teachings are skillfully adapted for Western students - with lots of humor. She founded White Conch Dharma Center in 2001
 
Dharma Talks from the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple and Zen Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan
 
The Mindful Life is about walking our talk—every day, in every moment. It ain’t about being perfect. Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal, talks about everyday Buddhism, meditation, eco-actions large and small, and features conversations with leading mindful thought leaders, both famous and overlooked.
 
If you Care a Little More, Things Happen. Bees can be dangerous. Always wear protective clothing when approaching or dealing with bees. Do not approach or handle bees without proper instruction and training.
 
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the DharmaRealm
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a shin buddhist podcast
 
Buddhism for Everyone with JoAnn Fox is a weekly podcast that shares how to put the teachings of Buddhism into practice to be happier, more peaceful, or to become the spiritual warrior this world so desperately needs. JoAnn Fox has been teaching Buddhism for 17 years and does so with kindness and humor.
 
Weekly teachings on Tibetan Buddhist lamrim texts. Venerable Thubten Chodron teaches texts on the stages of the path to awakening or lamrim, showing clearly how to meditate on them and apply these teachings in our daily lives. Get the podcast on TuneIn Radio. Streamed live from Sravasti Abbey on Fridays at 6:15 pm PST.
 
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Dharma If You Dare
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Talks by Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat of Planet Dharma
 
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Secular Buddhism
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A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy.
 
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Venerable Amaranatho guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast ...…
 
The problem many people have with meditation is that they try so hard and try the wrong way. Ajahn Brahm explains how to have nice meditation by stopping the trying, and just letting go. Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast. Please support the BSWA i ...…
 
In this episode, Waylon responds to a question from the audience: “I’m 40, childless, not making $$$. I feel like a failure sometimes.” Podcast produced by: Vanessa Boehm; Music by Adam Agee, recorded live at Walk the Talk Show events. Thank you to our mindful sponsor, Klean Kanteen.By Waylon Lewis.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
Fellow teacher Mark Coleman joins Jack Kornfield for an exploration of ways that we can harmonize with impermanence by meeting change with an open heart.
 
Learning how to stay focused on a single object, thought, emotion, feeling, body sensation or experience is going to cut down on distractions and help strengthen our minds. One of the best ways to achieve single-pointed awareness is through meditation. This podcast is adapted from my latest book 'Open Awareness, Open Mind' which is available no ...…
 
Venerable Amaranatho guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast ...…
 
Western society is caught up with the idea of punishment that we often condemn ourselves with guilt, and seek to punish ourselves for perceived wrongdoing. Ajahn Brahm says to hell with this punishment and advocates taking a kinder, more loving approach to the people in our lives, especially ourselves. Teachings are available for downloading fr ...…
 
The last week of Rains has arrived. The monks will be with us again next week but we have one more guest speaker before then - Barry Gaskin. Barry has been an attendee at the Armadale group for almost 20 years. He has traveled much of South East Asia in his working career - Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Barry gave a background to ...…
 
In this extended archive recording Professor Thurman introduces & elaborates the idea of enlightenment using Tibetan History as a lens highlighting the historical Buddha’s discovery of the blissful interconnected, interdependent nature of reality. Podcast includes: an introduction to the Buddhist history of India and Tibet, an overview of the e ...…
 
Rev Sr Visuddha guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast searc ...…
 
In the wake of the Boxing Day Tsunami, Ajahn Brahm received numerous requests on how to deal with the inevitable tragedies in life. He offers advice on how to deal with tragedies with wisdom and compassion. Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast. Pleas ...…
 
Besides food, we are exposed to a wide array of pollutants from our environment. However, we don’t have to become afraid. Connecting to our divine nature is often the best form of healing. We discuss feminine health and more in this episode with Human Garage co-founder Anela. Follow this link to sign up for the Human Garage waitlist: https://ww ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
Refuge: Putting a Safe Direction And Meaning in Our Lives - Part 1 by Study BuddhismBy Study Buddhism.
 
Refuge: Putting a Safe Direction And Meaning in Our Lives - Part 2 by Study BuddhismBy Study Buddhism.
 
Refuge: Putting a Safe Direction And Meaning in Our Lives - Part 3 by Study BuddhismBy Study Buddhism.
 
Refuge: Putting a Safe Direction And Meaning in Our Lives - Part 4 by Study BuddhismBy Study Buddhism.
 
Refuge: Putting a Safe Direction And Meaning in Our Lives - Part 5 by Study BuddhismBy Study Buddhism.
 
Refuge: Putting a Safe Direction And Meaning in Our Lives - Part 6 by Study BuddhismBy Study Buddhism.
 
Refuge: Putting a Safe Direction And Meaning in Our Lives - Part 7 by Study BuddhismBy Study Buddhism.
 
Elaboration of Karma: Who's to Blame - Part 1 by Study BuddhismBy Study Buddhism.
 
Elaboration of Karma: Who's to Blame - Part 2 by Study BuddhismBy Study Buddhism.
 
Elaboration of Karma: Who's to Blame - Part 3 by Study BuddhismBy Study Buddhism.
 
Elaboration of Karma: Who's to Blame - Part 5 by Study BuddhismBy Study Buddhism.
 
Elaboration of Karma: Who's to Blame - Part 4 by Study BuddhismBy Study Buddhism.
 
Elaboration of Karma: Who's to Blame - Part 6 by Study BuddhismBy Study Buddhism.
 
Elaboration of Karma: Who's to Blame - Part 7 by Study BuddhismBy Study Buddhism.
 
We are delighted to have guest speaker Kathryn Choules during our 2019 Rains Retreat. Kathryn Choules is the founder of Mind and Movement. Her love of mindfulness, meditation and compassion comes from experiencing the benefits first-hand. She uses mindfulness and compassion training to work with people as they respond to the inevitable stresses ...…
 
Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately 1 hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download specific Guided Meditations visit our BSWA Podcast and type the date you want into the ...…
 
58950: 2019-10-14 Mark Nunberg: The Buddha’s Liberating Teachings on Dukkha - The Unsatisfactory Nature of Sense Experience - Week 6 -TalkBy Mark Nunberg.
 
58949: 2019-10-14 Mark Nunberg: The Buddha’s Liberating Teachings on Dukkha - The Unsatisfactory Nature of Sense Experience - Week 6 -MeditationBy Mark Nunberg.
 
What does “no-self” really mean? Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer offers a beautiful talk on what it means to be in “this moment, this body, this place, and this time of no time.” She uses an account of recent pictures which depict plastic bags in the deepest portion of the ocean. This theme of no-self is poignant in the Diamond Sutra, a Mahayana c ...…
 
We are delighted to have guest speaker Len Warren during our 2019 Rains Retreat. Len is from the Hayagriva Buddhist Centre and his talk is in response to the new voluntary euthanasia laws being passed in WA. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more Dhamma Talks on Podcast, visi ...…
 
Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma and Sokaku Kathie Fischer continue their discussion of the Diamond Sutra. This time Sensei Shinzan talks about the sixth passage of the text, which is about the true faith of belief. A pivotal sentence from the chapter reads, “Bhagavan, will there be any beings in the future, in the final epoch, in the final period, in ...…
 
In this podcast episode, I will discuss the Zen Koan titled "The Real Miracle". I will also share the story/teaching of Milarepa and the Demons he resisted in his cave and how that story can help us with our own demons. I also share a new Zen koan at the end of the episode for you to work with this week.…
 
In this podcast episode, I will discuss the Zen Koan titled "The Real Miracle". I will also share the story/teaching of Milarepa and the Demons he resisted in his cave and how that story can help us with our own demons. I also share a new Zen koan at the end of the episode for you to work with this week.…
 
This is a 78-minute dharma talk from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in Hanoi during the “Engaged Buddhism in the 21st Century” retreat. This is the sixth and final talk on May 11, 2008 and the talk is offered in English. Photo by Paul Davis The Dharma is something you need to come and see for yourself. It is experiential. Meditation holds the keys. ...…
 
In this episode Robert A.F. Thurman gives an introduction to the Buddhist system of three higher educations or trainings using the “Heart Sutra” as a portal to unpacking the differences between sutra and tantra in an easy to understand manner for those of all traditions. Podcast includes a discussion of the value and place of... Read more and l ...…
 
Dhamma talk by Ajahn Brahm at Monash University; Buddhist Society of Victoria, Wesak 2014. Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8035JxLXm3Q (YouTube Channel: Prem Nawaratne). Please visit the BSV Podcast Channel: https://bsv.podbean.com/ and BSV YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BSVWeeklyDTEng/featured Please supp ...…
 
58948: 2019-10-13 Mark Nunberg: Understanding the Benefits of Exclusive Attention - TalkBy Mark Nunberg.
 
58947: 2019-10-13 Mark Nunberg: Understanding the Benefits of Exclusive Attention - MeditationBy Mark Nunberg.
 
A talk at the RCPA - Rotary Club of Pune, AmanoraBy Nithya Shanti.
 
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