Best Buddhist podcasts — Study, lecture, and discussion of the Buddhist faith (Updated February 2019; image)
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Secular Buddhism
Monthly+
 
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.
 
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Buddhist Geeks
Daily+
 
Dharma in the Age of the Network
 
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Against the Stream
Weekly
 
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.
 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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Buddhism Guide
Monthly
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Another great podcast hosted by LibSyn.com
 
Mindfulness Dhamma teaching in English, translated from Dhamma Talks or books by Luangpor Pramote Pamojjo, Wat Suansantidham, Thailand.
 
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Urban Dharma
Monthly
 
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.
 
Early Buddhist MonkYour kind pilot, doctor, guide, helper, mother, drill, and foremost friend :-)
 
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."
 
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.
 
Dharma Talks given at Austin Zen Center
 
Talks given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on Meditation and Buddhism
 
Past Dharma talks given at the Rime Buddhist Center.
 
Official podcast channel of http://studybuddhism.com. Lectures, guided meditations and other audio materials on Buddhist science of mind.
 
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.
 
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
 
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
Rare
 
a shin buddhist podcast
 
Talks by Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat of Planet Dharma - Introductory Level
 
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Minister's Assistant Jesse Zavala shares his Dharma message for Family Service.
 
Dhamma on Air #110: Noble SpeechCorresponding Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YEmpx-KARoQuestion 339:How to control speech, so not to say the wrong thing, at the wrong time?Video: Truth always Triumphs!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6krgCDM-We0Question 340: Is it not that "happiness" is of 2 types?One being worldly happiness based upon ...…
 
54777: 2019-02-15 Kamala Masters: Dharma Talk - Compassion for Oneself and Others (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
 
54765: 2019-02-14 Tempel Smith: 2nd Foundation of Mindfulness - Vedana (Feeling Tone) (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
 
54763: 2019-02-14 James Baraz: Day 12 - Brahma Vihara Practice - Metta for Difficult Persons (part 2) & All Beings (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
 
In this two part podcast recorded for Losar (Tibetan New Year) Professor Thurman discusses the practices of mindfulness and lucid waking as taught by Buddha and passed down through the Buddhist cultures of Tibet, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Japan. Opening this episode with a joyous introduction to the Tibetan New Year tradition of Losar, Robert... Re ...…
 
Episode Description: In this episode, Sensei Joshin Byrnes talks about the final Vow, which is about embodying the awakened way. What is it to live life in an awakened way? Joshin quotes Roshi Bernie Glassman, saying, “The purpose of Buddhist practice is to awaken, the function of that awakening is learning how to serve.” Joshin reminds us that ...…
 
This podcast was recorded live at the Prajna Meditation Centre, Northern India. In this episode Yeshe teaches mindfulness from The Hundred Verses of Advice.I apologise for the pour recording quality. Follow Buddhism Guide:Website - www.buddhismguide.orgFacebook - www.facebook.com/thebuddhismguide/Instagram – www.instagram.com/buddhism_guide/Twi ...…
 
DoA #109: Aware of CausationCorresponding Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lLzSk3SUukQuestion 336:A: How did the Buddha communicate with beings in the other realms?B: Could unenlightened beings see the beings in the other realms then?Question 337:With Dependent Origination with its various links at what point on thechain of links should a ...…
 
Episode Description: In this talk, Clark Strand speaks about the history of Haiku, how we might define it, and how he came to practice it. The word Haiku translates to “playful verse.” The best Haiuku, Clark says, “demonstrate what I would call profound play, meaning that they say something significant while appearing to say almost nothing.” Im ...…
 
Rev. Ron shares his Dharma message for Family Service and Nirvana Day.
 
Episode Description: In this episode, Matthew Kozan Palevsky discusses boundlessness and reality. “Reality is all things as they are,” he says. In boundlessness, nothing is excluded. Kozan also reads a fascicle by Zen Master Dogen called, “Reality of All Things.” Dogen poses an interesting question, he asks, “can we get out of the way of the wo ...…
 
Episode Description: In this episode, Sensei Joshin Byrnes lists and speaks about the six factors of delusion. These include karmic inheritance, objects or things, the influence of people and culture around us, the following of false teachings, habits, and mistaken conceptualizations. He also discusses different ways in which we might see throu ...…
 
Series Description:In this series, Sensei Joshin Byrnes and Matthew Kozan Palevsky discuss the Four Great Bodhisattva Vows as they relate to the Four Noble Truths, to teachings from the Pali Canon, and to stories from day to day life. The Four Great Bodhisattva Vows are not so much about objectives which we might attain. Instead, they can be th ...…
 
Dharma talk given by Chaplain Sergio Moreno February 3rd, 2019. Music by Barefoot Bran Music.
 
Miranda Macpherson began her spiritual journey at the age of thirteen when, amidst a period of clinical depression, she was spontaneously opened into a profound state of boundless love. That experience initiated a lifelong dedication to spiritual practice, psychological depth … Continue reading →
 
My Sunday talk (2.3.19) at the 'IBMC' in Los Angeles, CA
 
This time on the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack Kornfield shares teachings from The Buddha about the process of realizing, overcoming and liberating that comes from mindfulness practice.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
Using the study and practice of the Kalachakra from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as a road map, Robert A.F. Thurman gives a teaching on the need to combine wisdom with meditation to develop in any spiritual path. Opening with a re-telling of the story of Pai Chang & Huang Po in which the Chan master and... Read more » The post How to Make a B ...…
 
Doa #108: Nibbāna is the Highest Happiness _/\_Corresponding Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt3ipHczB5sQuestion 333: @ 2:34What is the difference between Nibbana=Nirvana and being Enlightened?See:https://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/The_2_Nibbanas.htmUdana and Ittivuttaka:https://what-buddha-said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/kn ...…
 
For episode 91 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with friend and author, Ellen Agler. Ellen serves as the CEO of the END Fund, a private philanthropic initiative working to see an end of the suffering caused by five neglected tropical diseases affecting 1.5 billion people. The END Fund actively supports programs with dozens of partners i ...…
 
(Zazenkai 3) Episode Description: In this talk, Sensei Joshin Byrnes first notes how Zen has historically flourished as a result of sociopolitical upheaval. In today’s world, current events such as the Women’s March raise important questions. Joshin asks, “How do we cultivate a mind that allows us to meet, with relevance, the unique challenges ...…
 
The three poisons of hatred, greed, and ignorance, can be thought of as the root source from which all unskillful actions arise. In this podcast episode, I will discuss the Buddhist teaching of the three poisons and how we can use this teaching to develop a more skilfull relationship with the greed, hatred, and ignorance we encounter in our own ...…
 
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