Best Metta podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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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.
 
Vipassana Metta Foundation strives for the cultivation of awareness through the traditional practices of Generosity, Moral Conduct, Concentration, Insight, and Lovingkindness with the understanding that liberation of the heart brings the greatest happiness which is peace.
 
Can we create a metta practice using phrases, the energetic felt-sense of friendliness/warmth and our imagination/visualization to live courageously and creatively?
 
Published in 1866, "The Dead Letter: An American Romance" written by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor under the pseudonym, Seeley Regester, is credited by historians of popular literature to be the first full-length American crime fiction novel. The writing is melodramatic in places and includes opinions typical of the time period, but is an enjoyable, early example of the genre. The novel begins with Richard Redfield, a clerk in the "Dead Letter Office," opening an unclaimed letter. Upon readin ...
 
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Tune in to hear from Metta World Peace, one of the premier NBA defenders of his era, about his career, lessons learned, thoughts on today and plans for the future. The NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award winner in 2004, he was a member of the 2010 NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers and raffled off his championship ring to raise money for mental health nonprofits. His NBA career also includes stops with the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, and New York Knicks. ...
 
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.
 
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For Episode 83 of the Metta Hour Podcast, enjoy this conversation from the archives between Sharon and beloved author and Celtic mystic, John O’Donohue. Find show notes and resources here: https://beherenownetwork.com/metta-hour-ep-83-john-odonohue/ This conversation “Dawning of the Spirit” was recorded in 1998 in Boston, MA by the Omega Instit ...…
 
In Episode 82 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with Rich Fernandez, Ph.D. Find show notes and resources here: https://beherenownetwork.com/?p=14879&preview=true Rich Fernandez is the CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and co-founded Wisdom Labs, an organization that brings the science of mindfulness, resilience and t ...…
 
Sharon speaks with longtime colleague Lama Tsultrim Allione for the 81st episode of the Metta Hour Podcast. Find show notes and resources here: https://beherenownetwork.com/metta-hour-ep-81-lama-tsultrim-allione/ Sharon and Lama open the conversation reminiscing about their similar paths going to India in their late teens, and the magic they di ...…
 
For the 80th episode of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon sits down with colleague Rhonda V. Magee. Rhonda V. Magee is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco and is an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader on integrating Mindfulness into Higher Education, Law and Social Justice. Sharon and Rhonda speak about Rhonda’s ...…
 
For the 79th episode of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon sits down with writer and teacher, Omid Safi. Omid is the Director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Center and is the author of several books, including his most recent release, “Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Traditions.” In this episode, Sharon and Omid discuss Omid ...…
 
For Episode 78 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with Dr. Jennifer Taitz. Dr. Taitz is a board-certified cognitive-behavioral clinical psychologist, a certified dialectical behavioral therapist, and the author of two books: End Emotional Eating and How to be Single and Happy. Find show notes and links for this episode: https://beherenown ...…
 
For the 77th episode of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon chats with actress, activist and meditator, Daphne Zuniga. Daphne is beloved by generations of moviegoers for her performances in such classic films as Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs, as Princess Vespa, and The Sure Thing, in which she starred opposite John Cusack, and in television, she became fam ...…
 
In episode 76 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks in depth with colleague, Janice Marturano. Janice Marturano is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and supporting leaders in the exploration of mindfulness and its impact on the cultivation of leadership ...…
 
For episode 75 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon shares a talk from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. In this 1979 talk at Insight Meditation Society, His Holiness looks at the potential for spiritual practice to transform ourselves and the world we live in. He reflects on Buddhist teachings that could most dramatically change the lives of West ...…
 
For the 74th episode of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with Roshi Joan Halifax about cultivating the qualities of a compassionate life found in her newest book: Standing at the Edge.
 
Tune in to today's episode with Metta World Peace and Steve Weiss to hear their take on the new laws regarding sports betting. In the episode, Metta talks about his personal experience being propositioned to throw a game while he was in college. Steve and Metta dig deeper to uncover what's good about the law as well as other challenges national ...…
 
For episode twenty of the Real Love Series of the Metta Hour podcast, Sharon has a candid conversation with Alanis Morissette. In this episode, Sharon and Alanis talk about addiction, creativity, meditation and love.
 
Tune in for a special episode recorded LIVE at the Gradelo Celebrity Basketball Tournament. Metta talks with special guests MarQuis Trill, Sarunas Jackson, Rashid Byrd, Nick Ansom, Tristan Jass, and Supreme Patty.A little about our guests:MarQuis Trill:MarQuis is an entertainment mogul who founded the social media management company, Entertainm ...…
 
For episode 72 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with one of her longtime teachers, Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Recorded live in Louisville, KY at the 2018 Festival of Faiths, this conversation touches on the theme of the 23rd annual festival 'Sacred Insight-Feminine Wisdom' as well as the topic of basic goodness and compassion.…
 
On today's episode, find out what Metta did with his championship ring. Looking for even more Metta? Metta's official​ biography with a forward from Phil Jackson hits shelves May 15th, but it has already shipped from the printer and is available on Amazon and for preorder at Barnes & Noble.
 
On today's episode, get a look inside the man himself and find out why Ron Artest changed his name and how he picked Metta World Peace. Looking for even more Metta? Metta's official​ biography with a forward from Phil Jackson hits shelves May 15th, but it has already shipped from the printer and is available on Amazon and for preorder at Barnes ...…
 
Live from the Garrison Institute, George Mumford joins Sharon for a conversation around why we practice and offers insight to those who are still new to meditation.
 
Tune in to find out about Metta's interest in coaching and hear his response to his viral tweet on coaching the New York Knicks.
 
Listen in to catch up with the world-famous NBA player, Metta World Peace. Where is he now? What does he spend his time on? and what does the future hold? Get all these answers and more in today's episode!
 
Does this episode even need a description? Listen in for the first-hand recount of the infamous Pacers-Pistons brawl which led to a career-altering suspension of Metta World Peace.
 
Listen to our very first episode of the Metta World Peace podcast to catch up with Metta and learn a little about where he comes from.
 
For episode nineteen of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon looks at how we can cultivate compassion for our enemies with Lovingkindness practice. This episode features kirtan lead by Lily Cushman who is the co-founder and director of the Brooklyn Yoga School, a donation-based center founded in 2010, and the Executive Assistant to Sharon Salzberg.…
 
For episode eighteen of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon speaks with Catherine Burns, from the Moth, about transforming our perspective and connecting with others through storytelling.
 
This week, Sharon explores the powerful tools of meditation at the launch of the Eight Annual Real Happiness Meditation Challenge. Whether you are brand new to meditation, or a longtime practitioner, Sharon offers down-to-earth expertise based on 40+ years of practical experience studying and teaching.…
 
For episode seventeen of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon shares a conversation with Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison from the New York Zen Center For Contemplative Care. Senseis Chodo and Koshin speak with Sharon about the way we relate to death and how Buddhist practice can prepare us for leaving this incarnation.…
 
For episode sixteen of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon has a candid conversation with author Robert Wright and Reverend angel Kyodo williams around Buddhism, love and politics.
 
For episode 15 of the Real Love Podcast Series, Stephen Cope joins Sharon for a conversation around the science behind loving-kindness practice.
 
For episode 14 of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon speaks to Dr. Dan Siegel about the neuroscience behind love, relationships and awareness.
 
For episode 13 of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon continues her conversation with Congressman Tim Ryan about love in the political landscape.
 
For the 11th episode of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon is interviewed by James Shaheen, the Editor and Publisher of Tricycle Magazine.
 
For the tenth episode of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon sits down with Rosanne Cash for a fascinating conversation about the intersection between love, creativity and music.
 
For episode nine of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon speaks with meditation teacher and author, Jack Kornfield. Sharon and Jack Kornfield originally met in the 1970s in Colorado and went on to found the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA along with Joseph Goldstein. In this episode, Sharon and Jack talk about their first meeting over 4 ...…
 
For episode eight of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon talks with Congressman Tim Ryan about love in the political landscape. Tim currently serves in the U.S. Congress representing Ohio's 13th District. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002. Aside from his leadership in the political arena, Tim is a tremendous adv ...…
 
For episode seven of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon talks with meditation teach and author, Tara Brach.Tara is the author of many books, including the "Radical Acceptance" and "True Refuge," and is the founder the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC. Sharon and Tara dive into the world of self-love, discussing the subtle differ ...…
 
For the sixth episode of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon sits down with renowned psychiatrist and author, Dr. Mark Epstein.Mark Epstein has paved the way for the cross-section of Western psychotherapy with Buddhist philosophy in the West, writing a number of books including his seminal work, "Going to Pieces without Falling Apart." Listen ...…
 
For her fifth episode of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon speaks with environmental activist Tim DeChristopher. In December of 2008, Tim disrupted a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction by registering as “Bidder 70” and outbidding oil companies for land parcels in National Parks in Utah.…
 
Sharon is joined by Bell Hooks for a heartfelt conversation about the transformative power of love.Bell Hooks is a cultural critic, feminist theorist, and writer. Celebrated as one of our nation’s leading public intellectual by The Atlantic Monthly, as well as one of Utne Reader’s 100 Visionaries Who Could Change Your Life, she is a charismatic ...…
 
The Happiness Track - Emma Seppälä is the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research in addition to her role as Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She has conducted groundbreaking research on mind-body practices for combat veter ...…
 
Sharon is joined by Holistic Life Foundation co-founders Andres Gonzalez and brothers Ali and Atman Smith for a conversation around the role of love in community building.The Real Love Podcast Series is a special series on the Metta Hour featuring a variety of conversations with some of the world's finest thinkers and teachers exploring Sharon' ...…
 
Sharon sits down with Ram Dass and Raghu Markus for a conversation about Ram Dass's relationship with his Guru, Neem Karoli Baba, and how that relationship transformed his ability to love himself and others in his life. Recorded live in December 2016 at the Open Your Heart in Paradise Retreat in Maui, HI.The Real Love Podcast Series is a specia ...…
 
Live from Deepak HomeBase, Sharon shares wisdom on learning to love your enemies.In this special talk, Sharon explores inner and outer enemies, looks at the fear, anger and anguish generated by being stuck in a mode of "us" and "them", and focuses on the liberation we are capable of.
 
Live from the Garrison Institute, Sharon contemplates the role of intentionality in our actions.Joined by the co-host of the evening, Ethan Nichtern, Sharon explores the different components of our actions and how intentionality affects each of them.
 
On this special episode of Metta Hour, Sharon visits humorist Randy Cohen's podcast, Person Place Thing, to talk about her most inspirational "Thing," the Statue of Liberty.Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care abou ...…
 
Joseph Goldstein joins Sharon to talk about overcoming obstacles through meditative practice and living in the dharma. Recorded live from the Insight Meditation Society’s 40th anniversary benefit.
 
Sharon shares insight and words of encouragement on our meditative practice. We get a better understanding of the meaning of the word meditation and context for how it works in our lives. We learn to appreciate meditation as cultivation and the importance of getting used to it. Sharon is joined by Roshi Joan Halifax to take questions from the a ...…
 
This week, Sharon digs the into some of the reoccurring challenges we all encounter along the path. Our path to liberation is not a linear one of progression, in which we clear hurdles that never return. Instead, it is a circular journey that keeps coming around and influences all aspects of our life The wisdom our practice cultivates affords u ...…
 
Sharon shares four reflections on the Dharma that will sustain us in our practice. Who in the Western world can imagine sitting in silent meditation for years at a time? What can we do, especially as novices, to remind ourselves the purpose and importance of our practice? Sharon asked the same questions early in her practice as well. What she l ...…
 
This special episode of Metta Hour is dedicated to exploring the life of the historical Buddha. Sharon discusses the historical Buddha as a human, legendary figure, and mystic, in addition to his role as teacher, historical figure, and founder of a tradition. She walks us through the Buddha's experiences under the Bodhi tree and the teachings h ...…
 
This week on, Metta Hour, Sharon has a conversation with Rev Angel Kyodo Williams about political activism and spiritual practice. What is the interplay between activism and personal practice? Sharon and Rev Angel Kyodo Williams discuss the qualities of the two and what they bring to one another. On this week's episode, we learn how to make rad ...…
 
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