Best buddhist meditation podcasts we could find (Updated June 2018)
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Early Buddhist MonkYour kind pilot, doctor, guide, helper, mother, drill, and foremost friend :-)
 
Teachings and meditations from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Please make an offering.
 
Teachings and meditations from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Please make an offering.
 
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Buddhist Geeks
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Dharma in the Age of the Network
 
Every Wednesday, the Rubin Museum of Art presents a meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area. This podcast is a recording of the weekly practice.
 
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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.
 
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Audio Dharma
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Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center. Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha's teachings. The purpose is the same that the Buddha had for his teachings, to guide us toward the end of suffering and the attainment of freedom. To learn more about the Insight Meditation Center, visit our website at http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/.
 
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 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 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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Tara Brach
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Tara Brach is a leading western teacher of Buddhist (mindfulness) meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She is author of Radical Acceptance (2003), and True Refuge (2013). Senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington D.C. (IMCW), Tara shares a weekly talk on Buddhist teachings and practices. Visit http://www.tarabrach.com for more information. Please support this podcast by donating at http://www.tarabrach.com. Your generosity makes a difference!
 
This is a series of Vajrayana Buddhist Teachings given by Traktung Rinpoche. Content will include live recordings of Rinpoche teaching, music, video and animation.
 
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.
 
Recent Dharma talks given to the Seattle Insight Meditation Society by senior western Vipassana and Zen teachers. Seattle Insight Meditation Society is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and welcoming community devoted to offering the Buddha’s teachings on wisdom and compassion to all those who seek them. SIMS encourages an ongoing investigation of our lives for the liberation of all beings and the stewardship of the planet. Find more at http://seattleinsight.org.
 
Joseph Goldstein has been a leading light for the practice of Insight and Loving Kindness meditation since his days in India and Burma where he studied with eminent masters of the tradition. In his podcast, The Insight Hour, Joseph delivers these essential mindfulness teachings in a practical and down to earth way that illuminates the practice through his own personal experience and wonderful story telling.
 
From Deer Park Monastery, a practice center in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
 
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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Zencast
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May all Beings be Happy
 
Dharma talks on Zen meditation and practice by Taigen Dan Leighton and other members of Ancient Dragon Zen Gate.
 
Awakening Now with Lama Surya Das is a podcast that illuminates many aspects of the spiritual path via dharma talks and interviews with Surya Das' fellow spiritual teachers and peers. Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western Lama.”
 
Mindfulness and Meditation in New York City
 
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.
 
I have two main aims in teaching. The first is to spread the dharma as widely as possible, offering it to as many different people as I can. The second is to teach a smaller number of people over sustained periods of time. This in-depth teaching engages my tremendous love for intensive, long-term meditation practice, where people can immerse themselves in the retreat experience and see how it transforms their understanding.Although deeply rooted in the Vipassana tradition of Theravada Buddhi ...
 
The Insight Meditation Society’s Forest Refuge supports the practice of more experienced meditators on personal retreat. Our teachers provide guidance and support in insight and lovingkindness practices drawn from the Buddhist meditative tradition. Please visit dharma.org for more information.
 
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."
 
Over the years of teaching, I've found a growing need for profound lovingkindness and compassion--a transformation of the heart--to underlie the insights and understandings that come out of the practice. An opening of the mind needs to be supported by compassion from the heart if the practice is to be integrated, fulfilled, and lived in our lives.The value of mindfulness practice is discovered in the freedom we find through awareness. Without awareness, we repeat the patterns of fear and con ...
 
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Jonathan Foust
Weekly
 
A Guiding Teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and co-founder of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute, Jonathan offers talks, guided meditations and inquiries into what it means to be awake in mind and heart. www.jonathanfoust.com
 
Living Zen through meditation, mindfulness and compassion. Celebrating the wisdom and insight of Buddhist teachings.
 
Living Zen through meditation, mindfulness and compassion. Celebrating the wisdom and insight of Buddhist teachings.
 
Talks by Gil Fronsdal at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA
 
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.
 
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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Early Buddhism
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Audio Dhamma
 
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Meaningoflife.tv
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Conversations about philosophy, science, religion and spirituality
 
The Insight Meditation Society’s Retreat Center has offered structured meditation courses for new and experienced meditators for over 30 years. Our teachers provide guidance and support in insight and lovingkindness practices drawn from the Buddhist meditative tradition. Please visit dharma.org for more information.
 
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Mindfuling
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Mindfulness meditation is not a thing — it is an activity of doing. It is a key to an eight faceted practice capable of freeing us from discontent. Being mindful is being deeper than the ocean, stronger than practiced aversion, quicker than chronic bad habits, and easier than pie! The Mindfuling podcast frequently includes guided meditation, talks, interviews, sounds, and prior to episodes M#180 a fictional serial radio drama entitled Hot Zombies Cool Buddhas. More at http://www.mindfuling.o ...
 
Welcome to The Meaningful Life with George Haas Podcast (formerly the Deepening Your Practice Podcast). Each episode will explore the connections between ancient Buddhist meditation techniques and modern psychological attachment theory. Learn more at mettagroup.org.
 
Dhamma Talks given at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.
 
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Audio Dharma
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Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center. Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha's teachings. The purpose is the same that the Buddha had for his teachings, to guide us toward the end of suffering and the attainment of freedom. To learn more about the Insight Meditation Center, visit our website at http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/.
 
A pervasive but often invisible source of suffering in our culture is self-aversion. We are a busy culture, and we move through our life feeling anxious and dissatisfied, but not fully conscious of how we neglect or judge our inner experience. We suffer from a lack of belonging: to our own bodies, to each other and to the earth. When we practice Buddhist meditation, we learn how to listen deeply and hold our life tenderly. The open space of compassion allows us to realize that our thoughts a ...
 
Spring 8-Week retreat on Shamatha, Vipashyana, and Mahamudra, based upon two texts: Panchen Lozang Chökyi Gyaltsen’s Highway of the Jinas: A Root Text on the Precious Geluk-Kagyü Mahamudra Tradition, and Karma Chagmé’s Naked Awareness: Practical Teachings on the Union. During this year’s 8-week retreat Alan will grant the oral transmission and commentary to the teachings on the root text The Highway of the Jinas: A Root Text on the Precious Geluk-Kagyü Mahamudra Tradition and its auto-commen ...
 
Lisa Dale Miller, MA, LMFT, LPCC, SEP is a private practice psychotherapist in Los Gatos, CA, specializing in mindfulness psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and chronic pain. She is also an outpatient provider for the VA San Jose. Lisa is the author of a highly regarded textbook on Buddhist psychology for mental health professionals, Effortless Mindfulness: Genuine mental health through awakened presence. Training clinicians in the pract ...
 
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Open Sky Zen
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Dharma talks by Zen monk Ven. Lawrence Do'an Grecco, the founder and Guiding Teacher of Open Sky Zen Meditation & Buddhist Studies Group, a nomadic Zen Center in New York City. Lawrence is also a teacher at the Interdependence Project.For more information please visit www.OpenSkyZen.com. Please feel free to rate these podcasts if you enjoy them and share them with your friends on Facebook & Twitter!
 
This recording will introduce you to Mindfulness of Breath Meditation as a concentration practice or what is known as Shamatha. If you are new to mindfulness of breath meditation, you may wish to down load my recording for beginners and practice this for some time before trying this more advanced practice.
 
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After a week where two very famous and "successful" people committed suicide, I'm sharing how I understand suicide from the lens of yoga, Ayurveda, and Buddhist wisdom. I'm also sharing a meditation practice that's beneficial for feeling your connection to others and less alone in your pain.If you're experiencing issues or thoughts of suicide, ...…
 
Susan Piver is a New York Times bestselling author of 9 books and a renowned Buddhist teacher. This is Susan's second time on the show because we love her and her work so much. Her new book, The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships walks us through the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism as they apply to relationships. ...…
 
Ajahn Brahm talks about how wisdom stems not from thinking, but from the deep well of silence that comes from a mind still in meditation. Given to an audience Buddhist Maha Vihara in 2012 Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
 
I have a lot of gratitude for what today’s guest is about to share with you. She is going to be sharing about speaking to spirit, calling on greater guidance, and how we can be more connected. The reason I feel so grateful is that life has it’s fair share of ups and downs, opportunities for growth, and times we get called up to trust ourselves ...…
 
It was Vesak day on Tuesday and Ajahn Cittapalo joined us at AMG. Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or southern tradition. Ajahn having attended Vesak celebrations at Dhammaloka on Sunday, where many people took refuge by becoming Buddhist, noticed that for many, the five precepts are ...…
 
If you’e ever wanted to express balanced power from within, then do we have the Wisdom Rising Show for you! Today I’ll be talking with Lama Tsultrim Allione, the founder of Tara Mandala, the author of of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your demons, one of the first western Buddhist nuns and recognized as a reincarnation of a renowned 11th century T ...…
 
From the Hive is a contemplative space where meditative practice meets mindful everyday living. Each episode has two parts, a conversation and a guided mediation. We are connecting you to various contemplative teachers, hearing their story, and sharing a meditative practice with them. If you don’t have time now to listen to everything, feel fre ...…
 
The first episode in this meditation series focuses on a 12th-century Japanese sculpture of the Amida Buddha in the Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. The Buddha, cast in bronze and slightly smaller than life-size, is seated in meditation. Amida Buddha, in the Japanese esoteric Buddhist tradition, is the “Buddha of the Western Paradise”; his follo ...…
 
Doubt is often a regular internal narrative we have, but by practicing self compassion we discover the opportunities of love... Unclouded is your pocket wellbeing companion. This podcast is for those times when you need to cope with stress, sort out the clutter of your mind and find focus and happiness in the challenges of everyday life. Offeri ...…
 
We hear it in meditation classes all the time, we need to move beyond attachment and aversion. Develop more equanimity, because these two qualities are obstacles and will impact our ability to be truly happy. Many Buddhist teachings center around this principle of attachment and aversion and how as a practitioner we need to get savy at identify ...…
 
Seeing the kindness in others will help us feel a sense of connection, and help deal with the more difficult relationships in our lives... Unclouded is your pocket wellbeing companion. This podcast is for those times when you need to cope with stress, sort out the clutter of your mind and find focus and happiness in the challenges of everyday l ...…
 
Yogis and Buddhists are right - meditation and breathing exercises can sharpen your mind. New research suggests the neurophysiological link between breath-focused meditation and attention.
 
This breathing practice is used to reduce stress and anxiety... Unclouded is your pocket wellbeing companion. This podcast is for those times when you need to cope with stress, sort out the clutter of your mind and find focus and happiness in the challenges of everyday life. Offering tips and techniques for mindful living, and easy to do exerci ...…
 
If you're interested in learning the basics of meditation them this DTFH is for you. David Nichtern is a senior meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He's also my friend and was kind enough to sit down with me and allow me to record a semi-formal meditation training. He's t ...…
 
In this episode Geno plays some clips from his 2 Year anniversary Radio Show with some surprise celebrity guests, talks about the price of Hootie & the Blowfish tickets, and visiting a Buddhist temple this past week. We also delve into meditation, weddings, living where you want to live, and an ingenious charity concert idea! We even learn abou ...…
 
As business owners, we spend a lot of time honing our hard skills … productivity, cash flow management … marketing. But what about the softer skills - like empathy and compassion? They’re just as important, aren’t they? Ex-Buddhist Monk and now small business owner Clarke Scott thinks so, and he’s about to explain how we should use them to grow ...…
 
On Sunday May 6th, Soto Priest and famed former "Tenzo" (Head Cook) at the Tassajara Zen Monastery Rev. Edward Espe Brown offered a very special Zazenkai and Talk, live from California and Treeleaf Tsukuba. Edward Espe Brown, a Soto Zen Buddhist priest, was was ordained in 1971 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and he received Dharma Transmission from M ...…
 
This little awareness exercise will help you be in the present moment - settling your mind to be alert, yet relaxed... Unclouded is your pocket wellbeing companion. This podcast is for those times when you need to cope with stress, sort out the clutter of your mind and find focus and happiness in the challenges of everyday life. Offering tips a ...…
 
Paul talks with me about Zen Buddhist meditation and home electrical maintenance, and, of course, music finds its way into the conversational mix, both as subject and reference point. My re-launch is still pretty fresh and there’s not a lot to show at this site yet, but I’m editing and publishing new stuff as fast as I can. I hope you’ll consid ...…
 
With the first Noble Truth being "Suffering" or that which is difficult to bear, there is a danger in Buddhist practice of overlooking the beauty and happiness that are part of human life. The Buddha taught that there are four fields of happiness available to us: The Happiness of the Senses The Happiness of living an"upright" life The Happiness ...…
 
Identity Our identities are the stories we tell ourselves and others about who we are. Stories like, “I’m a good dancer”, “I’m a feminist”, “I’m a nice guy”, “I’m smart”, or “I’m Matt Damon”. These stories are always informative, but rarely accurate. For example, here is an actual bio line I’ve used over the years on resumes, websites, grant ap ...…
 
It was such an honor and a pleasure to talk with Juan about how his life has changed in the past 20+ years. A young man (age 18!) with the hopes of becoming a mountain guide is tossed into the hectic life of a CEO due to the death of his father. This was not the life he had wanted and it caused inner turmoil. He was not happy and this was not a ...…
 
Andy Couturier moved to Japan in mid twenties with his partner Cynthia to teach English. Their plan was to save money then come back to the US and buy some land. After returning, they built a house in California using only hand tools, developing a piece of raw land into a functioning rural homestead. Andy has studied Buddhist meditation and man ...…
 
Joseph Houseal is an ancient dance specialist. He is the director of Core of Culture – a not-for-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding intangible world culture and assuring the continuity of ancient dance traditions where they originate. At Core of Culture, Joseph has overseen dance preservation and research projects in many parts of th ...…
 
Is the 3Ps just another name for mindfulness? If not, then what is the difference? Chris Birch is a coach who has found incredible benefit from mindfulness practices and Buddhist teachings. He can't quite see why the 3Ps is different and wants to learn more. Joel Drazner has an MA in spiritual psychology and has been following a meditation prac ...…
 
(0-10 minutes) Stewart asks Francis: What does meditation mean for you? He says that being in the present is a bad response because it doesn't accurately reflect what the present is. The future merges with the present. He says you can continue to meditate when doing something mundane like thinking, planning, or abstract reasoning. He says that ...…
 
(0-10 minutes) Hannah introduces herself and Within Meditation. Within Meditation studio is in San Francisco and they offer 30 minute guided meditations to people who work in the financial district. Hannah talks about how she teaches beginners and how that is different from teaching more experienced meditators. Beginners have a lot of expectati ...…
 
DoA_#86: The Cypress HermitageCorresponding Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Db0BNeZ2NISubscribing to this Channel is Your Ticket to Nibbaana ..!Lotus Offering to Lord Buddha's ToothCypress Hermitage TourQuestion 256: @ 23:24Besides giving donations regularly, what can lay people do to support the Bhikkhu-Sangha?Question 257: 29:16How com ...…
 
I'm on a mission to help everyone and their mother meditate. We need it now more than ever with the lifestyle that Americans have adopted. This go-go-go mentality is causing us to feel more stress and anxiety than ever. Meditation has been around for thousands of years in the East, but the practice has made its way to the West in a big way. We ...…
 
Every week we invite a special guest to talk with us about life, games, and belief. This week we’re joined by Michael Abbott, the man responsible for Brainy Gamer, one of the original blogs dedicated to thoughtful game criticism. Michael talks with us about how his Buddhist meditation practices relate to videogames, whether Vlambeer’s Nuclear T ...…
 
Please Support The Show with a Donation Robert Wright is an author and a scholar. His most recent book, Why Buddhism is True, is an analytical look comparing the ancient concepts of Buddhism and the more recent findings of modern science. The title of his book may be a bit provocative, but we challenge you to hear him out before assuming what h ...…
 
In this Poddy I spoke with Mighty Manoj Dias about his journey from the high flying corporate life into tasting monk life in Sri Lanka and back to Co found mediation centre A Space. We got deep on compassion and empathy, and a scarcity mentality that we project onto the world which holds us back. We got into some buddhist philosophy, yoga and m ...…
 
Corresponding Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uk7bFQ5jVcSubscribing to this Channel is Your Ticket to Nibbaana ..!Meditation-Hall Construction report: @ 14:41Question 253: @ 14:46When failing, and later regretting risky choices, what to do?Question 254: @ 19:27Do we meet people based on kammic debt that we need to settle?If yes, then is ...…
 
This simple exercise will help you with your concentration... Unclouded is your pocket wellbeing companion. This podcast is for those times when you need to cope with stress, sort out the clutter of your mind and find focus and happiness in the challenges of everyday life. Offering tips and techniques for mindful living, and easy to do exercise ...…
 
This little introduction to Unclouded gives you a taste of things to come... Unclouded is your pocket wellbeing companion. This podcast is for those times when you need to cope with stress, sort out the clutter of your mind and find focus and happiness in the challenges of everyday life. Offering tips and techniques for mindful living, and easy ...…
 
(0-5 minutes) Eric introduces himself and explains his current passion which is mindful improv. He teaches groups of people how to respond mindfully to social situations. He explains some exercises that he uses at the beginning of class. He talks about how he helps beginners get through initial blocks and past their fears of opening up in front ...…
 
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