Best zen buddhism podcasts we could find (Updated November 2017)
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Austin Zen Center Dharma Talks
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Dharma Talks given at Austin Zen Center
 
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Alan Watts Podcast
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Alan Watts is one of the most widely read philosophers of the 20th century. In addition to his 28 books, Alan Watts delivered hundreds of public lectures and seminars the recordings of which have been preserved in the archives of the Electronic University. Alan's eldest son Mark Watts has reviewed and cataloged these talks to prepare them for public broadcast. In 2005 Amber Star of Zencast.org created Alan Watts podcast to help disseminate these lectures to a new iPod listening generation . ...
 
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Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple and Zen Center Dharma Talks
 
Dharma Talks from the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple and Zen Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan
 
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Zencast
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May all Beings be Happy
 
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The Zen Studies Podcast
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Host Domyo Burk is a Soto Zen priest and teacher. She records episodes specifically for podcast listeners on traditional Zen and Buddhist teachings, practices, and history.
 
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Yokoji Zen Dharma Talks
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Monthly Dharma talks by Tenshin Fletcher Roshi at Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center. Yokoji is a year-round Zen Buddhist Training Center in the Southern Californian mountains.
 
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Everyday Zen Podcast
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Dharma Talks from the Everyday Zen Foundation
 
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The Deer Park Dharmacast
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From Deer Park Monastery, a practice center in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
 
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Rochester Zen Center Teisho (Zen Talks)
 
Zen Talks by
 
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Ancient Dragon Zen Gate Dharma Talks
 
Dharma talks on Zen meditation and practice by Taigen Dan Leighton and other members of Ancient Dragon Zen Gate.
 
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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!
 
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Zenbitchslap Talks
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Recent Talks by Paul H.
 
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I Should Be Meditating with Alan Klima: Guided Mindfulness Meditation and Discussion
 
Stick with and Deepen Meditation
 
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Meditate This! Podcast
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Imagine two regular, regular guys get hold of a shiny microphone and manage to interview some of the world's leading experts about the science, spirituality, and art of living mindfully. Well, that's Meditate This! Take a listen, and maybe change your life.
 
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Hardcore Zen Podcast
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A podcast about Zen and other stuff, featuring talks by Brad Warner. Brad is the author of Hardcore Zen, Sit Down & Shut Up, Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate, and Sex, Sin and Zen. He began studying Zen in the early 80's under Tim McCarthy, a student of Kobun Chino Roshi. Brad was ordained in the Soto School of Zen by Gudo Nishijima Roshi, co-translator of the only complete English edition of Dogen Zenji's 12th century masterpiece Shobogenzo. Before moving to California, Brad taught ...
 
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Auckland Zen Centre: Weekly Podcasts
 
Teishos and Dharma Talks from Auckland Zen Centre, Auckland, NZ, by Sensei Amala Wrightson, Richard von Sturmer and others. Visit www.aucklandzen.org.nz
 
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Puget Sound Zen Center
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Living Zen through meditation, mindfulness and compassion. Celebrating the wisdom and insight of Buddhist teachings.
 
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Living Zen Podcast
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Zen talks by Kosen Eshu Martin, Osho: Abbot of the Zenwest Buddhist Society in BC, CanadaVisit the Living Zen Podcast on iTunes, download our App, and download more talks by Eshu!www.zenwest.ca
 
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Puget Sound Zen Center
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Living Zen through meditation, mindfulness and compassion. Celebrating the wisdom and insight of Buddhist teachings.
 
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the Once Again Zen Podcast
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ONCE AGAIN - A weekly podcast featuring Zen author Brad Warner and director Pirooz Kalayeh.
 
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Montreal Zen Center Podcast
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Teishos by Albert Low, Zen Master of the Montreal ZenCenter.A teisho is a talk given by the Teacher. This talk comes straight from hisown understanding and life experience. A talk is not meant to entertainnor to inform but is directed to your own longing to 'know'.In order for a teisho to be received correctly one must listen with thesame attention the talk is given.We hope this series of teishos (talks) given by Roshi Albert Low will helpintroduce you to Zen practice.Our Center, located in ...
 
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Dharma Talks – Ocean Gate Zen Center – Santa Cruz, Capitola, Aptos
 
“Those who are Buddhas are always in samadhi, the state like the ocean.” ~ Dogen Zenji
 
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Zen Dharma Talks
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given at the Zen Buddhist Temples of the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom (BSCW). The BSCW is a North American Buddhist order founded by Ven. Samu Sunim, a Korean Zen master. The Society's Dharma work promotes the non-dual gate of awakening in everyday life. For more information, visit www.ZenBuddhistTemple.org.
 
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Zen Talks from the Windhorse Zen Community
 
Dharma Talks on Zen from the Windhorse Zen Community, near Asheville, NC. Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is a sanctioned Dharma heir of Roshi Philip Kapleau, the abbot of the Rochester Zen Center, and the author of Three Pillars of Zen.
 
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The Deer Park Dharmacast
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From Deer Park Monastery, a practice center in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
 
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Buddhist Temple of Toledo Podcast
 
Discourse, Discussion and Culture from the Buddhist Temple of Toledo
 
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Talking Tea
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Podcasts exploring tea and tea culture
 
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Dharma Talks - Houston Zen Center
 
Houston Zen Center Dharma Talks
 
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Talks on the Precepts and Buddhist Ethics
 
Talks by Sensei Amala Wrightson of the Auckland Zen Centre on the Buddhist Ethical Precepts and on Jukai (Taking-the-Precepts Ceremony).
 
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Clouds in Water Zen Center | St. Paul, Minnesota | Minneapolis | Twin Cities | USA
 
Clouds in Water Zen Center - Awakening the Heart of Great Wisdom and Compassion
 
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Dharma Classes
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Talks by Trungpa Rinpoche's students
 
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SokukoJi Buddhist Temple Monastery
 
Podcast by Sokuzan
 
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Zen Nova Scotia
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Dharma talks by Koun Franz at Zen Nova Scotia in Halifax, NS. If you find these talks beneficial, please consider joining Zen Nova Scotia or making a donation at zennovascotia.com/support. Your support makes the practice and teachings available to others.
 
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Eiryu-ji Zen Center Dharma Talks
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Dharma talks (teisho) from Eiryu-ji Zen Center in Wyckoff, New Jersey
 
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DDMBA Chicago
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Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association Chicago Chapter. A Buddhist community in the tradition of the late Chinese Chan Master Venerable Sheng Yen
 
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Zen Community of Oregon Dharma Talks
 
These Dharma talks are by Chozen Bays, Roshi and Hogen Bays, Roshi, teachers with Zen Community of Oregon. The talks were given at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon, and Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple in Portland, Oregon.Zen Community of Oregon's purpose is to express and make accessible the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha’s teachings, as transmitted through an authentic, historical lineage. To support and maintain Zen Buddhist practice in order to realize and actualize our Buddh ...
 
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Satsang with Sitar
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Satsang With Sitar offers dharmic conversation, tantric yoga philosophy, and the like.
 
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Great Tides Zen » Great Tides Zen Podcast
 
Wholehearted Training, Engaged Living
 
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Manifest your Destiny: Pramod's Podcast
 
Pramod (pseudonym for Asha Elizabeth P.) is a spiritual being, teacher and speaker from India. ('Pramod' means 'joy' or 'happiness', from the Sanskrit root, 'pramoda'). Pramod has been giving lectures on Eastern applied spirituality, meditation, manifestation, relationships, abundance, etc. for a few years now and has touched many through her warm loving words of inspiration. Pramod's talks are being collected and published on CD and as instant downloads, by a small tightly knit team of peop ...
 
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.IntegralNaked.org
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Behind the scenes with the most provacative thinkers in today's world.
 
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Dharma Talks by Gilbert Gutierrez
 
Riverside Chan Meditation Group
 
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Lawrence Grecco
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Lawrence Dōan Grecco is a Zen priest, Dharma Teacher and Life Coach. He was ordained by the Five Mountain Zen Order and is the founder and Abbot of Open Sky Zen, a nomadic Zen Center in New York City. Lawrence writes for Sweeping Zen, The Interdependence Project, and Open Sky Zen. He received authorization as a dharma teacher from the Interdependence Project, and holds a certificate in Foundations in Buddhist Chaplaincy from the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. See www.ZenLifeCoac ...
 
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Project Omkara- Zen Poetry Reading
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This is a collection of Zen Poems Read by Ryan R. OlsonFeel free to comment on the website projectomkara.com if you have any feedback / poem or zen story requests.Thank you,R.R.O
 
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Ancient Dragon Zen Gate Dharma Talks
 
Dharma talks on Zen meditation and practice by Taigen Dan Leighton and other members of Ancient Dragon Zen Gate.
 
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Understanding Buddhism in America
 
This is a podcast explaining various Buddhist teachings and topics. It is designed for people of all religious backgrounds to understand and enjoy while maintaining the core lessons of Buddhism. It was started as a source for understanding some of the more complex and often misunderstood Buddhist teachings in a quick, easy, and entertaining way.
 
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One Dharma International Podcast
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The One Dharma International Podcast presents a collection of Ven. Ryodo Yamashita’s English language dharma talks. From the mountains of Japan to the jungles of Burma, Yamashita-sensei has 30 years of experience practicing and teaching meditation. His non-sectarian approach focuses on his “One Dharma Meditation Method.” The talks presented here are mostly from his retreats given outside Japan, especially in India and Taiwan. They explore how we can give birth to a new world here in the 21st ...
 
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Zencare Podcasts
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Listen to dharma talks from the teachers and guest teachers of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. Buddhist teachings are woven into topics such as contemplative care, engaged Buddhism, social change, meditation and stillness, dealing with addiction, being with suffering, and the arts and challenges of care for the self and others.
 
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Zen Dharma Talks
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given at the Zen Buddhist Temples of the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom (BSCW). The BSCW is a North American Buddhist order founded by Ven. Samu Sunim, a Korean Zen master. The Society's Dharma work promotes the non-dual gate of awakening in everyday life. For more information, visit www.ZenBuddhistTemple.org.
 
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Sanshin Zen Community's Podcast
 
Sanshin Zen Community is an international Buddhist sangha founded in 1996 by Shohaku Okumura, a Soto Zen priest and respected translator of the thirteenth-century Japanese Zen master, Eihei Dogen Zenji. Based at Sanshin-ji, in Bloomington, Indiana, Sanshin exists to provide intensive practice of zazen in the style of Kosho Uchiyama-roshi, informed by thorough study of Dogen's teachings and communal work. Sanshin offers opportunities for daily practice, weekly Dharma talks, monthly retreats, ...
 
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Auckland Zen Centre: Suggestions for Beginners
 
Talks by Sensei Amala Wrightson and Richard von Sturmer given at the Auckland Zen Centre, www.aucklandzen.org.nz
 
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The strange loop phenomenon occurs whenever by moving upwards or downwards through the levels of some hierarchical system, we unexpectedly find ourselves right back where we started. Godel Escher Bach is one of the most complex books Neil and I have ever read. It will have you thinking about minds, intelligence, AI, and reality in an entirely n ...…
 
East-West Spiritual Encounters—Historical Reflections Contemporary spiritual life is unimaginable without yoga mats, Buddha statues and mindfulness practices. In order to unmask this, we undertake a brief recent history of East-West dialogue or transmission. Beginning in the 19th century, we examine the way Indian and East Asian spiritual tradi ...…
 
[06] James Byous was absorbed with movies, games, and entertainment, and they did not bring him happiness, but instead slowly consumed his life. When he found minimalism through Buddhism and Zen, His everyday actions felt like progress which made him feel like he was living a full life.
 
We talk British SciFi history, Prof Quatermass and Zen Buddhism. And the second Jon Pertwee story. Not necessarily in that order.
 
MEDITATION: IT’S NOT ALL HIPPIES AND PATCHOULI – Why It Matters To Both Your Health AND Bottom Line Links: 7 Types of Meditation (there are many more) https://visualmeditation.co/7-types-of-meditation/ 23 Types of Meditation (there are many more) http://liveanddare.com/types-of-meditation/ Summary of Meditation Types and Practices http://mental ...…
 
Passion, Purpose, & Meaning: It's Not What You ThinkHaving core passions that define and guide your life is key. But that is vastly different than being a passionate person. The common assumption is that passion always burns hot. Right? It’s about charisma and getting fired up!But in reality, passion is about something much deeper. It acts as t ...…
 
Passion, Purpose, & Meaning - It's Not What You ThinkWhat in the world does passion, purpose, and meaning have to do with gourmet food, a monk, and hurricanes? Having core passions that define and guide your life is key, which is vastly different than being a passionate person. Today, we decode the mystery to purposeful living. Mentioned In Thi ...…
 
This is a selected talk given at Dharma Field Zen Center, founded by Steve Hagen (author of Buddhism Plain & Simple) on three essential aspects of meditation practice. Dharma Field talks focus on mindfulness—being awake, aware, alert, and in touch with what is actually happening. In a practical and down-to-Earth manner, they unpack the Buddha's ...…
 
This is a selected talk given at Dharma Field Zen Center, founded by Steve Hagen (author of Buddhism Plain & Simple) on three essential aspects of meditation practice. Dharma Field talks focus on mindfulness—being awake, aware, alert, and in touch with what is actually happening. In a practical and down-to-Earth manner, they unpack the Buddha's ...…
 
This is a selected talk given at Dharma Field Zen Center, founded by Steve Hagen (author of Buddhism Plain & Simple) on some basics of meditation. Dharma Field talks focus on mindfulness—being awake, aware, alert, and in touch with what is actually happening. In a practical and down-to-Earth manner, they unpack the Buddha's teaching on seeing d ...…
 
This is part one of a three part series on the similarities between psychedelic and Buddhist experiences. This topic is also explored in depth in the now seminal book by Allan Badiner called "Zig Zag Zen" which is of course highly recommended. On Saturday, October 20, 2012, Rev. Kokyo Henkel and James Fadiman, Ph.D., engaged a diverse crowd in ...…
 
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Dr. Veronica’s Wellness Revolution: Health and Wellness for the Real World
 
Does the skin color define a person? Rev. angel Kyodo williams is the woman behind the book Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation which explores racial injustice as a barrier to collective awakening. She is an African-American Buddhist, a spiritual teacher and founder of the Center for Transformative Change. She has dedicated her li ...…
 
What’s up, guys, my name is Austin Reese, and I’m the creator of chewingbread.com Thanks so much for checking out this podcast! I'm guessing if you're listening right now you are asking the question what is chewing bread? So I wanted to take a couple minutes to explain what Chewing Bread is, and what you can expect moving forward. First off, it ...…
 
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Inspire Nation | Daily Inspiration - Motivation - Meditation | Law of Attraction | Health | Career | Spirituality | Self-Help
 
If you’ve ever wanted a more inspired life with deeper meaning then do we have the Hidden School show for you. Today I’ll be talking with Dan Millman, former world champion gymnast, coach, martial arts teacher, the run-away international best-selling author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior, and it’s fantastic brand new conclusion, The Hidden Scho ...…
 
This podcast focuses on Criterion’s Eclipse Series of DVDs. Hosts David Blakeslee and Trevor Berrett give an overview of each box and offer their perspectives on the unique treasures they find inside. In this first episode of a three-part series, David and Trevor are joined by Matthew Gasteier to discuss two films (Early Spring and Tokyo Twilig ...…
 
This podcast focuses on Criterion’s Eclipse Series of DVDs. Hosts David Blakeslee and Trevor Berrett give an overview of each box and offer their perspectives on the unique treasures they find inside. In this first episode of a three-part series, David and Trevor are joined by Matthew Gasteier to discuss two films (Early Spring and Tokyo Twilig ...…
 
This podcast focuses on Criterion’s Eclipse Series of DVDs. Hosts David Blakeslee and Trevor Berrett give an overview of each box and offer their perspectives on the unique treasures they find inside. In this first episode of a three-part series, David and Trevor are joined by Matthew Gasteier to discuss two films (Early Spring and Tokyo Twilig ...…
 
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Criterion Cast: Master Audio Feed
 
This podcast focuses on Criterion’s Eclipse Series of DVDs. Hosts David Blakeslee and Trevor Berrett give an overview of each box and offer their perspectives on the unique treasures they find inside. In this first episode of a three-part series, David and Trevor are joined by Matthew Gasteier to discuss two films (Early Spring and Tokyo Twilig ...…
 
In this episode we meet Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, Zen priest and leader in the field of traumatic grief. We explore with Joanne her path to Buddhism and her work with the bereaved. She tells us how encounters with animals like her rescue horse, Chemakoh, have helped her open both to her grief and to compassion. Joanne shares with us her own transf ...…
 
In this episode we meet Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, Zen priest and leader in the field of traumatic grief. We explore with Joanne her path to Buddhism and her work with the bereaved. She tells us how encounters with animals like her rescue horse, Chemakoh, have helped her open both to her grief and to compassion. Joanne shares with us her own transf ...…
 
Photo by JR Slattum In this interview of Warrior Radio, I sit down with Dr. Douglas Osto who is the Programme Coordinator of Asian Studies and Senior Lecturer of the Philosophy Programme at Massey University in New Zealand. He’s also the author of Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America, which we spend the majority of t ...…
 
Photo by JR Slattum In this interview of Warrior Radio, I sit down with Dr. Douglas Osto who is the Programme Coordinator of Asian Studies and Senior Lecturer of the Philosophy Programme at Massey University in New Zealand. He’s also the author of Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America, which we spend the majority of t ...…
 
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Natural Born Alchemist
 
In this episode we are going to focus on Buddhism with Allan Badiner. He holds a masters degree from the College of Buddhist Studies and is the editor of Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics. Music featured in this episode: Daniel Granado danielgranado.bandcamp.com Art by Chalermchai Kositpipat.
 
David Yeung, Green Monday David Yeung is the co-founder and CEO of Green Monday, a social venture founded in Hong Kong that takes on climate change and global food insecurity through public advocacy, impact investing, corporate consulting, and specialized retail. Under Green Monday, David launched Green Common, the world’s first plant-based gre ...…
 
In this episode, Rick and Keith share about surfing the rough seas of life. They talk about the tools they acquired along the way that help them manage the ups and downs of the journey. We hope this is helpful on your journey. Rick’s Reference: Querencia is a metaphysical concept in the Spanish language. The term comes from the Spanish verb “qu ...…
 
On today’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Sharon Salzberg joins me to discuss her new book Real Love which will be released on June 6th, 2017! In her tenth book, Sharon Salzberg provides a pathway towards more sustainable and authentic connection by offering a creative toolkit of mindfulness exercises and meditation technique ...…
 
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendy) Can we really have it all, at be totally fulfilled in our lives? Timber Hawkeye left life the corporate world and found his way to Buddhism. Buddhism is about training the mind. Can we integrate the positive attributes of Buddhism and all it has to offer into our every day business ...…
 
Can we really have it all, and be totally fulfilled in our lives? Timber Hawkeye left his life, and the corporate world and found his way to Buddhism. Buddhism is about training the mind. Can we integrate the positive attributes of Buddhism and all it has to offer into our every day business and family lives? A bestselling author of Buddhist Bo ...…
 
Kweku is an enthusiast of "the weird": aliens, ancient civilizations, and conspiracies. In this episode Buddy and his guest discuss "the weird". First, they dive into the inner workings of remote viewing, esp, and other magic. Later they talk about Hinduism, the difference between Brahman and Krishna, and how the Zen Buddhism is like lucid drea ...…
 
These Dharma talks were given at Muddy Water Zen in Royal Oak, Michigan. Episode #274 Ven. Hae Doh - Buddhism Off The Pedestal This talk was given at Muddy Water Zen Temple on May 21st, 2017. MWZ Homepage - http://www.muddywaterzen.org MWZ Podcast - http://www.muddywaterzen.podbean.com
 
These Dharma talks were given at Muddy Water Zen in Royal Oak, Michigan. Episode #274 Ven. Hae Doh - Buddhism Off The Pedestal This talk was given at Muddy Water Zen Temple on May 21st, 2017. MWZ Homepage - http://www.muddywaterzen.org MWZ Podcast - http://www.muddywaterzen.podbean.com
 
Dr. Gregory Grieve visits with JD and Kyle this week to discuss the intersections of religion, play, and education (as well as the recent publication of his new book on Buddhism and Second Life). Grieve is a Professor and Head of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he researches, teaches, ...…
 
SPOILERS FOR TWIN PEAKS SEASONS 1 & 2 and TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992), including THE MISSING PIECES (deleted/extended scenes from the film). In this episode: IMPORTANT NOTE: This episode was recorded BEFORE Twin Peaks: The Return began airing, so you won't hear us discussing anything from the new series (besides the casting news releas ...…
 
In this episode, Rick and Keith discuss the pitfalls of placing unhealthy expectations on yourself and others. They also share how they’ve learned to manage their expectations of themselves and others. Rick’s Reference: Zen Made Easy, Timothy Freke. An Introduction to the basics of the ancient art of Zen Buddhism; Four Noble Truths The first te ...…
 
Liberation from self-concern is central to all forms of Buddhism, although the methods used to achieve that liberation differ widely. In this episode, I present a classic Zen teaching on not-self: Zen Master Dogen’s statement that “To study Buddhism is to study the self.” The Zen take on the self definitely grows out of, and depends on, the old ...…
 
The Bloop Curve Onward and upward. What could go wrong? We put on our Musketeer caps and get giddy about a solar city. Then we go into this whole, weird thing about brains, minds, language, programming, and a bunch of other junk. With any luck, we come out a little less dumb for it. You be the judge! Notes Solar roof! (Tesla) Tunnels! (Boring C ...…
 
The Bloop Curve Onward and upward. What could go wrong? We put on our Musketeer caps and get giddy about a solar city. Then we go into this whole, weird thing about brains, minds, language, programming, and a bunch of other junk. With any luck, we come out a little less dumb for it. You be the judge! Notes Solar roof! (Tesla) Tunnels! (Boring C ...…
 
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