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21st Century Buddhism and Meditation Podcast

Our podcast features lectures and discussions related to mindfulness, meditation, and multi-lineage Buddhism.  We feature interviews with authors and guest speakers, as well as teachers.

Recent podcasts include Sharon Salzberg, Ed Catmull, Dan Harris, Dr. Heidi Marben, and Venerable Pannavati. 

 

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Ed Catmull Interviewed by IDP's Board Director Tarikh Korula (Podcast)
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 9:59pm

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In this podcast, IDP Board Director Tarikh Korula interviews Ed Catmull, the co-founder of Pixar and president of Disney Animation Studios. Both men practice mindfulness and meditation, and their conversation explores the ways contemplative techniques can inform businesses to create compassionate and creative environments to support relationships and products that benefit society and the world. 
 
 
IDP is a non-profit meditation center in NYC, committed to growing the number of awakening human beings.  We help mindfulness and meditation practitioners recognize interdependence and engage wisely with themselves, each other, society, and the globe.  Today our work is more important than ever, and we need your support continue our efforts.  Make a contribution today!
 
 
Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation. He has been honored with five Academy Awards, including the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for lifetime achievement in the field of computer graphics. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and children.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IDP Board MemberTarikh Korula has a decade of experience founding technology companies and growing consumer products to the delight of millions users. Tarikh has been a member of IDP for six years and is a graduate of IDP's 2011 Meditation Teacher Training. He has lectured on product development at NYU, SVA and Parsons. He is currently advising early stage startups and incubating his next company. 

 

 

 

 

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Ethan Nicthern and Meredith Arena discuss Your Emoticons Won't Save You Part 02 (Podcast)
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 1:22am

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Ethan Nicthern and Meredith Arena discuss Your Emoticons Won't Save You Part 02

This week Meredith Arena interviews ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern on his new book, Your Emoticons Won't Save You. This is the second of a two part interview.

Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri or senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. At 33, he is currently the youngest empowered Senior Teacher in the global Shambhala community. He is on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and has lectured at Brown, Wesleyan, Yale and New York Universities, as well as at meditation and yoga centers and conferences around the world. His writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Beliefnet, Tricycle Magazine, BuddhaDharma Magazine, Reality Sandwich, as well as other online publications. 

His new book is available for order as a limited print, individually signed edition on his website, ethannichtern.com, or as an ebook via Amazon Kindle, iBooks, or Nook.

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Ethan Nicthern and Meredith Arena discuss Your Emoticons Won't Save You Part 01 (Podcast)
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 9:43pm

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Ethan Nicthern and Meredith Arena discuss Your Emoticons Won't Save You Part 01

This week Meredith Arena interviews ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern on his new book, Your Emoticons Won't Save You. This is the first of a two part interview.

Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri or senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. At 33, he is currently the youngest empowered Senior Teacher in the global Shambhala community. He is on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and has lectured at Brown, Wesleyan, Yale and New York Universities, as well as at meditation and yoga centers and conferences around the world. His writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Beliefnet, Tricycle Magazine, BuddhaDharma Magazine, Reality Sandwich, as well as other online publications. 

His new book is available for order as a limited print, individually signed edition on his website, ethannichtern.com, or as an ebook via Amazon Kindle, iBooks, or Nook.

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Interview with Jerry Kolber and Jennifer Fox - My Reincarnation Part Two (Podcast)
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 9:40pm

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Interview with Jerry Kolber and Jennifer Fox - My Reincarnation Part Two

This week on the IDP Podcast, IDP member Jerry Kolber interviews Jennifer Fox. This is the second of a two part interview.

Jennifer Fox is an internationally acclaimed director, producer, camerawoman and educator. Her first film, Beirut: The Last Home Movie was broadcast in twenty countries, released theatrically in nine, and won seven international awards, including Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography at the 1988 Sundance Film Festival. Jennifer has lectured and taught filmmaking internationally and run documentary training programs all over the world. She filmed her new feature documentary, My Reincarnation, over a twenty year period.

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Interview with Jerry Kolber and Jennifer Fox - My Reincarnation Part One (Podcast)
Friday, October 28, 2011 - 3:07pm

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Interview with Jennifer Fox - My Reincarnation Part One

This week on the IDP Podcast, IDP member Jerry Kolber interviews Jennifer Fox. This is the first of a two part interview.

Jennifer Fox is an internationally acclaimed director, producer, camerawoman and educator. Her first film, Beirut: The Last Home Movie was broadcast in twenty countries, released theatrically in nine, and won seven international awards, including Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography at the 1988 Sundance Film Festival. Jennifer has lectured and taught filmmaking internationally and run documentary training programs all over the world. She filmed her new feature documentary, My Reincarnation, over a twenty year period.

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Dharmic Plastic Bag Activism: A conversation between Adreanna Limbach, Stuart Moody and Beth Terry Part 3 (Podcast)
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 12:42pm

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Dharmic Plastic Bag Activism: A conversation between Adreanna Limbach, Stuart Moody and Beth Terry Part 3

This week, IDP activism director Adreanna Limbach interviews Stuart Moody and Beth Terry of the Green Sangha, a San Francisco Bay Area based group working to advance spiritually grounded environmental activism. This is the third of a three part interview.

Stuart Moody received a B.S. in Conservation of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley, and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology at USF. As an experienced somatic educator, he teaches yoga and co-directs teacher training for the Bay Area education group Young Imaginations.

With Green Sangha, Stuart initiated the Rethinking Plastics Campaign in Marin County, which has been a major force in raising civic awareness of the plague of plastic pollution.  

Beth Terry blogs at myplasticfreelife.com about ways to reduce plastic waste and plastic consumption. On her blog, she tracks her own plastic waste each month, ever seeking to decrease its amount, and writes about the plastic-free alternatives she finds.

Beth is a board member of Green Sangha, an adviser to the Plastic Pollution Coalition, and a contributing editor to BlogHer, the web site for women who blog.

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Contemplative Photography, Interview between Patrick Groneman and Andy Karr Part 2 (Podcast)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 6:53pm

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Contemplative Photography, Interview between Patrick Groneman and Andy Karr Part 2

This week on the ID Project podcast, ID Project Associate Director Patrick Groneman continues his discussion with Andy Karr on the dynamics of contemplative photography. The is the second of a two part interview.

Andy Karr is a writer, photographer, longtime meditator, and Buddhist teacher. He trained intensively with two of the great founding teachers of Western Buddhism: Shunryu Suzuki Roshi , and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He has also been a Miksang student, and contemplative photographer since the late 1990s.

He is the author of Contemplating Reality, a series of investigations into the nature of mind and the phenomenal world, that was published by Shambhala in 2007. 

Andy is also the co-author of The Practice of Contemplative Photography - Seeng the World with Fresh Eyes, due for release by Shambhala Pulications in April 2011.

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Contemplative Photography, Interview between Patrick Groneman and Andy Karr part 1 (Podcast)
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 5:10pm

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Contemplative Photography, Interview between Patrick Groneman and Andy Karr part 1

This week on the ID Project Podcast, IDP associate director Patrick Groneman interviews Andy Karr. This is the first of a two part interview.

Andy Karr is a writer, photographer, longtime meditator, and Buddhist teacher. He trained intensively with two of the great founding teachers of Western Buddhism: Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and has been a student of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche since 1993. He has also been a Miksang student, and contemplative photographer since the late 1990s.

He is the author of Contemplating Reality, a series of investigations into the nature of mind and the phenomenal world, that was published by Shambhala in 2007. 

Andy is also the co-author of The Practice of Contemplative Photography - Seeng the World with Fresh Eyes, due for release by Shambhala Pulications in April 2011.

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About the Interdependence Project (Video)
Monday, March 7, 2011 - 6:36pm

Writing and the Dharma - Interview with Natalie Goldberg and Susan Piver (Podcast)
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 5:40pm

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Writing and the Dharma - Interview with Natalie Goldberg and Susan Piver

This podcast features an interview with Susan Piver and Natalie Goldberg in which they discuss writing and its relationship to Dharma practice.

Natalie Goldberg is a poet, teacher, and the author of eleven books, including her classic Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within -- which has sold more than a million and a half copies and has been translated into 14 languages. She has taught seminars for over 35 years to people from around the world, and lives in Northern Mexico.

Susan Piver has been a meditation practitioner since 1995 study with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage. She has written five books, including The Wisdom of a Broken Heart and How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life

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Interview with Acharya Fleet Maul Part 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:28pm

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Interview with Acharya Fleet Maul Part 2

This week on the ID Project Podcast, IDP Prison Project Coordinator Michael Carey Interviews Acharya Fleet Maull.  They discuss the current state of the prison system in the United States, Fleet's experience as a dharma practitioner while inside prison, and the challenges of re-entering society after prison. This is the second of a two part interview.

Fleet is a longtime student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and founded Prison Dharma Network in 1989 while serving a 14.5 year sentence for drug smuggling.  He led a twice weekly meditation group in the prison chapel for 14 years and wrote "Dharma in Hell," a book that chronicles his experiences in prison.  He is an Acharya in the Shambhala Buddhist Community and is a Sensei and dharma successor of Roshi Bernie Glassman in the Zen Peacemaker Order and a senior priest in the Soto Zen tradition.

Michael Carey is the coordinator for the IDP's Prison Project.  He is the director of the College Initiative, a non-profit reentry education organization that supports formerly incarcerated peopl in their pursuit of higher education.

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"Love, Attachment, and Heartbreak: Is it Possible to Practice Dharma in Relationships?" with Susan Piver (Podcast)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 10:18pm

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"Love, Attachment, and Heartbreak: Is it Possible to Practice Dharma in Relationships?" with Susan Piver

This podcast features a lecture by Susan Piver titled "Love, Attachment, and Heartbreak: Is it Possible to Practice Dharma in Relationships?" It was recorded on January 13th, 2011 in New York City.

Susan Piver has been a meditation practitioner since 1995, studying with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage. She has written five books, including the Wisdom of a Broken Heart and How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life.

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"The Basics of Working with Your Mind" with Ethan Nichtern (Podcast)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 6:41pm

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"The Basics of Working with Your Mind" with Ethan Nichtern

Why do we meditate? Why don't we meditate? How does it aid mental health and wellbeing? What are some of the common misconceptions of meditation? What does it really mean to practice meditation and study Buddhism?

ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern speaks about mindfulness meditation and explores of the benefits of practice, as well as confusion surrounding it.

This lecture was recorded on January 3rd, 2011 in New York City.

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Interview with Alan Senauke Part 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 8:12pm

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Interview with Alan Senauke Part 2

IDP Associate Director Patrick Groneman interviews Hozan Alan Senauke, vice-abbott of the Berkeley Zen Center and Founder of the Clear View Project, an organization dedicated to developing Buddhist-based resources for relief and social change. This is the second of a 2 part interview. Alan is author of a new book titled "The Bodhisattva's Embrace: Dispatches from Engaged Buddhism's front lines." It is a collection of essays written over the past twenty years that reflect Alan's experience  working for both personal and social liberation, traveling to troubled places in Asia, the United States, and his own character.

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Interview with Alan Senauke Part 1 (Podcast)
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 4:29pm

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Interview with Alan Senauke Part 1

This week on the ID Project Podcast, IDP Associate Director Patrick Groneman interviews Hozan Alan Senauke, vice-abbott of the Berkeley Zen Center and Founder of the Clear View Project, an organization dedicated to developing Buddhist-based resources for relief and social change.   Alan is author of a new book titled "The Bodhisattva's Embrace: Dispatches from Engaged Buddhism's front lines." It is a collection of essays written over the past twenty years that reflect Alan's experience  working for both personal and social liberation, traveling to troubled places in Asia, the United States, and his own character.

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Interview with Spring Washam (Podcast)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 3:38pm

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Interview with Spring Washam

This podcast features an interview between IDP Member Kate Johnson and Spring Washam. They discuss their personal practice, and how race plays a role in American Buddhist communities.

Spring Washam is a Mindfulness Meditation instructor and founding teacher of East Bay Meditation Center in downtown Oakland, California. Spring has studied Buddhism for over a decade and spent more than two years practicing in intensive retreat. She is currently studying under Jack Kornfield at Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s teacher training program. 

At the East Bay Meditation Center, she serves to offer meditation training and spiritual teachings from Buddhism and other wisdom traditions, with attention to social action, multiculturalism, and adapting spiritual teachings for diverse populations.

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"The Bodhi Sattva Vow" with Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara (Podcast)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 3:39pm

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"The Bodhi Sattva Vow" with Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara

This podcast features a lecture by Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara titled "The Bodhi Sattva Vow." It was recorded on November 12, 2010 in New York City.

The Bodhisattva Vow is to liberate all beings. How does it play out in your life? What guidelines can we discover for balance, equanimity, a sense of humor?

Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, PhD, is the Abbot of The Village Zendo. A Soto Zen Priest and certified Zen Teacher, she received dharma transmission in both the Soto and Rinzai lines of Zen Buddhism, through the White Plum Lineage. Roshi currently serves as the Guiding Spiritual Teacher for the New York Center For Contemplative Care. She also serves as Co-Spiritual Director of the Zen Peacemaker Family, a spiritual, study and social action association.

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David Nichtern with "Awakening From The Daydream --- The Wheel of Life" (Podcast)
Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 11:21pm

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David Nichtern with "Awakening From The Daydream --- The Wheel of Life"

This podcast features a lecture by David Nichtern titled "Awakening From The Daydream --- The Wheel of Life." It was recorded on October 28th, 2010 in New York City.

David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He was one of the initial American students of the Tibetan master Trungpa Rinpoche and studied closely with him soon after his arrival to the United States in 1971.

 

He writes a weekly blog about Buddhism on The Huffington Post and works with his wife, Cyndi Lee, to develop and lead yoga/meditation workshops. They teach their popular Yoga Body Buddha Mind Workshop around the world, and have trained thousands of teachers in the OM method which integrates hatha yoga and Buddhist practice.

 

David Nichtern is also a well known composer, producer and guitarist, a 4 time Emmy winner and a two time Grammy nominee.

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Eric Spiegel with "The Revealed Treasure Tradition of Shambhala" (Podcast)
Friday, November 19, 2010 - 1:06am

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Eric Spiegel with "The Revealed Treasure Tradition of Shambhala"

This podcast features a lecture by Acharya Eric Spiegel titled "The Terma (Revealed Treasure) Tradition of Shambhala." It was recorded on October, 2010 in New York City.

In this talk, Acharya Eric Spiegel teaches on the Shambhala Buddhist path.  Central to the Shambhala approach to practice is moving students through the three yanas (or vehicles) of Tibetan Buddhism (Hinayana, Mahayana, Vajrayana) as well as working with the four characteristics or "dignities" of awakened mind as symbolized by four traditional animals (Tiger - Contentment, Lion - Joy, Garuda - Fearlessness, Dragon - Wisdom).

 

Since 1980 Acharya Eric Speigel has been active in the growth and development of the Shambhala Meditation Center in New York. In addition to teaching the traditional syllabus of the Shambhala Community, Acharya Spiegel teaches on understanding the transitions of life and death, and on relating with the power and energy of wealth from a sane, empowered view point – and on the general lack of insight into this topic that pervades our culture. Eric has also been involved in the Stonewall Community Foundation, and the Queer Dharma and Diamond Metta groups.

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"The Promise of Practice Right Here" with Koshin Paley Ellison (Podcast)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 1:31am

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"The Promise of Practice Right Here" with Koshin Paley Ellison

In his essay, Instructions for the Cook, Zen Master Dogen encourages us to use all the ingredients of our life. Koshin Paley Elliso explores Zen Master Dogen's discussion with a cook eight hundred years ago in China and how it is both relevant and encouraging for practicing here in New York City. How do we use the ingredients in our life right where we are? How do we cultivate a mind where nothing is hidden?

Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care (www.zencare.org). He serves as the Director of Training for the Center’s Buddhist Contemplative Care Programs. Koshin is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. Koshin began Zen practice over twenty years ago, and he is a Senior Soto Zen Buddhist Priest, Osho. 

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