IDP Podcast

21st Century Buddhism and Meditation Podcast

Our podcast features lectures and discussions with our multi-lineage teaching staff, interviews with authors and guest speakers, and artful explorations of traditional teachings, designed for modern students. 

Recent podcasts include: Sharon Salzberg, Susan Piver, Dr. Miles Neale, Kimberly Brown, Ven. Lawrence Do'an Grecco, Ruth Ozeki, Dan Harris, Kate Johnson, and Ethan Nichtern, with discussions on community, the arts, the environment, and meditation. 

Each podcast features music by our talented friend, Kodomo.

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Podcast Interview with Ellen Scordato and Martine Batchelor Part 1 (Podcast)
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 8:11pm

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Interview with Ellen Scordato and Martine Batchelor Part 1

In this episode, ID Project Board Chair Ellen Scordato interviews Martine Batchelor. This is the first of a two part interview. Martine Batchelor was ordained as a Buddhist nun in Korea in 1975. She studied Zen Buddhism under the guidance of the late Master Kusan at Songgwang Sa monastery until 1984. She later returned to Europe where she was a member of the Sharpham North Community in Devon, England as well as a lecturer and spiritual counsellor at Gaia House. She is the author of several books, including "Women in Korean Zen," "Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits," and her latest book "The Spirit of the Buddha."

Martine currently lives in France with her husband Stephen Batchelor, with whom she co-leads meditation retreats worldwide.

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Podcast "From Inner Connection to Outer Action" a conversation between Meredith Arena and Nicola Amadora Ph.D. Part 2 (Podcast)
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 11:35am

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"From Inner Connection to Outer Action" a conversation between Meredith Arena and Nicola Amadora Ph.D. Part 2

This podcast features an interview between ID Project Member Meredith Arena and Nicola Amadora. This is the second of a two part interview.

Nicola Amadora, Ph.D. holds degrees in Transpersonal Psychology and Clinical Social Work. She is a certified Hakomi Therapist, certified Dharma Leader through the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and is also a meditation teacher through the Yogananda Center. Nicola grew up in Europe, and has trained with many renowned teachers including Mother Theresa, the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hahn. 

Nicola is the author of a book of poetry titled “Nothing But Love.” She currently lives in Santa Cruz, California. 

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Podcast "From Inner Connection to Outer Action" a conversation between Meredith Arena and Nicola Amadora Ph.D. Part 1 (Podcast)
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 8:13pm

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"From Inner Connection to Outer Action" a conversation between Meredith Arena and Nicola Amadora Ph.D. Part 1

This podcast features an interview between ID Project Member Meredith Arena and Nicola Amadora. This is the first of a two part interview.

Nicola Amadora, Ph.D. holds degrees in Transpersonal Psychology and Clinical Social Work. She is a certified Hakomi Therapist, certified Dharma Leader through the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and is also a meditation teacher through the Yogananda Center. Nicola grew up in Europe, and has trained with many renowned teachers including Mother Theresa, the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hahn. 

Nicola is the author of a book of poetry titled “Nothing But Love.” She currently lives in Santa Cruz, California. 

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Podcast Interview with Michael Carey and Kinloch C Walpole Part 2 (Podcast)
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:32pm

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Interview with Michael Carey and Kinloch C Walpole Part 2

This week, IDP Prison Project Coordinator Michael Carey interviews Kinloch C Walpole Abbot of the Gateless Gate Zen Center in Gainesville Florida. They discuss Kinloch's involvement with the prison population including his work facilitating meditation while inside prison as well as facilitating reentry after prison. Michael also speaks with members of Abbot Walpole's program about their experiences inside and out of prison. This is the second of a two part interview.

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 people in their pursuit of higher education. 

Kinloch C. Walpole is the abbot of the Gateless Gate Zen Center in Gainesville, Florida. Trained in Zen under the instruction of Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton), he is the dharma heir of Zen Master Seung Sahn. Abbot Walpole lives at the Center year round and is very active in its day-to-day activities, making him highly accessible to students. He has developed a distinctive program of study that embraces every aspect of daily life.

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Podcast Interview with Michael Carey and Kinloch C Walpole Part 1 (Podcast)
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 11:44pm

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Interview with Michael Carey and KC Wapole Part 1

This week, IDP Prison Project Coordinator Michael Carey interviews Kinloch C Walpole Abbot of the Gateless Gate Zen Center in Gainesville Florida. They discuss Kinloch's involvement with the prison population including his work faciliting meditation while inside prison as well as facilitating reentry after prison. Michael also speaks with members of Abbot Walpole's program about their experiences inside and out of prison. This is the first of a two part interview.

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. 

Kinloch C. Walpole is the abbot of the Gateless Gate Zen Center in Gainesville, Florida. Trained in Zen under the instruction of Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton), he is the dharma heir of Zen Master Seung Sahn. Abbot Walpole lives at the Center year round and is very active in its day-to-day activities, making him highly accessible to students. He has developed a distinctive program of study that embraces every aspect of daily life.

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Podcast 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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Podcast 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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Podcast Interview between Kate Johnson and Gina Sharpe Part 2 (Podcast)
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 1:17pm

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Interview between Kate Johnson and Gina Sharpe Part 2

This podcast features an interview between ID Project member Kate Johnson and Gina Sharpe. This is the second of a two part interview.

Gina Sharpe is a founding teacher and a member of the Board of Directors of New York Insight Meditation Center. She has studied and practiced meditation in Asia and the United States. She was trained as a Retreat Teacher under the mentorship of Jack Kornfield.  She is also a graduate of the first Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. She has been teaching since 1995.  She teaches at Retreat Centers and meditation communities around the United States, including at a maximum security prison for women.  

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Podcast Interview between Kate Johnson and Gina Sharpe Part 1 (Podcast)
Friday, April 1, 2011 - 4:36pm

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Interview between Kate Johnson and Gina Sharpe Part 1

This podcast features an interview between ID Project member Kate Johnson and Gina Sharpe. This is the first of a two part interview.

Gina Sharpe is a founding teacher and a member of the Board of Directors of New York Insight Meditation Center. She has studied and practiced meditation in Asia and the United States. She was trained as a Retreat Teacher under the mentorship of Jack Kornfield.  She is also a graduate of the first Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. She has been teaching since 1995.  She teaches at Retreat Centers and meditation communities around the United States, including at a maximum security prison for women.  

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Podcast "Psychoanalysis and Buddhism" Interview with Pilar Jennings Part 2 (Podcast)
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 2:10pm

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"Psychoanalysis and Buddhism" Interview with Pilar Jennings Part 2

This week, ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern interviews Pilar Jennings. This is the second of a two part interview.

Pilar Jennings, Ph.D. is a writer and researcher who has focused on the clinical applications of Buddhist meditation practice. She received her Ph.D. in Psychiatry and Religion from Union Theological Seminary, and has been working with patients and their families through the Harlem Family Institute since 2004. Prior to this training, she earned a Masters degree in medical anthropology from Columbia University, and a Bachelors degree in interdisciplinary writing from Barnard College. Pilar is a long-term practitioner of Tibetan and Vipassana Buddhism, and has studied with senior teachers in both traditions. Her recent book Mixing Minds, released through Wisdom Publications, explores the interpersonal dynamics between Buddhist teachers and their Western students, in comparison to the relationships between psychoanalysts and their patients. Pilar Jennings lives in New York City.  

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Podcast "Psychoanalysis and Buddhism" Interview with Pilar Jennings Part 1 (Podcast)
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 4:16pm

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"Psychoanalysis and Buddhism" Interview with Pilar Jennings Part 1

This week, ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern interviews Pilar Jennings. This is the first of a two part interview.

Pilar Jennings, Ph.D. is a writer and researcher who has focused on the clinical applications of Buddhist meditation practice. She received her Ph.D. in Psychiatry and Religion from Union Theological Seminary, and has been working with patients and their families through the Harlem Family Institute since 2004. Prior to this training, she earned a Masters degree in medical anthropology from Columbia University, and a Bachelors degree in interdisciplinary writing from Barnard College. Pilar is a long-term practitioner of Tibetan and Vipassana Buddhism, and has studied with senior teachers in both traditions. Her recent book Mixing Minds, released through Wisdom Publications, explores the interpersonal dynamics between Buddhist teachers and their Western students, in comparison to the relationships between psychoanalysts and their patients. Pilar Jennings lives in New York City.  

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Podcast Three Young American Buddhist Leaders Discuss Building Buddhist Communities with Sarah Weintraub, Ari Pliskin & Patrick Groneman Part 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 6:06pm

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Three Young American Buddhist Leaders Discuss Building Buddhist Communities with Sarah Weintraub, Ari Pliskin & Patrick Groneman

This week on the ID Project Podcast, IDP's Associate Director Patrick Groneman Interviews Sarah Weintraub, Executive Director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and Ari Pliskin, Assistant to Roshi Bernie Glassman, and Multimedia Director of the Zen Peacemakers. This is the second of a two part interview. They discuss being young American Buddhists and the role they each play in Building American Buddhist Sanghas. You can learn more about the Zen Peacemakers at zenpeacemakers.org, and more about the Buddhist Peace Fellowship at bpf.org.

To read more about "Global Cybersangha" you can read an article that Ari wrote for Elephant Journal.

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Podcast Three Young American Buddhist Leaders Discuss Building Buddhist Communities with Sarah Weintraub, Ari Pliskin & Patrick Groneman Part 1 (Podcast)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 8:13pm

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Three Young American Buddhist Leaders Discuss Building Buddhist Communities with Sarah Weintraub, Ari Pliskin & Patrick Groneman

This week on the ID Project Podcast, IDP's Associate Director Patrick Groneman Interviews Sarah Weintraub, Executive Director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and Ari Pliskin, Assistant to Roshi Bernie Glassman, and Multimedia Director of the Zen Peacemakers. They discuss being young American Buddhists and the role they each play in Building American Buddhist Sanghas. You can learn more about the Zen Peacemakers at zenpeacemakers.org, and more about the Buddhist Peace Fellowship at bpf.org.

To read more about "Global Cybersangha" you can read an article that Ari wrote for Elephant Journal.

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Podcast 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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Podcast 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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Podcast Interview with Acharya Fleet Maul Part 1 (Podcast)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 7:52pm

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Interview with Acharya Fleet Maul Part 1

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 first 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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Podcast "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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Podcast "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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Podcast "Exploring the Four Dignities: The Contentment of the Tiger" with Lodro Rinzler (Podcast)
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 9:41pm

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"Exploring the Four Dignities: The Contentment of the Tiger" with Lodro Rinzler

Lodro Rinzler is a practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. He currently serves as the Development Officer for Shambhala International and Interim Director of the New York Shambhala Center. Lodro’s column, What Would Sid Do, appears in the Huffington Post and on the IDP blog each week and he is currently working on a book for Shambhala Publications.

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Podcast 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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