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 "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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Podcast 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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Podcast 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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Podcast "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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Podcast 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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Podcast 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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Podcast "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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Podcast "Western Emptiness and Joyful Freedom" with Tomas Sander (Podcast)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:53am

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"Western Emptiness and Joyful Freedom" with Tomas Sander

This podcast features a lecture by Tomas Sander titled "Western Emptiness and Joyful Freedom." It was recorded on October 14th, 2010, in NYC.
 
The Buddhist emptiness teachings are considered key for attaining liberation from suffering. Yet their difficulty has made them less accessible than they could be. This class will show how Western resources can assist the Western student in understanding emptiness. We will also look at some of the radical implications of the emptiness teachings for us today and show through an example how studying emptiness can foster joy, lightness, compassion, and freedom.
 
Tomas Sander is a Buddhist practitioner since 2002. He has studied mostly in the Tibetan tradition and received teachings from Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and other Tibetan masters. With Greg Goode he has been studying Buddhist philosophy and its soteriological applications, which is one of his main interests today. Tomas grew up in Germany, holds a doctoral degree in mathematics and works as a research scientist in the computer industry.

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Podcast "Opening the Present: Receiving the Gift of (Your) Life" with Joseph Mauricio (Podcast)
Monday, November 8, 2010 - 4:02am

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"Opening the Present: Receiving the Gift of (Your) Life" with Joseph Mauricio

This podcast features a lecture by Joseph Mauricio titled "Opening the Present: Receiving the Gift of (Your) Life."

Joseph Mauricio is the Director of Public Outreach at the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, and the founder of LIFEWORK Personal Coaching Services where he serves as a life coach, public speaking and performance coach, and personal meditation instructor. He is also a partner in LUICIDPHENOMENA, a production company propagating artistic and theatrical events of staggering perspective.

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Podcast Personal Karma and Interdependence with Phil Richman (Podcast)
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 1:30am

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Personal Karma and Interdependence with Phil Richman

Phil Richman's most recently published book Karma and the Rise of Buddhism in the West explores the Buddhist principle of cause and effect and its implications for everyday life. He has presented on Karma and Causality at the American Philosophical Association and is currently at work translating a text on Karma from the Tibetan Nyingmapa tradition. A holder of graduate degrees in Philosophy and Telecommunications, Richman has extensive experience in meditation in the Shambhala and Tantric Buddhist traditions.

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Podcast Self-Aggression and Self-Loathing with Ethan Nichtern and IDP Austin Co-Founder Dr. Michael Uebel (Podcast)
Friday, October 29, 2010 - 12:11am

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Self-Aggression and Self-Loathing with Ethan Nichtern and IDP Austin Co-Founder Dr. Michael Eubel

This podcast features a lecture and discussion at IDP Austin with Ethan Nichtern and Dr. Michael Uebel in which they discuss self-aggression and self-loathing as it relates to Buddhist practice and philosophy.

Michael Uebel, PhD, LMSW Co-founder, IDP-Austin Director of Contemplative Studies Michael Uebel's study of Eastern philosophy and contemplative practice began in the mid-1980s when he was introduced to Taoism and the I-Ching. Since then, he has developed a serious study of the Mahayana tradition, with special emphasis on Zen Buddhism. Michael practices zazen and is beginning qigong meditation.

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Podcast The Energetics of Food with Lara Adler (Podcast)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 12:51am

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The Energetics of Food with Lara Adler

This podcast features a lecture by Lara Adler titled the Energetics of Food. Lara Adler is a Holistic Health Coach, specializing in conscious, ethical eating and helping individuals bridge the gap between belief systems and practical day to day life. She guides clients through a journey of self-discovery, teaching them to heal themselves through whole foods and healthy living. 

How do we determine the quality of our food? Is it price? It is slick packaging or special presentation? Is it home-cooked or from a fancy restaurant? How might the ways in which our food is grown or raised influence us as individuals? Which foods are the most nourishing to our spirits, and which ones may contribute to feelings of helplessness, depression and anxiety? Which foods are grounding and focusing, and which foods impart light, flexible energy?

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Podcast Interview with Michael Stone Part 2 (Podcast)
Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 5:58pm

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This week's Podcast features an interview with ID Project Founder Ethan Nichtern and Michael Stone, leader of the Center of Gravity Sangha. This is the second of a two part interview.

Michael Stone is a psychotherapist, dharma teacher, yoga teacher, author and activist, committed to the integration of traditional teachings with contemporary psychological and philosophical understanding. He leads Centre of Gravity Sangha, a thriving community in Toronto.He also maintains a dedicated workshop and retreat schedule in communities internationally. You can visit his website at www.centreofgravity.org

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Podcast Interview with Michael Stone Part 1 (Podcast)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 5:35pm

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Interview with Michael Stone Part 1

This week's Podcast features an interview with ID Project Founder Ethan Nichtern and Michael Stone, leader of the Center of Gravity Sangha. This is the first of a two part interview.

Michael Stone is a psychotherapist, dharma teacher, yoga teacher, author and activist, committed to the integration of traditional teachings with contemporary psychological and philosophical understanding. He leads Centre of Gravity Sangha, a thriving community in Toronto.He also maintains a dedicated workshop and retreat schedule in communities internationally. You can visit his website at www.centreofgravity.org

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Podcast Sex and the Dharma with Lodro Rinzler (Podcast)
Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 6:17pm

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Sex and the Dharma with Lodro Rinzler

This week's podcast features a lecture by Lodro Rinzler titled "Sex and the Dharma." Lodro Rinzler is a practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage. Over the last decade he has taught numerous workshops at meditation centers and college campuses throughout the United States. Lodro currently serves as the Development Officer for Shambhala Internationgal. Lodro’s column, "What Would Sid Do?" is currently featured on the ID Project blog and also appears on the Huffington Post. 

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Podcast Interview with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Part 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 2:08pm

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Interview with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Part 2

This week, Ethan Nichtern interviews Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. This is the second of a two part interview. 

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a widely respected teacher known for his skill in making the full richness of Buddhist wisdom accessible to modern minds.  He is also a poet, visual artist and city-dweller, based in the United States for two decades. He devotes much of his energy to developing a vision of a genuine Western Buddhism that is free from the cultural hang-ups that distract us from the Buddha’s essential message of wakefulness. Born in 1965 in northeast India, Rinpoche was trained in the meditative and intellectual disciplines of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of many of the greatest masters from Tibet’s final pre-exile generation.  He is the founder and principal teacher of Nalandabodhi, an international network of Buddhist practice centers, and Nitartha International, an educational non-profit devoted to the preservation of Buddhist literature and art. Nalanda West, Center for American Buddhism, in Seattle, is currently the primary seat of his educational and spiritual activities in North America. His latest book is Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom (Shambhala Publications). You can connect with Rinpoche on Twitter (@ponlop), become a fan on Facebook, or visit his Web site at www.dpr.info.

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Podcast Interview with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Part 1 (Podcast)
Monday, October 4, 2010 - 11:06am

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Interview with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Part 1

This week, Ethan Nichtern interviews Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. This is the first of a two part interview. 

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a widely respected teacher known for his skill in making the full richness of Buddhist wisdom accessible to modern minds.  He is also a poet, visual artist and city-dweller, based in the United States for two decades. He devotes much of his energy to developing a vision of a genuine Western Buddhism that is free from the cultural hang-ups that distract us from the Buddha’s essential message of wakefulness. Born in 1965 in northeast India, Rinpoche was trained in the meditative and intellectual disciplines of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of many of the greatest masters from Tibet’s final pre-exile generation.  He is the founder and principal teacher of Nalandabodhi, an international network of Buddhist practice centers, and Nitartha International, an educational non-profit devoted to the preservation of Buddhist literature and art. Nalanda West, Center for American Buddhism, in Seattle, is currently the primary seat of his educational and spiritual activities in North America. His latest book is Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom (Shambhala Publications). You can connect with Rinpoche on Twitter (@ponlop), become a fan on Facebook, or visit his Web site at www.dpr.info.

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Podcast Interview with Susan Piver Part 2 (Podcast)
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 8:55pm

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Interview with Susan Piver Part 2

ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern interviews author and and buddhist teacher Susan Piver. This is the second of a two part interview. Susan Piver has been a meditation practitioner since 1995, studying with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage. She has written 5 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 Susan Piver Part 1 (Podcast)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 7:01pm

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Interview with Susan Piver Part 1

ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern interviews author and and buddhist teacher Susan Piver. This is the first of a two part interview. Susan Piver has been a meditation practitioner since 1995, studying with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage. She has written 5 books, including the Wisdom of a Broken Heart and How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life.

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