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 Acharya Adam Lobel (Podcast)
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 2:21pm

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Interview with Acharya Adam Lobel

IDP Outreach Director Lani Rowe, and IDP Board Member Ellen Scordado interview Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel at the Shambhala Mountain Center during a week-long Sangha Retreat. Adam co-taught with Acharya Pema Chödrön and Acharya Gaylon Ferguson in late August 2010.

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Podcast Studying Buddhism in the 21st Century with Ethan Nicthern (Podcast)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 4:59pm

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Studying Buddhism in the 21st Century

ID Project Founder Ethan Nichtern leads a discussion on the Buddhist Studies Program he's developed at the Interdependence Project, how it fits into the history of Buddhism and some of the logistics involved in navigating a contemporary western practice.

You can learn more about the courses offered as a part of the ID Project's Buddhist Studies Program by visiting our website http://www.theidproject.org and clicking on "Buddhist Studies" under the "What We Offer" menu.   Buddhist Studies Classes are also available online via homestudy for those who are not in the NYC area.

 

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Podcast "Why Act?" Collections from the Symposium for Socially Engaged Buddhism (Podcast)
Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 10:54pm

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"Why Act?" Collections from the Symposium for Socially Engaged Buddhism


Joshua Adler and Patrick Groneman took time at the Symposium for Socially Engaged Western Buddhism to speak with some of the participants and panelists about the socially engaged work that they are practicing, what drives them to do this work, and what, if anything, makes their work "Buddhist."

Music in this episode is taken from a live performance by Akim Funk Buddha.

Organizations and Projects Referenced in this episode:


Zen Peacemakers

The Linage Project
Buddhist Global Relief
Akim Funk Buddha
Wherever You Are Is The Center of the World

 

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Podcast Interview with Judith Simmer-Brown Part 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 5:57pm

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This week's podcast features the second of a two part interview with Ethan Nichtern and Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown.

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., is professor of Buddhist studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has taught since 1978. She began her practice with Zen master Shunryu Suzuki, Roshi, in 1971, and then became a student of Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974, and studied with him until his death in 1987. She is an Acharya, or senior teacher, in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, Dean of the Shambhala International Teachers' Academy, and teaches widely on Buddhism and contemplative education. Her books are Dakini’s Warm Breath (Shambhala 2001), exploring the feminine principle in Tibetan Buddhism, and and forthcoming, with Fran Grace, an edited collection of articles called Meditation in the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies (Religious Studies Series, State University of New York Press, 2010). She is married, and has two college-aged children.

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Podcast Interview with Judith Simmer-Brown Part 1 (Podcast)
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 7:33pm

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Interview with Judith Simmer-Brown Part 1

This week's podcast features the first of a two part interview with Ethan Nichtern and Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown.

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., is professor of Buddhist studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has taught since 1978.  She began her practice with Zen master Shunryu Suzuki, Roshi, in 1971, and then became a student of Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974, and studied with him until his death in 1987.  She is an Acharya, or senior teacher, in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, Dean of the Shambhala International Teachers' Academy, and teaches widely on Buddhism and contemplative education.  Her books are Dakini’s Warm Breath (Shambhala 2001), exploring the feminine principle in Tibetan Buddhism, and and forthcoming, with Fran Grace, an edited collection of articles called Meditation in the Classroom:  Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies (Religious Studies Series, State University of New York Press, 2010).  She is married, and has two college-aged children.

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Podcast Interview with Jonathan Kaplan Pt. 2 (Podcast)
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:40am

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Interview with Jonathan Kaplan Pt. 2

Ethan Nichtern continues his discussion with author, therapist and meditator Dr. Jonathan Kaplan about his book Urban Mindfulness as well as the relationship between Western Psychotherapy and Buddhist meditation.

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Podcast Interview with Jonathan Kaplan Pt. 1 (Podcast)
Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 10:31am

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Interview with Jonathan Kaplan Pt. 1

Ethan Nichtern speaks with author, therapist and meditator Dr. Jonathan Kaplan about his book Urban Mindfulness as well as the relationship between Western Psychotherapy and Buddhist meditation.

Podcast Guest Lecture - Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche (Podcast)
Friday, August 6, 2010 - 2:16pm

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Guest Lecture - Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche

This podcast features a Special Guest lecture by Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche in a rare public appearance in New York City discussing Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhism in the 21st Century.

Podcast Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism Part 1 with Ethan Nichtern (Podcast)
Friday, August 6, 2010 - 12:00pm

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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism Part 1 with Ethan Nichtern

Ethan Nichtern, who is a senior teacher (Shastri) in the Shambhala lineage of Trungpa Rinpoche, discusses Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism. This is the first of a six part series.

Podcast Composting Desire with Ethan Nichtern (Podcast)
Friday, May 28, 2010 - 6:20pm

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Using Open to Desire by Buddhist Psychologist Mark Epstein, Ethan explores the mind-states of desire from various angles and perspectives.

Podcast Interview with Colin Beavan aka "No Impact Man" (Podcast)
Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 8:23pm

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Patrick Groneman sits down with Author and environmental activist Colin Beavan, also know as "No Impact Man" to discuss meditation, activism and personal empowerment in the face of a global climate crisis.

Podcast The Relative, Relationships and the Absolute with Chas DiCapua (Podcast)
Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 2:55pm

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The Relative, Relationships and the Absolute with Chas DiCapua

Insight Meditation teacher Chas DiCapua explores how relational practice interfaces with the absolute and relative view of reality. What are the opportunities for freedom, and the shadow elements that get in the way as we engage in relationships, or choose not to engage in them?

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Podcast IDP Radio - Discursive Thoughts #1 (Podcast)
Monday, April 26, 2010 - 3:18pm

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IDP Radio - Discursive Thoughts #1

This week on the ID Project Podcast, IDP Member Meredith Arena explores the subjective experience of meditation in the first of a series of spoken word pieces titled "Discursive Thoughts":

"Meditation is weird. My relationship to it changes every day and over time I have noticed patterns in my practice. Currently, it feels like a thought circus. Every once in a while I have a few days of focused practice and then, it explodes back into fireworks. I am fascinated by the show my mind continually puts on for me. This piece is about that. Give a listen and share your thoughts. I hope to make a piece at some point that addresses the more sublime moments in meditation." -- Meredith

Podcast The Five Practices of Interdependence with Ethan Nichtern (Podcast)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 4:05pm

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The Five Practices of Interdependence with Ethan Nichtern

This week, the ID Project Founder Ethan Nichtern explains the Five Practices of Interdependence, and how the ID Project works to serve those practices.

Podcast IDP Radio - Consumption and Meditation (Podcast)
Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 11:09am

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IDP Radio - Consumption and Meditation

How has the practice of meditation changed your consumption habits? This question is explored in this week's special podcast, featuring Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Ethan Nichtern, Lani Rowe, and Patrick Groneman with music by Brian Naas. For more information on Responsible Consumption Month, visit theidproject.org

Podcast Explaining your Practice to your Mother with David Nichtern (Podcast)
Monday, March 29, 2010 - 4:04pm

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Explaining your Practice to your Mother with David Nichtern

Shambhala teacher David Nichtern explores the role of the emotions, the heart, and our own connection with unconditional love in this lecture on meditation practice.

Podcast Why Not Meditate with Ethan Nichtern (Podcast)
Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:53pm

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Why Not Meditate with Ethan Nichtern

Ethan describes the process of meditation and how it relates to the history of Buddhism, and his own practice.

Podcast The History of the Alexander Technique with Elizabeth Reid (Podcast)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 3:59pm

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The History of the Alexander Technique with Elizabeth Reid

The Alexander Technique is a subtle and profound technique that brings mindfulness of body to the forefront. With the tools of only body, speech and mind, the student is guided toward directed thinking and a non-doing approach, learning to recognize and transform habitual patterns of body that interfere with the innate vibrancy of the "basically good" body. Along with the transmission of a gentle non-doing touch from the teacher, the student is able to tune in to her own easeful system, connecting to the parasympathetic nervous system rather than the reactive "flight or flight" response so prevalent in our activity.

Podcast Podcast Lecture - Gina Sharpe "Interconnectedness, Equanimity and Sacred Activism" (Podcast)
Friday, March 12, 2010 - 5:15pm

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"What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” ---Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

These words inspire us to reflect--How can we reconcile and align the forces of love and power in our heart/mind? Can kindness, compassion and equanimity inform our passion for justice and can our passion for justice lead to the cultivation of kindness, compassion and equanimity? How do we live so that our lives reflect our deepest insights and how can our deepest insights profoundly affect a life of active engagement? We will investigate these questions through meditation, discourse and inquiry.

Podcast Approaching the New Year with Lodro Rinzler (Podcast)
Monday, March 1, 2010 - 11:30am

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Approaching the New Year with Lodro Rinzler

Shambhala Buddhist teacher and IDP Blogger Lodro Rinzler offers meditation, contemplation and discussion on approaching the new year with an open heart and a sound mind.

Recorded Dec. 30, 2009 in NYC

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