Interview with Judith Simmer-Brown Part 2

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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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