IDP Podcast

21st Century Buddhism and Meditation Podcast 21st Century Buddhism, The IDP Podcast, features weekly lectures and discussions IDP Teachers, Interviews with well known authors and personalities and artful explorations of Buddhist teachings in the form of sound collages, and spoken word pieces.

Recent Guest Lectures have included: 12 Step Buddhist's Darren Littlejohn, Sharon Salzberg, Brad Warner, Acharya Arawana Hayashi, David Nichtern, Author Susan Piver, Roshi O'Hara, Acharya Eric Spiegel, Author Sera Beak, Sustainability Expert Jane Poynter, Eco-Journalist Simran Sethi, Filmmaker John Ankele, Author Daniel Goleman, 2012 Author Daniel Pinchbeck, What Would Jesus Buy's Reverend Billy, Purna Steinitz, Dr. Miles Neale, Elizabeth Reid, Chas DiCapua, Gina Sharpe, Robert Chender, David Loy, Colin Beavan a.k.a. "No Impact Man", Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche, Author Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, Acharya Adam Lobel, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Acharya Fleet Maull, Michael Stone, Hozan Alan Senauke, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Lodro Rinzler

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Podcast Kindness & Compassion Training - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 11:33am

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As qualities inherent in every human being, compassion and loving-kindness can be developed and cultivated through practice and training.  With effort, each and every person can learn to be more compassionate, kinder, and more patient. Transform your relationship to yourself, your family, your community, and your world by learning metta and tonglen, contemplative techniques designed to exercise the heart and open the mind. 

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Podcast Kindness & Compassion Training - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:10am

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As qualities inherent in every human being, compassion and loving-kindness can be developed and cultivated through practice and training.  With effort, each and every person can learn to be more compassionate, kinder, and more patient. Transform your relationship to yourself, your family, your community, and your world by learning metta and tonglen, contemplative techniques designed to exercise the heart and open the mind. 

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

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Podcast Open Dharma Night - What is Friendship? - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 3:16am

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This open talk is about friendship; what does it mean to be friendly with ourselves and with others?   How does meditation help us make friends with our minds?   IDP Teachers Kate Johnson and Dr. Lani Rowe lead this wonderful community class which is designed for beginners as well as more experienced students.

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Podcast Open Dharma Night - What is Friendship? - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:18pm

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This open talk is about friendship; what does it mean to be friendly with ourselves and with others?   How does meditation help us make friends with our minds?   IDP Teachers Kate Johnson and Dr. Lani Rowe lead this wonderful community class which is designed for beginners as well as more experienced students.

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Podcast Ven. Robina Courtin - Taking Responsibility for Your Own Mind - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 8:22am

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"According to Buddhism we all possess—innately—astonishing potential within our own being, right now, to be more happy, more wise, more loving, more kind."  

This podcast was recorded in December 2013, during Venerable Robina Courtin's third visit to The Interdependence Project.  You can access her 2012 talk at this link:  http://www.theidproject.org/media/podcast/ven-robina-courtin-awakening-our-hearts-world-part-1-2

Venerable Robina Courtin was born in Melbourne, Australia, and brought up as a Catholic. She became active in the radical left in the 1970s, working mainly with a London-based support group for black prisoners and radical feminists. In November 1977, Robina went to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she was ordained as a monastic. Since then, she has lived as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, founding The Liberation Prison Project, and traveling, teaching, and bringing the Dharma to people around the world, both in and out of prison.  http://robinacourtin.com/

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Podcast Ven. Robina Courtin - Taking Responsibility for Your Own Mind - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:54am

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"According to Buddhism we all possess—innately—astonishing potential within our own being, right now, to be more happy, more wise, more loving, more kind."  

This podcast was recorded in December 2013, during Venerable Robina Courtin's third visit to The Interdependence Project.  You can access her 2012 talk at this link:  http://www.theidproject.org/media/podcast/ven-robina-courtin-awakening-our-hearts-world-part-1-2

Venerable Robina Courtin was born in Melbourne, Australia, and brought up as a Catholic. She became active in the radical left in the 1970s, working mainly with a London-based support group for black prisoners and radical feminists. In November 1977, Robina went to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she was ordained as a monastic. Since then, she has lived as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, founding The Liberation Prison Project, and traveling, teaching, and bringing the Dharma to people around the world, both in and out of prison.  http://robinacourtin.com/

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Podcast Interview with Chris Lemig, Author of The Narrow Way (Podcast)
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 7:48am

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IDP teacher, Zen monk, and Queer Sangha leader Lawrence Grecco interviews Chris Lemig, author of the new book, The Narrow Way.  They discuss his moving memoir, and his difficulties as a gay man struggling to accept himself while also dealing with drug and alcohol abuse, and the transformative experience of learning and practicing Buddhism.

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Podcast Liberating Desire: Dharma and Sexuality - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 3:38pm

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We all have a sex life, active or otherwise, alone or with others. Sex takes up a lot of mental and emotional space in our lives, yet while dharma teachings offer profound understanding of many aspects of human experience, sex too often gets ignored, despite its potency and frequency in our experience.

Join renowned dharma teacher Martin Aylward for a provocative and powerful presentation of teachings, practice, and discussion around dharma and sex, exploring such questions as:

Why do dharma teachings often ignore sex?
In which ways do you go unconscious around sex and why?
How can dharma practice wake you up in your sex life?
Might the potency and erotic charge of sexual desire be an important part of a passionate, liberated engagement with life?

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Podcast Mindfulness & Children - Interview with Dr. Heidi Marben - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:01am

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Research has shown that mindfulness techniques benefit children as well as adults by enhancing concentration, increasing self awareness, and facilitating emotional regulation.

In this interview, conducted by IDP Teacher, Adreanna Limbach, Dr. Heidi Marben discusses her work teaching mindfulness to kids and adults, and its value helping families and communities. 

Heidi Marben, PsyD., has worked for the past 11 years as the lower school psychologist at Trinity School, where she has developed and taught a mindfulness curriculum since 2009.  She is a graduate of IDP's Yearlong Immersion program, and is teaching a new class at IDP, Mindfulness for Children & Parents, which begins on April 5th.  Details and registration at this link: http://theidproject.org/events/2014/04/05/idp-kids-mindfulness-children-and-parents

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Podcast Mindfulness & Children - Interview with Dr. Heidi Marben - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 8:24am

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Research has shown that mindfulness techniques benefit children as well as adults by enhancing concentration, increasing self awareness, and facilitating emotional regulation.

In this interview, conducted by IDP Teacher, Adreanna Limbach, Dr. Heidi Marben discusses her work teaching mindfulness to kids and adults, and its value helping families and communities. 

Heidi Marben, PsyD., has worked for the past 11 years as the lower school psychologist at Trinity School, where she has developed and taught a mindfulness curriculum since 2009.  She is a graduate of IDP's Yearlong Immersion program, and is teaching a new class at IDP, Mindfulness for Children & Parents, which begins on April 5th.  Details and registration at this link: http://theidproject.org/events/2014/04/05/idp-kids-mindfulness-children-and-parents

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

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Podcast Liberating Desire: Dharma and Sexuality - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 8:17am

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We all have a sex life, active or otherwise, alone or with others. Sex takes up a lot of mental and emotional space in our lives, yet while dharma teachings offer profound understanding of many aspects of human experience, sex too often gets ignored, despite its potency and frequency in our experience.

Join renowned dharma teacher Martin Aylward for a provocative and powerful presentation of teachings, practice, and discussion around dharma and sex, exploring such questions as:

Why do dharma teachings often ignore sex?
In which ways do you go unconscious around sex and why?
How can dharma practice wake you up in your sex life?
Might the potency and erotic charge of sexual desire be an important part of a passionate, liberated engagement with life?

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

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Podcast Set Your Intention for 2014 (Podcast)
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 5:05pm

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In the New Year, we often make resolutions to do things differently; to change our diet, visit new places, be kinder to our selves and others or get a new job.  Usually, these resolutions remain unfulfilled because we’re not looking at what’s behind all our actions, speech, and thoughts: our intentions.

Intention is the underlying motive that governs all that we do. In this podcast, IDP teachers, Lawrence Grecco and Kimberly Brown, discuss how to uncover your truest motivations, clarify and set an intention for 2014, and honor your intention through wisdom, not will-power. 

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Podcast Economics, the Environment and Enlightened Activism - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 9:59pm

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This month's podcast interview was conducted by IDP's Lineage Mentor, Dr. Miles Neale with Chris Williams, a long-time environmental activist and author.  The conversation took place in November 2013, in New York City. 

Dr. Miles Neale is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice, Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, and the Buddhism and Psychology Lineage Mentor of the Interdependence Project.  A long time student of Tibetan Buddhism, Miles has studied in the lineage of the Dalai Lamas with renowned Buddhist scholars Robert Thurman and Joseph Loizzo, as well as Tibetan masters GelekRinpoche and Lama Zopa.


Chris Williams is a long-time environmental activist and author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis (Haymarket, 2010) and contributing author to others. He is chair of the science dept at Packer Collegiate Institute and adjunct professor at Pace University in the Dept of Chemistry and Physical Science. His writings have appeared in Z Magazine, Green Left Weekly, AlternetCommonDreams, ClimateandCapitalism.com, Counterpunch, The Indypendent, Dissident Voice, International Socialist Review, Truth Out, Socialist Worker, andZNet. Professor Williams reported from Fukushima in December and January of 2012 and was a Lannan writer-in-residence in Marfa, Texas over the summer of 2012, where he began work on his second book on the Commons.  He was recently awarded a Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship to continue this work. Most recently, he reported from Warsaw for Truth-Out, on the latest round of international climate negotiations, COP 19. Recent articles can be accessed at the following links:  http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/20152-warsaw-climate-talks-go-up-in-smoke
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/20194-understanding-warsaw-capitalism-climate-change-neocolonialism

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Podcast Economics, the Environment and Enlightened Activism - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 1:24pm

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This month's podcast interview was conducted by IDP's Lineage Mentor, Dr. Miles Neale with Chris Williams, a long-time environmental activist and author.  The conversation took place in November 2013, in New York City. 

Dr. Miles Neale is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice, Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, and the Buddhism and Psychology Lineage Mentor of the Interdependence Project.  A long time student of Tibetan Buddhism, Miles has studied in the lineage of the Dalai Lamas with renowned Buddhist scholars Robert Thurman and Joseph Loizzo, as well as Tibetan masters Gelek Rinpoche and Lama Zopa.


Chris Williams is a long-time environmental activist and author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis (Haymarket, 2010) and contributing author to others. He is chair of the science dept at Packer Collegiate Institute and adjunct professor at Pace University in the Dept of Chemistry and Physical Science. His writings have appeared in Z Magazine, Green Left Weekly, Alternet, CommonDreams, ClimateandCapitalism.com, Counterpunch, The Indypendent, Dissident Voice, International Socialist Review, Truth Out, Socialist Worker, and ZNet. Professor Williams reported from Fukushima in December and January of 2012 and was a Lannan writer-in-residence in Marfa, Texas over the summer of 2012, where he began work on his second book on the Commons.  He was recently awarded a Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship to continue this work. Most recently, he reported from Warsaw for Truth-Out, on the latest round of international climate negotiations, COP 19. Recent articles can be accessed at the following links:  http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/20152-warsaw-climate-talks-go-up-in-smoke,
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/20194-understanding-warsaw-capitalism-climate-change-neocolonialism

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Podcast Ven. Robina Courtin - Awakening our Hearts in the World - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 9:53am

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In this special podcast, VenRobina Courtin, discusses how to engage our practice without surrendering to anger or clinging to "right and wrong".   We were thrilled to host this global activist, renowned teacher, and Tibetan nun for her second visit to The Interdependence Project in September 2012.

Ven. Robina returns to IDP on December 11, 2013.  Details and tickets are available at this link.  The talk will be podcasted for our remote listeners. 

Robina Courtin was born in Melbourne, Australia, and brought up as a Catholic.  Since 1977, she has lived as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, traveling, teaching, and bringing the Dharma to people around the world, including prisoners via The Liberation Prison Project, which she founded.  More information and schedule:  http://robinacourtin.com/

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Podcast Ven. Robina Courtin - Awakening our Hearts in the World - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 9:48am

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In this special podcast, VenRobina Courtin discusses how to engage our practice without surrendering to anger or clinging to "right and wrong".   We were thrilled to host this global activist, renowned teacher, and Tibetan nun for her second visit to The Interdependence Project in September 2012.

Ven. Robina returns to IDP on December 11, 2013.  Details and tickets are available at this link.  The talk will be podcasted for our remote listeners. 

Robina Courtin was born in Melbourne, Australia, and brought up as a Catholic.  Since 1977, she has lived as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, traveling, teaching, and bringing the Dharma to people around the world, including prisoners via The Liberation Prison Project, which she founded.  More information and schedule:  http://robinacourtin.com/

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

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Podcast The Practice of Ethics, Concentration, and Wisdom with Sharon Salzberg - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 6:43pm

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Recorded in May at IDP in NYC, Sharon discusses the Three Trainings of ethics, concentration, and wisdom. Ethics grounds us in compassion and ease of heart; concentration trains us in steadiness and peace of mind; and wisdom opens up our understanding of our own true nature and the nature of life itself. 

Sharon Salzberg is a Lineage Mentor at The Interdependence Project, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, and a world-renowned teacher for four decades. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon's latest book is Love Your Enemies, How to Break the Anger Habit. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including The Force of Kindness (2005), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002), andLovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995). For more information about Sharon, please visit: www.sharonsalzberg.com.

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Podcast The Practice of Ethics, Concentration, and Wisdom with Sharon Salzberg - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 7:23am

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Recorded in May at IDP in NYC, Sharon discusses the Three Trainings of ethics, concentration, and wisdom. Ethics grounds us in compassion and ease of heart; concentration trains us in steadiness and peace of mind; and wisdom opens up our understanding of our own true nature and the nature of life itself. 

Sharon Salzberg is a Lineage Mentor at The Interdependence Project, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, and a world-renowned teacher for four decades. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon's latest book is Love Your Enemies, How to Break the Anger Habit. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including The Force of Kindness (2005), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002), and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995). For more information about Sharon, please visit: www.sharonsalzberg.com.

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Podcast Skillful Livelihood - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 7:13pm

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This Month's Podcast is entitled Skillful Livelihood.  In our interdependent world, it's more important than ever to earn a living with mindfulness, clarity, and compassion.   Join Kate Johnson & Kim Brown as they discuss the ethical aspect of Work on the Eightfold Path.   
 

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Podcast Fearless Politics with Rep. Tim Ryan - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 9:02am

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This month's podcast features Congressman Tim Ryan, the author of A Mindful Nation, who shares his experiences as a politician and meditator, and discusses what’s necessary to make contemplative practice part of everyone's life.  This lively community event was recorded in April 2013 at IDP in NYC. 

Tim Ryan was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 and is currently serving in his fifth term representing Ohio’s 17th Congressional District. He maintains a strong commitment to the economic and social well-being of his constituents in northeast Ohio. He serves as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, as well as its subcommittees on Readiness and on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. He also serves as a member of the House Budget Committee and co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus. Congressman Ryan has a daily mindfulness meditation practice and has been an outspoken advocate for promoting mindfulness as an aid to dealing with the variety of complex problems facing the nation. For more on Tim Ryan, please visit: http://www.amindfulnation.org/

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