IDP Podcast

21st Century Buddhism and Meditation Podcast

Our podcast features lectures and discussions related to mindfulness, meditation, and multi-lineage Buddhism.  We feature interviews with authors and guest speakers, as well as teachers.

Recent podcasts include Sharon Salzberg, Ed Catmull, Dan Harris, Dr. Heidi Marben, and Venerable Pannavati. 

 

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Podcast A Conversation About Suffering and Pain with IDP's Kimberly Brown & Dan Cayer (Podcast)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 9:33am

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In this podcast IDP teachers Kimberly Brown and Dan Cayer discuss their experience with both physical and mental suffering, how it informs their teaching, and the ways they've learned to bring patience, kindness, and compassion to themselves.

Kimberly Brown is the executive director of The Interdependence Project, and a graduate of its Meditation Teacher Training Program.  She leads mindfulness and compassion classes, workshops, and retreats for groups and individuals in NYC.  Kim studies American and Tibetan Buddhism and practices lovingkindness meditation.  Her teaching methods integrate depth psychology, compassion training, and traditional Buddhist techniques as a means to help everyone reconnect to their inherent clarity and openness.
 
Dan Cayer is a nationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and a meditator in the Shambhala tradition. After a serious injury left Dan unable to work or carry out household tasks like cleaning dishes, he began studying the Alexander Technique. His return to health, as well as his experience dealing with the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of pain, has inspired him to help others. Dan now teaches the Alexander Technique as a method of recovering balance and well-being. He advocates it as a fantastic embodiment of mindfulness and awareness both on and off the cushion.
 
Dan's teaching a weekend workshop on Self-Forgiveness: Working with Your Limitations on May 20-21, 2017.  More information can be found here: http://theidproject.org/events/2017/05/20/self-forgiveness-working-your-limitations

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Podcast Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls Interviewed by Brandon Holmes (Podcast)
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 8:46pm

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In this interview, Brandon Holmes and Dr. Shanté Smalls discuss the benefits of meditation, committed practice and maintaining a sense of clarity in the current political climate. 

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Shante SmallsShanté Paradigm Smalls, PhD, is a scholar, artist, and writer. Her teaching and research focuses on Black popular culture in music, film, visual art, genre fiction, and other aesthetic forms. Dr. Smalls is currently finishing her first scholarly manuscript, Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in ASAP/Journal, Women & Performance, Criticism, Lateral, American Behavioral Scientist, Suspect Thoughts, and Oxford University Press. She is an Assitant Professor of African American Literature & Culture at St. John's University in Queens, NY.  In November 2015 after studying and practicing since 2006 she received authorization to start teaching in the Shambhala lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.  Learn more about her work at her website.

 

 

 

Brandon HolmesBrandon Holmes is a filmmaker and photographer living in New York. His films have screened at festivals in the US, Anthology Film Archives and the New School in New York. His work in print has been exhibited at the MoMa PS1 Art Book Fair. He spent several years at Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions, where he worked in post-production as an assistant editor on films and series for Amazon, ESPN, HBO, and Netflix. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts MFA program in Photography, Video and Related Media.

 

 

 

 

 

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Podcast Ed Catmull Interviewed by IDP's Board Director Tarikh Korula (Podcast)
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 9:59pm

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In this podcast, IDP Board Director Tarikh Korula interviews Ed Catmull, the co-founder of Pixar and president of Disney Animation Studios. Both men practice mindfulness and meditation, and their conversation explores the ways contemplative techniques can inform businesses to create compassionate and creative environments to support relationships and products that benefit society and the world. 
 
 
IDP is a non-profit meditation center in NYC, committed to growing the number of awakening human beings.  We help mindfulness and meditation practitioners recognize interdependence and engage wisely with themselves, each other, society, and the globe.  Today our work is more important than ever, and we need your support continue our efforts.  Make a contribution today!
 
 
Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation. He has been honored with five Academy Awards, including the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for lifetime achievement in the field of computer graphics. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and children.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IDP Board MemberTarikh Korula has a decade of experience founding technology companies and growing consumer products to the delight of millions users. Tarikh has been a member of IDP for six years and is a graduate of IDP's 2011 Meditation Teacher Training. He has lectured on product development at NYU, SVA and Parsons. He is currently advising early stage startups and incubating his next company. 

 

 

 

 

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Podcast Ponlop Rinpoche Interviewed by IDP's Kimberly Brown (Podcast)
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 9:12pm

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The Interdependence Project's Executive Director, Kimberly Brown, recently spoke to teacher, friend, and mentor Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche about his new book, Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers You.  They also discussed current events (including advice on dealing with this contentious election year), meditation practice, and how to establish healthy relationships. 

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a leading Buddhist teacher in North America and an advocate of American and Western Buddhism. Rinpoche is founder and president of Nalandabodhi, an international network of Buddhist centers. He is acknowledged as one of the foremost scholars and meditation masters of his generation in the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is known for his sharp intellect, humor, and easygoing teaching style.

Rinpoche is author of several books, most recently Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers You. Other titles include Rebel Buddha: A Guide to a Revolution of Mind, Mind Beyond Death, Wild Awakening: The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, and Penetrating Wisdom: The Aspiration of Samantabhadra. He is a frequent contributor to Buddhadharma: A Practitioner’s Quarterly and the Shambhala Sun. His writings also appear in issues of Best Buddhist Writing and other anthologies. Rinpoche is active on Twitter and in the blogosphere, where you can find his posts on blogs such as Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Shambhala Sunspace and others.  You can connect with Rinpoche on Twitter (@ponlop), become a fan on Facebook, or visit his Web site at www.dpr.info.
 
Kimberly Brown is the executive director of The Interdependence Project, and a graduate of its Meditation Teacher Training Program.  She leads mindfulness and compassion classes, workshops, and retreats for groups and individuals in NYC.  Kim studies American and Tibetan Buddhism and practices lovingkindness meditation.  Her teaching methods integrate depth psychology, compassion training, and traditional Buddhist techniques as a means to help everyone reconnect to their inherent clarity and openness.

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Podcast Don’t Be a Jerk - Zen Priest Brad Warner (Podcast)
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 3:47pm

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Zen priest and bestselling author Brad Warner discusses his new book Don’t Be a Jerk, which paraphrases Dōgen’s Buddhist classic work The Shōbōgenzō: The True Treasury of the Dharma Eye for modern times.  Brad explains the middle way Dōgen’s teachings describe and explores his views on a wide range of topics from feminism to reincarnation to the debate between science and religion.

Brad Warner is the author of Don’t Be a Jerk and numerous other titles including Sit Down & Shut Up,Hardcore Zen, and Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate. A Soto Zen priest, he is a punk bassist, filmmaker, Japanese-monster-movie marketer, and popular blogger based in Los Angeles. Visit him online at www.hardcorezen.info.

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Podcast Learn To Meditate (Podcast)
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 8:30pm

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Meditation is a skill everyone can practice, using simple techniques to become present with your mind and your body. Join IDP executive director Kimberly Brown and learn traditional methods developed for modern people. Sit still, develop your concentration, and bring a sense of ease and kindness to your life.

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Podcast Community Night (Podcast)
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 3:05pm

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Join IDP teachers Kim, Kate, and Mona for an evening of discussion and contemplation in a friendly and supportive environment where they share their experience as meditators and community members, and by answering questions about meditation and IDP's unique offerings. 

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Podcast Pain as a Doorway to Change: Transforming Your Relationship to Your Body (Podcast)
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 4:05pm

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Pain, chronic illness, aches and other physical limitations can create a seemingly endless and exhausting cycle of mental and physical distress. In this workshop, Dan Cayer draws on his training as an Alexander Technique teacher and his own experience with chronic pain to demonstrate how we can use mindfulness and other awareness practices to calm our struggles and bring ease to our sufferings. He teaches you how to acknowledge your difficulties with compassion and wisdom, learn to understand your pain and work with it directly, liberating yourself from shame and second-guessing. Dan also provides strategies for finding good posture and inviting relaxation into the body.

Dan Cayer is a nationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and a meditator in the Shambhala tradition. After a serious injury left Dan unable to work or carry out household tasks like cleaning dishes, he began studying the Alexander Technique. His return to health, as well as his experience dealing with the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of pain, has inspired him to help others. Dan now teaches the Alexander Technique as a method of recovering balance and well-being. He advocates it as a fantastic embodiment of mindfulness and awareness both on and off the cushion.

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Podcast Ven. Pannavati - Creating a Compassionate World (Part 8) (Podcast)
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 8:17pm

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Ven. Dr. Pannavati has designed a special set of teachings to help us understand the many questions that arise when considering how to engage our practice with our world.  Should we try to make change?  How can we do it without being angry? How can we let go of outcome?  How do we create and encourage diversity and understand racism within ourselves and our world?  As a leader in the vanguard of socially engaged Buddhism, Ven. Dr. Pannavati is uniquely qualified to guide contemporary students with an interest in living a skillful life for the benefit of all beings.  

Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. She is a Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions, a receiver of Vajrayana empowerments, and a transmission holder from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers. Ven. Pannavati is known for her ordination of Thai and Cambodian nuns, her service work with homeless youth, and her ministry to the "untouchables" in India.   An international teacher, she advocates on behalf of disempowered women and youth globally, and insists on equality and respect in Buddhist life for both female monastics and lay sangha. She is the founder of My Place Inc., a program empowering young homeless people through education, jobs training, residential living, and social enterprise.

This podcast is part 8 of a multi-part series.

 

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Podcast Ven. Pannavati - Creating a Compassionate World (Part 7) (Podcast)
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 7:31pm

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Ven. Dr. Pannavati has designed a special set of teachings to help us understand the many questions that arise when considering how to engage our practice with our world.  Should we try to make change?  How can we do it without being angry? How can we let go of outcome?  How do we create and encourage diversity and understand racism within ourselves and our world?  As a leader in the vanguard of socially engaged Buddhism, Ven. Dr. Pannavati is uniquely qualified to guide contemporary students with an interest in living a skillful life for the benefit of all beings.  

Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. She is a Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions, a receiver of Vajrayana empowerments, and a transmission holder from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers. Ven. Pannavati is known for her ordination of Thai and Cambodian nuns, her service work with homeless youth, and her ministry to the "untouchables" in India.   An international teacher, she advocates on behalf of disempowered women and youth globally, and insists on equality and respect in Buddhist life for both female monastics and lay sangha. She is the founder of My Place Inc., a program empowering young homeless people through education, jobs training, residential living, and social enterprise.

This podcast is part 7 of a multi-part series.

 

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Podcast Ven. Pannavati - Creating a Compassionate World (Part 6) (Podcast)
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 1:38pm

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Ven. Dr. Pannavati has designed a special set of teachings to help us understand the many questions that arise when considering how to engage our practice with our world.  Should we try to make change?  How can we do it without being angry? How can we let go of outcome?  How do we create and encourage diversity and understand racism within ourselves and our world?  As a leader in the vanguard of socially engaged Buddhism, Ven. Dr. Pannavati is uniquely qualified to guide contemporary students with an interest in living a skillful life for the benefit of all beings.  

Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. She is a Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions, a receiver of Vajrayana empowerments, and a transmission holder from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers. Ven. Pannavati is known for her ordination of Thai and Cambodian nuns, her service work with homeless youth, and her ministry to the "untouchables" in India.   An international teacher, she advocates on behalf of disempowered women and youth globally, and insists on equality and respect in Buddhist life for both female monastics and lay sangha. She is the founder of My Place Inc., a program empowering young homeless people through education, jobs training, residential living, and social enterprise.

This podcast is part 6 of a multi-part series.

 

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Podcast Ven. Pannavati - Creating a Compassionate World (Part 5) (Podcast)
Friday, July 3, 2015 - 1:31pm

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Ven. Dr. Pannavati has designed a special set of teachings to help us understand the many questions that arise when considering how to engage our practice with our world.  Should we try to make change?  How can we do it without being angry? How can we let go of outcome?  How do we create and encourage diversity and understand racism within ourselves and our world?  As a leader in the vanguard of socially engaged Buddhism, Ven. Dr. Pannavati is uniquely qualified to guide contemporary students with an interest in living a skillful life for the benefit of all beings.  

Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. She is a Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions, a receiver of Vajrayana empowerments, and a transmission holder from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers. Ven. Pannavati is known for her ordination of Thai and Cambodian nuns, her service work with homeless youth, and her ministry to the "untouchables" in India.   An international teacher, she advocates on behalf of disempowered women and youth globally, and insists on equality and respect in Buddhist life for both female monastics and lay sangha. She is the founder of My Place Inc., a program empowering young homeless people through education, jobs training, residential living, and social enterprise.

This podcast is part 5 of a multi-part series.

 

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Podcast Ven. Pannavati - Creating a Compassionate World (Part 4) (Podcast)
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 9:28am

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Ven. Dr. Pannavati has designed a special set of teachings to help us understand the many questions that arise when considering how to engage our practice with our world.  Should we try to make change?  How can we do it without being angry? How can we let go of outcome?  How do we create and encourage diversity and understand racism within ourselves and our world?  As a leader in the vanguard of socially engaged Buddhism, Ven. Dr. Pannavati is uniquely qualified to guide contemporary students with an interest in living a skillful life for the benefit of all beings.  

Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. She is a Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions, a receiver of Vajrayana empowerments, and a transmission holder from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers. Ven. Pannavati is known for her ordination of Thai and Cambodian nuns, her service work with homeless youth, and her ministry to the "untouchables" in India.   An international teacher, she advocates on behalf of disempowered women and youth globally, and insists on equality and respect in Buddhist life for both female monastics and lay sangha. She is the founder of My Place Inc., a program empowering young homeless people through education, jobs training, residential living, and social enterprise.

This podcast is part 4 of a multi-part series.

 

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Podcast Ven. Pannavati - Creating a Compassionate World (Part 3) (Podcast)
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 6:53pm

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Ven. Dr. Pannavati has designed a special set of teachings to help us understand the many questions that arise when considering how to engage our practice with our world.  Should we try to make change?  How can we do it without being angry? How can we let go of outcome?  How do we create and encourage diversity and understand racism within ourselves and our world?  As a leader in the vanguard of socially engaged Buddhism, Ven. Dr. Pannavati is uniquely qualified to guide contemporary students with an interest in living a skillful life for the benefit of all beings.  

Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. She is a Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions, a receiver of Vajrayana empowerments, and a transmission holder from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers. VenPannavati is known for her ordination of Thai and Cambodian nuns, her service work with homeless youth, and her ministry to the "untouchables" in India.   An international teacher, she advocates on behalf of disempowered women and youth globally, and insists on equality and respect in Buddhist life for both female monastics and lay sangha. She is the founder of My Place Inc., a program empowering young homeless people through education, jobs training, residential living, and social enterprise.

This podcast is part 3 of a multi-part series.

 

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Podcast Ven. Pannavati - Creating a Compassionate World (Part 2) (Podcast)
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 8:17pm

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Ven. Dr. Pannavati has designed a special set of teachings to help us understand the many questions that arise when considering how to engage our practice with our world.  Should we try to make change?  How can we do it without being angry? How can we let go of outcome?  How do we create and encourage diversity and understand racism within ourselves and our world?  As a leader in the vanguard of socially engaged Buddhism, Ven. Dr. Pannavati is uniquely qualified to guide contemporary students with an interest in living a skillful life for the benefit of all beings.  

Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. She is a Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions, a receiver of Vajrayana empowerments, and a transmission holder from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers. VenPannavati is known for her ordination of Thai and Cambodian nuns, her service work with homeless youth, and her ministry to the "untouchables" in India.   An international teacher, she advocates on behalf of disempowered women and youth globally, and insists on equality and respect in Buddhist life for both female monastics and lay sangha. She is the founder of My Place Inc., a program empowering young homeless people through education, jobs training, residential living, and social enterprise.

This podcast is part 2 of a multi-part series.

 

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 Ven. Pannavati - Creating a Compassionate World (Part 1) (Podcast)
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 8:48am

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Ven. Dr. Pannavati has designed a special set of teachings to help us understand the many questions that arise when considering how to engage our practice with our world.  Should we try to make change?  How can we do it without being angry? How can we let go of outcome?  How do we create and encourage diversity and understand racism within ourselves and our world?  As a leader in the vanguard of socially engaged Buddhism, Ven. Dr. Pannavati is uniquely qualified to guide contemporary students with an interest in living a skillful life for the benefit of all beings.  

Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. She is a Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions, a receiver of Vajrayana empowerments, and a transmission holder from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers. VenPannavati is known for her ordination of Thai and Cambodian nuns, her service work with homeless youth, and her ministry to the "untouchables" in India.   An international teacher, she advocates on behalf of disempowered women and youth globally, and insists on equality and respect in Buddhist life for both female monastics and lay sangha. She is the founder of My Place Inc., a program empowering young homeless people through education, jobs training, residential living, and social enterprise.

This podcast is part 1 of a multi-part series.

 

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 Arawana Hayashi - The Art of Making a True Move (Part 3) (Podcast)
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 2:55pm

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Acharya Arawana Hayashi is an accomplished Buddhist teacher, dancer, and activist. "The Art of Making a True Move" invites participants to develop authenticity and genuineness by discovering their natural creativity as they are guided through a gentle process of paying attention to the body and to physical and psychological space. 

Arawana Hayashi began studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism with the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa in 1974 and is an Acharya (senior teacher) in the Shambhala Buddhist organization. Arawana is a dancer whose pioneering work is rooted in improvisation, collaboration, and traditional dance forms. Her interdisciplinary performance work became one of the foundations of Naropa University’s degree programs in performance and somatic psychology. Arawana began a collaboration with Otto Scharmer in 2003 and is now active in the Presencing Institute, where she is leading the development of Social Presencing Theater. For information please visit her website, http://arawanahayashi.com/.

This podcast is part 3 of a multi-part series.

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Podcast Arawana Hayashi - The Art of Making a True Move (Part 2) (Podcast)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 8:16pm

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Acharya Arawana Hayashi is an accomplished Buddhist teacher, dancer, and activist. "The Art of Making a True Move" invites participants to develop authenticity and genuineness by discovering their natural creativity as they are guided through a gentle process of paying attention to the body and to physical and psychological space. 

Arawana Hayashi began studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism with the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa in 1974 and is an Acharya (senior teacher) in the Shambhala Buddhist organization. Arawana is a dancer whose pioneering work is rooted in improvisation, collaboration, and traditional dance forms. Her interdisciplinary performance work became one of the foundations of Naropa University’s degree programs in performance and somatic psychology. Arawana began a collaboration with Otto Scharmer in 2003 and is now active in the Presencing Institute, where she is leading the development of Social Presencing Theater. For information please visit her website, http://arawanahayashi.com/.

This podcast is part 2 of a multi-part series.

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 Arawana Hayashi - The Art of Making a True Move (Part 1) (Podcast)
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 12:58pm

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Acharya Arawana Hayashi is an accomplished Buddhist teacher, dancer, and activist. "The Art of Making a True Move" invites participants to develop authenticity and genuineness by discovering their natural creativity as they are guided through a gentle process of paying attention to the body and to physical and psychological space. 

Arawana Hayashi began studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism with the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa in 1974 and is an Acharya (senior teacher) in the Shambhala Buddhist organization. Arawana is a dancer whose pioneering work is rooted in improvisation, collaboration, and traditional dance forms. Her interdisciplinary performance work became one of the foundations of Naropa University’s degree programs in performance and somatic psychology. Arawana began a collaboration with Otto Scharmer in 2003 and is now active in the Presencing Institute, where she is leading the development of Social Presencing Theater. For information please visit her website, http://arawanahayashi.com/.

This podcast is part 1 of a multi-part series.

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 Amma Thanasanti On Sex and Awakening - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 8:35am

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In this week's podcast Amma Thanasanti concludes her talk on Sex and Awakening.

Amma Thanasanti is the founder of Awakening Truth, an organization committed to creating a Bhikkhuni training monastery and facilitate ways monastics and lay practitioners can work together to support whole life practice.  Her teachings are rooted in a rigorous understanding of Buddhist teachings, non-dual meditation, depth psychology, subtle body energies, and the Divine Feminine. She teaches meditation as an art and skill, integrating body, heart and mind with finesse and compassion.

This is part 2 of a 2 part series.

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