IDP Podcasts & Video

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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Video About the Interdependence Project (Video)
Monday, March 7, 2011 - 6:36pm

Podcast Three Young American Buddhist Leaders Discuss Building Buddhist Communities with Sarah Weintraub, Ari Pliskin & Patrick Groneman Part 1 (Podcast)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 8:13pm

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Three Young American Buddhist Leaders Discuss Building Buddhist Communities with Sarah Weintraub, Ari Pliskin & Patrick Groneman

This week on the ID Project Podcast, IDP's Associate Director Patrick Groneman Interviews Sarah Weintraub, Executive Director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and Ari Pliskin, Assistant to Roshi Bernie Glassman, and Multimedia Director of the Zen Peacemakers. They discuss being young American Buddhists and the role they each play in Building American Buddhist Sanghas. You can learn more about the Zen Peacemakers at zenpeacemakers.org, and more about the Buddhist Peace Fellowship at bpf.org.

To read more about "Global Cybersangha" you can read an article that Ari wrote for Elephant Journal.

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Podcast Writing and the Dharma - Interview with Natalie Goldberg and Susan Piver (Podcast)
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 5:40pm

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Writing and the Dharma - Interview with Natalie Goldberg and Susan Piver

This podcast features an interview with Susan Piver and Natalie Goldberg in which they discuss writing and its relationship to Dharma practice.

Natalie Goldberg is a poet, teacher, and the author of eleven books, including her classic Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within -- which has sold more than a million and a half copies and has been translated into 14 languages. She has taught seminars for over 35 years to people from around the world, and lives in Northern Mexico.

Susan Piver has been a meditation practitioner since 1995 study with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage. She has written five 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 Acharya Fleet Maul Part 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:28pm

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Interview with Acharya Fleet Maul Part 2

This week on the ID Project Podcast, IDP Prison Project Coordinator Michael Carey Interviews Acharya Fleet Maull.  They discuss the current state of the prison system in the United States, Fleet's experience as a dharma practitioner while inside prison, and the challenges of re-entering society after prison. This is the second of a two part interview.

Fleet is a longtime student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and founded Prison Dharma Network in 1989 while serving a 14.5 year sentence for drug smuggling.  He led a twice weekly meditation group in the prison chapel for 14 years and wrote "Dharma in Hell," a book that chronicles his experiences in prison.  He is an Acharya in the Shambhala Buddhist Community and is a Sensei and dharma successor of Roshi Bernie Glassman in the Zen Peacemaker Order and a senior priest in the Soto Zen tradition.

Michael Carey is the coordinator for the IDP's Prison Project.  He is the director of the College Initiative, a non-profit reentry education organization that supports formerly incarcerated peopl in their pursuit of higher education.

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Podcast Interview with Acharya Fleet Maul Part 1 (Podcast)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 7:52pm

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Interview with Acharya Fleet Maul Part 1

This week on the ID Project Podcast, IDP Prison Project Coordinator Michael Carey Interviews Acharya Fleet Maull.  They discuss the current state of the prison system in the United States, Fleet's experience as a dharma practitioner while inside prison, and the challenges of re-entering society after prison. This is the first of a two part interview.

Fleet is a longtime student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and founded Prison Dharma Network in 1989 while serving a 14.5 year sentence for drug smuggling.  He led a twice weekly meditation group in the prison chapel for 14 years and wrote "Dharma in Hell," a book that chronicles his experiences in prison.  He is an Acharya in the Shambhala Buddhist Community and is a Sensei and dharma successor of Roshi Bernie Glassman in the Zen Peacemaker Order and a senior priest in the Soto Zen tradition.

Michael Carey is the coordinator for the IDP's Prison Project.  He is the director of the College Initiative, a non-profit reentry education organization that supports formerly incarcerated peopl in their pursuit of higher education.

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Video Building Bridges to a New Community Center -- Update from Ethan Nichtern (Video)
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 11:26am

IDP Founder Ethan Nichtern offers an update on the progress of the Interdependence Project's "Building Bridges Campaign".

The goal of the campaign is to raise enough funds to cover the cost of the first year's rent in a new community center. After the first year in the new space the IDP plans to be fully self-sustaining through a variety of diverse revenue streams.

The goal of opening a new center is to expand the offerings of the ID Project, which currently includes teaching accessible and secular forms of meditation and Buddhist Studies, with an aim in bringing the insights of practice into the realm of arts, media, and activism.

More information about the ID Project is available at
http://www.theidproject.org

You can learn more about the Building Bridges Campaign and make a donation at
http://bit.ly/hOzDHZ

Podcast "Love, Attachment, and Heartbreak: Is it Possible to Practice Dharma in Relationships?" with Susan Piver (Podcast)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 10:18pm

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"Love, Attachment, and Heartbreak: Is it Possible to Practice Dharma in Relationships?" with Susan Piver

This podcast features a lecture by Susan Piver titled "Love, Attachment, and Heartbreak: Is it Possible to Practice Dharma in Relationships?" It was recorded on January 13th, 2011 in New York City.

Susan Piver has been a meditation practitioner since 1995, studying with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage. She has written five books, including the Wisdom of a Broken Heart and How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life.

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Podcast "The Basics of Working with Your Mind" with Ethan Nichtern (Podcast)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 6:41pm

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"The Basics of Working with Your Mind" with Ethan Nichtern

Why do we meditate? Why don't we meditate? How does it aid mental health and wellbeing? What are some of the common misconceptions of meditation? What does it really mean to practice meditation and study Buddhism?

ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern speaks about mindfulness meditation and explores of the benefits of practice, as well as confusion surrounding it.

This lecture was recorded on January 3rd, 2011 in New York City.

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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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