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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 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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Podcast The Energetics of Food with Lara Adler (Podcast)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 12:51am

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The Energetics of Food with Lara Adler

This podcast features a lecture by Lara Adler titled the Energetics of Food. Lara Adler is a Holistic Health Coach, specializing in conscious, ethical eating and helping individuals bridge the gap between belief systems and practical day to day life. She guides clients through a journey of self-discovery, teaching them to heal themselves through whole foods and healthy living. 

How do we determine the quality of our food? Is it price? It is slick packaging or special presentation? Is it home-cooked or from a fancy restaurant? How might the ways in which our food is grown or raised influence us as individuals? Which foods are the most nourishing to our spirits, and which ones may contribute to feelings of helplessness, depression and anxiety? Which foods are grounding and focusing, and which foods impart light, flexible energy?

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Podcast Interview with Michael Stone Part 2 (Podcast)
Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 5:58pm

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This week's Podcast features an interview with ID Project Founder Ethan Nichtern and Michael Stone, leader of the Center of Gravity Sangha. This is the second of a two part interview.

Michael Stone is a psychotherapist, dharma teacher, yoga teacher, author and activist, committed to the integration of traditional teachings with contemporary psychological and philosophical understanding. He leads Centre of Gravity Sangha, a thriving community in Toronto.He also maintains a dedicated workshop and retreat schedule in communities internationally. You can visit his website at www.centreofgravity.org

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Podcast Interview with Michael Stone Part 1 (Podcast)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 5:35pm

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Interview with Michael Stone Part 1

This week's Podcast features an interview with ID Project Founder Ethan Nichtern and Michael Stone, leader of the Center of Gravity Sangha. This is the first of a two part interview.

Michael Stone is a psychotherapist, dharma teacher, yoga teacher, author and activist, committed to the integration of traditional teachings with contemporary psychological and philosophical understanding. He leads Centre of Gravity Sangha, a thriving community in Toronto.He also maintains a dedicated workshop and retreat schedule in communities internationally. You can visit his website at www.centreofgravity.org

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Guest Lecture: "Empowered Generosity" with Robert Chodo Campbell
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 3:36pm

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Guest Lecture: "Empowered Generosity" with Robert Chodo Campbell

 

This week's podcast features a guest lecture by Robert Chodo Campbell titled "Empowered Generosity."

Robert Chodo Campbell, is a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He serves on the Core Faculty for the Center’s Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Programs. Chodo is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. He is Co-Director of Contemplative Care Services for the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center. 

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Podcast Sex and the Dharma with Lodro Rinzler (Podcast)
Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 6:17pm

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Sex and the Dharma with Lodro Rinzler

This week's podcast features a lecture by Lodro Rinzler titled "Sex and the Dharma." Lodro Rinzler is a practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage. Over the last decade he has taught numerous workshops at meditation centers and college campuses throughout the United States. Lodro currently serves as the Development Officer for Shambhala Internationgal. Lodro’s column, "What Would Sid Do?" is currently featured on the ID Project blog and also appears on the Huffington Post. 

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Intro to Buddhism - Class 4 Part 2
Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 12:06pm

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Intro to Buddhism - Class 4 Part 1
Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 12:06pm

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Podcast Interview with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Part 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 2:08pm

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Interview with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Part 2

This week, Ethan Nichtern interviews Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. This is the second of a two part interview. 

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a widely respected teacher known for his skill in making the full richness of Buddhist wisdom accessible to modern minds.  He is also a poet, visual artist and city-dweller, based in the United States for two decades. He devotes much of his energy to developing a vision of a genuine Western Buddhism that is free from the cultural hang-ups that distract us from the Buddha’s essential message of wakefulness. Born in 1965 in northeast India, Rinpoche was trained in the meditative and intellectual disciplines of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of many of the greatest masters from Tibet’s final pre-exile generation.  He is the founder and principal teacher of Nalandabodhi, an international network of Buddhist practice centers, and Nitartha International, an educational non-profit devoted to the preservation of Buddhist literature and art. Nalanda West, Center for American Buddhism, in Seattle, is currently the primary seat of his educational and spiritual activities in North America. His latest book is Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom (Shambhala Publications). You can connect with Rinpoche on Twitter (@ponlop), become a fan on Facebook, or visit his Web site at www.dpr.info.

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Podcast Interview with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Part 1 (Podcast)
Monday, October 4, 2010 - 11:06am

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Interview with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Part 1

This week, Ethan Nichtern interviews Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. This is the first of a two part interview. 

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a widely respected teacher known for his skill in making the full richness of Buddhist wisdom accessible to modern minds.  He is also a poet, visual artist and city-dweller, based in the United States for two decades. He devotes much of his energy to developing a vision of a genuine Western Buddhism that is free from the cultural hang-ups that distract us from the Buddha’s essential message of wakefulness. Born in 1965 in northeast India, Rinpoche was trained in the meditative and intellectual disciplines of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of many of the greatest masters from Tibet’s final pre-exile generation.  He is the founder and principal teacher of Nalandabodhi, an international network of Buddhist practice centers, and Nitartha International, an educational non-profit devoted to the preservation of Buddhist literature and art. Nalanda West, Center for American Buddhism, in Seattle, is currently the primary seat of his educational and spiritual activities in North America. His latest book is Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom (Shambhala Publications). You can connect with Rinpoche on Twitter (@ponlop), become a fan on Facebook, or visit his Web site at www.dpr.info.

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Podcast Interview with Susan Piver Part 2 (Podcast)
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 8:55pm

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Interview with Susan Piver Part 2

ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern interviews author and and buddhist teacher Susan Piver. This is the second of a two part interview. Susan Piver has been a meditation practitioner since 1995, studying with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage. She has written 5 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 Susan Piver Part 1 (Podcast)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 7:01pm

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Interview with Susan Piver Part 1

ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern interviews author and and buddhist teacher Susan Piver. This is the first of a two part interview. Susan Piver has been a meditation practitioner since 1995, studying with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage. She has written 5 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 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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Video Video from Sit Down, Rise Up Meditation Marathon 2009 (Video)
Friday, August 20, 2010 - 3:14pm
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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