The Wisdom Podcast
By Wisdom Publications
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A podcast from Wisdom Publications where we interview leading thinkers from the Buddhist world.
||CleanDavid Nichtern: Awakening from the Daydream||In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, we meet David Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition, renowned musician, and author of Wisdom’s recently published book, Awakening from the Daydream. David tells us about how he encountered Buddhism.||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKoshin Paley Ellison: Zen and the Art of Caregiving||In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, we meet Koshin Paley Ellison, innovative cofounder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and coeditor of Wisdom’s recently published book, Awake at the Bedside.||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanH.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche: The Training of a Tulku||This week on the Wisdom Podcast we were honored to feature H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche. Rinpoche tells us about the history of the Ling Rinpoche lineage and about his relationship with H.H. the Dalai Lama, including the special qualities of the Dalai La...||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBhikkhu Analayo: The Satipatthana Sutta||This week on the Wisdom Podcast you’ll have the chance to learn about Theravada Buddhism from one of its finest scholar-monks, Bhikkhu Analayo. Bhikkhu Analayo discusses the role of mindfulness in early Buddhist texts,||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJay Garfield: Engaging Buddhist Philosophy||This week on the Wisdom Podcast, meet Jay Garfield, one of the country’s most well-known scholars of Buddhism and a professor at Smith, Harvard, and other universities. We hear how Jay came to Tibetan Buddhist philosophy,||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDan Harris: 10% Happier||In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, we spoke with Dan Harris, the ABC News anchor who discovered the power of meditation after he experienced a panic attack on live national television. He first tells us about what it’s like to be a Buddhist among s||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMingyur Rinpoche: Stories of Wandering and Awakening||In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, we hear an interview with Mingyur Rinpoche, a beloved teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche discusses his experiences with panic and how he deals with feelings of anxiety.||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGuy Newland: A Buddhist Grief Observed||In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, Wisdom author and Tibetan Buddhist scholar Guy Newland speaks profoundly on the experience of grief through a Buddhist lens. Guy published his book A Buddhist Grief Observed with Wisdom in summer 2016.||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlan Wallace: Dzogchen and the Science of Mind||In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, recorded live as a part of the Wisdom Academy course Introduction to Dzogchen, we hear an interview, lecture, and Q&A with Alan Wallace, renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar and teacher.||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSharon Salzberg: Faith and Doubt||This week on the Wisdom podcast we spoke with Sharon Salzberg, a renowned figure in the American Buddhist and mindfulness community. Sharon first encountered Buddhism in college, where the Buddha’s teaching of suffering spoke deeply to her and led he||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKhenchen Konchog Gyaltshen: Drikung Teachings||In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, we meet Tibetan Buddhist teacher and translator Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche, Great Abbot of the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He tells us about the region where he was born in Tibet in 1946,||6/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristina Feldman: Meditation as Cultivation||Christina Feldman is a guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society and co-founder of Gaia House in England. She has been teaching insight meditation retreats since 1976 and has recently been involved in the dialogue between cognitive therapies an.||5/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoseph Goldstein: Bringing the Dharma from the Masters to the West||In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, we hear stories and teachings from Joseph Goldstein, one of the most well-known Buddhist teachers in the United States. Joseph Goldstein has been teaching meditation for 40 years and founded the Insight Meditation...||5/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShaila Catherine: Mastering the Jhanas||In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, we meet Theravada Buddhist teacher Shaila Catherine, author of Wisdom Wide and Deep and Focused and Fearless. Shaila was introduced to transcendental meditation in high school,||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteve Armstrong: Insight Meditation in America||In this episode we meet Steve Armstrong, a teacher in the vipassana tradition who has studied the dhamma and practiced insight meditation since 1975. Steve is a co-founding teacher of the Vipassana Metta Foundation’s dharma sanctuary on Maui,||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBhikkhu Bodhi: The Buddha on Social Harmony||This episode of the Wisdom Podcast features our second interview with renowned Buddhist scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi. Ven. Bodhi tells us about the process of creating his forthcoming book, The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony,||4/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGerry Stribling: Buddhism for Dudes||This week on the Wisdom Podcast we meet Gerry Stribling, the author of Buddhism for Dudes. Gerry shares how he got into Buddhism when he was volunteering Sri Lanka. He first worked at a nonprofit that protected elephants and soon came across insight me||3/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPascal Auclair: Living Buddhism from the Heart||In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, we meet Pascal Auclair, a teacher in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Pascal starts by telling us how he came to Buddhism when he was traveling in Asia with his partner and ended up at Buddhadasa Bhikkhu’s monast||3/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanC.W. Huntington and Francisca Cho: Emptiness and Fiction||This episode of the Wisdom Podcast features Buddhist thinkers C.W. “Sandy” Huntington and Francisca Cho. Sandy is the author of Maya, a recent novel published by Wisdom. Francisca is an associate professor of Buddhist Studies at Georgetown Univer||2/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Thurman: A Life in Buddhism||In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken interviews Robert Thurman, renowned scholar of Buddhism and friend of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In this rich conversation, we first find out why Robert originally dropped out of Harvard as a ..||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElsie Walker: The Dalai Lama and the Presidents Bush||In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast we hear a story of Buddhism and American politics: how Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush met the Dalai Lama, as told by President Bush Sr.’s cousin Elsie Walker.||1/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStephen Batchelor: After Buddhism||This Wisdom Podcast episode features Stephen Batchelor, renowned Buddhist author, teacher, and proponent of secular Buddhism. Batchelor tells us of his coming of age in the 1960s counterculture—listening to bands like Pink Floyd,||1/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeborah Schoeberlein David: The Meaning of Living Mindfully||In this new episode of the Wisdom Podcast, our host and associate publisher Daniel Aitken interviews mindfulness author Deborah Schoeberlein David. They begin by discussing how her new book Living Mindfully came to be,||12/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeffrey Hopkins: The Life of a Buddhist Scholar||Jeffrey Hopkins was translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama from 1979 to 1989 and Professor of Tibetan Studies at University of Virginia, and has published more than forty books. Jeffrey started meditating while at Harvard and then,||12/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVen. Thubten Chodron: An American Buddhist Abbess||Thubten Chodron is the abbess of Sravasti Abbey in Newport, Washington, where a group of ordained Tibetan Buddhists live and train together. Wisdom’s Associate Publisher Daniel met with Venerable Chodron at Sravasti Abbey to discuss her journey as||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJamyang Rinchen 2: My Guru, the Dalai Lama||Jamyang Rinchen (蔣揚仁欽) travels in the Dalai Lama’s entourage as his principle Chinese translator. In this episode he tells us what His Holiness is like when out of the public eye and shares some special stories of occasions he has witnessed||11/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJamyang Rinchen 1: Translating for the Dalai Lama||Jamyang Rinchen (蔣揚仁欽) moved away from his family in Taiwan at a very young age to become a monk and study at the Dalai Lama’s Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala. In this first episode of two, Jamyang talks about his early life and||10/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Loy: Modern Buddhism||Join us for an intimate and wide-ranging discussion with David Loy, Zen teacher and Wisdom author. David tells us how he was introduced to Buddhism, sharing stories from key points in his life and his experiences as a student of Yamada Koun and Robert ..||10/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBhikkhu Bodhi: Translating the Buddha||One of Wisdom’s most renowned authors, translator Bhikkhu Bodhi, recently visited the Wisdom office. In this episode, he tells his own story, painting a picture of what it was like in the days of Buddhism first coming to the West,||10/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElijah Ary: The First Western Geluk Tulku||Elijah Ary was the first Westerner to be recognized as the tulku (reincarnation) of a Tibetan lama in the Geluk tradition. In this episode, Elijah discusses the process of his being recognized as a tulku, the impact this has had on his life,||9/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanH.H. Karmapa: Vegetarianism, Online Education and Nuns’ Ordination||For our debut episode, Daniel travels to Dharamsala, India, to interview His Holiness the Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. His Holiness talks about the efficacy of listening to Dharma classes, receiving empowerments, and taking ordination vows online,||9/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Absolutely unique podcast!
I was listening on the way to work. Love it. Highly recommended.
the first western...
It opens a door to the transmission of info from one culture to the next. How Buddhism keeps trucking
As something of a podcast junkie, I've listened to a lot of offerings. This has quickly become my favorite and I'm hugely thankful for the engaging, informative, and inspiring content.