Podcasts dus en Dharma Talks. Ik zie wel een verschil tussen die twee maar dat is een kwestie van afspraak.
In een 'Dharma Talk' of (als het specifiek Theravada betreft, de Pali-vorm 'Dhamma Talk '; hier houd ik me aan de meer bekende term 'Dharma') brengt een leraar een stukje van zijn of haar ideeën van de leer van de Boeddha naar z'n/haar gehoor. Vaak (maar niet altijd) aak als onderdeel van een meditatie-retraite.
Twee mooie en grote verzamelingen van audio Dharma Talks zijn te vinden in http://www.audiodharma.org/ en http://www.dharmaseed.org/talks/
Er zijn er meer, ook in websites van afzonderlijke boeddhistische tradities, van de 'eigen' leraar.
Een Podcast wordt wel gedefinieerd als 'een audiouitzending waarbij het geluidsbestand op aanvraag wordt aangeboden door middel van webfeeds.'
De boeddhistische podcasts die ik ken, zijn bijna altijd opnamen van interviews, één op één, een enkele keer met meer dan één geïnterviewde.
Dit bijna alles Engelstalig. In het Nederlands is er weinig.
De BOS heeft van sommige van haar radio-uitzendingen podcasts gemaakt (een enkele ook zonder voorafgaande radio-uitzending). Meestal gesprekken met 'interessante' mensen, 'human interest' dus. Dharma Talks van de BOS ken ik niet, de BOS heeft sowieso weinig Dharma gebracht in de vijftien jaar van haar bestaan.
Ze hebben wel het een en ander: zie (en beluister) https://soundcloud.com/bosrtv/
Deze zullen na 31 december niet zomaar 'meegenomen' mogen worden. En toch, als de BOS-Radio zichzelf opnieuw wil uitvinden na haar einde als publieke omroep per 31 december van dit jaar, dan zal dat in de vorm van aan te bieden podcasts moeten zijn.
Maar hebben we genoeg interessante en/of deskundige sprekers (onder de vijfenzestig jaar, ik neem de bovengrens van 'niet-oud' vrij ruim)? En hebben we goede deskundige interviewers?
Dit als inleiding op de lijst van podcasts van de website van de 'The Secular Buddhist Association ' : http://secularbuddhism.org/
De term 'seculier' is t.a.v. het boeddhisme - voor zover ik weet - geïntroduceerd door Stephen Batchelor; ter vervanging van z'n eerdere term 'agnostisch'.
De podcasts en artikelen op deze website zijn bepaald niet alleen à la Batchelor, en ook de vaste interviewer Ted Meissner is bepaald geen scherpslijper.
Op http://secularbuddhism.org/category/podcasts/ zijn inmiddels 220 podcasts te vinden en beluisteren. Echt met de crème de la crème van het Engels sprekende boeddhisme (overwegend Amerikanen maar men is behoorlijk 'global')
Hieronder de omschrijving van de podcasts van de laatste twee jaar.
De uitzendingen zijn te beluisteren door hier op de titel te klikken; of als dat niet werkt: te scrollen op http://secularbuddhism.org/category/podcasts/
Er is overigens een tweede grote verzameling van overwegend Amerikaanse podcasts: http://www.buddhistgeeks.com/category/podcast/
van de bekende 'Buddhist geek' Vincent Horn. Zij zitten al op nummer 354.
Er is een duidelijk cultuurverschil tussen de twee, ik ben iets meer van het strenge secular buddhism, maar anderen (van Bodhitv bijvoorbeeld) lijken de 'Geeks' meer te waarderen.
Episode 220 :: Massimo Pigliucci :: Secular Buddhism and Neo Stoicism
Massimo Pigliucci Science philosopher Massimo Pigliucci joins us to speak about his experiences with stoicism, and we discuss some similarities with secular Buddhism. Hi, everyone. Before we get started with today’s episode, I want to remind the listeners that we’ve started a new podcast which may also interest you. It’s called Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice […]
Alexander Wynne Alexander Wynne joins us to speak about how we may creatively engage with tradition. Just today the latest issue of Buddhadharma arrived in my mailbox, with a cover story about the mindfulness movement. The piece was introduced by my friend Jenny Wilks, who like many of us lives in the two overlapping but […]
David McRaney David McRaney joins us to speak about delusion from his blog and book, You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself. How do we know, what we know? Think about it. How many times have […]
Author Greta Christina joins us to speak about her new minibook, Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing To Do With God. Given enough time, the survival rate of life is exactly zero. There are no exceptions; at some point, we will all die. Different religions, including Buddhism, have different assertions about what […]
James Kempf joins us in our second Unplugged episode to talk about the problems he encountered in the practice, and wrote about in his book, Silicon Valley Monk: From Metaphysics to Reality on the Buddhist Path. How many of you have been on a retreat, and noticed that someone had significant emotional or […]
Keith Nielsen Keith Nielsen joins us to speak about secular Buddhism in Houston, Texas. Secular Buddhism continues to grow and flourish, distinguishing itself from traditional forms with its focus on this world, while honoring the core values and practices of Buddhist thought. New groups continue to sprout as the notion of secular, while being Buddhist, […]
Episode 214 :: Yeshe Rabgye :: Life’s Meandering Path: A Secular Approach to Gautama Buddha’s Guide to Living
Yeshe Rabgye Yeshe Rabgye returns to speak with us about his new book, Life’s Meandering Path: A Secular Approach to Gautama Buddha’s Guide to Living. It’s interesting, as we look at the ancient Buddhist texts, how much of them have clear and present meaning to us in contemporary society. It’s what many of us like […]
Episode 213 :: Erik Braun :: The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw
Professor Erik Braun joins us to speak about The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw. Insight meditation is arguably one of the most common practices in contemporary Buddhism. But, where did this modern version come from, what are the roots of what we see in the West? […]
Winton Higgins Our returning guest, Winton Higgins, speaks with us about some key challenges facing secular Buddhists in contemporary society. Hi, everyone. Before we get started with today’s episode, I want to remind the listeners that we’ve started a new podcast which may also interest you. It’s called Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science, and […]
Derek Beres joins us to speak about his book, The Warrior’s Path: Living Yoga’s Ten Codes. Buddhism is not the only tradition that involves being in the present, in full awareness, and making more skillful decisions. It’s also not the only tradition undergoing growing pains as it encounters modernity, particularly Western culture, and […]
Episode 210 :: Jeff Wilson :: Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture
Professor Jeff Wilson joins us to speak about his book, Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture. Chances are if you listen to this podcast, you’ve got an inkling of the relationship between traditional Buddhism, secular Buddhism, and the contemporary mindfulness movement. However you think or feel about this […]
Justin Merritt Justin Merritt joins us to speak about his blog and podcast, Simple Suttas. There are plenty of dhamma talk podcasts out in the world, and that’s great, it gives a wide set of options of teachers one can listen to about the Buddha sasana. But there aren’t a lot of podcast that focus […]
Gil Fronsdal Gil Fronsdal joins us to speak about his upcoming book, a translation of the Pali Atthakavagga, The Book of Eights. Not all the books in the Pali canon are easy to find in English, let along translations that resonate with contemporary sensibilities. The books of the Sutta Nipata are some of the earliest […]
Author Alex Soojung-Kim Pang joins us to speak about his book The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul. Do you ever get distracted? If you’re like me and practically everyone else on the planet, of […]
Episode 206 :: Andrew Holecek :: Meditation in the iGeneration — How to Meditate in a World of Speed and Stress
Andrew Holecek joins us to speak about contemplative practice in the digital age. As meditators, we often see our mobile devices and technological advances as distractions. And certainly, they can be. They’re designed, after all, not just to serve a function, but to keep the attention of the customer. What are some ways […]
Katherine MacLean Researcher and practitioner Katherine MacLean joins us in our first Unplugged episode. One thing that often gets missed in the ongoing criticisms of scientific research being doing around meditation, is that the researchers are people. They are dedicated professionals, and passionate practitioners who nonetheless manage to maintain a boundary between their personal care […]
Bob Stahl Buddhist and teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teachers, Bob Stahl, joins us to speak about the alignment between Buddhism, and contemporary mindfulness. Hi, everyone. Before we get started with today’s episode, I want to remind the listeners that we’ve started a new podcast which may also interest you. It’s called Present Moment: […]
Meditation teacher and author Jason Siff joins us again to speak about some of his reflections on Secular Buddhism. If there’s one thing we’ve tried to avoid doing in the Secular Buddhist Association, it’s to define the dogma of Secular Buddhism, with capital letters. We’ve intentionally kept our guiding principles at a very […]
Film maker Gary McDonald joins us to speak about his movie, The Fourth Noble Truth. We’re seeing more Buddhism in film these days. Many are documentaries, there are two of which in various stages of production that we’ve spoken about on this podcast alone. But few expressly Buddhist fiction films targeted to a […]
Linda Blanchard joins us to speak about her new book Dependent Arising In Context. Dependent arising, or co-origination, is one of the more complex concepts in Buddhism, probably because it encompasses so many things and how they relate. Some take this chain of events as literal truths, irrevocably and unquestioningly about a literal […]
Stephen Batchelor joins us once again to speak about the growing acceptance of a secular approach to Buddhism. Hi, everyone. Before we get started with today’s episode, I want to remind the listeners that we’ve started a new podcast which may also interest you. It’s called Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science, and […]
Karen Maezen Miller joins us to speak about her new book, Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden. The surface of every moment contains the infinite depths of zen. We see this in practice with the tea ceremony, we capture it with haiku, with the music of the shakuhachi flute […]
Gary Weber joins us to speak about Happiness Beyond Thought: A Practical Guide to Awakening. Awakening. It’s one of the top three bugaboos traditional Buddhism has when trying to find resonance with a contemporary, often Western meditator. But as is often the case, what we mean may open doors to Buddhism where only […]
Jacob Hess joins us to speak about applying a Buddhist originated mindfulness practice, with a Mormon community. Hi, everyone. Before we get started with today’s episode, I want to remind the listeners that we’ve started a new podcast which may also interest you. It’s called Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science, and appears […]
Ramsey Margolis joins us once more to speak about his exploration of what it’s like to give up just one thing each month, for a year. A big part of Buddhism is the concept of letting go, and we often use that in the context of our mental formations. But it’s not just […]
Jay Michaelson Hi, everyone. Before we get started with today’s episode, I want to remind the listeners that we’ve started a new podcast which may also interest you. It’s called Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science, and appears every other week, alternating with The Secular Buddhist. You’ll find many of the same guests you’ve enjoyed […]
Author Charlie Fisher joins us to speak about his new book, Meditation in the Wild: Buddhism’s Origin in the Heart of Nature. Contemporary practice may tend to be a bit… urban. We’re crowded, most of us are in cities, and the concept of being a forest monastic is fairly distant from our experience. […]
Episode 193 :: Ken McLeod :: Reflections on Silver River: Tokme Zongpo’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva
Ken McLeod joins us to speak about Reflections on Silver River: Tokme Zongpo’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. One of the difficulties we have in our modern, information age is … information, of the overload kind. There’s so much to read coming out every day, it can be difficult for us to contemplate […]
Matt Lowry joins us to speak about how our communities, particularly our secular and skeptical ones, are evolving with the rapidity of puncuated equilibrium. Our groups are evolving. But with evolution, which involves change and difference, we need to be open that it may not all be bad. Diversity, we continually say here […]
Dr. Rick Hanson returns to speak with us about his new book, Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. Our practice is a tricky one. It goes against the stream, it takes effort, and sometimes that effort isn’t itself really clear. Are we trying to get somewhere, make […]
Episode 190 :: Jay Michaelson :: Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment
Jay Michaelson joins us to speak about his new book, Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment. Hi, everyone. Before we get started with today’s episode, I want to remind the listeners that we’ve started a new podcast which may also interest you. It’s called Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and […]
Teacher Kenneth Folk joins us to speak about how we might approach enlightenment from a contemporary standpoint. One of the frequent topics of discussion on the Secular Buddhist Association forums is that of enlightenment. After all, don’t secular Buddhists simply dismiss enlightenment as a fantasy? Of course, opinions vary within our community, and […]
Adam Eurich returns to speak with us about the progress of his documentary film exploring American Buddhism, Seeking Heartwood. Hi, everyone. Before we get started with today’s episode, I want to remind the listeners that we’ve started a new podcast which may also interest you. It’s called Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science, […]
Candace Gorham joins us to speak about her new book, The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking out on Religion — and Others Should Too. There’s something I’m concerned about in our contemporary Western sanghas, and that’s a lack of diversity, particularly ethnic diversity. Why is that? Isn’t the practice […]
Sir Lloyd Geering joins us to speak about trailblazing the secular path with secular Christianity in 1967. Hi, everyone. Before we get started with today’s episode, I want to remind the listeners that we’ve started a new podcast which may also interest you. It’s called Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science, and […]
Sarah Barker joins us again, this time with her husband the intrepid Bruce Barker, to speak about their latest project about secularism in Los Angeles, You Are Here TV. Secularism is still in its infancy here in the U.S., at least as far as mainstream culture is concerned with using that name. Of course we’re […]
Terry Bean Terry Bean joins us to speak about Little Rock Secular Buddhists, an in-person group in the heart of Arkansas. The term “Secular Buddhism” was virtually unknown a few years ago. But things are changing, as those of us who do identify as Buddhist, but not quite in the traditional sense, find one another. […]
Episode 183 :: Toni Bernhard :: How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow
Today we speak with Toni Bernhard about her new book How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow. Life is made of a wide variety of experiences. Some encourage and inspire, energize and lighten us, while we may find other experiences discouraging, or depressing. Our practice is getting to […]
Sweeping Zen founder Adam Tebbe joins us to speak about his new documentary film project, “Zen in America”. The Zen tradition has been in the United States for quite a while now on the scale of… well, Buddhism in America, at least, and as such has well established roots. Founders have recognized dharma […]
Myoan Grace Schireson joins us to speak about the distinguishing characteristics of providing guidance in meditation, and how to avoid becoming a student’s therapist. One of the many challenges a meditation teacher can face, is that sometimes our role as teachers becomes tangled with providing therapy. It’s a very common occurrence, but […]
Sarah Barker, Amy Boyle, and Ian Dodd join us to speak about bringing a secular Sunday Assembly to the City of Angels. Why do we congregate? Why is it we seem to have this human interest to come together in groups? It’s more than just loneliness, of course. There’s an affirmation of belonging, of identity, […]
Meditation teacher and author Jason Siff returns to speak with us about teaching meditation. Many of us have an ongoing meditation practice, but a few have taken on the challenge of teaching. What does that mean, and how might it impact your own practice as you find yourself in a role with different […]
David Loy and Ron Purser join us to discuss some Buddhist responses to popular mindfulness programs. What does mindfulness mean to you? Is it a one-eighth slice of a delicious dhamma pie, or is it the full understanding and practice of panna, sila, and samatha? However we may feel about it, mindfulness is becoming mainstream […]
Matthew Bortolin Author and Zen Buddhist – Matthew Bortolin joins us to speak about his book, The Dharma of Star Wars. It’s safe to say that many of us live a very rich fantasy life. It may be personal ruminations, book, or movies. We identify with some characters, we admire other characters, or have an aversion […]
Episode 176 :: Shinzen Young, Vince Horn, Mark Knickelbine :: Creating Community in the Virtual World
Shinzen Young, Vince Horn, and Mark Knickelbine join us to speak about the opportunities and challenges of creating Buddhist virtual community with digital technology. As Buddhism takes root in the relatively new soil of the Western mind and culture, like other traditions it is encountering modernity. If that wasn’t difficult enough, digital technology opens new […]
Gary Gach Gary Gach speaks with us today about sila, the pro-social behaviors of Buddhism — Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood. Recent events around radical, violent activities from Buddhist monastics in Myanmar have stirred some controversy about the validity of Buddhist practice. It seems that Buddhism isn’t really what it’s all cracked up to […]
Bernat Font Bernat Font joins us to speak about the new Spanish language secular Buddhism website, Budismo Secular. Hi, everyone. This podcast started several years ago at the encouragement of someone dear to me, who lives in Mexico. She suggested several very good ideas about topics and themes, and eventually The Secular Buddhist began. Since […]
Brad Warner Brad Warner joins us to speak about his new book just released this week, There Is No God And He Is Always With You. What do you think of when you hear the word “God”, with a capital G? If you’re from a Judeo-Christian background, particular images and ideas might come to mind. […]
Dinty Moore Author and teacher – Dinty Moore speaks with us about his new book, The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life. Our practice can manifest in many ways, really in everything we do. But that is a decision, a choice we have, and sometimes we don’t take it, instead continuing on automatic pilot. […]
Zen teacher and artist Anita Feng joins us to speak about raku pottery in contemporary Buddhist art. Early Buddhist art was missing one particular figure: Buddha. That changed over time, as Buddhism reached new shores and cultures, as the teaching itself has found new forms of expression. We see a growth of artistic […]
Danny Ford joins us to speak about how his own mindfulness practice has helped guide his therapy practice. Buddhism teaches one thing: suffering and the extinguishing of it. Contemporary mental health professionals encounter the suffering of their patients on a daily basis, and just as we see in the Dhammapada, many of the […]
Bernd Kaponig and Cristina Pecchia, two of the four founders of the new German language Secular Buddhism website, join us to speak about their work with communicating Secular Buddhism to the German speaking world. As the concepts and practices of secular Buddhism become more widely known, both for what they are and as […]
Jennifer Niedzielski joins us to talk about her work and joys with Mindful Moms Network. Hi, everyone, and happy Mothers’ Day. We’re going to talk about mindfulness and how it relates to motherhood, one of the most challenging, stressful, meaningful, and rewarding efforts anyone can do. For all the mothers out there who […]
Bhikkhu Sujato joins us to speak about the ordination of women in the Theravada tradition, and his work with canonical veracity in The Authenticity Project. How do we know for sure what Gotama said? We probably can’t, and we can further muddy the waters with unsupportable assertions about the perfection of the Pali […]
Episode 166 :: David Webster :: Dispirited: How Contemporary Spirituality Makes Us Stupid, Selfish and Unhappy
Author and teacher David Webster joins us to speak about his book, Dispirited: How Contemporary Spirituality Makes Us Stupid, Selfish and Unhappy. What happens when we have the ability to pick and choose components from various religious traditions, and try to integrate them into our practice? This cafeteria spirituality as it’s sometimes called, […]
Leigh Brasington joins us to speak about what the Pali canon suttas have to say about practicing the jhanas. In traditional Theravadin Buddhism, there’s this thing called the Eightfold Path. It is the process by which we abandon the fetters, those pesky things that lead us to regular encounters with dissatisfaction in life. […]