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Best Buddhism podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Buddhism podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Secular Buddhism
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A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy.
 
Buddhism and Buddhists in China is an anthropological text describing Buddhism as practiced in China at the beginning of the 20th Century. Interestingly, it also compares and contrasts Buddhism with Christianity with respect to or in response to missionary work.
 
Our Goal’s to Help Change the World by Helping YOU to Shine Bright! Now one of the top self-help & spirituality shows in 185 countries w/a new inspirational, motivational, spiritual, Law of Attraction or health-oriented guest DAILY! Plus guided meditations! After overcoming 2 near-death accidents, Host Michael Sandler felt a calling to start a life-changing show to help you live the life of your dreams! Guests Include Dr, Joe Dispenza, Bob Proctor, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Pam Grout, Anthony ...
 
Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers offering the vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) practices of Theravada Buddhism. New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers.
 
Wendy Shinyo Haylett, a Buddhist teacher, lay minister, life and mindfulness coach shares the "tips and tricks" found in Buddhist teachings to make your professional and personal life better ... everyday!
 
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Buddhism on Air
Weekly
 
Buddhism on Air, hosted by Tenzin Chosang, discusses Buddhism and Buddhist beliefs.
 
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Tara Brach
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Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.
 
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Buddhism Guide
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This podcast is pragmatic, secular and makes complicated Buddhist principles easy to understand.Yeshe is a Buddhist monk. He is from England and teaches meditation, Buddhist philosophy and mindfulness.Yeshe spent several years in a monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas teaching young monks basic Buddhist philosophy and meditation. He now offers teachings freely to all in a manner that is unpretentious and clear. He does not demand students to blindly accept what he says, but instead in ...
 
Center for Tibetan Buddhism
 
The Imperfect Buddha podcast explores the world of contemporary Western Buddhism mixing in banter with analysis, no holds barred discussion, and guest interviews. We shun Ted style talks in favour of in-depth discussion and interviews that have room to breathe. The podcast has a host site which features articles and essays on contemporary Western Buddhism, as well as show notes for each episode. Follow the link to find out more: http://imperfectbuddha.comThe podcast is sponsored by O'Connell ...
 
The Jack Kornfield Heart Wisdom hour celebrates Jack’s ability to mash up his long established Buddhist practices with many other mystical traditions, revealing the poignancy of life’s predicaments and the path to finding freedom from self-interest, self-judgment and unhappiness.
 
Buddhism for Everyone with JoAnn Fox is a weekly podcast that shares how to put the teachings of Buddhism into practice to be happier, more peaceful, or to become the spiritual warrior this world so desperately needs. JoAnn Fox has been teaching Buddhism for 17 years and does so with kindness and humor.
 
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Audio Dharma
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Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center. Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha's teachings. The purpose is the same that the Buddha had for his teachings, to guide us toward the end of suffering and the attainment of freedom. To learn more about the Insight Meditation Center, visit our website at http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/.
 
Buddhism for Everyone with JoAnn Fox is a weekly podcast that shares how to put the teachings of Buddhism into practice to be happier, more peaceful, or to become the spiritual warrior this world so desperately needs. JoAnn Fox has been teaching Buddhism for 17 years and does so with kindness and humor.
 
The Sharon Salzberg Metta Hour features Buddhist philosophy in a practical, common sense vernacular. Sharon’s natural wisdom, sense of humor and the ease with which she translates these teachings forge an intimate connection with the listener. From everyday experiences to pithy revelations, each podcast is a journey on the path of self-discovery.
 
a podcast on original Buddhism
 
The Secular Buddhist is the official podcast of the Secular Buddhist Association, focusing on early Buddhist teaching and practice from a secular point of view. http://secularbuddhism.org
 
Dharma Talks from Robert Beatty and the Portland Insight Meditation Community. PIMC is an experiment in American Buddhism. The purpose of PIMC is to improve the lives of participants, their families and the greater community through meditative practice and a lifestyle that supports liberation from suffering, the awakening of wisdom, and the manifestation of compassion.
 
Center for Tibetan Buddhism
 
Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis about walking our talk—every day, in every moment. It ain’t about being perfect. Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal, talks about everyday Buddhism, meditation, eco-actions large and small, and features conversations with leading mindful thought leaders, both famous and overlooked.
 
Interviews with Scholars of Buddhism about their New Books
 
A light weekly podcast covering the history of India, from 6th century B.C. Enjoying the podcast? Please consider donating to the Snehal Sidhu Memorial Fund (http://tinyurl.com/prkvwll)
 
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Patterson in Pursuit
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Interviews with intellectuals from across the globe. Exploring philosophy, politics, religion, and rationalism. Steve Patterson is an independent philosopher currently traveling the world to interview people in the pursuit of truth. Topics include logic and epistemology, skepticism, metaphysics, ethics, science and religion, truth, Christianity, Buddhism, atheism, culture, economics, the philosophy of mathematics, and every other topic that's important to humans.
 
Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers offering the vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) practices of Theravada Buddhism. New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers.
 
The intention is to awaken, enlighten, enrich, and inspire. Timber Hawkeye, bestselling author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless, offers a secular approach to being at peace with the world, both within and around us. As the Dalai Lama says, "Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist, use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are."
 
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Dharma Time
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Dharma Time focuses on the spiritual side of life & how to use it to achieve long lasting happiness & enlightenment. Listen to The Dharma Guy as he shares the wisdom he's gained from his own journey in life & into the philosophy of Buddhism. As a one man show, this hour promises to be intimate & thought provoking with the occasional special guest host.
 
A pervasive but often invisible source of suffering in our culture is self-aversion. We are a busy culture, and we move through our life feeling anxious and dissatisfied, but not fully conscious of how we neglect or judge our inner experience. We suffer from a lack of belonging: to our own bodies, to each other and to the earth. When we practice Buddhist meditation, we learn how to listen deeply and hold our life tenderly. The open space of compassion allows us to realize that our thoughts a ...
 
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End of the Road
Weekly
 
Exploring the Horizons we never touch, because we are already there....with Michael Kokal Available on iTunes, Spotify Stitcher, Google play, or wherever you find your favorite podcasts.
 
Jason Louv brings together thinkers from the worlds of spirituality, high technology and the counterculture with some of the most challenging issues we face today. Change your focus, change your reality.
 
The Upaya Dharma Podcast features Wednesday evening Dharma Talks and recordings from Upaya’s diverse array of programs. Our podcasts exemplify Upaya’s focus on socially engaged Buddhism, including prison work, end-of-life care, serving the homeless, training in socially engaged practices, peace & nonviolence, compassionate care training, and delivering healthcare in the Himalayas.
 
A open table of dialogue for those who are wounded, wandering, and wondering in spirit
 
Learn about traditional Zen and Buddhist teachings, practices, and history through episodes recorded specifically for podcast listeners. Host Domyo Burk is a Soto Zen priest and teacher.
 
Alan Watts is one of the most widely read philosophers of the 20th century. In addition to his 28 books, Alan Watts delivered hundreds of public lectures and seminars the recordings of which have been preserved in the archives of the Electronic University. Alan's eldest son Mark Watts has reviewed and cataloged these talks to prepare them for public broadcast. In 2005 Amber Star of Zencast.org created Alan Watts podcast to help disseminate these lectures to a new iPod listening generation . ...
 
A lighthearted Taoism podcast hosted by a Tao Master and curious writer.
 
Spiritual Teaching from Scott Mandelker, PhD
 
A light weekly podcast covering the history of India, from 6th century B.C. Enjoying the podcast? Please consider donating to the Snehal Sidhu Memorial Fund (http://tinyurl.com/prkvwll)
 
The Be Here Now Network Guest Podcast features dharma talks from a rotating lineup of contributors like: Roshi Joan Halifax, Mirabai Starr, Gil Fronsdal, Mirabai Bush, and so many more!
 
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Meaningoflife.tv
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Conversations about philosophy, science, religion and spirituality
 
Awakening Now with Lama Surya Das is a podcast that illuminates many aspects of the spiritual path via dharma talks and interviews with Surya Das' fellow spiritual teachers and peers. Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western Lama.”
 
We are here to share Won Buddhism dharma talks. Won Buddhism makes Buddha’s teaching relevant and suitable to contemporary society.
 
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Live Dharma Sunday
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Weekly Dharma Talks with Rev. Koyo S. Kubose and Glimpses by Bright Dawn Center Lay Ministers and guests.
 
A podcast featuring real conversations, true stories, and more questions than answers. Join Joe Welker as he explores modern-day spirituality with storytellers, seminarians, comedians, pastors, academics, musicians, artists, atheists, believers, and all kinds of ordinary mystics to talk about their relationship with truth, authenticity, and mystery.
 
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The Wright Show
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Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
 
Dharma Talks from the Everyday Zen Foundation
 
Wild Heart Meditation Center's podcast offers an assortment of talks given on topics as they relate to Buddhist practice. Wild Heart's guiding teacher, Andrew Chapman, along with other group facilitators share their experience with Buddhist practice, specifically offering practical teachings and instructions for our everyday, ordinary, lives.
 
An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better understand Buddhism. The selections in this anthology are primarily from the Theravada school of Buddhism.
 
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Zenbitchslap Talks
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Recent Talks by Paul H.
 
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The One You Feed
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"This podcast saved my life"- Amy W Conversations about Creating a Life Worth Living. Open minded discussions of habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy, and motivation.
 
Learn about traditional Zen and Buddhist teachings, practices, and history through episodes recorded specifically for podcast listeners. Host Domyo Burk is a Soto Zen priest and teacher.
 
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This was recorded live at the Prajna Meditation Centre, India. It is part Nine of 'The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva' and covers verses 23 - 24. In this podcast Yeshe explains the emptiness of our desires and delusions.My latest book 'Open Awareness, Open Mind' is available now on Amazon and Kindle - https://amzn.to/35uboLqIf you have any quest ...…
 
The first person harmed by anger is oneself. The Buddha said that harming others in anger is like thrusting a burning torch at another person, but doing it upwind, so that the flames blow and scorch our own face. In this episode we look at an antidote to anger, the practice of loving kindness. Lovingkindness is the intention that wishes another ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Lewis Hodus
 
In this episode, we celebrate Bodhi Day, the traditional celebration of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni's enlightenment. Yet, listen as we discover how it is a celebration of our enlightenment, too. The message of the December darkness is a messenger of our own enlightenment. Without darkness, we couldn't know light. Shakyamuni's enlightenment ...…
 
Noble Silence is a term attributed to the Buddha for his response to certain questions about reality. When it came to the big unanswerable questions, the Buddha was notably silent. In this podcast episode, I will discuss what Noble Silence is, how we can practice it, and what benefits we may see from such a practice.…
 
We continue the Process of Change series again delving deeper into this meditation by Harvey.By Anne Klein and Harvey Aronson, teachers and co-directors of Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism
 
This is our fourth foray into the land of Buddhism, Cults and Cult-like behaviours across mainstream Buddhist groups. Let’s be honest, this topic is always perversely interesting. If you missed out on our past episodes covering these topics, there are links and short intros below to those past episodes, which were a lot of fun. For our latest j ...…
 
Buddhism on Air, hosted by Tenzin Chosang, discusses Buddhism and Buddhist beliefs.
 
Today’s guest is Charles B. Jones, Associate Professor and Director of the Religion and Culture graduate program in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America. He will be speaking with us about his new book Chinese Pure Land Buddhism: Understanding a Tradition of Practice, just published in the Pure Land ...…
 
Using the slumber and waking metaphors in the readings from Advent 1, we sit and reflect on the call to awaken to a new life in the world.By Matt Sandoval
 
Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne go deep on the subtleties of meditation practice and developing stability for the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. John Dunne, PhD John Dunne (PhD 1999, Harvard University) is now at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he holds the Distinguished Chair in Contemplative Humanities, a newly endowed posi ...…
 
The first person harmed by anger is oneself. The Buddha said that harming others in anger is like thrusting a burning torch at another person, but doing it upwind, so that the flames blow and scorch our own face. In this episode we look at an antidote to anger, the practice of loving kindness. Lovingkindness is the intention that wishes another ...…
 
If you’ve ever wanted to welcome in magic into your life and feel better about your life, then do we have the love yourself like your life depends on it show for you. Today I’ll be talking with Kamal Ravikant, self-published phenom, poet, entrepreneur, and investor, and one of my all-time favorite guests I’ve had on the show (he was also the fi ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various
 
Catherine's new book, How to Be an Epicurean … How Epicureanism is like and unlike utilitarianism … How the ancient Epicureans viewed nature and reality … Comparing Epicureanism with its big rival, Stoicism … On suffering and death … Epicurean influence on post-Enlightenment science and philosophy …By Bloggingheads.tv
 
Dharma Glimpse by Lay Minister Michael Saiyo and Dharma Talk by Rev Koyo KuboseBy Bright Dawn Sangha
 
Starting with a Q&A session, Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne address the sticky issue of working with anger and how to use that energy in a skillful way. John Dunne, PhD John Dunne (PhD 1999, Harvard University) is now at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he holds the Distinguished Chair in Contemplative Humanities, a newly endowed po ...…
 
Rev. Dr. Brian Baker chooses his own religion! Brian is an Episcopalian priest, veteran, and co-founder of Camp Religious AF, a Christian theme camp that lives at Burning Man. He came on the podcast to tell me about the journey to his first Burning Man, the evolution of Religious AF, and what it means to be an authentic, inclusive Christian com ...…
 
In this expansive session, Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne discuss the three trainings of ethics, meditation and wisdom. John Dunne, PhD John Dunne (PhD 1999, Harvard University) is now at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he holds the Distinguished Chair in Contemplative Humanities, a newly endowed position created... More Roshi Joan ...…
 
Gil FronsdalBy Gil Fronsdal
 
Kare Landfald joins us to speak about Zen Coaching.By Ted Meissner
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various
 
Radical Compassion - Loving Ourselves and Our World into Healing – Parts 1, 2, 3 - Drawn from Tara’s new book, Radical Compassion (2020), these three talks explore how the RAIN practice (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) awakens the active, embodied caring that heals and frees our hearts. Check www.tarabrach.com for more information on Ta ...…
 
How can we make Holidays special again? The solution is not convenient—it's slowing down, being present, shopping locally from local crafts people. There’s a six-foot-five 85-year-old man who is madly in love with wood, and makes bowls and Christmas ornaments. He inspires me. I can’t tell you when, if ever, Jeff Bezos inspired me. Podcast produ ...…
 
Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne take questions from the group. John Dunne, PhD John Dunne (PhD 1999, Harvard University) is now at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he holds the Distinguished Chair in Contemplative Humanities, a newly endowed position created... More Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD Abbot Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, is a Buddhist ...…
 
If you’ve ever been looking for a better year ahead, then do we have the re-engineer your life, your whole life, show for you. Today we’ll talk about stepping back, taking inventory, and how to step forward into your greatest life before it steps forward onto you. Plus we’ll talk about new formats, new order in the house, new ways of exercise, ...…
 
Lama Surya Das explores some of the principles of Dzogchen non-meditation as he reminds us to ride the cresting wave of now-ness.
 
Meditation: Cultivating a Gentle, Kind Attention - This meditation calls on the image and felt sense of a smile as we scan through the body, and invites a receptive and caring presence, as we open our attention to the changing flow of life. Join Tara's email community at http://eepurl.com/6YfI, to receive exclusive updates, events, and meditati ...…
 
(www.historyofindiapodcast.in) A journey through one of emperor Bhoja's lands. With the emperor far away in the Imperial city, we find out what life is like for the merchants and city folk under him. Also in this episode: a practical guide to salt making in medieval India, the garden of the snake kings, and the origin of candy.…
 
(www.historyofindiapodcast.in) A journey through one of emperor Bhoja's lands. With the emperor far away in the Imperial city, we find out what life is like for the merchants and city folk under him. Also in this episode: a practical guide to salt making in medieval India, the garden of the snake kings, and the origin of candy.…
 
Norman gives the second talk in the series on T.S.Ellot's Waste Land to the Bay Area Dharma Seminar Read MoreBy Norman Fischer
 
We continue the Process of Change series again delving deeper into this meditation by Harvey.By Anne Klein and Harvey Aronson, teachers and co-directors of Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism
 
“All other perfections are included in the act of giving. The giving of wisdom, the wisdom of giving.” With these words, Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne continue their discussion of the six perfections before moving onto a discussion of negative mental states and how to confront them. John Dunne, PhD John Dunne (PhD 1999, Harvard University) ...…
 
Spring Washam offers a Dharma talk that explores the power of faith on the spiritual path.
 
If you’ve ever wanted to feel better at work and about your work, then do have the Healing Organization show for you. Today I’ll be talking with best-selling author and visionary, Michael Gelb. A pioneer in the field of creative thinking, a fit degree black belt in aikido, the author of at least sixteen books, including “Think Like Leonardo Dav ...…
 
Dr. Kaberi Kar Gupta is a Research Affiliate at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the Founding Director of the Urban Slender Loris Project. While completing her PhD in anthropology (from Arizona State University) studying sexual behavior in non-human primates, and in subsequent conservation work in India and the US, she conducte ...…
 
(Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC) This meditation calls on the image and felt sense of a smile as we scan through the body, and invites a receptive and caring presence, as we open our attention to the changing flow of life.By Tara Brach
 
(Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC) Drawn from Tara’s new book, Radical Compassion (2020), these three talks explore how the RAIN practice (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) awakens the active, embodied caring that heals and frees our hearts.Check www.tarabrach.com for more information on Tara’s new book, including pre-order l ...…
 
(Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC) This meditation calls on the image and felt sense of a smile as we scan through the body, and invites a receptive and caring presence, as we open our attention to the changing flow of life.By Tara Brach
 
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