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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 is run in conjunction with the Post-Traditional Buddhism 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://posttraditionalbuddhism.com The podcast is sponsored by O'Connell Coaching. For support with any of the issues discussed in the podcast, check out the link for an approach that is perfectly suited to Buddhists, post-Buddhists, non-Buddhists, secular sceptics, and New Age refugees. I use Buddhist tools, modern counselling and coaching techniques and practices, along with neo-Shamanic practices and models to help folks rekindle their relationship with personal-growth, development and change work or re-evaluate a relationship with Buddhism or other spiritual paths. https://oconnellcoaching.com You can leave comments at the Imperfect Buddha Facebook page or Twitter feed. Feel free to make suggestions for topics to cover and guests to interview. Our original theme tune was provided by RSD (Smith & Mighty)from Bristol, UK. Check him out at: https://rsdbristol.bandcamp.com Our new theme tune comes from Trieste and the artist Emerald Dream. Check out his work at: https://emeralddreams.bandcamp.com/releases Original street art Buddha image by Bristol's Banksy: http://banksy.co.uk/menu.asp

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 is run in conjunction with the Post-Traditional Buddhism 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://posttraditionalbuddhism.com The podcast is sponsored by O'Connell Coaching. For support with any of the issues discussed in the podcast, check out the link for an approach that is perfectly suited to Buddhists, post-Buddhists, non-Buddhists, secular sceptics, and New Age refugees. I use Buddhist tools, modern counselling and coaching techniques and practices, along with neo-Shamanic practices and models to help folks rekindle their relationship with personal-growth, development and change work or re-evaluate a relationship with Buddhism or other spiritual paths. https://oconnellcoaching.com You can leave comments at the Imperfect Buddha Facebook page or Twitter feed. Feel free to make suggestions for topics to cover and guests to interview. Our original theme tune was provided by RSD (Smith & Mighty)from Bristol, UK. Check him out at: https://rsdbristol.bandcamp.com Our new theme tune comes from Trieste and the artist Emerald Dream. Check out his work at: https://emeralddreams.bandcamp.com/releases Original street art Buddha image by Bristol's Banksy: http://banksy.co.uk/menu.asp
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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 is run in conjunction with the Post-Traditional Buddhism 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://posttraditionalbuddhism.com The podcast is sponsored by O'Connell Coaching. For support with any of the issues discussed in the podcast, check out the link for an approach that is perfectly suited to Buddhists, post-Buddhists, non-Buddhists, secular sceptics, and New Age refugees. I use Buddhist tools, modern counselling and coaching techniques and practices, along with neo-Shamanic practices and models to help folks rekindle their relationship with personal-growth, development and change work or re-evaluate a relationship with Buddhism or other spiritual paths. https://oconnellcoaching.com You can leave comments at the Imperfect Buddha Facebook page or Twitter feed. Feel free to make suggestions for topics to cover and guests to interview. Our original theme tune was provided by RSD (Smith & Mighty)from Bristol, UK. Check him out at: https://rsdbristol.bandcamp.com Our new theme tune comes from Trieste and the artist Emerald Dream. Check out his work at: https://emeralddreams.bandcamp.com/releases Original street art Buddha image by Bristol's Banksy: http://banksy.co.uk/menu.asp

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Episodes

49. IBP: Donald S. Lopez on the Buddha, Tibet, Myth, & Context

4/3/2019
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We have come to the end of our series engaging with academics from the world of Buddhist studies and other relevant disciplines and what better way to complete it than with an interview with Donald S. Lopez Jr. Donald is the Arthur E. Link distinguished professor of Buddhist and Tibetan studies at Michigan University and the well-known author of many books on Buddhism. He specialises in late Indian Mahayana Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism and his books include Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan...

Duration:02:00:32

48. IBP: Richard K. Payne, Critical Reflections on Western Buddhism

3/25/2019
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We reach our penultimate episode in this series with Buddhist academics. Richard K. Payne is former Dean of the Institute of Buddhist Studies and Yehan Numata Professor of Japanese Buddhist Studies at the Institute of Buddhist Studies at Berkley. Richard also trained as a Shingon Priest, and provides interesting insight into Buddhism at his blog, Critical Reflections on Buddhist Thought. We get stuck into a whole range of topics in the conversation, from White Buddhism to perennialism, from...

Duration:01:31:13

47. IBP: Ann Gleig on American Dharma & Buddhism Beyond Modernity

3/5/2019
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Here we are, the last in our three-part series on Buddhist Modernism, post-Modernism, and what comes after. We hope you've enjoyed it and found it educational and are ready for the final run. Professor Ann Gleig joins the podcast from sunny Florida for a discussion of her brand new book 'American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity'. Our discussion centres on her text and expands out to touch on issues such as social justice, recent sexual scandals in Buddhist communities, the loss of...

Duration:01:59:21

46. IBP: David L. McMahan on Buddhism, Science & the Humanities, & Modernity

2/19/2019
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In this second part of the series on Buddhist modernism, Buddhist post-modernism, and what comes next, I interview David L. McMahan, who is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies at Franklin & Marshall College in the US. David is the well-known author of The Makings of Buddhist Modernism, which had a serious impact on more learned, thinking Buddhists in the West who were willing to challenge some of their assumptions about Buddhism and its development here. David’s book acted as...

Duration:01:14:53

45. IBP: [Incite] AK Thompson on The Culture of Revolt

2/11/2019
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Date: Saturday, February 23, 9am-1pm, at Culture Works in Philadelphia Cost: Pay what you can, upwards to $90. For more than a decade, movement-based scholar AK Thompson has worked with Benjamin to weigh in on the key debates of our crisis-filled era. From engagements with pop culture’s latent promise to critiques of the cherished certainties that guide movement struggles, he has foregrounded the operational value of Benjamin’s insights. In Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of...

Duration:00:17:04

45. IBP: [Incite] AK Thompson on The Culture of Revolt

2/11/2019
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Date: Saturday, February 23, 9am-1pm, at Culture Works in Philadelphia Cost: Pay what you can, upwards to $90. For more than a decade, movement-based scholar AK Thompson has worked with Benjamin to weigh in on the key debates of our crisis-filled era. From engagements with pop culture’s latent promise to critiques of the cherished certainties that guide movement struggles, he has foregrounded the operational value of Benjamin’s insights. In Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of...

Duration:00:17:04

44. IBP: Scott Mitchell on American Buddhism, Global Buddhism

2/6/2019
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“All Buddhism is Cultural Buddhism.” Scott Mitchell is the Rev. Yoshitaka Tamai Professor of Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Studies at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley and the author of "Buddhism in America: Global Religion, Local Context"(2016). His research interests include Buddhism in Western contexts, Buddhist modernity, Pure Land Buddhism, translocal religions, ritual studies, and media studies. Scott and I had a lively conversation and covered a variety of topics including; what...

Duration:01:40:27

44. IBP: Scott Mitchell on American Buddhism, Global Buddhism

2/6/2019
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“All Buddhism is Cultural Buddhism.” Scott Mitchell is the Rev. Yoshitaka Tamai Professor of Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Studies at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley and the author of "Buddhism in America: Global Religion, Local Context"(2016). His research interests include Buddhism in Western contexts, Buddhist modernity, Pure Land Buddhism, translocal religions, ritual studies, and media studies. Scott and I had a lively conversation and covered a variety of topics including; what...

Duration:01:40:27

43. IBP: Dr Mikel Burley on Reincarnation, Rebirth & Wittgenstein

1/21/2019
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Does western philosophy lack imagination when thinking about rebirth and reincarnation? What would Wittgenstein say? This episode features Dr Mickel Burley, a philosopher of religion from Leeds university in the UK. He wrote a fascinating book called Rebirth and the Stream of Life, which inspired me to have him on. He’s a big fan of Ludwig Wittgenstein too and we get to talking about a man who is widely considered the greatest philosopher of the 20th century as well as his thought and its...

Duration:02:06:33

43. IBP: Dr Mikel Burley on Reincarnation, Rebirth & Wittgenstein

1/21/2019
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Does western philosophy lack imagination when thinking about rebirth and reincarnation? What would Wittgenstein say? This episode features Dr Mickel Burley, a philosopher of religion from Leeds university in the UK. He wrote a fascinating book called Rebirth and the Stream of Life, which inspired me to have him on. He’s a big fan of Ludwig Wittgenstein too and we get to talking about a man who is widely considered the greatest philosopher of the 20th century as well as his thought and its...

Duration:02:06:33

42. IBP: 2019 Seasonal special with guest host Gavin McCloskey

1/9/2019
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Hey, it’s 2019 and we’re off to a bang with two new episodes! The first one is quite the experiment with our first guest host filling in for the mysterious, ephemeral stranger that is Mr Stuart Baldwin. Our first intrepid visitor is Gavin McCloskey from Northern Ireland has been China based for quite some time. He is his own man of course, and he brought some fine questions along for us to discuss. I’m afraid I did most of the talking, but Gavin had some great contributions to make and it...

Duration:01:46:52

42. IBP: 2019 Seasonal special with guest host Gavin McCloskey

1/9/2019
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Hey, it’s 2019 and we’re off to a bang with two new episodes! The first one is quite the experiment with our first guest host filling in for the mysterious, ephemeral stranger that is Mr Stuart Baldwin. Our first intrepid visitor is Gavin McCloskey from Northern Ireland has been China based for quite some time. He is his own man of course, and he brought some fine questions along for us to discuss. I’m afraid I did most of the talking, but Gavin had some great contributions to make and it...

Duration:01:46:52

41. IBP: [Incite] Joshua Ramey on Money & Metaphysics

12/21/2018
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Date: Saturday, January 19, 9am-1pm Cost: Pay what you can: Suggested amount: $90 Facilitator: Joshua Ramey is a writer, teacher, and activist who studies political economy and anti-capitalist political theory. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Villanova University (2006) and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights at Haverford College. He is the author of The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal and...

Duration:00:26:02

41. IBP: [Incite] Joshua Ramey on Money & Metaphysics

12/21/2018
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Date: Saturday, January 19, 9am-1pm Cost: Pay what you can: Suggested amount: $90 Facilitator: Joshua Ramey is a writer, teacher, and activist who studies political economy and anti-capitalist political theory. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Villanova University (2006) and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights at Haverford College. He is the author of The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal and...

Duration:00:26:02

40. IBP: Jason Josephson Storm on the Myth of Disenchantment

12/21/2018
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Jason Ānanda Josephson Storm received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Stanford University in 2006 and is tenured at Williams College in their Religious Studies Department. He has three primary research areas: Japanese Religions, European Intellectual History, and Theory more broadly. He has been working to articulate new research models for Religious Studies in the wake of the collapse of poststructuralism as a guiding ethos in the Humanities. Jason and I discuss his book 'The Myth of...

Duration:01:39:10

40. IBP: Jason Josephson Storm on the Myth of Disenchantment

12/21/2018
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Jason Ānanda Josephson Storm received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Stanford University in 2006 and is tenured at Williams College in their Religious Studies Department. He has three primary research areas: Japanese Religions, European Intellectual History, and Theory more broadly. He has been working to articulate new research models for Religious Studies in the wake of the collapse of poststructuralism as a guiding ethos in the Humanities. Jason and I discuss his book 'The Myth of...

Duration:01:39:10

39. IBP: Dale S. Wright on Buddhist Enlightenment

12/10/2018
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Dale S. Wright is distinguished Professor of Religion at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He is author of The Six Perfections: Buddhism & the Cultivation of Character, and Philosophical Meditations on Zen Buddhism. He is also coeditor with Steven Heine of The Koan: Text and Context in Zen Buddhism, The Zen Canon: Textual Foundations of Zen Buddhism, Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism, and Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Buddhist Theory in Practice. More importantly for...

Duration:01:46:42

39. IBP: Dale S. Wright on Buddhist Enlightenment

12/10/2018
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Dale S. Wright is distinguished Professor of Religion at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He is author of The Six Perfections: Buddhism & the Cultivation of Character, and Philosophical Meditations on Zen Buddhism. He is also coeditor with Steven Heine of The Koan: Text and Context in Zen Buddhism, The Zen Canon: Textual Foundations of Zen Buddhism, Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism, and Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Buddhist Theory in Practice. More importantly for...

Duration:01:46:42

38. IBP: William Edelglass on Shantideva, Levinas, & philosophy for Buddhists

11/16/2018
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Our year long jaunt through the world of academic engagement with Buddhism continues. In this episode of the Imperfect Buddha Podcast, we talk to William Edelglass, professor of Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Buddhist Studies at Marlboro College. William has been a teacher in a variety of settings, including a federal prison in New York, a Tibetan refugee settlement in Nepal, and for many years as a wilderness guide at Outward Bound. Before going to Marlboro, William taught Western...

Duration:02:16:24

38. IBP: William Edelglass on Shantideva, Levinas, & philosophy for Buddhists

11/16/2018
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Our year long jaunt through the world of academic engagement with Buddhism continues. In this episode of the Imperfect Buddha Podcast, we talk to William Edelglass, professor of Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Buddhist Studies at Marlboro College. William has been a teacher in a variety of settings, including a federal prison in New York, a Tibetan refugee settlement in Nepal, and for many years as a wilderness guide at Outward Bound. Before going to Marlboro, William taught Western...

Duration:02:16:24