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A podcast from Wisdom Publications where we interview leading thinkers from the Buddhist world.

A podcast from Wisdom Publications where we interview leading thinkers from the Buddhist world.
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A podcast from Wisdom Publications where we interview leading thinkers from the Buddhist world.

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English


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Malcolm Smith: The Seventeen Tantras of the Great Perfection

11/9/2018
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In this episode, host Daniel Aitken speaks with Malcolm Smith, translator in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and long-time practitioner of Dzogchen. In this rich conversation, Malcolm discusses one of the most influential texts in all of Tibetan Buddhism, the Seventeen Tantras of the Great Perfection. Malcolm shares the fascinating history of these eleventh-century teachings, and reads from his recent translation of two of its central… The post Malcolm Smith: The Seventeen Tantras of the...

Duration:01:01:33

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Foundations for the Flourishing of Dharma in the West

10/11/2018
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In this special episode of the Wisdom Podcast, we are joined by Wisdom Publications’ cofounder and spiritual director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator who for 30 years has overseen the spiritual activities of the extensive worldwide network of centers, projects and services that form the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition … The post Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Foundations for the Flourishing of Dharma in the West appeared first on The...

Duration:01:17:32

Christopher Ives: Zen, Ethics, and the Wildness of Nature

9/28/2018
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On this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken speaks with Christopher Ives, scholar and practitioner in the Zen Buddhist tradition, and author of Zen on the Trail: Hiking as Pilgrimage, recently published by Wisdom. Chris specializes in modern Zen ethics, as well as Buddhist approaches to nature and the environment. In this… The post Christopher Ives: Zen, Ethics, and the Wildness of Nature appeared first on The Wisdom Podcast.

Duration:01:17:04

Janet Gyatso: Tibetan Buddhism, Animal Ethics, and Compassion

9/14/2018
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On this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken speaks with Janet Gyatso, renowned scholar and professor of Buddhist Studies at Harvard University. Janet is the author of several publications on the cultural and intellectual history of Tibetan Buddhism, including her award-winning book on the history of Tibetan medicine in early modern Tibet, Being Human in a Buddhist … The post Janet Gyatso: Tibetan Buddhism, Animal Ethics, and Compassion appeared first on The Wisdom Podcast.

Duration:01:26:34

David Nichtern: Mantra and the Power of Pure Sound

9/5/2018
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On this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken speaks with David Nichtern, celebrated musician and senior teacher in the lineage of renowned Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. David is also author of Awakening from the Daydream, published by Wisdom. In this fascinating conversation, you’ll hear Daniel and David discuss the idea of mantra and the spiritual capacity of… The post David Nichtern: Mantra and the Power of Pure Sound appeared first on The...

Duration:00:58:07

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel: On Faith and Dependent Arising

8/17/2018
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On this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken speaks with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, meditation teacher and practitioner in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and author of The Logic of Faith: the Buddhist Path of Finding Certainty Beyond Belief and Doubt. In this rich conversation, you’ll hear Elizabeth speak about her spiritual curiosity as a child and young… The post Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel: On Faith and Dependent Arising appeared first on The Wisdom Podcast.

Duration:01:06:53

Thupten Jinpa: Translating for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

7/31/2018
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On this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken travels to Montreal to speak with Thupten Jinpa, scholar and former monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and primary English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 1985. In this rich conversation, Jinpa describes his intellectual training at Shartse College of Ganden Monastic University in South… The post Thupten Jinpa: Translating for His Holiness the Dalai Lama appeared first on The Wisdom Podcast.

Duration:01:20:59

Lama Tsultrim Allione: Path of the Sacred Feminine

7/16/2018
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In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken speaks with Lama Tsultrim Allione, teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and author of Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. Lama Tsultrim is also founder and spiritual director of Tara Mandala Retreat Center in southern Colorado. In this rich… The post Lama Tsultrim Allione: Path of the Sacred Feminine appeared first on The Wisdom Podcast.

Duration:01:18:15

Geshe Tashi Tsering: From Monk to Abbot at Sera Mey Monastery

6/29/2018
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In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken speaks with Geshe Tashi Tsering, a teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition who was recently appointed abbot of Sera Mey Monastery by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In this episode, you’ll hear Geshe Tashi share stories from his scholastic journey—from his early years at Sera Mey that would eventually lead to a geshe lharampa… The post Geshe Tashi Tsering: From Monk to Abbot at Sera Mey Monastery appeared first on The Wisdom Podcast.

Duration:01:16:03

Bhikkhu Anālayo: Rebirth in Early Buddhism

6/8/2018
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In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken speaks with Bhikkhu Anālayo, prolific writer and scholar of early Buddhist thought, and author of Rebirth in Early Buddhism and Current Research, recently published by Wisdom. As part of a special live event, Daniel is joined by Professor Charles Hallisey of Harvard Divinity School as they speak with Venerable Anālayo on the topic of rebirth and its particular significance to early Buddhist… The post Bhikkhu Anālayo: Rebirth in Early...

Duration:00:50:08

H. E. Dza Kilung Rinpoche: Jigme Lingpa and the Longchen Nyingtik Tradition

5/25/2018
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In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, Daniel Aitken speaks with H. E. Dza Kilung Rinpoche, revered teacher in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, and head of Kilung Monastery in East Tibet. Kilung Rinpoche was discovered as a reincarnation of H. H. Jigme Ngotsar Gyatso, a yogi who built Kilung Monastery in the eighteenth… The post H. E. Dza Kilung Rinpoche: Jigme Lingpa and the Longchen Nyingtik Tradition appeared first on The Wisdom Podcast.

Duration:00:51:16

Sonam Thakchoe: In the Laboratory of Meditation

5/11/2018
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In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, Daniel Aitken speaks with Dr. Sonam Thakchoe, professor of Buddhist philosophy at the University of Tasmania and former monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Sonam was a child during the Cultural Revolution in Tibet. At just ten years old, Sonam fled to India with his father, where he began his formal education at the Tibetan Children’s Village in… The post Sonam Thakchoe: In the Laboratory of Meditation appeared first on The Wisdom Podcast.

Duration:01:24:54

Richard Salomon: Early Buddhism in Ancient Gandhāra

4/20/2018
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In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, Daniel speaks with Dr. Richard Salomon, Professor of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington and a leading figure in the field of early Buddhist studies. You’ll hear Richard discuss his groundbreaking scholarship in the field of ancient Gāndhārī literature. His new book, The Buddhist Literature of Ancient … The post Richard Salomon: Early Buddhism in Ancient Gandhāra appeared first on The Wisdom Podcast.

Duration:01:00:16

Karl Brunnhölzl: Stories of Translation and Transformation

4/9/2018
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In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, we meet Karl Brunnhölzl, celebrated teacher, translator, and author in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Originally trained as a medical doctor, Karl practiced medicine for twenty years before dedicating his life full-time to translation of Tibetan Buddhist texts. You’ll hear Karl share stories of his early ventures throughout Asia while still in medical… The post Karl Brunnhölzl: Stories of Translation and Transformation appeared first on The Wisdom...

Duration:00:55:13

Dungse Jampal Norbu: A New Generation of American Buddhists

3/16/2018
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In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, we meet Dungse Jampal Norbu, Dharma teacher in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism and son of the revered Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. Dungse was raised in a Tibetan-American family in Colorado. At the instruction of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dungse’s father set him on a path to uphold and continue his lineage in the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik… The post Dungse Jampal Norbu: A New Generation of American Buddhists appeared first on The Wisdom Podcast.

Duration:00:49:04

Karen Derris: A Professor and Her Students Engage H. H. the Karmapa

3/2/2018
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In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, Daniel Aitken speaks with Dr. Karen Derris, scholar of South and Southeast Asian Buddhist traditions and Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Redlands. For the past several years, Karen has had the rare opportunity of working one-on-one with His Holiness the Karmapa as an editor of his most recent… The post Karen Derris: A Professor and Her Students Engage H. H. the Karmapa appeared first on The Wisdom Podcast.

Duration:00:59:03

Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche: Lineage and Transmission in the Nyingma Tradition

2/21/2018
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In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, recorded with a live audience, Daniel speaks with Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche, revered teacher in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism and founder of the Danakosha Dharma Center in Finland. Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche as a reincarnation of Drupwang Rogza Sonam Palge, a hidden yogi of eastern… The post Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche: Lineage and Transmission in the Nyingma Tradition appeared first on The Wisdom...

Duration:00:43:59

Ani Choying Drolma: A Voice for Nepalese Buddhist Nuns

2/6/2018
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In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, Daniel speaks with Ani Choying Drolma, Tibetan Buddhist nun from Nepal and internationally renowned singer of both traditional and contemporary Tibetan song. Ani-la is also founder of multiple nonprofits in Nepal, such as the Arya Tara School, which promotes the equality, education and welfare of Nepalese Buddhist nuns. Ani Choying entered Nagi Gompa nunnery at age… The post Ani Choying Drolma: A Voice for Nepalese Buddhist Nuns appeared first on The...

Duration:00:50:04

H. H. the Sakya Trichen: Learning from the Lives of Great Masters

1/22/2018
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In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, Daniel travels to Tsechen Kunchab Ling in upstate New York to speak with His Holiness the Sakya Trichen Rinpoche, the 41st throne holder of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. You’ll hear His Holiness share insights from the first volume of his book Freeing the Heart and Mind… The post H. H. the Sakya Trichen: Learning from the Lives of Great Masters appeared first on The Wisdom Podcast.

Duration:00:37:22

Bhante Gunaratana: A Special Teaching on Mindfulness

1/5/2018
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In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast we meet Bhante Gunaratana, renowned meditation teacher, Buddhist monk, and author of the now-classic Mindfulness in Plain English, published by Wisdom. Born in Sri Lanka, Bhante Gunaratana was ordained at the age of twelve in the Theravada tradition. In this episode, we hear “Bhante G” (as he is affectionately called by his students) recall his early years as a precocious young… The post Bhante Gunaratana: A Special Teaching on Mindfulness appeared...

Duration:01:15:23