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A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning more about Buddhist philosophy.

A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning more about Buddhist philosophy.
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Location:

Park City,, UT

Description:

A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning more about Buddhist philosophy.

Twitter:

@noahrasheta

Language:

English


Episodes

63 - Mindful Eating - A Discussion With Paige Smathers

1/16/2018
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Like breathing, eating is one of the most common things we do, but how mindful are we of this process? How mindful are we of our relationship with food? In this podcast episode, I will discuss the topic of mindful eating with Paige Smathers, host of the Nutrition Matters podcast. We talk about mindful eating, our relationship with food, and how we can gain insight and wisdom by becoming more mindful about eating. I hope you enjoy this podcast episode.

Duration: 01:00:59


62 - What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

12/22/2017
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In this episode, I discuss the topic of death with Frank Ostaseski, author of "The Five Invitations: What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully". Death is perhaps our greatest teacher, a close encounter with death can forever change our perspectives and priorities. Awareness of death is the secret to living more mindfully.

Duration: 01:18:42


61 - Mindful Relationships, Social Justice & More - Yael Shy

12/14/2017
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In this podcast episode, I am sharing the audio of an interview with Yael Shy. Yael offers expert guidance on beginning a meditation practice and explores how to bring that practice to relationships, social justice, and the general ups and downs of everyday life.

Duration: 01:07:46


60 - "Happiness" - A discussion with Ellen Petry Leanse

11/29/2017
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This is the audio recording of an interview with Ellen Petry Leanse (TEDx: Happiness by Design) and author of "The Happiness Hack: a brain-aware guide to life satisfaction". I hope you enjoy listening to our discussion on the topic of happiness.

Duration: 01:09:27


59 - Escape Into Discomfort - Interview Shinzen Young

11/19/2017
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In this episode, I am sharing the audio from an interview/discussion I had with Shinzen Young on the topic of "Escaping into Discomfort". This interview was streamed live on November 16th, 2017.

Duration: 01:33:37


58 - The Art of Stopping & Seeing

11/8/2017
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The Buddha told Angulimala (the murderer), "I stopped long ago, it's you that hasn't stopped". The art of learning to stop….is about having the ability to pause for a moment and to shine some light on the hidden agendas that often determine why we say what we say, do what we do, and think what we think.

Duration: 00:34:07


57 - Why Do We Experience All-Pervasive Suffering?

10/30/2017
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Why is it common to have that nagging feeling that things aren't how they're supposed to be? Do you ever feel like life is not how it's supposed to be, others are not how they're supposed to be or that you yourself are not how you're supposed to be? In this episode, I will talk about the 3 types of suffering and specifically the 3rd type: all-pervasive suffering. I will talk about where it comes from and how we can begin to understand it better and work with it.

Duration: 00:27:52


56 - What Makes You You?

10/24/2017
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According to classical Buddhist thought, "self" is a view...It is a product of our perception…and perception is always happening. What if perception is an event that occurs rather than a thing that exists? In this episode, I will talk about the 5 Skandhas / Aggregates and how this teaching can help us to loosen our grip on the sense of self we all experience.

Duration: 00:28:19


55 - The Four Foundations Of Mindfulness

10/10/2017
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Developing the four foundations of mindfulness helps us to remove the conceptual constructs that often blind us from seeing reality as it is. Imagine being able to see things as they really are, free from our ideas and concepts. This is the very liberation we refer to as "enlightenment". In this episode, I will discuss the four foundations of mindfulness and how each foundation can help us to gain more clarity and understanding about the nature of reality.

Duration: 00:23:01


54 - Guided Meditation: Fostering Kindness And Compassion

10/2/2017
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This is a 10-minute guided meditation aimed at fostering kindness and compassion. Revisit this meditation anytime you feel the need to foster feelings of kindness and compassion.

Duration: 00:10:29


53 - Freedom From The Bonds Of Anger & Hatred

10/2/2017
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In order to be free from the bonds of anger and hatred, we have to practice. We cannot simply pray or ask for anger or hatred to be removed from us. In this episode, I will discuss how we can use mindfulness practice as a tool to transform the craving, anger, and delusion within us and instead experience transformation and healing.

Duration: 00:27:49


52 - The Sound Of Silence

9/19/2017
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What is the sound of silence? Listen to find out...In this episode, I will discuss the ideas of emptiness, signlessness, and aimlessness, known as the 3 doors of liberation.

Duration: 00:23:14


51 - Secular Buddhism With Stephen Batchelor

9/14/2017
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(This is the audio of the live interview I had with Stephen Batchelor). What if we understood the 4 Noble Truths to be tasks rather than truths? What if we were no longer burdened by the quest for truth regarding metaphysical claims/beliefs? In this episode, I will discuss what Stephen Batchelor calls Buddhism 2.0. We're not concerned with the question "Is it true?" we're wondering, "Does it work?". In this episode, I will discuss Secular Buddhism with Stephen Batchelor. This interview can...

Duration: 01:01:34


50 - Creating Moments Of Awareness

9/6/2017
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3 simple questions are all it takes to create a moment of awareness. Where am I? What am I doing? What did it take for this moment to arise? In this episode, I will discuss how I use these 3 simple questions as a technique to allow myself to become more mindful and to become more anchored in the present moment. I hope you can pause and ask yourself these 3 questions from time to time in order to expereicne more mindfulness in your day.

Duration: 00:21:10


49 - Talking About Addiction & Recovery W/Noah Levine

8/31/2017
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Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to interview Noah Levine, founder of Refuge Recovery, a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. We all know someone who is / has been / or will be affected by addiction (maybe it's you?). The information presented in this discussion could change your life or the life of someone you love. The original interview was broadcast live to the Secular Buddhism...

Duration: 01:04:02


Humanitarian Work In Uganda

8/28/2017
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Earlier this year, I had the priviledge of visiting Uganda with 16 podcast listners to do humanitarian work and also to spend time practicing mindfulness. A lot of people have asked me questions about this trip and want to know details about the upcoming trip (we're going again) in February 2018. If you're interested in learning more about the trip, this podcast episode will answer any questions you might have. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:35:08


47 - Buddhism And Christianity

8/14/2017
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I'm often asked whether or not Buddhism and Christianity are compatible. Can you be a Christian and a Buddhist? In this podcast episode, I will address some of the main differences between these two spiritual paths and I will highlight some of the key differences in the Buddhist path that allow it to be so compatible with other traditions.

Duration: 00:26:09


46 - Why Buddhism Is True [An Interview with Robert Wright]

8/8/2017
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In this podcast episode, I had the privilege of interviewing New York Times bestselling author Robert Wright about his newest book "Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment". Wright leads readers on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age. This podcast features the audio of the interview I had with Robert Wright.

Duration: 01:00:33


45 - Questions And Answers 1

7/18/2017
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In this podcast episode, I will answer questions from several podcast listeners. This is part 1 of an occasional series of Q&A's that I will post as podcast episodes.

Duration: 00:33:25


44 - Finding The Teacher Within

7/10/2017
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One of the things I appreciate most about Buddhism is the emphasis on becoming your own teacher. In one of the last teachings the Buddha gave, he said, "Be a light unto yourselves." In other words, be your own guide. "Don’t look for anyone for guidance". In this episode, I will discuss the idea of finding the teacher within.

Duration: 00:26:45

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