Tibetan Buddhist teacher Lama Tsultrim Allione—best known for Feeding Your Demons (both a practice and a book)—recently launched this insightful and addictive podcast. Allione has often spoken about how she has had to research female practitioners in Buddhist history that she could identify with, because figures like Milarepa, and even the Buddha, didn’t speak to her or her experience. Must-listen episodes include the five-part “Wisdom from the Land of the Dakinis” and an interview on stress and aging with psychologist Dr. Elissa Epel.
President of the Foundation for Mindful Living and host of the Secular Buddhism Podcast, lay minister Noah Rasheta is known for his workshops on Buddhist philosophy and mindfulness. Relying on secular Buddhism’s emphasis on integrating Buddhist teachings with modern science, psychology, neuroscience, and humanism, Rasheta’s five-part “Buddhism 101” podcast series delivers an accessible introduction to the basic teachings of the Buddha for those new to the Buddhist path, and particularly for those coming from faith-based traditions
Renegade economist Della Duncan hosts this conversation with Breht O’Shea, Marxist political educator and host of Revolutionary Left Radio. Together, they explore the resonance between Buddhism and Marxism and how both offer a way to liberation by looking closely at the social and psychological structures around human suffering. With a critical eye on both traditions, they take us down a bodhisattvic path toward a vision of a world based on liberation, equity, and justice in a time of notable and destructive economic disparities.
Buddhism could lead to you walking on water, and if your motivation is to glide along oceans or pass through walls, this is the supernatural tradition for you. Alan Peto, a journalist and practitioner in the Fo Guang Shan order, explains the importance of amazing abilities attributed to buddhas and bodhisattvas in all Buddhist traditions that challenge Western notions of Buddhism as “rational.” These extraordinary powers are used as skillful means for “not-knowing,” cutting through our delusions and illustrating that enlightenment is possible, even when it doesn’t seem so.
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