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21st Century Buddhism and Meditation Podcast 21st Century Buddhism, The IDP Podcast, features weekly lectures and discussions IDP Teachers, Interviews with well known authors and personalities and artful explorations of Buddhist teachings in the form of sound collages, and spoken word pieces.

Recent Guest Lectures have included: 12 Step Buddhist's Darren Littlejohn, Sharon Salzberg, Brad Warner, Acharya Arawana Hayashi, David Nichtern, Author Susan Piver, Roshi O'Hara, Acharya Eric Spiegel, Author Sera Beak, Sustainability Expert Jane Poynter, Eco-Journalist Simran Sethi, Filmmaker John Ankele, Author Daniel Goleman, 2012 Author Daniel Pinchbeck, What Would Jesus Buy's Reverend Billy, Purna Steinitz, Dr. Miles Neale, Elizabeth Reid, Chas DiCapua, Gina Sharpe, Robert Chender, David Loy, Colin Beavan a.k.a. "No Impact Man", Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche, Author Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, Acharya Adam Lobel, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Acharya Fleet Maull, Michael Stone, Hozan Alan Senauke, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Lodro Rinzler

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Mindfulness & Children - Interview with Dr. Heidi Marben - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:01am

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Research has shown that mindfulness techniques benefit children as well as adults by enhancing concentration, increasing self awareness, and facilitating emotional regulation.

In this interview, conducted by IDP Teacher, Adreanna Limbach, Dr. Heidi Marben discusses her work teaching mindfulness to kids and adults, and its value helping families and communities. 

Heidi Marben, PsyD., has worked for the past 11 years as the lower school psychologist at Trinity School, where she has developed and taught a mindfulness curriculum since 2009.  She is a graduate of IDP's Yearlong Immersion program, and is teaching a new class at IDP, Mindfulness for Children & Parents, which begins on April 5th.  Details and registration at this link: http://theidproject.org/events/2014/04/05/idp-kids-mindfulness-children-and-parents

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Mindfulness & Children - Interview with Dr. Heidi Marben - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 9:24am

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Research has shown that mindfulness techniques benefit children as well as adults by enhancing concentration, increasing self awareness, and facilitating emotional regulation.

In this interview, conducted by IDP Teacher, Adreanna Limbach, Dr. Heidi Marben discusses her work teaching mindfulness to kids and adults, and its value helping families and communities. 

Heidi Marben, PsyD., has worked for the past 11 years as the lower school psychologist at Trinity School, where she has developed and taught a mindfulness curriculum since 2009.  She is a graduate of IDP's Yearlong Immersion program, and is teaching a new class at IDP, Mindfulness for Children & Parents, which begins on April 5th.  Details and registration at this link: http://theidproject.org/events/2014/04/05/idp-kids-mindfulness-children-and-parents

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

You may subscribe to IDP's podcasts at this link or via iTunes at this link.

Economics, the Environment and Enlightened Activism - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 10:59pm

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This month's podcast interview was conducted by IDP's Lineage Mentor, Dr. Miles Neale with Chris Williams, a long-time environmental activist and author.  The conversation took place in November 2013, in New York City. 

Dr. Miles Neale is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice, Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, and the Buddhism and Psychology Lineage Mentor of the Interdependence Project.  A long time student of Tibetan Buddhism, Miles has studied in the lineage of the Dalai Lamas with renowned Buddhist scholars Robert Thurman and Joseph Loizzo, as well as Tibetan masters GelekRinpoche and Lama Zopa.


Chris Williams is a long-time environmental activist and author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis (Haymarket, 2010) and contributing author to others. He is chair of the science dept at Packer Collegiate Institute and adjunct professor at Pace University in the Dept of Chemistry and Physical Science. His writings have appeared in Z Magazine, Green Left Weekly, AlternetCommonDreams, ClimateandCapitalism.com, Counterpunch, The Indypendent, Dissident Voice, International Socialist Review, Truth Out, Socialist Worker, andZNet. Professor Williams reported from Fukushima in December and January of 2012 and was a Lannan writer-in-residence in Marfa, Texas over the summer of 2012, where he began work on his second book on the Commons.  He was recently awarded a Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship to continue this work. Most recently, he reported from Warsaw for Truth-Out, on the latest round of international climate negotiations, COP 19. Recent articles can be accessed at the following links:  http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/20152-warsaw-climate-talks-go-up-in-smoke
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/20194-understanding-warsaw-capitalism-climate-change-neocolonialism

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What is Meditation? With Kimberly Brown and Kate Johnson Part 1 (Podcast)
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 10:15am

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Why do we meditateWhy don't we meditate? How does it aid mental health and well-being? What are some of the common misconceptions about meditation? What does it really mean to practice and study Secular Buddhism?

IDP Teachers Kate Johnson & Kimberly Brown will guide us through mindfulness meditation and an exploration of the benefits of practice, as well as confusion surrounding it. 

 

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Practicing Forgiveness - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, March 15, 2013 - 10:26am

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Is forgiveness a practice?  If so, how do we do it?   IDP's Senior Teacher, Ethan Nichtern, recorded live at Nalandawest in Seattle, leads a talk on how to use our practice to open our hearts and minds and practice forgiveness for ourselves and each other.

 

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A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit Class 4 of 4 - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 6:01pm

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A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit - Weekly Nov. 28 - Dec. 19th

Practical Methods for Dealing with Difficult People & Frustrating Situations

IDP's new series, A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit, is being offered for free to our entire community as an opportunity to participate in our Study at Home program.  For the next four weeks, we will post the audio for the class, as well as upload class materials and provide access to the online class discussion board

12/19 - Offering the Best with Kimberly Brown & Kate Johnson |  The fruits of Buddhist contemplative and ethical practice include generosity, patience, acceptance, and compassion.   Learn how to recognize the Basic Goodness in others, and to offer Dana and kindness, creating and sustaining relationships of joy and openness.

Please join the discussion here:

http://theidproject.org/offer/homestudy/buddhist-holiday-toolkit

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A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit Class 4 of 4 - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 5:57pm

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A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit - Weekly Nov. 28 - Dec. 19th

Practical Methods for Dealing with Difficult People & Frustrating Situations

IDP's new series, A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit, is being offered for free to our entire community as an opportunity to participate in our Study at Home program.  For the next four weeks, we will post the audio for the class, as well as upload class materials and provide access to the online class discussion board

Recorded at IDP on 12/19 - Offering the Best with Kimberly Brown & Kate Johnson |  The fruits of Buddhist contemplative and ethical practice include generosity, patience, acceptance, and compassion.   Learn how to recognize the Basic Goodness in others, and to offer Dana and kindness, creating and sustaining relationships of joy and openness. the present moment. 

Please join the discussion here:
http://theidproject.org/offer/
homestudy/buddhist-holiday-toolkit

You may subscribe to our podcasts at this link or via iTunes at this link.  

The Interdependence Project is supported by the generosity of its Members.  Become a member or make a donation today!

 

 

A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit - Open Home Study - Class 2 of 4 - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 12:52am

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A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit - Weekly Nov. 28 - Dec. 19th

Practical Methods for Dealing with Difficult People & Frustrating Situations

IDP's new series, A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit, is being offered for free to our entire community as an opportunity to participate in our Study at Homeprogram.  For the next four weeks, we will post the audio for the class, as well as upload class materials and provide access to the online class discussion board

12/5/12 Recorded Live at IDP - Setting our Intention with Kimberly Brown & Ven. Lawrence Grecco.  When we begin to see our reactions, thoughts, and feelings clearly, we can discover our true intention.  Together we'll create a Gatha (a Buddhist Aspiration) and learn Metta and Tonglen practices

Please join the discussion here:

http://theidproject.org/offer/homestudy/buddhist-holiday-toolkit

You may subscribe to our podcasts at this link or via iTunes at this link.  

The Interdependence Project is supported by the generosity of its Members.  Become a member or make a donation today!

A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit Class 2 of 4 - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 12:40am

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A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit - Weekly Nov. 28 - Dec. 19th

Practical Methods for Dealing with Difficult People & Frustrating Situations

IDP's new series, A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit, is being offered for free to our entire community as an opportunity to participate in our Study at Homeprogram.  For the next four weeks, we will post the audio for the class, as well as upload class materials and provide access to the online class discussion board

12/5/12 Recorded Live at IDP - Setting our Intention with Kimberly Brown & Ven. Lawrence Grecco.  When we begin to see our reactions, thoughts, and feelings clearly, we can discover our true intention.  Together we'll create a Gatha (a Buddhist Aspiration) and learn Metta and Tonglen practices

Please join the discussion here:

http://theidproject.org/offer/homestudy/buddhist-holiday-toolkit

You may subscribe to our podcasts at this link or via iTunes at this link.  

The Interdependence Project is supported by the generosity of its Members.  Become a member or make a donation today!

 

 


A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit - Open Home Study - Class 1 of 4 - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 3:09pm

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A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit - Weekly Nov. 28 - Dec. 19th

Practical Methods for Dealing with Difficult People & Frustrating Situations

IDP's new series, A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit, is being offered for free to our entire community as an opportunity to participate in our Study at Home program.  For the next four weeks, we will post the audio for the class, as well as upload class materials and provide access to the online class discussion board

11/28/12 Recorded Live at IDP - Sometimes our expectations and memories cloud our ability to see others and ourselves clearly.  In discovering Clarity with Ven. Lawrence Grecco & Kate Johnson they discuss how to simply be present with our experience, welcoming all that arises with gentleness and patience, and how this creates and allows space to clearly see what's happening in the present moment. 

Please join the discussion here:
http://theidproject.org/offer/homestudy/buddhist-holiday-toolkit

You may subscribe to our podcasts at this link or via iTunes at this link.  

The Interdependence Project is supported by the generosity of its Members.  Become a member or make a donation today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Interdependence Project (Video)
Monday, March 7, 2011 - 6:36pm

Building Bridges to a New Community Center -- Update from Ethan Nichtern (Video)
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 11:26am

IDP Founder Ethan Nichtern offers an update on the progress of the Interdependence Project's "Building Bridges Campaign".

The goal of the campaign is to raise enough funds to cover the cost of the first year's rent in a new community center. After the first year in the new space the IDP plans to be fully self-sustaining through a variety of diverse revenue streams.

The goal of opening a new center is to expand the offerings of the ID Project, which currently includes teaching accessible and secular forms of meditation and Buddhist Studies, with an aim in bringing the insights of practice into the realm of arts, media, and activism.

More information about the ID Project is available at
http://www.theidproject.org

You can learn more about the Building Bridges Campaign and make a donation at
http://bit.ly/hOzDHZ

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