IDP Podcast

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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Podcast 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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Podcast Is Guilt Necessary? Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 9:58am

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Recorded live at IDP in NYC in February 2013, Ethan Nichtern discusses the nature of guilt, why it's so prevalent in our culture, and how we can transform it from a hindrance into a support for our practice and intentions.

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Podcast Is Guilt Necessary? Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 11:59am

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Recorded live at IDP in NYC in February 2013, Ethan Nichtern discusses the nature of guilt, why it's so prevalent in our culture, and how we can transform it from a hindrance into a support for our practice and intentions.

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Podcast 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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Podcast Practicing Forgiveness - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 1:02am

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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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Podcast Set Your Intention for 2013 (Podcast)
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:57pm

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Podcast: Setting an Intention for the New Year

 

‎"Whatever we're doing could be done with one intention. That intention is that we want to wake up, we want to ripen our compassion, and we want to ripen our ability to let go. We want to realize our connection with all beings."  Pema Chodron


In the New Year, we often make resolutions to do things differently;  change our diet, visit new places, be nicer, get a new job.  Usually, these resolutions remain unfulfilled because we’re not looking at what’s behind all our actions, speech, and thoughts: our intentions.



Intention is the underlying motive that governs all that we do.   Join us at this special class and learn how to uncover your truest motivations, clarify and set an intention for the new year, and honor your intention through wisdom, not will-power.   We will plant our intention in our body/heart/mind with a guided visualization, and conclude the podcast by ceremonially tying a reminder around our wrists.  Please have a piece of cord or string or ribbon ready!

The IDP Teaching Staff welcome your comments and questions.  You can email us at kim@theidproject.org and lawrence@theidproject.org!

Podcast 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.

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Podcast 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

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

 

 

Podcast A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit Class 3 of 4 - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 12:58am

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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

12/12 - Dealing with the Worst with Kate Johnson & Kimberly Brown | It's said that our family knows how to push our buttons because they're the ones who put them there.  Learn what to do when you're overcome with anger, rage, hatred, sadness, stress, anxiety, and hopeless.  Hear the Buddha's advice on dealing with evil-mind states! 
 
Please join the discussion here:

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

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Podcast A buddhist Holiday Toolkit Class 3 of 4 - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 12:56am

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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

12/12 - Dealing with the Worst with Kate Johnson & Kimberly Brown | It's said that our family knows how to push our buttons because they're the ones who put them there.  Learn what to do when you're overcome with anger, rage, hatred, sadness, stress, anxiety, and hopeless.  Hear the Buddha's advice on dealing with evil-mind states! 
 
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!

Podcast 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

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Podcast 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!

 

 


Podcast 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

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Podcast A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit - Open Home Study - Class 1 of 4 - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 2:56pm

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast Practicing Equanimity with Sharon Salzberg - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 7:32pm

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This wonderful dharma talk was recorded live at The Interdependence Project in NYC in 2012. 

Equanimity is a spacious stillness of mind that allows us to be with things as they simply are. It does not imply indifference, however. Rather, when equanimity is present, it is the ground out of which sustained transformation can occur. It is also the foundation for the boundless arising of other qualities of the mind and heart, such as lovingkindness, compassion and sympathetic joy (pleasure in the happiness of others).


Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon's latest book is the New York Times Best Seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, published by Workman Publishing. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including The Force of Kindness (2005), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002), and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995). For more information about Sharon, please visit:
www.SharonSalzberg.com.

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Podcast Practicing Equanimity with Sharon Salzburg - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 6:49pm

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This wonderful dharma talk was recorded live at The Interdependence Project in NYC in 2012. 

Equanimity is a spacious stillness of mind that allows us to be with things as they simply are. It does not imply indifference, however. Rather, when equanimity is present, it is the ground out of which sustained transformation can occur. It is also the foundation for the boundless arising of other qualities of the mind and heart, such as lovingkindness, compassion and sympathetic joy (pleasure in the happiness of others).


Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon's latest book is the New York Times Best Seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, published by Workman Publishing. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including The Force of Kindness (2005), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002), and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995). For more information about Sharon, please visit:
www.SharonSalzberg.com.

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

Podcast Zen and Tantra with Sokuzan Bob Brown Part 2 (Podcast)
Friday, June 1, 2012 - 1:52pm

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Buddhist Teachings have been practiced and transmitted for two and half thousand years making their way from India into Burma and Southeast Asia, North to Tibet & Nepal, East to China, Korea and Japan, and West to Pakistan and Afghanistan, among many other places.

Through time, the teachings have morphed and taken on new forms in whatever culture they came in contact with.  Central to all authentic Buddhist lineages is a direct connection to the historical Buddha, and a dedication to uncovering the innate potential all beings are born with.

This Podcast Features Sokuzan Bob Brown in a lecture and discussion around his deep experience in both Tibetan Tantric and Soto Zen practices.  What is common among the practices, and where, if any, are the paths divergent?

Sokuzan Bob Brown is ordained a Zen priest in the Soto Zen lineage and was a student of Chogyam Trungpa RinpocheKobun Chino Roshi and is currently a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and His Holiness the 17th KarmapaOgyen Trinley Dorje.   He has been involved with Art for over 50 years through his experience as an illustrator in the Marine Corps and his attendance at theSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

More info about Bob on the Sokukoji Website

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Podcast Zen and Tantra with Sokuzan Bob Brown Part 1 (Podcast)
Friday, June 1, 2012 - 11:36am

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Buddhist Teachings have been practiced and transmitted for two and half thousand years making their way from India into Burma and Southeast Asia, North to Tibet & Nepal, East to China, Korea and Japan, and West to Pakistan and Afghanistan, among many other places.

Through time, the teachings have morphed and taken on new forms in whatever culture they came in contact with.  Central to all authentic Buddhist lineages is a direct connection to the historical Buddha, and a dedication to uncovering the innate potential all beings are born with.

This Podcast Features Sokuzan Bob Brown in a lecture and discussion around his deep experience in both Tibetan Tantric and Soto Zen practices.  What is common among the practices, and where, if any, are the paths divergent?

Sokuzan Bob Brown is ordained a Zen priest in the Soto Zen lineage and was a student of Chogyam Trungpa RinpocheKobun Chino Roshi and is currently a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and His Holiness the 17th KarmapaOgyen Trinley Dorje.   He has been involved with Art for over 50 years through his experience as an illustrator in the Marine Corps and his attendance at theSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

More info about Bob on the Sokukoji Website

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Podcast Interview with Susan Piver and Ethan Nichtern Part Two (Podcast)
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 5:40pm

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Interview with Susan Piver and Ethan Nichtern Part Two

This podcast features an interview between Ethan Nichtern and Susan Piver. This is the second of a two part podcast.

Shastri Ethan Nichtern is the founding director and Senior Teacher in Residence of the Interdependence Project.   For the past eight years, Ethan has taught ongoing meditation and Buddhist psychology classes and retreats in New York City and around North America. He is on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and lectures regularly at Brown, Wesleyan, and New York Universities.  In the summer of 2010, Ethan was empowered by his teacher, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, as a Shastri, a senior teacher of the Shambhala tradition representing the New York region.  He is is the author of the novel, Your Emoticons Won’t Save You and the acclaimed dharma book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence, available on Wisdom Publications.

Susan Piver is the bestselling author of six books, including The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do,” and the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life. Her new book, entitled The Wisdom of a Broken Heart was released in paperback in January 2011.

A student of Buddhism since 1995, Piver teaches workshops on meditation, relationships and creativity. She wrote the relationships column for body + soul magazine, is the meditation expert and contributor at drweil.com, and is a frequent guest on network television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and The Tyra Banks Show.

In 2011, Susan Piver launched The Open Heart Project to teach anyone who would like to how to meditate.

Subscribe to the ID Project Podcast Here or Via iTunes Here Please consider supporting the ID Project Podcast by signing up to become a member. More information is available on our donate page.

Podcast Interview with Susan Piver and Ethan Nichtern Part One (Podcast)
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 7:40pm

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Interview with Susan Piver and Ethan Nichtern Part One

This podcast features an interview between Ethan Nichtern and Susan Piver. This is the first of a two part podcast.

Shastri Ethan Nichtern is the founding director and Senior Teacher in Residence of the Interdependence Project.   For the past eight years, Ethan has taught ongoing meditation and Buddhist psychology classes and retreats in New York City and around North America. He is on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and lectures regularly at Brown, Wesleyan, and New York Universities.  In the summer of 2010, Ethan was empowered by his teacher, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, as a Shastri, a senior teacher of the Shambhala tradition representing the New York region.  He is is the author of the novel, Your Emoticons Won’t Save You and the acclaimed dharma book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence, available on Wisdom Publications.

Susan Piver is the bestselling author of six books, including The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do,” and the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life. Her new book, entitled The Wisdom of a Broken Heart was released in paperback in January 2011.

A student of Buddhism since 1995, Piver teaches workshops on meditation, relationships and creativity. She wrote the relationships column for body + soul magazine, is the meditation expert and contributor at drweil.com, and is a frequent guest on network television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and The Tyra Banks Show.

In 2011, Susan Piver launched The Open Heart Project to teach anyone who would like to how to meditate.

Subscribe to the ID Project Podcast Here or Via iTunes Here Please consider supporting the ID Project Podcast by signing up to become a member. More information is available on our donate page.

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