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 Bridging the Two Worlds of Science and Spirituality with Dr. Fred Cooper Part Two (Podcast)
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 12:29pm

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Bridging the Two World with Fred Cooper Part Two

This week features a lecture by Fred Cooper titled "Bridging the Two Worlds." It was recorded on January 11th, 2012 in New York City. This is the second of a two part podcast.

Dr. Fred Cooper is a quantum field theorist who was a Ph.D. student of the Nobel Prize winning Physicist Sheldon Glashow, one of the co-inventors of the Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics. He has written over 200 published papers in various physics Journals and has co-authored a book Supersymmetry and Quantum Mechanics. He has been a student of Tai Situ Rinpoche since 1981. He has also received direct Mahamudra transmissions from the first Kalu Rinpoche and VV Mingyur Rinpoche. Fred has been teaching meditation at Karma and Shangpa Kagyu centers affiliated with Kalu Rinpoche for over 20 years and he currently is the President of Kagyu Shenpen Kunchab Buddhist Center in Santa Fe, NM.

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Podcast Bridging the Two Worlds of Science and Spirituality with Dr Fred Cooper Part One (Podcast)
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 12:28pm

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Bridging the Two World with Fred Cooper Part One

This week features a lecture by Fred Cooper titled "Bridging the Two Worlds." It was recorded on January 11th, 2012 in New York City. This is the first of a two part podcast.

Dr. Fred Cooper is a quantum field theorist who was a Ph.D. student of the Nobel Prize winning Physicist Sheldon Glashow, one of the co-inventors of the Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics. He has written over 200 published papers in various physics Journals and has co-authored a book Supersymmetry and Quantum Mechanics. He has been a student of Tai Situ Rinpoche since 1981. He has also received direct Mahamudra transmissions from the first Kalu Rinpoche and VV Mingyur Rinpoche. Fred has been teaching meditation at Karma and Shangpa Kagyu centers affiliated with Kalu Rinpoche for over 20 years and he currently is the President of Kagyu Shenpen Kunchab Buddhist Center in Santa Fe, NM.

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Podcast Explanation of Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows with Eric Spiegel (Podcast)
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 2:22am

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Explanation of Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows with Eric Spiegel

This podcast features a lecture by Eric Spiegel in which he explains Buddhist Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows. It was given on March 7th, 2012 in New York City.

Acharya Eric Spiegel has been teaching in Shambhala since the mid 1970s.  He has worked extensively with the ill and dying, helping them to realize their wisdom in the face of impermanence, and has had a 22 year career in finance.  In 2003 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed him to the teaching position of Acharya.  He lives in rural upstate New York.  Acharya Spiegel one of the The Interdependence Project's spiritual mentors.

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Podcast "Why (Not) Meditate?" with Ethan Nichtern and David Nichtern Part Two (Podcast)
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 5:06pm

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"Why (Not) Meditate?" with Ethan Nichtern and David Nichtern Part Two

This podcast features a lecture by Ethan and David Nichtern titled "Why Not Meditate?" It was recorded on February 20th, 2012 in New York City. 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.  He is a Shastri, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition He is is the author of the new novel and poetry collection, Your Emoticons Won’t Save You (January, 2012). as well as the acclaimed nonfiction book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence (Wisdom Pubs, 2007).  In 2011 he stepped down as the founding director of IDP to pursue teaching and writing full-time. www.ethannichtern.com

David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  He is the Director of Buddhist Practice & Study for OM yoga and leads meditation workshops around the world and online.  David is a regular contributor to the Living Section of the Huffington Post and is also an accomplished composer, producer and guitarist --- a four-time Emmy award winner and two-time Grammy nominee. His new book, Awakening From the Daydream: The Wheel of Life, will be released in early 2013 on Wisdom Publications. www.davidnichtern.com

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Podcast "Why (Not) Meditate?" with Ethan Nichtern and David Nichtern Part One (Podcast)
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:12pm

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"Why (Not) Meditate?" with Ethan Nichtern and David Nichtern Part One

This podcast features a lecture by Ethan and David Nichtern titled "Why Not Meditate?" It was recorded on February 20th, 2012 in New York City. 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.  He is a Shastri, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition He is is the author of the new novel and poetry collection, Your Emoticons Won’t Save You (January, 2012). as well as the acclaimed nonfiction book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence (Wisdom Pubs, 2007).  In 2011 he stepped down as the founding director of IDP to pursue teaching and writing full-time. www.ethannichtern.com

David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  He is the Director of Buddhist Practice & Study for OM yoga and leads meditation workshops around the world and online.  David is a regular contributor to the Living Section of the Huffington Post and is also an accomplished composer, producer and guitarist --- a four-time Emmy award winner and two-time Grammy nominee. His new book, Awakening From the Daydream: The Wheel of Life, will be released in early 2013 on Wisdom Publications. www.davidnichtern.com

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Podcast Appreciative Joy to the World with Nancy Thompson (Podcast)
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 6:42pm

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Appreciative Joy to the World with Nancy Thompson

This week, Nancy Thompson gives a talk titled "Appreciative Joy to the World." It was recorded on December 26th, 2011 in New York City.

Nancy Thompson is a reporter and editor for a regional daily newspaper in Connecticut. She is a graduate of the Interdependence Project's first teacher-training program and has trained with IDP founder Ethan Nichtern, Sarah Powers of the Insight Yoga Institute and Noah Levine at the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. She writes for the IDP blog, the Buddhist Dispatch, and leads a weekly meditation group at Samadhi Yoga Studio in Manchester, Connecticut.

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Podcast Lodro Rinzler Lecture on "The Buddha Walks into a Bar" (Podcast)
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 8:30pm

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Lodro Rinzler Lecture on "The Buddha Walks into a Bar"

This week's podcast features a lecture on his new book "The Buddha Walks into a Bar."

Lodro Rinzler is a meditation practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Over the last decade he has taught numerous workshops at meditation centers and college campuses throughout the United States. He has served as the Executive Director of the Boston Shambhala Center and currently oversees development efforts for Shambhala internationally. Lodro's column, What Would Sid Do?, appears regularly on the Huffington Post and the Interdependence Project. Lodro writes from his apartment in New York City.

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Podcast Lodro Rinzler and Ethan Nichern disuss The Buddha Walks into a Bar (Podcast)
Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 2:23am

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Lodro Rinzler and Ethan Nichern disuss The Buddha Walks into a Bar

This week's podcast features an interview with Lodro Rinzler and Ethan Nichtern on his new book "The Buddha Walks into a Bar."

Lodro Rinzler is a meditation practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Over the last decade he has taught numerous workshops at meditation centers and college campuses throughout the United States. He has served as the Executive Director of the Boston Shambhala Center and currently oversees development efforts for Shambhala internationally. Lodro's column, What Would Sid Do?, appears regularly on the Huffington Post and the Interdependence Project. Lodro writes from his apartment in New York City.

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Podcast Ethan Nicthern and Meredith Arena discuss Your Emoticons Won't Save You Part 02 (Podcast)
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 1:22am

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Ethan Nicthern and Meredith Arena discuss Your Emoticons Won't Save You Part 02

This week Meredith Arena interviews ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern on his new book, Your Emoticons Won't Save You. This is the second of a two part interview.

Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri or senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. At 33, he is currently the youngest empowered Senior Teacher in the global Shambhala community. He is on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and has lectured at Brown, Wesleyan, Yale and New York Universities, as well as at meditation and yoga centers and conferences around the world. His writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Beliefnet, Tricycle Magazine, BuddhaDharma Magazine, Reality Sandwich, as well as other online publications. 

His new book is available for order as a limited print, individually signed edition on his website, ethannichtern.com, or as an ebook via Amazon Kindle, iBooks, or Nook.

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Podcast Ethan Nicthern and Meredith Arena discuss Your Emoticons Won't Save You Part 01 (Podcast)
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 9:43pm

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Ethan Nicthern and Meredith Arena discuss Your Emoticons Won't Save You Part 01

This week Meredith Arena interviews ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern on his new book, Your Emoticons Won't Save You. This is the first of a two part interview.

Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri or senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. At 33, he is currently the youngest empowered Senior Teacher in the global Shambhala community. He is on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and has lectured at Brown, Wesleyan, Yale and New York Universities, as well as at meditation and yoga centers and conferences around the world. His writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Beliefnet, Tricycle Magazine, BuddhaDharma Magazine, Reality Sandwich, as well as other online publications. 

His new book is available for order as a limited print, individually signed edition on his website, ethannichtern.com, or as an ebook via Amazon Kindle, iBooks, or Nook.

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Podcast Radical Buddhism and the Paradox of Acceptance with Ethan Nichtern Part Two (Podcast)
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 4:49pm

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Radical Buddhism and the Paradox of Acceptance with Ethan Nichtern Part Two

This week's podcast features a lecture by Ethan Nichtern titled "Radical Buddhism and the Paradox of Acceptance." The lecture was given on November 10th 2011 in Portland Oregon. This is the second of a two part podcast.

Buddhism is often misunderstood as a passive, even self-indulgent, discipline.  Ethan Nichtern explains how the rigorous practice of mindfulness and self-acceptance can radically and practically transform ourselves and the world.  By letting go of habits and assumptions, we begin to understand our true motivations and intentions, allowing us to create wise solutions to global problems such as consumerism, environmental damage, and societal inequity.  This topic is of great importance in times of social upheaval and protest movements such as we are experiencing today.

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. His new book "Your Emoticons Won't Save You" will be released in January 2012.

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Podcast Radical Buddhism and the Paradox of Acceptance with Ethan Nichtern Part One (Podcast)
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 7:15pm

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Radical Buddhism and the Paradox of Acceptance with Ethan Nichtern Part One

This week's podcast features a lecture by Ethan Nichtern titled "Radical Buddhism and the Paradox of Acceptance." The lecture was given on November 10th 2011 in Portland Oregon. This is the first of a two part podcast.

Buddhism is often misunderstood as a passive, even self-indulgent, discipline.  Ethan Nichtern explains how the rigorous practice of mindfulness and self-acceptance can radically and practically transform ourselves and the world.  By letting go of habits and assumptions, we begin to understand our true motivations and intentions, allowing us to create wise solutions to global problems such as consumerism, environmental damage, and societal inequity.  This topic is of great importance in times of social upheaval and protest movements such as we are experiencing today.

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. His new book "Your Emoticons Won't Save You" will be released in January 2012.

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Podcast Tonglen Practice with Ethan Nichtern Part 02 (Podcast)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 8:36pm

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Tonglen Practice with Ethan Nichtern Part 02

This week's podcast features a lecture by Ethan Nichtern on the practice of Tonglen. The lecture was given on October 24th 2011 in New York City. This is the second of a two part podcast.

Translated as "giving and taking" Tonglen is practice where one visualizes taking on the suffering of others and offering happiness in return.  A training in dissolving the boundaries we normally place between the "self" and "other," this powerful practice focuses on opening the heart to new possibilities of relating with the world.

 

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. His new book "Your Emoticons Won't Save You" will be released in January 2012.

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Podcast Tonglen Practice with Ethan Nichtern Part 01 (Podcast)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 6:33pm

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Tonglen Practice by Ethan Nichtern Part 01

This weeks podcast features a lecture by Ethan Nichtern on the practice of Tonglen. The lecture was given on October 24th 2011 in New York City. This is the first of a two part podcast.

Translated as "giving and taking" Tonglen is practice where one visualizes taking on the suffering of others and offering happiness in return.  A training in dissolving the boundaries we normally place between the "self" and "other," this powerful practice focuses on opening the heart to new possibilities of relating with the world.

 

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. His new book "Your Emoticons Won't Save You" will be released in January 2012.

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Podcast Ethan Nichtern, David Loy and Michael Stone discuss Occupy Wall Street Part 02 (Podcast)
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 1:07pm

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Ethan Nichtern, David Loy and Michael Stone discuss Occupy Wall Street Part 02

This week ID Project founder Ethan Nicthern interviews David Loy and Michael Stone as they discuss the Occupy Wall Street Movement as it relates to Buddhist Practice and Philosophy. This is the second of a two part interview.

Ethan Nichtern is the founder and principle teacher for the Interdependence Project. His forthcoming book Your Emoticons Won't Save You will be released in January 2012.

 

David Loy, PhD is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher. His articles appear regularly in the Tricycle, Turning Wheel, Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma, as well as in a variety of scholarly journals. David lectures nationally and internationally on various topics, focusing primarily on the encounter between Buddhism and modernity.

 

Michael Stone is a psychotherapist, dharma teacher, yoga teacher, author and activist, committed to the integration of traditional teachings with contemporary psychological and philosophical understanding. He leads Centre of Gravity Sangha, a thriving community in Toronto.He also maintains a dedicated workshop and retreat schedule in communities internationally. You can visit his website at www.centreofgravity.org

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Podcast Interview with Jerry Kolber and Jennifer Fox - My Reincarnation Part Two (Podcast)
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 9:40pm

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Interview with Jerry Kolber and Jennifer Fox - My Reincarnation Part Two

This week on the IDP Podcast, IDP member Jerry Kolber interviews Jennifer Fox. This is the second of a two part interview.

Jennifer Fox is an internationally acclaimed director, producer, camerawoman and educator. Her first film, Beirut: The Last Home Movie was broadcast in twenty countries, released theatrically in nine, and won seven international awards, including Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography at the 1988 Sundance Film Festival. Jennifer has lectured and taught filmmaking internationally and run documentary training programs all over the world. She filmed her new feature documentary, My Reincarnation, over a twenty year period.

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Podcast Interview with Jerry Kolber and Jennifer Fox - My Reincarnation Part One (Podcast)
Friday, October 28, 2011 - 3:07pm

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Interview with Jennifer Fox - My Reincarnation Part One

This week on the IDP Podcast, IDP member Jerry Kolber interviews Jennifer Fox. This is the first of a two part interview.

Jennifer Fox is an internationally acclaimed director, producer, camerawoman and educator. Her first film, Beirut: The Last Home Movie was broadcast in twenty countries, released theatrically in nine, and won seven international awards, including Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography at the 1988 Sundance Film Festival. Jennifer has lectured and taught filmmaking internationally and run documentary training programs all over the world. She filmed her new feature documentary, My Reincarnation, over a twenty year period.

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Podcast Interview with Tiffany Shlain - A Declaration of Interdependence (Podcast)
Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 4:10pm

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Interview with Tiffany Shlain - A Declaration of Interdependence

This week, ID Project founder Ethan Nicthern interviews Tiffany Shlain.

Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, artist, founder of The Webby Awards, co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute. Tiffany’s work with film, technology and activism has received 48 awards and distinctions and her last four films have premiered at Sundance. Her films include “Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness,” about reproductive rights in America and a feature-length film and internet project, “Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence." A celebrated thinker and speaker, Tiffany has advised Secretary of State Clinton and is on the advisory board of M.I.T.’s Geospatial Lab.

 

Connected is now in theaters in LA and Seattle and will be opening in NYC at the Angelika on Oct 14. Click here to view the trailer.

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Podcast Interview with Gil Fronsdal - The Evolution of American Buddhism Part 2 (Podcast)
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 7:22pm

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Interview with Gil Fronsdal - The Evolution of American Buddhism Part 2

ID Project member Brian Naas interviews Gil Fronsdal on the Evolution of American Buddhism. This is the second of a two part interview.

Gil Fronsdal is the primary teacher for the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California; he has been teaching since 1990. He has practiced Zen and Vipassana in the U.S. and Asia since 1975. He was a Theravada monk in Burma in 1985, and in 1989 began training with Jack Kornfield to be a Vipassana teacher. Gil teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Centerwhere he is part of its Teachers Council.Gil was ordained as a Soto Zen priest at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1982, and in 1995 received Dharma Transmission from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. He is currently serving on the SF Zen Center Elders’ Council.

Gil has an undergraduate degree in agriculture from U.C. Davis where he was active in promoting the field of sustainable farming. In 1998 he received a PhD in Religious Studies from Stanford University studying the earliest developments of the bodhisattva ideal. He is the author of The Issue at Hand, essays on mindfulness practice, and the translator of The Dhammapada, published by Shambhala Publications.

 

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Podcast Interview with Gil Fronsdal - The Evolution of American Buddhism Part 1 (Podcast)
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 7:04pm

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Interview with Gil Fronsdal - The Evolution of American Buddhism Part 1

 

ID Project member Brian Naas interviews Gil Fronsdal on the Evolution of American Buddhism. This is the first of a two part interview.

 

Gil Fronsdal is the primary teacher for the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California; he has been teaching since 1990. He has practiced Zen and Vipassana in the U.S. and Asia since 1975. He was a Theravada monk in Burma in 1985, and in 1989 began training with Jack Kornfield to be a Vipassana teacher. Gil teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Centerwhere he is part of its Teachers Council.Gil was ordained as a Soto Zen priest at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1982, and in 1995 received Dharma Transmission from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. He is currently serving on the SF Zen Center Elders’ Council.

Gil has an undergraduate degree in agriculture from U.C. Davis where he was active in promoting the field of sustainable farming. In 1998 he received a PhD in Religious Studies from Stanford University studying the earliest developments of the bodhisattva ideal. He is the author of The Issue at Hand, essays on mindfulness practice, and the translator of The Dhammapada, published by Shambhala Publications.

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