Audio Teachings Archive

Stephen Batchelor's "Buddha Nature / Mara Nature (Part 2)" Listen to Podcast Now

STEPHEN BATCHELOR ia former Buddhist monk, studied under the guidance
of Tibetan lamas and completed a three-year Zen training in Korea. He
is the noted author of Alone With Others, The Faith to Doubt, The
Awakening of the West, Buddhism Without Beliefs and Verses from the
Center, and his new book Living with the Devil: A Meditation on Good
and Evil. He is a member of the teacher council at Gaia House in
England and is co-founder of Sharpham College. He teaches worldwide and
lives in southwest France.

Website: www.stephenbatchelor.org/

 


 

  • Misha Merrill's "Knots and Pearls" — Listen to Podcast Now

    MISHA MERRILL was ordained a Zen priest in 1988 by Les Kaye Roshi in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi of the San Francisco Zen Center. She received Dharma Transmission from him in 1998 and has been leading a meditation group in Redwood City since 1993. She also teaches young children at the Peninsula School of Menlo Park. She lives in the hills above Stanford with her husband and joyfully cultivates a large garden.


 

  • Stephen Batchelor's "Buddha Nature / Mara Nature (Part 1)" — Listen to Podcast Now

    STEPHEN BATCHELOR ia former Buddhist monk, studied under the guidance of Tibetan lamas and completed a three-year Zen training in Korea. He is the noted author of Alone With Others, The Faith to Doubt, The Awakening of the West, Buddhism Without Beliefs and Verses from the Center, and his new book Living with the Devil: A Meditation on Good and Evil. He is a member of the teacher council at Gaia House in England and is co-founder of Sharpham College. He teaches worldwide and lives in southwest France.

    Website: www.stephenbatchelor.org




    Thanissaro Bhikkhu's "Buddhist Romanticism" — Listen to Podcast Now

    THANISSARO BHIKKHU (Geoffrey DeGraff) is an American monk of the Thai forest tradition. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1971 with a degree in European Intellectual History, he studied meditation under Ajaan Fuang Jotiko in Thailand, himself a student of the late Ajaan Lee, and ordained in 1976. In 1991 he traveled to the hills of San Diego County, USA, where he helped establish Metta Forest Monastery, where he is the abbot. He is a prolific writer and translator. Many of his works can be found online at www.accesstoinsight.org.

    Website: www.mettaforest.org


  • Bill Weber's "Impermanence" — Listen to Podcast Now

    BILL WEBER is a senior Vipassana student and a recent graduate from Spirit Rock's Community Dharma Leader program. He teaches beginning meditation classes and daylongs. He has studied for the past ten years with Gil Fronsdal and Eugene Cash among others and has extensive retreat practice. He is also a documentary filmmaker and video editor.

    For more information, please visit Audio Dharma

 


 

  • Darlene Cohen's "Finding Joy in the Heart of Pain" — Listen to Podcast Now

    DARLENE COHEN earned a graduate degree in Physiological Psychology in 1966 and began sitting at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1970. She was ordained as a Zen priest in 1999. She also earned certification as a massage and movement teacher from Meir Schneider, the renowned Israeli self-healing teacher. Darlene counsels chronic pain clients and gives arthritis workshops, classes, lectures, and pain seminars in private practice and at medical facilities and meditation centers. She is author of "Arthritis: Stop Suffering, Start Moving" and "Everyday Exercises for Body and Mind".

    Her website is http://www.darlenecohen.net/

    For more information or to hear more talks by Cohen, please visit Audio Dharma

 


  • Gil Fronsdal's "The Value of Questioning" — Listen to Podcast Now

    GIL FRONSDAL has practiced Zen and Vipassana since 1975 and has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford. He has trained in both the Japanese Soto Zen tradition and the Insight Meditation lineage of Theravada Buddhism of Southeast Asia. Gil was trained as a Vipassana teacher by Jack Kornfield and is part of the Vipassana teachers' collective at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He was ordained as a Soto Zen priest at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1982, and in 1995 he received Dharma Transmission from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. He has been the primary teacher for the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California since 1990. He is a husband and father of two boys.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Fronsdal, please visit Audio Dharma


  • Lee de Barros' "The Small Self" — Listen to Podcast Now

    SEIDO LEE DE BARROS is a Zen Priest and Dharma Teacher in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi, His home temple is Green Gulch Farm in Marin County. He has had a long time involvement in interfaith activities, homeless, and jail services and leads a Buddhist sangha at San Quentin State Prison.

    For more information or to hear more talks by de Barros, please visit Audio Dharma


  • Yvonne Rand's "Presence" — Listen to Podcast Now

    YVONNE RAND is the resident teacher at Redwood Creek Dharma Center, located in Marin County. She is a Zen Buddhist priest and meditation teacher. She studied with Suzuki Roshi and later received Dharma transmission from Katagiri Roshi in 1989. Yvonne's other primary teachers are His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the late Ven. Tara Tulku; Yaeko Nakamura (Japanese Tea Ceremony and Noh Theater chanting); and Harry Kellett Roberts (Native American Wisdom traditions. She is well versed in the fields of psychology, Buddhist sacred art, contemporary art, and women's issues.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Rand, please visit Audio Dharma


 

  • Blanche Hartman's "Freedom" — Listen to Podcast Now

    ZENZEI BLANCHE HARTMAN began sitting in 1969 with Mel Weitsman and Suzuki-roshi. She was ordained a priest in 1977 by Zentatsu Baker and received dharma transmission with Sojun Mel Weitsman in 1988. She became Abbess of San Francisco Zen Center in 1996. She is married to Shuun Lou Hartman; they have four children and five grandchildren.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Hartman, please visit Audio Dharma


 

  • Wes Nisker's "Your Mind" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Wes Scoop Nisker Wes is an author, radio commentator, meditation teacher, and performer. His books include: The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom: The Spiritual Experiments of My Generation; Essential Crazy Wisdom; and Buddha's Nature. He is founder and co-editor of the Buddhist journal Inquiring Mind.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Wes Nisker please visit Audio Dharma

  • Michael Wenger's "Who Is the Other?" — Listen to Podcast Now

    MICHAEL WENGER has practiced at Zen Center for thirty years and is currently dean of Buddhist studies. He is the author of 33 Fingers: A Collection of Modern American Koans, co-editor of Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness, and editor of Windbell: Teachings from San Francisco Zen Center.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Michael Wenger please visit Audio Dharma

  • Thanissaro Bikkhu's "Happiness" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff) is an American monk of the Thai forest tradition. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1971 with a degree in European Intellectual History, he studied meditation under Ajaan Fuang Jotiko in Thailand, himself a student of the late Ajaan Lee, and ordained in 1976. In 1991 he traveled to the hills of San Diego County, USA, where he helped establish Metta Forest Monastery, where he is the abbot. He is a prolific writer and translator. Many of his works can be found online at www.accesstoinsight.org.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Thannissaro Bhikkhu please visit Audio Dharma

  • Robert Cusick's "Intention" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Robert Cusick has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1997. He is a student of Gil Fronsdal and was trained as a Buddhist monk at Pa Auk Forest Monastery in Burma. Robert also trained in the Soto Zen tradition at Tassajara Zen Center in 2001. He has worked with Hameed Ali in the Diamond Approach since 2002 and is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher. He completed the Dedicated Practioners Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is currently participating in the Buddhist Chaplaincy training offered through the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies. Robert is on the staff at Spirit Rock Meditation Center where he manages residential meditation retreats.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Robert please visit Audio Dharma

  • Gil Fronsdal's "Pond's of Nourishment" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Gil has practiced Zen and Vipassana since 1975 and has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford. He has trained in both the Japanese Soto Zen tradition and the Insight Meditation lineage of Theravada Buddhism of Southeast Asia. Gil was trained as a Vipassana teacher by Jack Kornfield and is part of the Vipassana teachers' collective at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He was ordained as a Soto Zen priest at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1982, and in 1995 he received Dharma Transmission from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. He has been the primary teacher for the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California since 1990. He is a husband and father of two boys.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Gil, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Darlene Cohen's "Anger" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Darlene Cohen earned a graduate degree in Physiological Psychology in 1966 and began sitting at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1970. She was ordained as a Zen priest in 1999. She also earned certification as a massage and movement teacher from Meir Schneider, the renowned Israeli self-healing teacher. Darlene counsels chronic pain clients and gives arthritis workshops, classes, lectures, and pain seminars in private practice and at medical facilities and meditation centers. She is author of Arthritis: Stop Suffering, Start Moving and Everyday Exercises for Body and Mind.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Darlene, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Stephen Batchelor's "Emptiness" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Stephen Batchelor, a former Buddhist monk, studied under the guidance of Tibetan lamas and completed a three-year Zen training in Korea. He is the noted author of Alone With Others, The Faith to Doubt, The Awakening of the West, Buddhism Without Beliefs and Verses from the Center, and his new book Living with the Devil: A Meditation on Good and Evil. He is a member of the teacher council at Gaia House in England and is co-founder of Sharpham College. He teaches worldwide and lives in southwest France.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Stephen, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Andrew Olendzki's "Grasping and the Creation of Self" — Listen to Podcast Now

    ANDREW OLENDZKI, PH.D. was trained in Buddhist Studies at Lancaster University in England, as well as at Harvard and the University of Sri Lanka. The former executive director of IMS (Insight Meditation Society), he is currently the executive director of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS) in Barre, MA. He is editor of the Insight Journal.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Andrew, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Steve Weintraubs's "Wake Up Call" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Steve Weintraub has been practicing and living at Zen Center since 1968 and has been teaching Buddhism since 1976. He received Dharma Transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman in 1994. He has a psychotherapy practice in San Francisco and Mill Valley and works as a therapist in the context of various analytic depth psychologies.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Steve, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Gil Fronsdal's "Good Enough" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Gil has practiced Zen and Vipassana since 1975 and has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford. He has trained in both the Japanese Soto Zen tradition and the Insight Meditation lineage of Theravada Buddhism of Southeast Asia. Gil was trained as a Vipassana teacher by Jack Kornfield and is part of the Vipassana teachers' collective at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He was ordained as a Soto Zen priest at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1982, and in 1995 he received Dharma Transmission from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. He has been the primary teacher for the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California since 1990. He is a husband and father of two boys.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Gil, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Shaila Catherine's "Truth" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Shaila Catherine has been practicing meditation since 1980, with seven years of accumulated silent retreat experience. She has been teaching since 1996 in the USA, India, Israel, and England. Shaila studied at the Sharpham College For Buddhist Studies in England, and dedicated several years to studying with masters in India, Nepal and Thailand. Shaila’s deep love of the Buddha’s teachings and long standing devotion to meditation creates a teaching style of clarity and delight revealing the liberating wisdom of the Dharma. She has recently completed a one year intensive meditation retreat with the focus on cultivation of concentration and jhana.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Catherine, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Andrea Fella's "What Versus Why" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Andrea Fella has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1996, and began teaching meditation classes in 2003. She is particularly drawn to intensive retreat practice, and has done a number of long retreats, both in the United States and in Burma. During one long practice period in Burma, she ordained as a nun with Sayadaw U Janeka. Andrea is also inspired by the service aspect of practice, and loves her work as a retreat manager, both at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and at the Kyaswa Monastery in Burma.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Gates, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Barbara Gates' "Neighborhood Inquiries" — Listen to Podcast Now

    BARBARA GATES is cofounder and coeditor of the Buddhist journal Inquiring Mind, for which she writes a regular column. She has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1975. Her editorial projects include books by the Dalai Lama, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg and Joanna Macy. She is the author of the recently published book Already Home, A Topography of Spirit and Place. She lives with her husband and daughter in Berkeley, CA.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Gates, please visit Audio Dharma

  • The Four Noble Truths — Listen to Podcast Now

    These 4 recordings are of a Daylong Practice day given by Gil Fronsdal. Guided meditations are included.

    Gil has practiced Zen and Vipassana since 1975 and has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford. He has trained in both the Japanese Soto Zen tradition and the Insight Meditation lineage of Theravada Buddhism of Southeast Asia. Gil was trained as a Vipassana teacher by Jack Kornfield and is part of the Vipassana teachers' collective at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He was ordained as a Soto Zen priest at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1982, and in 1995 he received Dharma Transmission from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. He has been the primary teacher for the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California since 1990. He is a husband and father of two boys.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Fronsdal, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Douglas Harding's "Headlessness and the Single "I"" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Based in London, England, Douglas and Catherine Harding have been lecturing and teaching their simple, practical method of direct seeing for oneself for many years.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Harding, please visit Audio Dharma

  • MIRKA KNASTER'S "Right Speech" — Listen to Podcast Now

    MIRKA KNASTER has been practicing meditation in the Theravada tradition since her first retreat in India in 1981. She holds a Ph.D. in Asian and Comparative Studies with a dissertation on the process of cultivating ethical speech through interviews with dharma teachers and rabbis. She has freelanced as a writer and editor for at least twenty years.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Knaster, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Teah Strozer's "Intimacy" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Teah Strozer is a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition of Suzuki Roshi. She was at Tassajara Monastery for 11 years, and was head of practice at San Francisco Zen Center. She used to be a music teacher, and has a foster son.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Strozer, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Ajahn Prasert's "Four Noble Truths" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Ajahn Prasert is originally from northeast Thailand where he became a monk at the age of 11. He studied both in Bangkok and India, and came to the United States in 1982. He is the abbot of Wat Buddhanusorn in Fremont, which he established in 1983.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Prasert, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Victoria Austin's "Sympathetic Joy" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Victoria Austin began practicing meditation in 1971. She ordained as a Zen Priest at in 1982 at the same time as Gil, in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She received Dharma transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman. She is formerly the tanto (Head of Practice) at Tassajara, and is currently the President of San Francisco Zen Center. She is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher who trains regularly in India and in the U.S.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Austin, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Carolyn Dille's "4 Noble Truths" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Carolyn Dille is a poet and teacher who facilitates writing and creative expression workshops. She has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1990, and has trained with a variety of teachers in both the Theravada and Soto Zen traditions. She completed the Community Dharma Leaders program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in 2003. Carolyn lives in Santa Cruz and is writing a book on meditative and creative awareness, working title:Insight, Intuition, and Imagination.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Dille, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Pat Leonetti's "Equanimity" — Listen to Podcast Now

    PAT LEONETTI has had a long career in Public Health Nursing Administration. She was ordained at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1993. She lived at Green Gulch for 10 years, and was Director there. She now lives in the East Bay and is involved in socially engaged dharma in hospitals, senior centers, and educationally.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Leonetti, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Larry Yang's "Intention" — Listen to Podcast Now

    LARRY YANG was a Clinical Social Work Supervisor at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital, where he trained psychotherapists, and was Program Coordinator for Diversity and Multicultural Services. He is a consultant and trainer giving workshops, presentations and trainings in diversity and multicultural issues. Larry is a co-editor of Making the Invisible Visible: Healing Racism in Our Buddhist Communities. He is part of the Community Dharma Leaders and Dedicated Practitioners Programs at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is on their Diversity Council. He leads daylong retreats for People of Color and on issues concerning Diversity and Recovery from Addiction. He co-leads a sitting group for the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender community in San Francisco.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Yang, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Susan Janus Ezequelle's "Why We Practice" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Susan Janus Ezequelle has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1997. A student of Gil Fronsdal, she worked closely with Gil and other community members to found the Insight Meditation Center, where she teaches meditation classes and yoga.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Ezequelle, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Pa Auk Sayadaw's "Concentration" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw is the founder and main teacher of the Pa Auk Forest Monastery in southern Burma. He teaches a particularly thoroughgoing, step-by-step tranquility & insight practice to monastics and lay people practicing at the monastery. This includes samatha (deep access concentration and the jhanas) as well as a variety of vipassana techniques. The purpose of these practices is to bring the practitioner towards Liberation as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Sayadaw, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Sahito Dharma's "Contemplative Life, East and West" — Listen to Podcast Now

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  • Gil Fronsdal's "Conceit" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Gil has practiced Zen and Vipassana since 1975 and has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford. He has trained in both the Japanese Soto Zen tradition and the Insight Meditation lineage of Theravada Buddhism of Southeast Asia. Gil was trained as a Vipassana teacher by Jack Kornfield and is part of the Vipassana teachers' collective at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He was ordained as a Soto Zen priest at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1982, and in 1995 he received Dharma Transmission from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. He has been the primary teacher for the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California since 1990. He is a husband and father of two boys.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Fronsdal, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Ronna Kabatznick's "Tsunami Events" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Berkeley. She specializes in mindfulness based strategies for depression, anxiety, and weight management. She has been practicing meditation since 1985. While in Thailand, she spent two years at the forest monasteries of Ajahn Anan and Ajahn Ganha, two of Ajahn Chah’s most highly esteemed disciples. She is the author of The Zen of Eating: Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems and the Book Review Editor for the Inquiring Mind.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Kabatznick, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Sally Castleman's "Against the Tide" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Sally Clough was introduced to vipassana through retreats in India in 1981. She co-founded the Sharpham meditation community in Devon, England, and was the Executive Director of Spirit Rock for five years. Trained by Jack Kornfield, Sally has led meditation classes and assisted on retreats since 1994.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Clough, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Robert Cusick's "Intention" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Robert Cusick has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1997. He is a student of Gil Fronsdal and was trained as a Buddhist monk at Pa Auk Forest Monastery in Burma. Robert also trained in the Soto Zen tradition at Tassajara Zen Center in 2001. He has worked with Hameed Ali in the Diamond Approach since 2002 and is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher. He completed the Dedicated Practioners Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is currently participating in the Buddhist Chaplaincy training offered through the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies. Robert is on the staff at Spirit Rock Meditation Center where he manages residential meditation retreats.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Cusick, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Seth Castleman's "Brokenness to Wholeness" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Seth Castleman is a teacher, storyteller, and writer. A practicing Jew and a student of Theravadan dharma, he writes about the people, practices, and myths of the Jewish and Buddhist traditions. Seth teaches dharma to youth and adults incarcerated in America's prisons. He first developed and then directed the Family, Teen, and Children's Programs at Spirit Rock Meditation Center 1994-98 and presently co-directs the Lineage Project in New York City. Seth has trained in Asia and the U.S. under the guidance of U Pandita Sayadaw, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Jack Kornfield, Christopher Titmuss, Sharon Salzberg, and Joseph Goldstein.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Castleman, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Misha Merrill's "What Are We Doing Here" — Listen to Podcast Now

    MISHA MERRILL was ordained a Zen priest in 1988 by Les Kaye Roshi in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi of the San Francisco Zen Center. She received Dharma Transmission from him in 1998 and has been leading a meditation group in Redwood City since 1993. She also teaches young children at the Peninsula School of Menlo Park. She lives in the hills above Stanford with her husband and joyfully cultivates a large garden.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Merrill, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Mary Orr's "Reconciling Buddhism & Other Religious Practices" — Listen to Podcast Now

    MARY ORR has practiced Vipassana since 1983; prior to that she followed western contemplative practices. She worked as a therapist from 1977 to 1995. Trained to teach by Jack Kornfield, she now teaches classes and retreats in Santa Cruz and throughout the United States.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Orr, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Berget Jelane's "Why Practice" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Berget Jelane has been practicing meditation since 1986 and is a student of Gil Fronsdal. She coordinates the San Jose Sangha and regularly teaches there. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock's Community Dharma Leader program and Sati Center's Chaplaincy Training. As a Buddhist Chaplain she also performs weddings. She teaches meditation weekly at Elmwood Women's Correctional Center in Milpitas. As a psychotherapist in private practice, she incorporates mindfulness and the understandings of Buddhist practice into her work with clients..

    For more information or to hear more talks by Jelane, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Paul Haller's "Haiku Dharma" — Listen to Podcast Now

    PAUL HALLER has been engaged in Buddhist practice for thirty years, initially as a Theravada monk in Thailand, and then was ordained as a priest at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1980, where he has recently become the new abbot. He has been leading the outreach program at the Zen Center and has extensive experience with integrating Buddhist practice with hospice, jail and peace work.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Haller, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia's "Taming Karmic Impulses" — Listen to Podcast Now

    GLORIA TARANIYA AMBROSIA has been offering instruction in Theravada Buddhist teachings and practices since 1990. She is a student of the western forest sangha, the disciples of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho, and is a Lay Buddhist Minister in association with Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California. She has served as resident teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts from 1996 through 1999. Taraniya teaches at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and at Dhamma centers in the United States..

    For more information or to hear more talks by Ambrosia, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Betsy Rose's "Dharma Songs" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Betsy Rose is an accomplished singer and songwriter of folk and progressive music. She has performed widely for over 30 years throughout the world, at festivals, ecological conferences, spiritual gatherings, with organization such as La Leche League, Omega Institute, Aids and Hospice services… She is currently involved in the Singing For Peace Project, through Bay Area gatherings, rallies, demonstrations, vigils and concerts. Many artists have sung and recorded her songs, including Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert and Bobbi McFerron. Dharma teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh, Matthew Fox, and Joanna Macy include her music in their work. She is one of the teachers of the Family Program at Spirit Rock.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Rose, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Seido Lee de Barros' "Practice & Study" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Seido Lee de Barros,is a Zen Priest and Dharma Teacher in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi, His home temple is Green Gulch Farm in Marin County. He has had a long time involvement in interfaith activities, homeless, and jail services and leads a Buddhist sangha at San Quentin State Prison.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Lee de Barros, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Larry Yang's "Intention" — Listen to Podcast Now

    LARRY YANG was a Clinical Social Work Supervisor at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital, where he trained psychotherapists, and was Program Coordinator for Diversity and Multicultural Services. He is a consultant and trainer giving workshops, presentations and trainings in diversity and multicultural issues. Larry is a co-editor of Making the Invisible Visible: Healing Racism in Our Buddhist Communities. He is part of the Community Dharma Leaders and Dedicated Practitioners Programs at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is on their Diversity Council. He leads daylong retreats for People of Color and on issues concerning Diversity and Recovery from Addiction. He co-leads a sitting group for the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender community in San Francisco.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Yang, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Angela Boissevain's "Attitude of Practice" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Angie Boissevain has been a student of Kobun Chino, a Soto Zen teacher, since 1971, first at Haiku zendo in Los Altos, then as head student teacher and director at Jikoji, a retreat center in the Santa Cruz mountains. She was ordained as a lay priest in 1989. Retired from Jikoji, she now meets weekly with meditation groups in the Bay Area. She has raised three children and is a published poet.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Boissevain, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Ajahn Sundara's "Introduction to Guided Meditation" — Listen to Podcast Now

    AJAHN SUNDARA is one of the senior nuns ordained in the forest tradition of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho. She teaches and leads retreats in Europe and the United States and is interested in exploring ways of practicing, sustaining and integrating Buddhist teachings in Western culture.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Sundara, please visit Audio Dharma

  • David Chadwick's "Perspectives on Practice" — Listen to Podcast Now

    David Chadwick began practicing with Shunryu Suzuki in 1966 at the age of twenty-one and was ordained by him in 1971. He is the author of Thank You And OK!: an American Zen Failure in Japan and Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki. David's other pursuits span from songwriting to social activistism.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Chadwick, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Martine Batchelor's "Creative Engagement" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Martine Batchelor was a Zen Buddhist nun in Korea for ten years. She returned to Europe with her husband Stephen in 1985. She teaches meditation retreats worldwide. She is co-editor of Buddhism and Ecology and editor of Women on the Buddhist Path. She wrote Principles of Zen and Meditation for Life. Path of Compassion is her translation of the Chinese Bodhisattva precepts. Her latest forthcoming book is Women in Korean Zen. She is interested in meditation in daily life, Buddhism and social action, religion and women issues, Zen and its history factual and legendary. She lives in France.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Batchelor, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Andrew Olendzki's "Nature Poetry" — Listen to Podcast Now

    ANDREW OLENDZKI, PH.D. was trained in Buddhist Studies at Lancaster University in England, as well as at Harvard and the University of Sri Lanka. The former executive director of IMS (Insight Meditation Society), he is currently the executive director of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS) in Barre, MA. He is editor of the Insight Journal.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Olendzki, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Diana Winston's "Dharma & Money" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Diana Winston is a writer, activist, teacher and founder of the Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement (BASE) Program. She was associate director of Buddhist Peace Fellowship for 9 years. She has practiced Insight Meditation since 1989 and spent a year as a Buddhist nun in Burma. She is the author of Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens.

    For more information or to hear more talks by Winston, please visit Audio Dharma

  • Edward Brown's "Facets Of Self" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Edward Espe Brown has been practicing Zen since 1965 (and yoga since 1980), and has been head resident teacher at each of the San Francisco Zen Centers: Tassajara, Green Gulch, and City Center. He has led meditation retreats and cooking classes throughout the United States, as well as Austria, Germany, Spain, and England. He is the author of several cookbooks including The Tassajara Bread Book and Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings, and is the editor of Not Always So, a newly published book of lectures by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. He has also done extensive Vipassana practice.

  • Eugene Cash's "Dharma & Sexuality" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Eugene Cash has practiced meditation since 1981. He leads weekly sitting groups in San Francisco and meditation retreats nationwide. Many streams of the vipassana tradition and the Zen school of Buddhism influence his teaching. Eugene is also a teacher in the Ridhwan School. As a psychotherapist he has worked extensively with those who are ill, the dying and the bereaved.

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  • Sharda Rogell's "Feeling Alive" — Listen to Podcast Now

    SHARDA ROGELL is currently a teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She has practiced in the Theravadan tradition since 1979. She has been teaching worldwide since 1985 where she brings a strong emphasis to awakening heartfulness. She has also been influenced by the non-dual teachings of Advaita Vedanta and the Dzogchen teachings in the Tibetan tradition.

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  • Leigh Brasington's "Anicca (Impermanence)" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Leigh Brasington has been practicing since 1985 and is the senior American student of the late Ven. Ayya Khema, who confirmed Leigh's practice and requested that he begin teaching. Leigh began assisting Ven. Ayya Khema in 1994 and began teaching retreats on his own in 1997. He continues to teach in Europe and North America. His teaching emphasizes using concentration as a preliminary to insight practice. He lives in Alameda and works as a software engineer.

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  • Blanche Hartman's "Freedom" — Listen to Podcast Now

    ZENZEI BLANCHE HARTMAN began sitting in 1969 with Mel Weitsman and Suzuki-roshi. She was ordained a priest in 1977 by Zentatsu Baker and received dharma transmission with Sojun Mel Weitsman in 1988. She became Abbess of San Francisco Zen Center in 1996. She is married to Shuun Lou Hartman; they have four children and five grandchildren.

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  • James Baraz's "Open To Experience" — Listen to Podcast Now

    James Baraz has practiced vipassana meditation since 1974 and taught since 1980. He is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. James coordinates the Community Dharma Leader program, Kalyana Mitta Network, and is the teacher-advisor to the Spirit Rock Family and Teen programs. James leads ongoing meditation classes in the East Bay. In addition to practicing in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, he has been influenced by Advaita and Dzogchen teachings, as well as the path of devotion.

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  • Gil Fronsdal's "The Dhammapada" — Listen to Podcast Now

    The Dhammapada is the most widely read Buddhist scripture. This classic text of teaching verses from the earliest period of Buddhism conveys the philosophical and practical foundations of the Buddhist tradition.

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  • Noah Levine's "Practice As Rebellion" — Listen to Podcast Now

    NOAH LEVINE is a Buddhist teacher in training with Jack Kornfield and the teaching collective at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. He teaches meditation retreats nationally as well as leading groups in juvenile halls and prisons around the San Francisco Bay Area. Noah is also the director and co-founder of the Mind Body Awareness Project, a non-profit organization that serves incarcerated youths. He has studied with such well-known and respected teachers as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Norman Fischer, and Sylvia Boorstein, to name a few. He is the author of "Dharma Punx" Noah lives in San Francisco, CA.

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  • Wendy Johnson's "Trees" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Wendy Johnson is a lay Dharma teacher ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh. Wendy has lived and practiced at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in northern California since 1975. As a wife and mother of two, Wendy combines her 30-year training in organic agriculture with a commitment to teaching meditation engaged with the life of the world. She has been involved for many years in establishing gardening programs in Bay Area schools. She is completing a book on Zen practice and gardening to be published by Bantam Press.

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  • Gil Fronsdal's "The Five Hindrances" Part 1 — Listen to Podcast Now

    Gil has practiced Zen and Vipassana since 1975 and has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford. He has trained in both the Japanese Soto Zen tradition and the Insight Meditation lineage of Theravada Buddhism of Southeast Asia. Gil was trained as a Vipassana teacher by Jack Kornfield and is part of the Vipassana teachers' collective at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He was ordained as a Soto Zen priest at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1982, and in 1995 he received Dharma Transmission from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. He has been the primary teacher for the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California since 1990. He is a husband and father of two boys.

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  • Norman Fischer's "Zen Koan" Part 1 — Listen to Podcast Now

    Norman is a Zen priest and abbot, a husband, father, and a poet, a teacher with wide-ranging interests and passions. During almost 30 years at San Francisco Zen Center, he served as director, tenzo, tanto, operations manager and other positions. Norman retired as abbot of Zen Center in 2000 to take his teaching out into the world. He continues his involvement with the Zen Center as a senior Dharma teacher. Norman believes in the possibility of "engaged renunciation": living a fully committed religious life that does not exclude family, work, and a passionate interest in the world. In addition to his teaching with the Everyday Zen sangha in the Bay Area, Norman is guiding teacher to four other groups: the Bellingham (WA) Zen Practice Group, the Mountain Rain Zen Community (Vancouver, B.C.), Mar de Jade (Mexico), and The New York Zen Circle (New York City).

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  • Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg "Insight Meditation Correspondence Course" — Listen to Podcast Now

    When you seek to live a spiritual life, what matters most is not what you know, but the actions you take. How do you best embody the spiritual principles that uplift you and those whose lives you touch? On Insight Meditation, you will learn one of the world's great contemplative practices, as it was taught by the Buddha himself and then passed "candle to candle" for over 2,500 years.

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  • Richard Shankman's "Illness" — Listen to Podcast Now

    RICHARD SHANKMAN has been a meditator since 1970 and has a master's degree in Buddhist Studies. He teaches regularly at several Bay Area dhamma groups and is active in bringing meditation and dhamma to prisons. He is a co-founder of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies. He has recently completed an 11 month intensive meditation retreat at the Forest Refuge in Massachusetts.

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  • Robert Thurman's "Liberation Upon Hearing in the Between" — Listen to Podcast Now

    One of the 25 most influential people in America according to Time Magazine, and “the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhismâ€� (The New York Times), Robert Thurman illuminates The Tibetan Book of the Dead with up-to-date insights for modern audiences. For centuries, this text has been read aloud to the dying — who Buddhist masters say are capable of hearing up to three days after clinical death — as a guide through the tumultuous and often terrifying process of dissolution. Now, in Liberation Upon Hearing in the Between, Professor Robert Thurman demystifies this esoteric teaching and reveals the Tibetan view of dying: it is not an ending to be feared, but a wondrous and liberating culmination of our life’s journey, potentially opening into glorious new beginnings.

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  • Tara Brach's "Radical Acceptance" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Tara Brach is a clinical psychologist and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C. She has been practicing meditation since 1975 and leads retreats throughout North America. Tara is author of the newly published book Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha.

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  • Pema Chodron's "Getting Unstuck " — Listen to Podcast Now

    An urge comes up, we succumb to it, and it becomes stronger, teaches Pema Chödrön. We reinforce our cravings, habits, and addictions by giving in to them repeatedly. On Getting Unstuck, Chödrön guides us through this “sticky feelingâ€� — exploring the moments when we get hooked — and offers us tools for learning to stay with our uneasiness, soften our hearts toward ourselves and others, and live a more peaceful life in the fullness of the present moment.

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  • Yvonne Rand's "Presence" — Listen to Podcast Now

    YVONNE RAND is the resident teacher at Redwood Creek Dharma Center, located in Marin County. She is a Zen Buddhist priest and meditation teacher. She studied with Suzuki Roshi and later received Dharma transmission from Katagiri Roshi in 1989. Yvonne?s other primary teachers are His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the late Ven. Tara Tulku; Yaeko Nakamura (Japanese Tea Ceremony and Noh Theater chanting); and Harry Kellett Roberts (Native American Wisdom traditions. She is well versed in the fields of psychology, Buddhist sacred art, contemporary art, and women's issues.

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  • Shinzen Young's "Break Through Pain" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Break Through Pain adapts the core principles of mindfulness training to a practical process that can treat even extreme, chronic pain effectively, possibly reducing the need for drugs or surgery. You will learn that, by observing and opening to pain, you can stop resisting it and "step outside" physical suffering. Step-by-step techniques taught in plain language show how to overcome internal resistance — the key to transforming physical pain into a flow of pure energy. With regular practice, you can tap into your mind's own power to overcome physical pain.

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  • Victoria Austin's "Calm In Daily Life" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Victoria Austin began practicing meditation in 1971. She ordained as a Zen Priest at in 1982 at the same time as Gil, in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She received Dharma transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman. She is formerly the tanto (Head of Practice) at Tassajara, and is currently the President of San Francisco Zen Center. She is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher who trains regularly in India and in the U.S.

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  • Cheri Huber's Unconditional Self-Acceptance" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Cheri Huber is the founder of Mountain View Zen Center and the Zen Monastery Practice Center, both in California, and the author of 17 books including When You’re Falling, Dive (Keep It Simple Books, 2003).

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  • Tempel Smith's "River" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Tempel Smith began practicing meditation in 1989. In 1997 he ordained as a monk in Burma with Sayadaw U Pandita and Pa Auk Sayadaw. He then practiced as a long-term yogi at IMS. Now, in the Bay Area, he is working on integrating these deep meditative practices into daily life and in his work with the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Tempel has taught meditation and Buddhist psychology, and is a member of the Spirit Rock Teen Council. He teaches the Teen Program at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City. He is also interested in meditation for the chronically ill and those in prison.

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  • Sharon Salzberg's "The Force of Kindness" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Distill the great spiritual teachings from around the world down to their most basic principles, and one thread emerges to unite them all: kindness. In The Force of Kindness, Sharon Salzberg, one of the nation’s most respected Buddhist authors and meditation teachers, offers practical instruction on how we can cultivate this essential trait within ourselves.

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  • Thanissaro Bhikkhu's "Guided Meditation" — Listen to Podcast Now

    THANISSARO BHIKKHU (Geoffrey DeGraff) has been a Theravadin monk since 1976. He is currently the abbot of Metta Forest Monastery, a combined monastic and lay meditation community in San Diego County. He is the author of many books, including The Mind Like Fire Unbound, Noble Strategy, Handful of Leaves,and Meditations. A number of these books, articles, his translations of teachings by the great Thai forest masters, and over 600 of his sutta translations are available on the Access to Insight website.

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  • Stephen Batchelor's "Emptiness" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Stephen Batchelor, a former Buddhist monk, studied under the guidance of Tibetan lamas and completed a three-year Zen training in Korea. He is the noted author of Alone With Others, The Faith to Doubt, The Awakening of the West, Buddhism Without Beliefs and Verses from the Center, and his new book Living with the Devil: A Meditation on Good and Evil. He is a member of the teacher council at Gaia House in England and is co-founder of Sharpham College. He teaches worldwide and lives in southwest France.

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  • Adyashanti's "Spontaneous Awakening" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Adyashanti began teaching in 1996 after a series of transformative spiritual awakenings, at the request of his Zen teacher with whom he had been studying for 14 years. Adyashanti’s teachings have been compared to some of the early Ch’an (Zen) masters of China as well as teachers of Advaita Vedanta in India. He is the author of Emptiness Dancing, The Impact of Awakening, and My Secret Is Silence.

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  • Thich Nhat Hanh's "The Ultimate Dimension" — Listen to Podcast Now

    The teachings of Buddhism describe two realities: the “historical dimensionâ€� of time, space, and form; and the “ultimate dimension,â€� an infinite realm beyond birth and death — the realm of complete freedom, peace, and joy — the ground of being called “nirvana.â€� On The Ultimate Dimension, you are invited to sit beside Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh for an advanced dharma retreat that opens the doorway to this sublime experience of being. With him, you will plant the seeds for a daily practice to transform the way you relate to life’s difficulties, and begin to unfold your natural state of happiness and wisdom — your Buddha nature.

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  • Guided Meditation with Gil Fronsdal — Listen to Podcast Now

    Gil has practiced Zen and Vipassana since 1975 and has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford. He has trained in both the Japanese Soto Zen tradition and the Insight Meditation lineage of Theravada Buddhism of Southeast Asia. Gil was trained as a Vipassana teacher by Jack Kornfield and is part of the Vipassana teachers' collective at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He was ordained as a Soto Zen priest at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1982, and in 1995 he received Dharma Transmission from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. He has been the primary teacher for the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California since 1990. He is a husband and father of two boys.

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  • Jon Kabat-Zinn's "Guided Mindfulness Meditations" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Through a number of research studies, and through Kabat-Zinn’s pioneering work at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he is founder of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic, mindfulness is finally being recognized as a highly effective tool for dealing with stress, chronic pain, and other illnesses. Today, with a four-part home training course, Jon Kabat-Zinn offers listeners the definitive mindfulness meditation practice on CD.

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  • Pema Chodron's "True Happiness" — Listen to Podcast Now

    Recorded at Gampo Abbey Monastery in Nova Scotia, True Happiness gives you the opportunity to spend yarne — or winter retreat — with Pema Chödrön in the warmth and comfort of your own home. Join this bestselling author and teacher as she guides you through seven hours of effective meditations and practices to dissolve the barriers to your heart, reconnect with the source of basic goodness, and cultivate a sense of happiness — if only to touch upon it for brief but precious moments at a time.

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