American Buddhism: part two

In part two of our episode on American Buddhism, our conversation meanders from such topics as: How does one become a Buddhist? What is the relationship between becoming a Buddhist and intellectual study? How import is taking the three refuges? How important is community? We also discuss the important role that Buddhist art and images

American Buddhism: part one

In our conversation today, we discuss the difficulty of talking about the large, diverse set of practice traditions collectively known as “American Buddhism.” How can you talk meaningfully about such a wide array of Buddhist communities, beliefs, and practices? And how do we engage non-Buddhists and those new on the path who may have their

Mindfulness: part two

In part two of our inaugural, two-part podcast, we finish our discussion of mindfulness practice not only in Buddhism more generally but how it relates to the nembutsu; nembutsu practice is mindfulness practice in that it “brings to mind” Amida Buddha. Thanks for listening! http://media.blubrry.com/dharmarealm/p/www.dharmarealm.com/podcast/episode_one2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (43.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple

Mindfulness: part one

In part one of our inaugural, two-part podcast, we discuss mindfulness as a Buddhist practice. What is mindfulness? What are we being mindful of? And what are the implications of this practice? Be sure to download part two as well! Thanks for listening! http://media.blubrry.com/dharmarealm/p/www.dharmarealm.com/podcast/episode_one.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (20.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts