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The Secular Buddhist

The Secular Buddhist is the official podcast of the Secular Buddhist Association, focusing on early Buddhist teaching and practice from a secular point of view. http://secularbuddhism.org

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Episode 69 :: Dr. Roland Griffiths :: Psilocybin and Meditation

Dr. Roland Griffiths speaks with us about his work studying psilocybin's intersection with meditation.

17 Jun 2011

Rank #1

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Episode 81 :: Dr. Dan Siegel :: Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

Dr. Dan Siegel speaks with us about Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, and how we can describe what the mind really is.

9 Sep 2011

Rank #2

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Episode 229 :: Dave Smith :: Ethical Mindfulness

Our friend Dave Smith returns to speak with us about his new book, Ethical Mindfulness.

12 Aug 2015

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Episode 284 :: Robert Wright :: Why Buddhism Is True

Robert Wright joins us to speak about his book Why Buddhism Is True.

7 Dec 2017

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Episode 198 :: Gary Weber :: Happiness Beyond Thought: A Practical Guide to Awakening

Gary Weber joins us to speak about Happiness Beyond Thought: A Practical Guide to Awakening.

26 Apr 2014

Rank #5

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Episode 24 :: Stephen Batchelor :: Secular Buddhism Arising

Today we speak with the author, teacher, and Atheist Buddhist, Stephen Batchelor.

6 Aug 2010

Rank #6

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Episode 166 :: David Webster :: Dispirited: How Contemporary Spirituality Makes Us Stupid, Selfish and Unhappy

Author and teacher David Webster joins us to speak about his book, Dispirited: How Contemporary Spirituality Makes Us Stupid, Selfish and Unhappy.

27 Apr 2013

Rank #7

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Episode 304 :: Jay Forrest :: Spirituality Without God: An Introduction to Bodhidaoism

Jay Forrest joins us to speak about a contemporary fusion of Buddhism with Daoism from his book, Spirituality Without God: An Introduction to Bodhidaoism.

27 Oct 2018

Rank #8

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Episode 270 :: Stephen Batchelor :: Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World

Stephen Batchelor joins us to speak about his new book, Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World.

4 Mar 2017

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Episode 329 :: Seth Zuiho Segall :: Buddhism and Human Flourishing

Seth Zuiho Segall joins us to speak about Buddhism and Human Flourishing: A Modern Western Perspective.

28 Mar 2020

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Episode 91 :: Noah Levine :: The Heart of the Revolution

Dharma Punx founder Noah Levine speaks with us about his new book, The Heart of the Revolution.

18 Nov 2011

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Episode 57 :: Bernie Glassman :: Socially Engaged Buddhism

Bernie Glassman speaks with us about Socially Engaged Buddhism, and the organization Zen Peacemakers.

25 Mar 2011

Rank #12

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Episode 134 :: Andy Puddicombe :: Get Some Headspace

Andy Puddicombe speaks with us about his site and new book, Get Some Headspace: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day.

15 Sep 2012

Rank #13

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Episode 242 :: Matthew O'Connell and Stuart Baldwin :: Post Traditional Buddhism

Matthew O'Connell and Stuart Baldwin join us to speak about Post Traditional Buddhism, and Imperfect Buddha Podcast.

5 Mar 2016

Rank #14

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Episode 225 :: Paul Verhaeghen :: Secular Buddhist Ethics

Paul Verhaeghen joins us to speak about secular Buddhist ethics.

13 Jun 2015

Rank #15

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Episode 94 :: Sue Blackmore :: Skepticism, Meditation, and Consciousness

Professor Sue Blackmore joins us to speak about meditation, consciousness, and her move from belief in the paranormal to skepticism.

9 Dec 2011

Rank #16

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Episode 268 :: Professor Richard Gombrich :: Buddhism in the Modern World

Professor Richard Gombrich speaks with us about Buddhism in the modern world.

14 Jan 2017

Rank #17

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Episode 223 :: Ali Ashtari :: Unplugged :: Spiritual But Not Religious: an Iranian Immigrant Story

Ali Ashtari joins us in this unplugged episode, Spiritual But Not Religious: an Iranian Immigrant Story.

15 May 2015

Rank #18

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Episode 296 :: Susan Piver :: The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships

Susan Piver speaks with us today about The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships.

23 Jun 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 157 :: Marc Lesser :: Know Yourself, Forget Yourself

Today we speak with the CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute Marc Lesser about his new book Know Yourself, Forget Yourself: Five Truths That Will Transform Your Work, Relationships, and Everyday Life.

20 Feb 2013

Rank #20