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Latest Episodes

DharmaRealm 2.0
April 10, 2020

Podcasting while sheltering in place. We’re going to restart the DharmaRealm, recording via Zoom, shorter episodes, and posting here, SoundCloud, YouTube, and, as always, your favorite podcasting service. Send us your questions,

Buddhist Studies Scholarship, with special quest Natalie Fisk Quli
November 01, 2019

The nerds nerd out about nerdy things! Specifically, a couple of Buddhist Studies scholars (nerds) discuss (nerd out) what it means to be a Buddhist Studies scholar (nerdy things). It’s our third and final conversation with the brilliant Dr.

Merit practices, with special guest Natalie Fisk Quli
October 04, 2019

It’s our second episode with our special guest, Dr. Natalie Fisk Quli. We’re continuing our conversation about authenticity, this time around beginning with a conversation about merit, merit accumulation and transference,

Authentic Buddhism, with special guest Natalie Fisk Quli
September 06, 2019

Special guest star! Dr. Natalie Quli discusses Buddhism and authenticity.… Continue reading Authentic Buddhism, with special guest Natalie Fisk Quli →

What did the Buddha say?
February 01, 2019

In a weird way, this is sort of part-two of our post-truth conversation since we’re tackling a perennial problem in the contemporary study and practice of Buddhism — can we know what the historical Buddha really taught?

the Post-Truth Episode
December 21, 2018

I didn’t want to talk about flat earth or post-truth or aliens! But Harry made me!  Anyway. If you listen to this episode, you’ll get an earful of Star Trek, X-Files, aliens, conspiracy theories, multiple interpretations of reality,

Experience and Faith
June 29, 2018

Faith! We’re bouncing off a question about faith in our personal experience with Buddhism. Now, we know that having said faith, half of you said “There’s no faith in Buddhism!” And the other half said, “Well, what do you mean by faith?

No-self, again!
June 08, 2018

A little while back we did an episode on no self and identity — and what do you know? It was wildly popular. Go us. So we decided to come back to the issue. But we’re not gonna deal with identity; we’re just going to do a deep dive into no self.

Study v. Practice
May 18, 2018

Somewhat in response to a listener question, we dive into the question of practice versus academic study. Is there a difference between academic study and the practice of Buddha? Is one more valuable than the other?

Episode 100
April 20, 2018

Hooray! It’s been ten years since we started this show, and this is our 100th episode! We hit the highlights in this one, themes and topics we’ve touched on several times over the years, including how to practice Shin Buddhism at a distance from a sang...