You Are Not Your Home (podcast)

Toward friends, attachment rages like a river; Toward enemies, hatred blazes like fire. Therefore it is the practice of Bodhisattvas to give up that home, Where the darkness of stupidity, of forgetting what to accept and reject, prevails.

the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. Verse 2.

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Rare Freedoms and Riches (podcast)

At this time of having obtained the rare great ship of freedoms and riches, To listen, reflect, and meditate, without any distraction day and night, In order to liberate oneself and others from the ocean of samsara Is the practice of bodhisattvas. -from the 37 practices of a bodhisattva. all quotations are from “Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva by Chokyi Dragpa

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Wild Fox Koan (podcast)

Daniel and Alicia talk about Baizhang and the Wild Fox.  I invited my soon-to-be wife Alicia Marley onto the podcast again to talk about the second koan from the Gateless Barrier Collection. This is an odd koan with some magical things going on and the lesson might be a little hard to find.  Our conversation ended up taking us pretty far afield from talking about the koan and we ended up asking questions like “is chanting important?” and “Can meditation make you a better criminal?”

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Koans! The Dog Koan(podcast)

Daniel and Alicia talk about Zhaozhou’s Dog.

I invited my soon-to-be wife Alicia Marley onto the podcast to talk about the first koan from The Gateless Barrier collection. She has no knowledge of zen koans, so I was wondering if her beginners perspective would help make things clear.

In this episode we talk about the title “The Gateless Barrier” (sometimes called The Gateless Gate, sometimes called The Barrier That Has No Gate) And we talk about the Koan that is called “Zhaozhou’s Dog”

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I wanted to recommend someone else’s podcast too. If you’re interested in podcasts about koans, go listen to Knot Zen:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/knot-zen/id1489124156

Buddhist Protest w/ Alex (Podcast)

I had Sensei Alex Kakuyo on the podcast again to talk about current events.

Alex is a lay Buddhist minister and author of Perfectly Ordinary: Buddhist Teachings for Everyday Life. He also writes a blog called Same Old Zen.

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And you can buy his book here: Perfectly Ordinary

Alex teaches in the Bright Dawn Tradition, which you can learn about here: Brightdawn.org

 

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Too Busy to Meditate (podcast)

I recorded this podcast to address questions people sometimes ask about meditation.

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Signs of Spiritual Maturity (podcast + video)

I recorded two talks on the same subject, Spiritual Maturity.

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Signs of Spiritual Maturity

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This talk is based on a passage from “A Path With Heart” by Jack Kornfield, which you can buy here:

A Path with Heart

 

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Don’t Be a Jerk, Be Nice, Train the Mind (podcast)

This was recorded at Monday Meditation on 2/3/20.

I commented on some traditional advice from the Buddha and we had a lively discussion.

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Don’t Be a Jerk, Be Nice, Train the Mind

I mentioned Brad Warner’s book, “Don’t Be a Jerk” which you can buy here:

Don’t Be a Jerk

AND I mentioned this song by Otis Redding, which I like very much:

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Desire (Podcast)

This talk and discussion was recorded at Fountain City Meditation on 12/23/19.

Desire – Talk and Discussion

Can we relate to our desires in a more meaningful way?

Do you want to be a dog or a tiger?

 

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Anxiety and Attachment w/ Alicia Marley (podcast)

This is a podcast I recorded with my partner Alicia back in September. We talked about letting go of anxiety and attachment. We recorded this in a car during a road trip. Sorry if it sounds weird.

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