56 episodes

A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment brings the inner science of Buddhist meditation to twenty-first century people hungry for happy, meaningful lives. It is a secular approach to meditation that requires no belief beyond our current understanding of science and psychology. Skeptic’s Path meditations are based on powerful analytical meditation techniques that use imagination, emotions, and critical inquiry to probe our inner and outer realities and expand our compassion. These Tibetan Buddhist mind training techniques expand on the popular mindfulness approach to meditation to help us better understand our minds from the inside out, and build healthy mental habits that are the true causes of happiness. Each week in discussions, guided meditations and interviews, we explore the vast variety of analytic meditation topics including love, compassion, sleep, tonglen, vipassana, stress, the body, meditation posture, anger, anxiety, addiction, grief, forgiveness, patience, confidence, loneliness, work, relationships, and more.

A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenmen‪t‬ Scott Snibbe, Stephen Butler

    • Buddhism
    • 4.9 • 48 Ratings

A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment brings the inner science of Buddhist meditation to twenty-first century people hungry for happy, meaningful lives. It is a secular approach to meditation that requires no belief beyond our current understanding of science and psychology. Skeptic’s Path meditations are based on powerful analytical meditation techniques that use imagination, emotions, and critical inquiry to probe our inner and outer realities and expand our compassion. These Tibetan Buddhist mind training techniques expand on the popular mindfulness approach to meditation to help us better understand our minds from the inside out, and build healthy mental habits that are the true causes of happiness. Each week in discussions, guided meditations and interviews, we explore the vast variety of analytic meditation topics including love, compassion, sleep, tonglen, vipassana, stress, the body, meditation posture, anger, anxiety, addiction, grief, forgiveness, patience, confidence, loneliness, work, relationships, and more.

    Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche on Patience, Compassion, and Art

    Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche on Patience, Compassion, and Art

    Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, renowned Tibetan Buddhist lama, author, and abstract expressionist painter talks about the mind, compassion, patience, and art.Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche on Patience, Compassion, and Art

    • 29 min
    Stephen Butler on Openness, Gentleness, and Mr. Rogers' Buddhism

    Stephen Butler on Openness, Gentleness, and Mr. Rogers' Buddhism

    Our podcast producer finally steps in front of the mic! Stephen Butler, producer of Grammy-nominated Indigenous and Native American music on gentleness, openness, and the Buddhism of Mr. Rogers. Stephen Butler on Openness, Gentleness, and Mr. Rogers'...

    • 37 min
    10 Minute Meditation on Love

    10 Minute Meditation on Love

    A 10-Minute guided meditation on love shows us how to expand our love for our partner and family to a loving-kindness that embraces all beings.10 Minute Meditation on Love

    • 9 min
    I Want to Know What Love Is

    I Want to Know What Love Is

    If you want to know what love is, search beyond eighties songs to the wisdom of Buddhist loving-kindness that expands our love to all beings while also deepening our connection to our partner and family. This special Valentine's Day episode on love asks...

    • 28 min
    Ten Questions for Dr. Robert Thurman (Part 2)

    Ten Questions for Dr. Robert Thurman (Part 2)

    Part two of our mind expanding interview with Buddhist scholar and author Dr. Robert Thurman, who shares what is a healthy kind of ego, how to be a Buddhist without belief, and a powerful vision of enlightenment and Nirvana.Ten Questions for Dr. Robert...

    • 33 min
    Ten Questions for Dr. Robert Thurman (Part 1)

    Ten Questions for Dr. Robert Thurman (Part 1)

    Buddhist scholar Dr. Robert Thurman answers 10 profound questions: What is the nature of time? What is enlightenment? Why is there no evidence for "nothing?" What is a psychonaut? And why is it important to be skeptical of both Buddhism and science?...

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

sarainbloom ,

Wonderful!

Well produced and a great selection of guest speakers. I look forward to hearing more!

Derek Fagerstrom ,

Highly recommend!

The perfect podcast for anyone interested/curious in Buddhism, consciousness, happiness, love, the relationship between spirit + science, meditation or just general well-being. All the ideas and concepts (even the really big ones!) are presented with much thought and clarity. Great guided meditations, great guest interviews...Haven’t missed an episode and am constantly recommending it to anyone I think could benefit from it...which is, um...EVERYONE.

Fitdayuser ,

Informative and engaging

Great podcast. I look forward to more.

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