A podcast from Wisdom Publications where we interview leading thinkers from the Buddhist world.
Evan Thompson: The Conversation Between Buddhism and Science (#99)
For this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken speaks with Evan Thompson, professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia, and author of several books including Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy. Evan is among the most widely respected philosophers and writers on Buddhism today. In this […]
John Dunne: Dharmakīrti, Conceptuality, and Antidotes for Distorted Thinking (#98)
For this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken speaks with Professor John Dunne, acclaimed scholar and teacher in both Indian and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. John’s research focuses on Buddhist philosophy in relationship to contemplative practice, religious studies, and cognitive science. John is presently Distinguished Professor of Contemplative Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison […]
Jessica Pimentel: Tibetan Buddhism, Creativity, and the Work of the Imagination (#97)
For this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken interviews American actress and musician Jessica Pimentel. Jessica is best known for her role as Maria Ruiz on the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black. She is also a serious practitioner within the Geluk tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and studied under the former […]
Roger Jackson: Mahāmudrā in the Geluk and Kagyü Traditions (#96)
For this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken speaks with Roger Jackson, renowned scholar of both Indian and Tibetan Buddhist traditions and author of several books, including his most recent, Mind Seeing Mind: Mahāmudrā and the Geluk Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. We’re also delighted to share that Mind Seeing Mind recently won the […]
Michael Mendizza: Conversations with Samdhong Rinpoche and J. Krishnamurti
For this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken speaks with Michael Mendizza, documentary filmmaker and author of Always Awakening: Buddha’s Realization, Krishnamurti’s Insight. In this fascinating conversation, you’ll hear Michael share stories from his creative filmmaking journeys, and in particular the extremely rare opportunities he had of spending one-on-one time with two towering […]
Malcolm Smith: Translating The Tantra Without Syllables and The Blazing Lamp Tantra
For this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken speaks with Wisdom author and renowned Tibetan Buddhist translator, Malcolm Smith. Malcolm has been a student of the Great Perfection teachings since 1992 and studied under Dzogchen masters Chogyal Namkhai Norbu and the late Kunzang Dechen Lingpa. His translations include Buddhahood in this Life: The […]
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I always enjoy the episodes but the one with Gil Frosdal, one of my favorite authors, was so informative. It motivates me further to pursue my meditation practice. Thank you!
Good but sometimes confusing
I love the guests, the topics and questions asked by the host Daniel Aitken. My only criticism is that the conversations will often lurch suddenly into very dense esoteric territory with a lot of Sanskrit and Tibetan terminology. I wish Daniel would slow down and speak as if most of his listening audience were not in a grad school seminar on Indo-Tibetan Buddhism.
These interviews and conversations are excellent !!i am learning so much about the various lineages and the people who have brought different aspects/ teachings of Buddhism to the west. Great interviewer! Priceless dharma archives. Thank you .