When I began to take up the study and practice of Buddhism there were about one or two bookshelves of books on Buddhism. Within a few years the number of written works exploded – a vast number expanding in the ten directions. It seems to be the same with podcasts but in a shorter timespan. This list is certainly not an exhausted list and I will be adding as time goes along. If you know of a podcast that should (or shouldn’t) be on this list just click over to the Contact page and drop me a note.
A Buddhist Podcast
“If not you, then who? And if not now when?”
Against the Stream
“Dharma talks by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, and other teachers at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles, San Francisco and elsewhere.”
From our friends at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA.
Austin Zen Center
“Established in 2000, Austin Zen Center was founded to carry on the warm-hearted teaching of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, as recorded in his well-known book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind.”
Buddhist Boot Camp Podcast
“The intention is to awaken, enlighten, enrich and inspire. Timber Hawkeye, bestselling author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless, offers a secular approach to being at peace with the world, both within and around us.”
“Today, the purpose of Buddhist Geeks is understood as an active exploration of Dharma in the Age of the Network.”
Buddhist Society of Western Australia
“Dharma talks from the tradition of Buddhist meditation master Ajahn Brahm and Australian Forest Sangha of monks and nuns presented by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia”
Dharmapunx NYC & Brooklyn
“Dharma talks by Josh Korda on the Bowery, NYC and at Greenpoint, Brooklyn.”
“Dharma Seed is an online resource dedicated to making the Buddhist teachings of Insight Meditation and associated practices available to all.”
I don’t why I bothered entering all these podcasts – Itunes has an encyclopedic listing of Buddhist and Buddhist related podcasts. Seriously. Even if you’re outside the Apple realm you should check it out just for all the titles.
Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg
“The Sharon Salzberg Metta Hour features Buddhist philosophy in a practical, common sense vernacular. Sharon’s natural wisdom, sense of humor and the ease with which she translates these teachings forge an intimate connection with the listener. From everyday experiences to pithy revelations, each podcast is a journey on the path of self-discovery.”
Midwest Buddhist Temple
Talks from the Midwest Buddhist Temple in Chicago, Ill. A Shin Buddhist lineage.
Muddy Water Zen
“Dharma Talks given at Muddy Water Zen Center in Royal Oak, Michigan.”
“Secular Buddhism focuses on Buddhism as an applied philosophy rather than a religion.”
Rime Buddhist Center
“Past Dharma talks given at the Rime Buddhist Center.”
The Interdependent Project
“The Interdependence Project’s mission is to enable everyone to recognize the interdependence of all beings through traditional trainings in mindfulness, compassion, and wise action.”
Thich Nhat Hanh Dharma Talks
Talks given by Venerable Master Thich Nhat Hanh. What more needs to be said?
The Wisdom Podcast
“The Wisdom Podcast is a Buddhist podcast that features interviews with leading thinkers from the Buddhist world.”
Podcasts from the time tested and trusted Tricycle.
University of Oxford Podcasts
Podcasts on Buddhism from the University of Oxford.
Upaya Zen Center
“Our mission is to provide a context for community practice, education in Buddhism and social service in the areas of death and dying, prison work, the environment, women’s rights, and peacework.”