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Meditation, Behavior Design, & Habit Building
07/27/15 • 35 min
Magic and the Four Immeasurables, with Vince F Horn
07/06/22 • 47 min
In most modern contexts the topic of magic is taboo, because it isn’t Rational. Here, Vince Fakhoury Horn makes the claim that magic can also be understood and practiced in a Transrational way. He does this by unpacking several perspectives on magic, and then links those with the Buddhist teachings on the open heart: The Four Immeasurables.
This episode was recorded during a recent Buddhist Geeks Retreat on Heart Magic. Join us from August 3–10, 2022 at the Garrison Institute in NY for a week-long retreat on the same topic!
🔗 Heart Magic Retreat @ Garrison Institute
📖 Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha by Daniel Ingram
🎙 Buddhist Magic w/ Daniel Ingram
🎙 Falling in Love With What Is, with Noliwe Alexander
📜 Metta (Mettanisamsa) Sutta: Discourse on Advantages of Loving-kindness
12/03/21 • 81 min
In this episode of Buddhist Geeks, we're re-sharing a conversation that happened on the Meta-Perspective show, hosted by James Landoli, in which James invited Vince F Horn and Daniel Ingram into a far-ranging dialogue, exploring some of the meta-perspectives and real human complexity that goes along with discussing dharma lineage in the 21st century.
🔗 The Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium
🎧 Shinzen Young on Remembering William (Bill) Hamilton
We Were Made For These Times, with Kaira Jewel Lingo
01/12/22 • 66 min
In this episode of Buddhist Geeks, Vince Fakhoury Horn is joined in dialogue with Kaira Jewel Lingo, mindfulness meditation teacher, mentor, and author of the recently released book, "We Were Made For These Times". Here they discuss the unique times of peril and opportunity that humanity current faces, and how the teachings on equanimity, or inclusiveness, might just be the only thing that we can reliably fall back on.
📖 "We Were Made For These Times: 10 Lessons for Moving Through Change, Loss, and Disruption" by Kaira Jewel Lingo
📺 Why Facebook is More Powerful than Cultures, Markets, AND Governments
📰 A Lynching Memorial Is Opening. The Country Has Never Seen Anything Like It.
📖 "The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology" by Thich Nhat Hanh
"If we can figure out how to be embodied and know what our bodies are telling us we can find out way back to each other." – Kaira Jewel Lingo
"Part of why we don't protect what we have is because we're not really alive to it–we don't really see the beauty of our world." – Kaira Jewel Lingo
"You can only really have equanimity if you really care." – Kaira Jewel Lingo
01/03/22 • 27 min
In the 2nd part of our conversation with the Evolving Ground crew, we talk about the importance of comparing and contrasting what we're up to in our respective Sanghas. We explore some of the obvious overlaps between Evolving Ground and Buddhist Geeks, in terms of our mutual commitment to meta-systematicity, bringing up the tantalizing question of why MetaSangha–a Sangha of Sanghas–matters today.
📄 The Cofounders by David Chapman
📄 Meta-Sanghas by Vince Horn
12/20/21 • 63 min
In 2020 Charlie Awberry & Jared Janes came together to start a new kind of Vajrayana Sangha, called Evolving Ground. In this conversation, Vince Horn, was joined by both Charlie & Jared, as well as by Charlie's partner David Chapman–who has been becoming more involved in the project as of late–to explore what they've been up to this past year. In addition, they discuss some of the similarities between what is happening in Buddhist Geeks and with Evolving Ground, both of which are communities that are striving to approach things from a meta-systematic point of view.
Buddhism & Aliens, with Stuart Davis
04/06/22 • 37 min
We're joined in this episode by Writer-Director-Actor-Comedian-Songwriter and run of the mill fucked up human, Stuart Davis, as he shares his deep experience of navigating what is generally referred to as "the phenomenon." Both in his work as the host of the Artists & Aliens Podcast and as the convener of The Experiencer Group–a virtual learning community for people who've had anomalous experiences–Stuart is helping people confront and confer with the high strangeness of our shared reality.
📖 A CE-5 Handbook: An Easy-To-Use Guide to Help You Contact Extraterrestrial Life
📰 Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program
📺 Navy pilots describe encounters with UFOs
🖋 ET PRESENCE & THE FORFEITURE OF HUMAN SOVEREIGNTY by Stuart Davis
Additional Links from Stuart:
Kimberly Theresa Lafferty's Three Parter on Tantra, Non Human Entities, how transitory states become enduring stages of consciousness, how human contact with non-human entities impacts the attachment cycle in human development, the use of consorts in monastic Tantric tradition, and how we make meaning of the things that make no sense. A cautionary tale of what happens when you fail to make cakes for the spiritual denizens of your retreat cabin.
- Part One: https://youtu.be/Wz1juIwK5aU
- Part Two: https://youtu.be/amlajXh3viQ
- Part Three: https://youtu.be/a5v_I1sxFY8
And, magician Gordon White on how to protect your home spiritually by turning it into a Human Dwelling:
- Part One: https://youtu.be/sYpdE2lTabk
- Part Two: https://youtu.be/9HM_-_5xJAc
11/03/21 • 17 min
In this dharma talk–taken from a Pragmatic Dharma Retreat–Kenneth Folk speaks about Bahiya, the best student in the history of the world, and about the worst student in the history of the world, none other than the Buddha himself.
At the end, Kenneth leads this 4-part practice:
1) Inventory - Ask yourself: is there any unpleasant tension in the body? "Yes, there's tension in my neck, forehead, arm pits, mid-back, right hip, etc."
2) Release tension consciously
3) Surrender fully to the experience
4) Releasing & surrendering are last ditch efforts to control. Things are as they are, "in the sensed is only the sensed."
"Mara doesn't get to have an opinion about that." – Kenneth Folk
The 2nd Great Iteration of Buddhism, with Vince F Horn
10/27/21 • 22 min
In this dharma teaching, given to a cohort of teachers-in-training, Vince F. Horn gives a broad strokes introduction to the 2nd Great Turning, or Iteration, of Buddhism, known as Mahayana Buddhism. Vince speaks about the 2nd Iteration's emphasis on emptiness (sunyata), the understanding of emptiness as interdependence, and the two equal wings of liberation: emptiness & compassion. Finally, he explores the primary ideal of the Mahayana tradition, the Bodhisattva.
📄 Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma
📄 Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (Root Verses on the Middle Way)
🔗 The 10 Fetters in Early Buddhism
"Compassion is the movement of emptiness." - Joseph Goldstein
"The alarming fact is that any realization of depth carries a terrible burden: those who are allowed to see are simultaneously saddled with the obligation to communicate that vision in no uncertain terms: that is the bargain. You were allowed to see the truth under the agreement that you would communicate it to others (that is the ultimate meaning of the bodhisattva vow). And therefore, if you have seen, you simply must speak out. Speak out with compassion, or speak out with angry wisdom, or speak out with skillful means, but speak out you must." – Ken Wilber
Relax And You Will Know, with Emily W Horn
07/12/22 • 49 min
Emily West Horn teaches that we can learn to apply both mindfulness & heartfulness toward liberating ourselves from the "trance of unworthiness." What do you most want to realize? Relax, and you will know.
📖 The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Jack Kornfield
How many episodes does Buddhist Geeks have?
Buddhist Geeks currently has 449 episodes available.
What topics does Buddhist Geeks cover?
The podcast is about Meditation, Society, Buddhism, Religion & Spirituality, Podcasts, Technology and Mindfulness.
What is the most popular episode on Buddhist Geeks?
The episode title 'Meditation, Behavior Design, & Habit Building' is the most popular.
What is the average episode length on Buddhist Geeks?
The average episode length on Buddhist Geeks is 31 minutes.
When was the first episode of Buddhist Geeks?
The first episode of Buddhist Geeks was released on Jan 8, 2007.
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