The Imperfect Buddha Podcast goes live


A hint was made some time ago that a podcast was in the works. Well, finally, it’s made its way into the world. It’s an odd little child which will need time to grow and gain a form that will serve a role in the contemporary Buddhist landscape. For now, it’s an experiment: an attempt to share conversations between two long-term Buddhists that have not been particularly good at towing the line and doing the normal Buddhist thing. In this podcast we mix banter, uncompromising discussion and down-to-earth enquiry on all manner of topic related to Western Buddhism.
The first episode is short and sweet, offering an introduction to the hosts, the podcast and the direction we intend to take. It is only about five minutes long so it’s probably best considered a mini episode. The second episode will involve a discussion of the contemporary, alternative Western Buddhist landscape, which will be followed by an episode on cults in Buddhism.
The big picture involves us looking to interview figures, who are relatively well-known in the contemporary Western Buddhist scene and that are doing things differently, as well as more fringe figures whose voices haven’t yet been heard but who in our opinion have something very important and interesting to share.
Ultimately, this podcast plans to go where other Buddhist podcast fear to tread. As non-experts, and not being Buddhist teachers, we enjoy the sort of freedom that lends itself to uninhibited discussion of the sorts of topics often avoided by others in the Buddhist world. As with any successful podcast project, it will be as much for our own pleasure and curiosity as for the wider community. There exists a clear line of tension between these two and we will explore that line as the series goes on. We hope that some of you will enjoy accompanying us as we explore and experiment. If you have suggestions on potential guests who are unknown, drop us a line.
Finally, for now, episodes can be downloaded from soundcloud or listened to on mixcloud. We also have a dedicated Facebook page and Twitter feed where comments can be made, criticisms can be given and compliments are welcome too. Enjoy.

First mini-episode


  1. Nice one mate!

    Just saw that you’d posted the work on sound and mixcloud and I’ve sent a mail shot out to the people I know so we can start to build a good ‘base of operations’.


    Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 10:33:23 +0000 To:


  2. This sounds like a great podcast idea. I look forward to your upcoming episodes. Consider giving me a call if you want a discussion on radical engaged Buddhism.


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