50. IBP: Ken McLeod & Hokai Sobol on Practice (P.1)

This is a quick introduction to help you on your way through the new season of the Imperfect Buddha Podcast. After a year of traipsing the globe with academics in an outrageous attempt to address the anti-intellectualism rife across Buddhism, and spirituality more generally, we have landed with both feet on the ground in the … Continue reading 50. IBP: Ken McLeod & Hokai Sobol on Practice (P.1)

IBP 49: Donald S. Lopez on the Buddha, Tibet, Myth, & Context

We have come to the end of our series engaging with academics from the world of Buddhist studies and other relevant disciplines and what better way to complete it than with an interview with Donald S. Lopez Jr. Donald is the Arthur E. Link distinguished professor of Buddhist and Tibetan studies at Michigan University and … Continue reading IBP 49: Donald S. Lopez on the Buddha, Tibet, Myth, & Context

IBP 48: Critical Reflections on Western Buddhism

We reach our penultimate episode in this series with Buddhist academics. Richard K. Payne is former Dean of the Institute of Buddhist Studies and Yehan Numata Professor of Japanese Buddhist Studies at the Institute of Buddhist Studies at Berkley. Richard also trained as a Shingon Priest, and provides interesting insight into Buddhism at his blog, … Continue reading IBP 48: Critical Reflections on Western Buddhism

Podcast Updates & Request (…not for money!)

Here are a few updates for the podcast. We have two episodes left from the wonderful world of academia with the next one being a conversation with Richard K. Payne, Yehan Numata professor of Japanese Buddhist Studies at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkley, and senior editor of the Pacific World Journal. Richard also … Continue reading Podcast Updates & Request (…not for money!)