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!)

Rounding up with post-modernity: Ann Gleig on American Dharma & Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Here we are, the last in our three-part series on Buddhist Modernism, post-Modernism, and what comes after. We hope you've enjoyed it and found it educational so far and are ready for the final episode! Professor Ann Gleig joins the podcast from sunny Florida for a discussion of her brand new book 'American Dharma: Buddhism … Continue reading Rounding up with post-modernity: Ann Gleig on American Dharma & Buddhism Beyond Modernity

David L. McMahan on Buddhism, Science & the Humanities, & Modernity

In this second part of the series on Buddhist modernism, Buddhist post-modernism, and what comes next, I interview David L. McMahan, who is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies at Franklin & Marshall College in the US. David is the well-known author of The Makings of Buddhist Modernism, which had a serious impact … Continue reading David L. McMahan on Buddhism, Science & the Humanities, & Modernity