Buddhist Geeks

Buddhist Geeks

Published by: BuddhistGeeks.org
410 Episodes | First Released: Dec 31 '06
Dharma in the Age of the Network
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mhaliett
May 1 '19
Rating:   10
Insight and compassion

I appreciate Vince and Emily Horne, not just as compassionate teachers (introducing me to Hokai Sobel), but also their commitment to inclusion and humility. Newest stuff on Ken Wilber is very promising. Listen to 405. Real deal. Thanks for letting me in the online class for what I could afford all those years ago, Vince. It was a transformative course for me, with Hokai stressing the integral connections that moved me forward. Michael Hallett, Florida

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Kentamon
Mar 30 '19
Rating:   4
Not impressed

Podcast on tripping and meditation by a guy who says he’s tripped a handful of times? Interview people who have actually been there. Boring. Amateur hour.

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The Cognazor
Feb 12 '19
Rating:   10
Excellent podcast

I have listened to Buddhist Geeks for many years. One of the best podcasts for those interested in secular meditation, psychedelics, and much more. Highly recommended!

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Pop Rouge
Jul 3 '18
Rating:   10
Everything I hoped it would be

This podcast is excellent. It covers a variety of topics around mindfulness as its practice intersects other fields ranging from neurology to ayahuasca. If you are a Buddhist purist, you may object to the idea of such overlap, but I find these discussions broaden my perspective. I am looking forward to many more episodes!

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Leftover Jared
Jun 25 '18
Rating:   2
Promotes drug use

The Buddha, though he didn't think intoxicants were "bad," discouraged their use because they cloud the mind and lead to unwholesome behaviors/states. Encouraging LSD use has nothing to do with what he taught and is potentially harmful, especially to people turning to Buddhism out of desperation, as is not uncommon these days.

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raaaaaa
May 16 '18
Rating:   10
Best meditation podcast!

Great content and guests

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CarpediemFelix
Jun 9 '17
Rating:   4
Positive intention, unfortunate attitude

Buddhist Geeks is an intelligent collective of young minds which has a lot of potential to engage with Buddhism is a contemporary way. Over time I have only felt sorrow, seeing that they continue their trend of demonizing traditional practices in favor of 'clever approaches' and personal critiques of dharma roots. Listening to the recent episode about 'Buddhist ethics is a fraud' I am reminded of when they invited critics of Buddhism to be key speaker at their conference in Colorado. I respect that not everyone has the benefit an education which elucidates the roots of Buddhist traditions and that there are ways which Buddhism has not yet met western audiences, but I feel the trend here is to try to rip up the metaphorical tree of dharma to replace it with mindfulness, neuroscience and perpetual skepticism. I don't think this is intentional but the disrespect will only block their way. I hope this trend changes.

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Mike Sh.
Oct 26 '16
Rating:   10
Unique and fascinating

I was delighted to find out there are other people out there with this niche interest.This podcast explores the convergence of science and spiritually in a diverse way, hosting many interesting people from various fields. Vince the host is awesome.

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Marginally Aware
May 6 '16
Rating:   6
Is Vincent Horn a Buddhist?

In his most recent pocast, "Buddhist Ethics Is a Fraud," Horn and his guest said that they didn't believe in renunciation as a necessary part of Buddhist practice. Given that the Third Noble Truth states clearly, "Cessation of craving brings cessation of suffering," I have to wonder what kind of Buddhism they're talking about. The path to Nibbana requires renouncing sensual craving -- not embracing it in "a healthy way" or whatever. Supposedly Tantric Buddhism offers a way around the entire "renunciation thing." Go ahead and give it a shot. But maybe rename your podcast to, "Semi-Buddhist Geeks?"

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Jacob Gotwals
Aug 6 '14
Rating:   10
Great podcast

I have listened to every single Buddhist Geeks episode. Highly recommended for anyone interested in Buddhism.

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blairmu
Jun 10 '12
Rating:   10
Amazing

Amazing resource of dharma for western practitioners

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wormemc
Nov 29 '11
Rating:   10
Good

Always interesting

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