Video: Radically Happy: Meditation and Mindfulness Based in Ancient Wisdom

November 13, 2018

Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon are authors of the recently released book Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind. These two meditation experts—a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and a traditionally trained Tibetan Rinpoche— discussed their efforts to make meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhist thought accessible to a secular and modern audience.... Read more about Video: Radically Happy: Meditation and Mindfulness Based in Ancient Wisdom

Janet Gyatso

'Nothing Matters' Podcast Episode

July 11, 2018
The latest episode from the Ministry of Ideas podcast deals with religious and philosophical ideas of nothingness, and features Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies Janet Gyatso speaking about the Buddhist concept of shunyata.
Francisca Cho

Video: Ritual Apparitions and a Buddhist Theory of Film

April 2, 2018

Francisca Cho proposes that Buddhist epistemic frameworks regarding the nature of ritual apparitions offer an account of the religious possibilities of film that is absent in Western phenomenological conversations on the same topic.


Video: Dharma Gaze: Practices of Buddhism and Poetry—An Evening with Anne Waldman

February 15, 2018

Based on personal study and experience, Anne Waldman speaks on the refuge and Bodhisattva vows, the Six Realms of Existence, “co-emergent wisdom” and a parallel vow to poetry, and the joys and contradictions therein. She integrates her own poetry, particular writers associated with the Beat Literary Movement, and Giorgio Agamben’s notion of being contemporary with one’s time as “looking into the darkness.”

Chris Berling

Progressing into Mindfulness

February 6, 2018

Chris Berlin is a counselor to Buddhist students and Instructor in Ministry and Pastoral Counseling at HDS. He is part of a musical group consisting of several HDS alumni and students called Satigata. The group, formed at HDS, recently released an album called “Boundless,” which is a blend of Buddhist chanting, modern rock, and folk set to guitar, hand drums, and Buddhist bells.... Read more about Progressing into Mindfulness