Journals of Spiritual Discovery by spiritualteachers.org
About This Show
Interviews with profound, yet down-to-earth spiritual teachers. Hear their life stories and nuggets of wisdom that you can apply to your spiritual search. If the great mysteries of life intrigue you, then you will enjoy this show. Some of the questions we explore: Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? What is the self? Is there a soul? What is enlightenment? What is death? What is the difference between meditation for relaxation and meditation for self inquiry?
Most Recent Episode
Daniel Ingram Interview
7 days ago
Daniel Ingram is author of Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha and a leading proponent of Buddhism as a practical path to enlightenment in this lifetime. He’s played a key role in keeping Buddhism vital and accessible while also grounded in the core teachings. If you’re on a Buddhist path or thinking about exploring such, you’ll be well served by this interview of Daniel Ingram.
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Selected Links and Notes from this Episode
The beginnings of Daniel Ingram’s spiritual search in his teenage years. [5:50]
Spiritual experiences at three years old, as well as Daniel’s experience attending a Quaker School. [7:00]
The impetus to begin formal meditation practice. [11:00]
Friendship with Kenneth Folk. [11:50]
The two main traditions that Daniel Ingram followed in his spiritual search — Christopher Titmus and crew, and Mahasi Sayadow — and an impressively quick recitation of nearly every retreat he attended including the Bhavana Society (Theravada Buddhism), and dashes of Kadampa Buddhism and