Wisdom Dharma Chats

With Host Daniel Aitken

Wisdom CEO and Publisher

Have you ever wished there was a talk show that featured all Buddhist guests?

Would you like to take part in intimate conversations with some of the most interesting minds in the Buddhist world? Would you like to be the first to hear what they’re currently working on, what their practice looks like, what they’re thinking about these days? Would you like the opportunity to ask them questions and receive their guidance on how to live a more inspired life?

 

If so, we’d like you to join us for Wisdom Dharma Chats. Taking place on Wednesdays over Zoom, the Dharma Chats are a special live video version of the popular Wisdom Podcast (which has 1 million downloads and counting). We think you’ll leave the Dharma Chats feeling energized and newly inspired to practice and follow your own spiritual path.

 

Each Wisdom Dharma Chat takes you on a fascinating exploration of Buddhism and meditation as our guests share stories and discuss life-changing practices, timeless philosophies, and new ways to think and live. These chats are followed by a Q&A session in which you can ask your own question to our guests. Episodes have featured guests like Robert Thurman, Ven. Robina Courtin, and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. See below for this week’s special guest and to watch previous episodes! 

"Join us for our next episode with special guest Shaila Catherine!"

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT EPISODE WITH SHAILA CATHERINE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 7:00 P.M. EST

Join us and our special guest Shaila Catherine on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. EST for a new episode of Wisdom Dharma Chats, a live video version of the Wisdom Podcast with a Q&A session. She will be speaking with host Daniel Aitken about

  • how to deal with distraction
  • the joy of seclusion
  • bringing the suttas into meditation
  • and much more!

You can read about the joy of seclusion in advance of the conversation in an excerpt from Focused and Fearless, available online here.

Shaila Catherine has been practicing meditation since 1980, with more than eight years of accumulated silent retreat experience. She has taught insight meditation since 1996 in the U.S. and internationally. Shaila has dedicated several years to studying with masters in India, Nepal, and Thailand, completed a one-year intensive meditation retreat with the focus on concentration and jhana, and authored Focused and Fearless: A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity. Shaila Catherine has practiced under the guidance of Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw since 2006; she authored Wisdom Wide and Deep: A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jhana and Vipassana to help make this traditional approach to meditative training accessible to Western practitioners. She is the founder of Bodhi Courses, an online dhamma classroom, and Insight Meditation South Bay, a Buddhist meditation center in Silicon Valley.

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head shots of Dharma Chats guests Malcolm Smith, Thubten Chodron, Robert Thurman, Robina Courtin, and John Dunne

WATCH PREVIOUS EPISODES

We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing some amazing people so far. You can click the links below to watch past Dharma Chats with world-class scholars, teachers, practitioners, and artists. And you can return to this page at any time to find the latest recordings when they’re released. Watch now by clicking the links below. 

 

"Broadening & deepening the dharma conversation."

MEET YOUR HOST

Daniel T. Aitken

heat shot of Daniel AitkenDharma Chats are hosted by Daniel Aitken, Wisdom’s CEO & Publisher, who many of you will know as the Wisdom Podcast host. Bringing to the table his own experience as a longtime practitioner with a PhD in Buddhist philosophy, Daniel creates conversations filled with engaging stories and inspiring practice guidance. Join Daniel in conversation with some of the most fascinating people in the Buddhist world, who will answer your questions and give you guidance for living an inspired life.

 

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