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! 

"Scroll down to register for our upcoming Wisdom Dharma Chat with John Brehm!"




WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2023, at 7:00 P.M. EDT

Join us and our special guest, John Brehm, on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 PM EDT for a special episode of Wisdom Dharma Chats filmed live in New York City with a live studio audience. During this Wisdom Dharma Chat, host Daniel Aitken and John will discuss his newest poetry volume, Dharma Talk, and much more.

This is a live event which will include both an in-person and Zoom audience. Seats are limited for both so please be sure to register below.  John will offer a few short readings and discuss how poetry can be part of your practice. There will be a short meet and greet after the Wisdom Dharma Chat with John for those in attendance in person.

Register below to join us on Zoom. 

Tickets for the in-person audience are available for a small fee of $5.00, the proceeds of which go entirely to John. To attend this Wisdom Dharma Chat in person, reserve your ticket hereSeats are limited, Please only reserve a ticket if you plan on attending in person. The event will take place at 132 Perry St., New York, NY, 10014.


John Brehm is the author of several books of poems, The Poetry of ImpermanenceMindfulness, and Joy and The Dharma of PoetrySea of FaithHelp Is On the Way, and No Day at the Beach. He is the associate editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry and his poems have appeared in Poetry, The Southern Review, New Ohio Review, The Sun, The Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, The Writer’s Almanac, The Norton Introduction to Literature, Best American Poetry, and many other journals and anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches for Literary Arts and Mountain Writers Series in Portland and for the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado.

We also invite you to become a Free member of the Wisdom Experience! Becoming a free member gives you access to lots of resources for supporting your study and practice of Dharma, including a Masterclass with Thupten Jinpa. Click here to make a free account today.

"Scroll down to watch any of our recordings!"

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


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."


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.


There are no products in your cart.