Month: January 2016

Elsie Walker: The Dalai Lama and the Presidents Bush

Dalai Lama President Bush

In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast we hear a story of Buddhism and American politics: how Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush met the Dalai Lama, as told by President Bush Sr.’s cousin Elsie Walker.
Elsie begins with the story of how she got involved with Tibet House and then reached out to her…

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Stephen Batchelor: After Buddhism

Stephen Batchelor: After Buddhism

This Wisdom Podcast episode features Stephen Batchelor, renowned Buddhist author, teacher, and proponent of secular Buddhism. Batchelor tells us of his coming of age in the 1960s counterculture—listening to bands like Pink Floyd, reading Herman Hesse and Alan Watts, and being inspired to visit India, traveling there overland from France in 1972.
He then shares how he began studying Buddhism at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in…

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