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Blissful Thinking

Aug 1, 2020

My guest this week is Mita Mistry, a writer, mindfulness-based cognitive therapist, and acupuncturist based in the UK. Mita is an incredibly sensitive and empathic person, and in this episode she introduces us to the world of five elements acupuncture in the Taoist tradition, along with many other subjects...


Jul 18, 2020

My guest this week is my friend Kevin Martin. He is a native of the Bay Area and a practitioner of vipassana and, more recently, a student in the Dharmacharya Program under the teachings of Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni and Venerable Pannidipa Bhikkhu.  Kevin is a Dharma Community teacher at Insight Richmond and...


Jul 4, 2020

This episode features Kadija George! She's a legendary figure in the Black British literary world, one of the truest pioneers. Kadija writes under the name Kadija Sesay, and is an literary activist, poet, short-story writer and publisher of Sable LitMag, which is on hiatus but will be back. Kadija's achievements...


Jun 26, 2020

Dean Dorsett is my oldest friend! He was my companion, confidante, and comrade-in-arms during my 3 years at Oriel College, Oxford, very much in the news now due to the Rhodes Must Fall campaign. In this episode we try to understand what Oxford was, its intellectual culture, the racism we both encountered and were...


Jun 19, 2020

This week's episode is with my friend, the dharma teacher Thomas Davis. Thomas was a lay minister in the church for over 10 years before crossing over to Theravada Buddhism. He graduated from the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader Training Program, and after co-founding the the Insight Richmond Meditation Group, moved...