Sunday, February 2, 2020

Insight Myanmar podcast, Ep. 1 (audio)

Joah McGee (Burma Dhamma), Zach Hessler (, Episode 1,, Jan. 19, 2020); Dhr. Seven, Ellie Askew, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Insight Myanmar podcast are longform interviews discussing the heart of Dhamma practice.
Burma Dhamma the blog by Joah McGee all about the Dharma in Myanmar
Insight Myanmar (podcasts starting Jan. 2020)
Insight Myanmar is proud to present the inaugural episode of the Insight Myanmar podcast! Host Joah McGee (Burma Dhamma) gives a brief introduction about the podcast’s mission and background, followed by short previews of each of the first seven interviews conducted so far.

The full-length podcasts will air weekly and feature (in order of appearance on the trailer):
  1. Alan Clements, an American yogi, activist, and author, who describes his time as a Buddhist monk during the late 1970s and early 1980s in Burma;
  2. Sayalay Piyadassi, a European (Lithuanian) Buddhist nun, who discusses her early years as a nun in Burma and her joy in simplicity practicing in Europe, particularly in Spain;
  3. Thabarwa Sayadaw (Ashin Ottamathara), a youthful leading Burmese abbot, who shares the stressful early years of trying to establish his urban meditation center in tumultuous Rangoon and the crises they faced;
  4. Thabarwa Sayadaw, Part II;
  5. Ashin Chanda, a Bangladeshi Buddhist monk, who tells how the early heartbreak of losing his mother set him on a path in search of inner peace that ultimately led to his ordination;
  6. Sebestien Le Normand, a French meditator, who reflects on a special visit to International Meditation Center (IMC);
  7. Ashin Sarana, a Czech Buddhist monk, who describes why he is so concerned with the problem of Burmese monks touching money.
To hear the inaugural broadcast of Insight Burma, click:
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If there is any trouble in finding the feed on any podcast player, please let Insight Myanmar know, and they will ensure it can be offered there.

Insight Myanmar thanks everyone who made this podcast possible, especially its two sound engineers, Martijn Comes and Thar Nge, content collaborator and part time co-host Zach Hessler, Michael Alahouzos, who assisted in fundraising efforts, and Ken Pransky, who helped with editing, immense gratitude to the donors who make this entire thing possible.

The opinions expressed by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the host or other podcast contributors.

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