The Imperfect Buddha Podcast

The Imperfect Buddha podcast has been addressing anti-intellectualism and ideological capture in western Buddhism and spirituality more broadly since its inception. It provides a space for dynamic conversations designed to bring out what is so often hidden and so often despised by critics and intellectuals engaging with contemporary forms of practice. Matthew O’Connell hosts the Imperfect Buddha podcast and writes at The Imperfect Buddha site. Email: imperfectbuddha@outlook.com. Twitter: @imperfectbuddha. Facebook: @imperfectbuddha. Original street art Buddha image by Bristol's Banksy.

Religion & Spirituality
Buddhism
1
94 Derrida Meets Nagarjuna, with Peter Salmon
An interview with Peter Salmon
112 min
2
93 Doubt: Part 4
21 min
3
92 Jason M. Wirth on Zen, the Kyoto School, and...
An interview with Jason M. Wirth
110 min
4
91 Peter Salmon on Jacques Derrida and the Buddha
A Conversation with Peter Salmon
81 min
5
90 Doubt: Part 3
18 min
6
89 Daniel Ingram on Practice
A Conversation with Daniel Ingram
84 min
7
88 Doubt: Part 2
24 min
8
87 Stef Aupers on Conspirituality
An interview with Stef Aupers
73 min
9
86 Doubt: Part 1
21 min
10
85 Winton Higgins on Secularizing Buddhism
An interview with Winton Higgins
62 min
11
84 Practice Item no. 1
A Talk by Matthew O'Connell
34 min
12
83 Stephen Batchelor on Secularizing Buddhism
An interview with Stephen Batchelor
75 min
13
82 Richard K. Payne on Securalizing Buddhism
An interview with Richard K. Payne
63 min
14
81 You Need Non-Practice!
28 min
15
80 Tina Rasmussen: Concentrating on Practice
An interview with Tina Rasmussen
60 min
16
79 Jane Affleck on the Environment and Art as P...
An interview with Jane Affleck
48 min
17
78 Glenn Wallis on Personal Practice & Anarchism
An interview with Glenn Wallis
95 min
18
77 Gregory Kramer on Practice
An interview with Gregory Kramer
56 min
19
76 Chenxing Han: Be the Refuge, Asian Buddhism ...
An interview with Chenxing Han
51 min
20
75 George Haas on the Practicing Life
An interview with George Haas
74 min
21
74 Being at Large with Santiago Zabala
An interview with Santiago Zabala
61 min
22
73 Buddhism and Magic with Sam van Schaik
An interview with Sam van Schaikd
49 min
23
72 Non-Philosophy with John Ó Maoilearca
An interview with John Ó Maoilearca
66 min
24
71 Podcast Resurrected
11 min
25
70 Rethinking Practice at the Great Feast (Inci...
14 min
26
69 The Wonkiness One (Preamble ahoy)
34 min
27
68 Conspiracy Afoot
A new episode is here. The lingering challenge of…
90 min
28
67 Ashley Frawley on Happiness and the Present
An interview with Ashley Frawley
67 min
29
66 Facing the Coronavirus: The Practicing Life ...
37 min
30
65 The Ideological Turn (of the Pedagogical Pla...
94 min
31
64 Side View's Adam Robbert on Philosophy as a ...
An interview with Adam Robbert
122 min
32
63 Daniel Ingram on Integral Theory
An interview with Daniel Ingram
101 min
33
62 Introducing 2020
16 min
34
61 Michelle Haslam and her Psychological Report...
An interview with Michelle Haslam
98 min
35
60 Brooke Lavelle and Zach Walsh on the Great T...
An interview with Brooke Lavelle and Zach Walsh
105 min
36
59 Clair Brown on Buddhist Economics
An interview with Clair Brown
60 min
37
58 Sam Mickey on Co-Existentialism and the Prac...
An interview with Sam Mickey
116 min
38
57 The Political Turn (The Great Feast)
130 min
39
56 Cleo Kearns on Ritual and Resistance
An interview with Cleo Kearns
81 min
40
55 Daniel Ingram Down the Rabbit Hole
An interview with Daniel Ingram
123 min
41
54 Daniel Ingram Meets Trash Theory
An interview with Daniel Ingram
71 min
42
53 Daniel Ingram on the Practicing Life
An interview with Daniel Ingram
119 min
43
52 The Critical Turn (Buddhism and Beyond)
69 min
44
51 Ken McLeod and Hokai Sobol on Practice and M...
An interview with Ken McLeod and Hokai Sobol
100 min
45
50 Ken McLeod and Hokai Sobol on Practice (Part 1)
An interview with Ken McLeod and Hokai Sobol
84 min
46
49 Donald S. Lopez on the Buddha, Tibet, Myth, ...
An interview with Donald S. Lopez
82 min
47
48 Richard K. Payne: Critical Reflections on We...
An interview with Richard K. Payne
94 min
48
47 Ann Gleig on American Dharma and Buddhism Be...
An interview with Ann Gleig
112 min
49
46 David L. McMahan on Buddhism, Science, the H...
An interview with David L. McMahan
81 min
50
45 AK Thompson on the Culture of Revolt (Incite...
17 min
51
44 Scott Mitchell on American Buddhism, Global ...
An interview with Scott Mitchell
108 min
52
43 Mikel Burley on Reincarnation, Rebirth, and ...
An interview with Mikel Burley
106 min
53
42 2019 Seasonal Special with Guest Host Gavin ...
116 min
54
41 Joshua Ramey on Money and Metaphysics (Incit...
A Discussion with Joshua Ramey
22 min
55
40 Jason Josephson Storm on the Myth of Disench...
An interview with Jason Ānanda Josephson Storm
104 min
56
39 Dale S. Wright on Buddhist Enlightenment
An interview with Dale S. Wright
102 min
57
38 William Edelglass on Shantideva, Levinas, an...
An interview with William Edelglass
128 min
58
37 Yves Citton on the Ecology of Attention
An interview with Yves Citton
107 min
59
36 Zack Walsh on the Contemplative Commons, Eco...
An interview with Zack Walsh
87 min
60
35 Robert Forman on Enlightenment, Mysticism, P...
An interview with Robert Forman
83 min
61
34 Unlearning with Glenn Wallis
An interview with Glenn Wallis
81 min
62
33 Charles S. Prebish on American Buddhism and ...
An interview with Charles S. Prebish
65 min
63
32 John Paetsch on Deleuze and the Larval Subject
John Paetsch joins us for a short chat about his …
37 min
64
31 Ron Purser on Neo-Liberal Mindfulness, Neo-L...
An interview with Ron Purser
78 min
65
30 Glenn Wallis on Darkness, Sloterdjik, and Mo...
An interview with Glenn Wallis
69 min
66
29 Ulrich Baer on Rilke and Heidegger (Incite S...
An interview with Ulrich Baer
22 min
67
28 Sex, Desire, and Karmamudra with Ben Joffe
An interview with Ben Joffe
126 min
68
27 Why Not Join a Cult? Stuart and Matthew Go D...
91 min
69
26 Evan Thompson on Philosophy, Buddhism, and E...
An interview with Evan Thompson
84 min
70
25 Going Critical! Theory, Practice, and the Ne...
94 min
71
24 Unfettered Mind's Ken McLeod on Many Things
An interview with Ken McLeod
103 min
72
23 Hokai Sobol Answers Listeners' Questions
An interview with Hokai Sobol
75 min
73
22 Hokai Sobol on Practice
An interview with Hokai Sobol
56 min
74
21 Hokai Sobol on Buddhism
An interview with Hokai Sobol
64 min
75
20 Introducing Post-Traditional Buddhism (Part 2)
96 min
76
19 Introducing Post-Traditional Buddhism (Part 1)
90 min
77
18 David Chapman on Stages of Maturation, Dzogc...
An interview with David Chapman
108 min
78
17 Glenn Wallis on the Immanence and Transcende...
An interview with Glenn Wallis
120 min
79
16 Glenn Wallis on Non-Buddhism
An interview with Glenn Wallis
93 min
80
15 The Liberating Force of Non-Buddhism
113 min
81
14 Ben Joffe on the Paranormal, Tibetan Buddhis...
An interview with Ben Joffe
62 min
82
13 After Enlightenment, Coaching, Support, and ...
12 min
83
12 Super Groovy Daniel Ingram Interview
87 min
84
11 Adrian Ivakhiv on Immanence and a World afte...
An interview with Adrian Ivakhiv
81 min
85
10 "The Big Enlightenment Show"
84 min
86
09 Shaun Bartone on Engaged Buddhism
An interview with Shaun Bartone
40 min
87
08 Engaged Buddhism and the Apolitical Trend
69 min
88
07 Jayarava Decimates Rebirth and Karma
An interview with Jayarava
83 min
89
06 On the Limits of Secular Buddhism, on Buddhi...
74 min
90
05 Tenzin Peljor on Leaving a Buddhist Cult
An interview with Tenzin Paljor
57 min
91
04 Cults, Cultish Shennanigans, and Buddhist Gr...
88 min
92
03 The Dharma Overground, Get Enlightened, and ...
102 min
93
02 Tibetan Buddhism Slowly Innovates
40 min
94
01 Welcome to the Imperfect Buddha Podcast
7 min