This is the first episode I’ve ever done with no notes or preparation. I challenged James Stuber to do a video that was more difficult for him than usual which he completed on his youtube channel. I loved seeing James tackle this, and decided to do the same in this most fitting of contexts. It was an interesting challenge, and it was deeply rewarding for me and, I hope, very entertaining for Tasshin.
In this episode we cover:
The phenomenology of meditation
The practice of interviewing
What was it like to be at a monastic academy
How does Buddhism need to adapt to modern problems?
Why might Buddhists need a teacher? What’s wrong with solo practice?
How does someone find a mentor?
What can someone do to have a better relationship with the sexuality?
How should one think of sexual desire from a Buddhist perspective?
Does the ultimate success of Buddhism mean the annihilation of the human species?
Tasshin responds to @teddyraccovelt’s claim that suffering is required for a human, meaningful life
How does one approach the concept of productivity in a way that is more humane and less dehumanizing?