40 Best Buddhist Podcasts
Here are 40 Best Buddhist Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. Secular Buddhism
Kamas, Utah, US
Noah Rasheta is a Buddhist teacher, lay minister, and author, as well as the host of the podcast Secular Buddhism. He teaches mindfulness and Buddhist philosophy online and in workshops all around the world. He works with others to make the world a better place as he studies, embodies, and teaches the fundamentals of Buddhist philosophy, integrating Buddhist teachings with modern science, humanism, and humor.
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Play⋅ 91.7K⋅ 3.8K⋅ 4.3K ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 27 min Get Email Contact
2. Buddhism Guide
Karma Yeshe Rabgye is a Western Monk in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Originally from England, he now lives in Northern India. He now offers teachings freely to all in a manner that is unpretentious and clear. He does not demand students to blindly accept what he says, but instead invites them to examine their own minds and experiences to discover the validity of Gautama Buddha's teachings.
Play⋅ 10.8K⋅ 1K⋅ 10.8K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 16 min Get Email Contact
3. Heart Wisdom Podcast with Jack Kornfield
The Jack Kornfield Heart Wisdom hour celebrates Jack's ability to mash up his long established Buddhist practices with many other mystical traditions, revealing the poignancy of life's predicaments and the path to finding freedom from self-interest, self-judgment and unhappiness.
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Play⋅ 216.2K⋅ 163.5K⋅ 103.8K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 55 min ⋅ May 2010 Get Email Contact
4. The Wisdom Podcast
Somerville, Massachusetts, US
The Wisdom Podcast is a Buddhist podcast that features interviews with leading thinkers from the Buddhist world. Each episode takes you on a fascinating exploration of Buddhism and meditation as our guests share stories and discuss life-changing practices, timeless philosophies, and new ways to think and live. This website will help you find and engage with the teachers, teachings, and practices for developing a deeper, wiser relationship with your mind, your life, and the world.
Play⋅ 73.4K⋅ 18.7K⋅ 5K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 71 min ⋅ Sep 2015 Get Email Contact
5. Yokoji Zen Dharma Talks
Yokoji is a year-round Zen Buddhist Training Center in the Southern Californian mountains. This podcast is a monthly Dharma talks by Tenshin Fletcher Roshi at Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center.
Play⋅ 2.6K ⋅2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 62 min ⋅ Oct 2014 Get Email Contact
6. Buddhist Boot Camp Podcast
Timber Hawkeye, bestselling author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless, offers a secular approach to being at peace with the world, both within and around us. The intention is to awaken, enlighten, enrich and inspire.
Play⋅ 7.5K⋅ 57.3K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 6 min Get Email Contact
7. Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Dharma talks from the tradition of Buddhist meditation master Ajahn Brahm and Australian Forest Sangha of monks and nuns presented by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia.
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Play⋅ 1.1K ⋅4 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 58 min Get Email Contact
8. Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple Podcast
Welcome to The Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center The Blue Lotus is a community temple located just off the town square in Woodstock, Illinois, an hour north-west of Chicago! We welcome all people and faith traditions to practice meditation, learn about Buddhism and share in community together.
Play⋅ 12.1K⋅ 391 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 58 min ⋅ Aug 2010 Get Email Contact
9. Buddhist Temple of Toledo Podcast
The Buddhist Temple of Toledo is a Soto Zen Buddhist community with the Harada-Yasutani koan introspection tradition offering intensive Zen meditation training and a family-friend neighbourhood sangha. Weekly podcasts include sutras, Zen meditation, dharma talks, and interviews with transmitted teachers.
Play⋅ 4.8K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 56 min ⋅ Oct 2007 Get Email Contact
10. Dharma Talks | The Village Zendo
New York City, New York, US
The Village Zendo is a Zen Buddhist community in the heart of downtown New York City. Our mission is to provide a way for realizing a life of awareness, wisdom and compassion. This podcast is brought to you by The Village Zendo, which contains Zen dharma talks by Abbot Roshi Enkyo O'Hara, fully-empowered teachers (Sensei) and teachers in training (Hoshi).
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Play⋅ 2.3K⋅ 4.5K⋅ 852 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 27 min ⋅ Mar 2013 Get Email Contact
11. Daily Wisdom - Walking The Path with The Buddha
This podcast is dedicated to guiding you to completely eliminate the discontent mind and the suffering it causes by attaining Enlightenment. Learn and practice the teachings of Gotama Buddha that will guide you to fully attain a peaceful, calm, serene, and content mind with joy.
Play⋅ 15⋅ 257 ⋅3 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 95 min ⋅ Feb 2020 Get Email Contact
12. Buddhist Wisdom, Modern Life
Houston, Texas, US
Claire Villarreal brings you teachings, interviews, and guided meditations to bring the ancient insights of Buddhism into our fast-paced modern world. You'll learn about Buddhist basics (like the Four Noble Truths and buddha nature), then apply what you're learning with guided meditations. Plus every so often there's an episode just for fun, like learning about the Buddhist idea of awakening with a 'commentary' on The Matrix.
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13. The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast
Integrating Buddhism and the 12 Steps of recovery from any addiction, techniques, principles, tips, meditations. For more updates on these, follow us.
Play⋅ 4.6K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 25 min ⋅ Jul 2008 Get Email Contact
14. Tricycle Talks
New York City
The Buddhist Review is the independent voice of Buddhism in the West. It is to create forums for exploring contemporary and historic Buddhist activity, examine the impact of its new context in the democratic traditions of the West, and introduce fresh views and attainable methods for enlightened living to the culture at large. Tricycle is an independent foundation unaffiliated with any one lineage or sect.
Play⋅ 147.1K⋅ 68K⋅ 20K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 48 min Get Email Contact
15. The Zen Studies Podcast
These episodes are in a series, starting with ancient India at the time of Shakyamuni Buddha and continuing up until the present day. The series covers all areas where Buddhism has taken a significant hold and these episodes cover older (pre-Zen) or more general Buddhist teachings (not specific to a sect or school).
Play 2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 28 min ⋅ Apr 2017 Get Email Contact
16. Becoming Buddha
Dhamma talks on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Pali Canon. These are audio recordings of the weekly classes from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersy on the direct teachings on the Buddha.
Play 5 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 62 min ⋅ Dec 2017 Get Email Contact
17. Amaravati Podcast
These are the latest Dhamma Talks given mainly in the Amaravati Temple during the Wan Phras . These talks include those given during the Winter Retreat, Rains / Vassa retreat and the rest of the year.
Play⋅ 4K ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 58 min Get Email Contact
18. Scott Tusa Podcast
Brooklyn, New York, US
Scott Tusa is a Buddhist teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. He teaches meditation and Buddhist psychology nationally.
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3 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 39 min ⋅ Jul 2017 Get Email Contact
19. Tibetan Buddhism | The Elegant Mind
Redmond, Washington, US
This podcast site contains timely discussions and interviews from the Pacific Northwest concerning practical notions and methodologies for all regardless of the level of experience or knowledge who are curious, interested or an ongoing student/practitioner of Himalayan (aka Tibetan) Buddhism.
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Play⋅ 311⋅ 22 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 14 min ⋅ May 2018 Get Email Contact
20. Buddhist Geeks
The purpose of Buddhist Geeks is understood as an active exploration of Dharma in the Age of the Network. The Buddhist Geeks also portrays virtual practice & community forms, including the Buddhist Geeks Life Retreat and Buddhist Geeks Dojo.
Play⋅ 63.3K⋅ 72.9K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 44 min ⋅ Jan 2007 Get Email Contact
21. Insight Myanmar
In this podcast series, we will be holding in-depth discussions with a wide range of practitioners-- foreigners and local Burmese, lifelong monastics to lay practitioners, and including authors, scholars, meditators, teachers, pilgrims, and more--to highlight the depth and diversity of Buddhist practice to be found in the Golden Land and explore how the Dhamma has been put into practice by those seriously on the Path.
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22. Rime Buddhist Center | Achieving Peace Through Compassion
Kansas City, Missouri, US
The Rime Buddhist Center is a non-sectarian center dedicated to the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. The Center's primary objective is to provide a qualified program of Buddhist studies and Tibetan culture taught by monks, lamas and other Tibetan teachers, and to promote a harmonious relationship of understanding between both Tibetans and Westerners.
Play⋅ 4.3K⋅ 549⋅ 589 ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 21 min ⋅ Jan 2019 Get Email Contact
23. Manchester Buddhist Centre talks
Manchester Buddhist Centre welcomes everyone to explore Buddhism, learn meditation and much more. The Centre also houses Bodywise, Breathworks and Earth Cafe, providing services that feed body and mind.
5.2K⋅ 1.2K⋅ 900 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Mar 2012 Get Email Contact
24. Berkeley Zen Center
Lectures, talks, and classes on Zen Buddhism from Shogakuji Temple, Berkeley Zen Center, in Berkeley, California, USA. Introductory classes and training are offered for new people, as well as weekly classes on Buddhist subjects year round.
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25. Everyday Buddhism
Wendy Shinyo Haylett, a Buddhist teacher, lay minister, career and mindfulness coach shares the 'tips and tricks' found in Buddhist teachings to make your professional and personal life better everyday.
Play⋅ 1.6K⋅ 95 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 47 min ⋅ Jun 2018 Get Email Contact
26. A Buddhist Podcast
This Podcast is a free show about the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin. Jason and Karen are members of the Soka Gakkai. Every two weeks they take a Buddhist study point and do their best to make it easy to understand and of use to anyone who listens. Practical Buddhism for living in the 21st Century, not beside a remote lake or mountainside but in the midst of daily life, with a job to do, a house to run and children to raise.
Play⋅ 835⋅ 1.1K ⋅2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 70 min ⋅ Nov 2005 Get Email Contact
27. Handful of Leaves | Mindfulness & Buddhism in Everyday Life
Delivering practical wisdom for a happier life. A Buddhist podcast that explores how to navigate the daily complexities of life relating to topics such as ambition, personal finance, relationships, etc.
Play⋅ 552 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 47 min Get Email Contact
28. Muddy Path
The intersection of Zen Buddhism and ancient wisdom, philosophy, and psychology.The goal is to help you get closer to love, happiness, and peace and to alleviate suffering.Monthly themes with dharma talks, meditation, creative expression & solution-based strategies.An integrated experience, combining science and Thich Nhat Hanhs' Plum Village Tradition. Michele Paiva is the founder of Breathe Sangha within Plum Village. Visit MuddyPath.org for a free pdf self-healing planner. Visit MuddyPath.Org
Play⋅ 2.4K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 16 min Get Email Contact
29. The Karmapa
Gyuto, Dharamsala, India
The Gyalwang Karmapa is the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and a guide to millions of buddhists around the world. This podcast is dedicated to bringing you selected teachings and talks on buddhist philosophy, meditation, the environment, happiness and much more.
Play⋅ 833K⋅ 26.2K⋅ 11.2K ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 110 min Get Email Contact
30. The Secular Buddhist
The Secular Buddhist Association is a grass-roots driven effort to answer the needs of this teaching and practice for contemporary society. The SBA recognizes that the rich cultural setting of traditional Buddhism is wonderful in its own right, and that there is an opportunity for it to evolve in ways more suited to other cultural contexts as well.
Play⋅ 15K⋅ 3.7K ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ May 2009 Get Email Contact
31. Thich Nhat Hanh Dharma Talks
Plum Village, France
Thich Nhat Hanh podcast contains talks from his monastery, including some talks from senior monks in the tradition. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh offers a simple mindfulness practice which we can bring to all of our daily actions, and is incredibly useful.
Play⋅ 2.1M⋅ 496.9K ⋅ Nov 2009 Get Email Contact
32. Dharma Realm
The DharmaRealm is an occasional podcast conversation between Harry Gyokyo Bridge, resident minister of the Buddhist Church of Oakland, and Scott Mitchell, Dean of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, about Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, Buddhism in the modern world, pop-culture, music, sci-fi and how all those things are related.
Play⋅ 1.5K⋅ 648 ⋅ Mar 2008 Get Email Contact
33. The Meaningful Life with George Haas Podcast
Los Angeles, CA
Welcome to The Meaningful Life with George Haas Podcast (formerly the Deepening Your Practice Podcast). Each episode will explore the connections between ancient Buddhist meditation techniques and modern psychological attachment theory. Learn the Mettagroup techniques which serve as a model of how to connect with other people, and how to be completely yourself in relationships with others and with work.
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This podcast has a objective to look forward with it as a way to both reach out to young adults interested in Buddhism as well as allow them to participate in and contribute to a Buddhist space online.
Play⋅ 153 ⋅ May 2018 Get Email Contact
35. Open Question
Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel is a Western woman Buddhist teacher, author, and practitioner who helps demystify some of the most common misconceptions about Buddhist teachings and practice.
Play⋅ 8.1K⋅ 2K⋅ 2.7K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 29 min Get Email Contact
36. Backyard Buddha
The Backyard Buddha Podcast is hosted by Alan Childs. He is a Buddhist teacher, certified Mindfulness and Meditation teacher, Buddhist Lay Minister in training and a practitioner of Soto Zen.
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Dharma Seed is an online resource dedicated to making the Buddhist teachings of Insight Meditation and associated practices available to all. Our intention is to be a support for meditation teachers, their communities, students and meditation practitioners, and to provide access to the teachings to those who might not otherwise have access to them.
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38. Buddhist Writings by Various
An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better understand Buddhism. The selections in this anthology are primarily from the Theravada school of Buddhism.
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|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|Buddhist Society of Western Australia||podcast.bswa.org||247|
|Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple||bluelotustemple.org||218|
|Claire Villarreal, PhD||anchor.fm||96|
|Rime Buddhist Center||rimecenter.org||46|
|Insight Myanmar Podcast||insightmyanmar.org||44|
|Hozan Alan Senauke||berkeleyzencenter.org||31|
Buddhist Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|Religion & Spirituality:Buddhism||105|
|The Secular Buddhist Podcast||1|
|Remembering The Lotus-Born||1|
|17 Tantras Dzogchen||1|
|Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche||1|
|Creation And Completion||1|
|Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche||1|
|Mystery Of Life||1|
|Contemporary Tibetan Art||1|
|Mountain Cloud Zen||1|
|One Blade Of Grass||1|
|Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche||1|
|Liberation Prison Project||1|
|Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche||1|
|Tara’s Triple Excellence Online Meditation Program||1|
|Rongzom Chökyi Zangpo||1|
|Nyingma Pure Appearance||1|
|Karma Trinlay Rinpoche||1|
Buddhist Podcasts By Category
|Category||No. of Podcasts|
|Buddhist Meditation Podcasts||28|
Buddhist Podcasts By Country
|Country||No. of Podcasts|
|UK Buddhist Podcasts||5|
Buddhist Podcasts (Other Regions)
|Other Regions||No. of Podcasts|
|Tibetan Buddhism Podcasts||43|