Episode 118: An Unusually Hardcore Dharma Book

Vince Horn,
Vince Horn
Ryan Oelke,
Ryan Oelke
Daniel Ingram, MD
Daniel Ingram
Daniel Ingram, a Theravada meditation teacher and one of our most popular guests, joins us again to discuss his recently published book, Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha. In discussing the book we dive into some of the more foundation distinctions he makes, including that of the three trainings. Daniel claims that the trainings in morality (or ethics), concentration (or meditation), and insight (or wisdom) are distinct trainings, each having their own unique gold standard. He explores each of these gold standards and pays particular attention to the gold standard of insight, which has to do with seeing the three characteristics of experience—impermanence, suffering, and not-self.

Listen in for some geeky, technical, and hard-hitting dharma from one of today's little known, yet extremely profound, American dharma teachers.

This is part 1 of a two-part series. Listen to part 2, The Dharma Overground (airing next week).