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Buddhist Geeks episode 124: You Will Get the Dharma You Need

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Buddhist Geeks episode 123: Dharma Music Can Sound Like Anything

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Buddhist Geeks episode 122: The Evolution of the Mind and Life Dialogues

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Buddhist Geeks episode 121: The Great Work of Western Magick

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Buddhist Geeks episode 120: The Mystery of the Mind: Ten Zen Questions

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Buddhist Geeks episode 117: Western Buddhism: Megatrends & Scandals

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Buddhist Geeks episode 116: The Traditional 3-Year Retreat: Intensive Training for a Nonexistent Job

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Buddhist Geeks episode 112: Vajrayana in Plain English

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Buddhist Geeks episode 111: Japanese Shingon: The True Word School

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Buddhist Geeks episode 109: Koan Training and the Different Styles of Zen

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Buddhist Geeks episode 106: Tibetan Buddhist Lineage in the West

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Buddhist Geeks episode 105: The Forest Dwelling Yogi

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Buddhist Geeks episode 100: Psychotropics and NeuroLinguistic Zen

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Buddhist Geeks episode 99: The Zen Tree Fort in the Sky

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Buddhist Geeks episode 98: Stuart Davis: Bodhisattva Rocker

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Buddhist Geeks episode 97: The Dhamma Brothers: Vipassana Meditation in Prison

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Buddhist Geeks episode 96: The Particularities of Awakening

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Buddhist Geeks episode 95: The Buzz Lightyear Model of Enlightenment: To Infinity and Beyond

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Buddhist Geeks episode 92: Buddhist Studies in the West

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Buddhist Geeks episode 91: The Practice Adventures of Dr. Jeffrey Hopkins

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Buddhist Geeks episode 90: The Logistics of Being a Bodhisattva

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Buddhist Geeks episode 89: Venerable Robina Courtin: Bodhisattva CEO

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Buddhist Geeks episode 88: Technology Makes our Delusion More Functional

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Buddhist Geeks episode 87: Does the Web have Buddha Nature?

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Buddhist Geeks episode 86: How Did Descartes Die?

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Buddhist Geeks episode 85: The Consciousness Laboratory

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Buddhist Geeks episode 84: Dream Practices: Comparing Dream Yoga and Lucid Dreaming

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Buddhist Geeks episode 83: The Yogas of Dream and Sleep

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Buddhist Geeks episode 82: Sleep as a Spiritual Journey

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Buddhist Geeks episode 81: The Inevitable Tension: Going Deep vs. Spreading Wide

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Buddhist Geeks episode 80: Peering Under the Hood of Buddhist Media

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Buddhist Geeks episode 75: The Best Preparation for Dying Well is Living Well

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Buddhist Geeks episode 74: Analytical Meditation: Going Beyond Coffee Table Dharma

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Buddhist Geeks episode 70: Susan Piver: The Fearless Writer

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Buddhist Geeks episode 68: Dive-bar Dharma: Making it Fresh or Sensationalizing it?

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Buddhist Geeks episode 69: Every Generation Creates the Dharma Anew

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Buddhist Geeks episode 65: The Three Faces of Spirit: Where is Awareness Locating Itself?

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Buddhist Geeks episode 64: Discover Yourself as a Perspective-Taking Being

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Buddhist Geeks episode 63: Unwavering Samadhi: Meditative Achievement and Its Impact in the World

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Buddhist Geeks episode 62: Reverberations from The Shamatha Project

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Buddhist Geeks episode 60: Geeks of the Round Table (tm)

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Buddhist Geeks episode 59: McZen: A Double Satori with Cheese

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Buddhist Geeks episode 58: Crazy Wisdom Saves the Day!

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Buddhist Geeks episode 57: Science as the Western Wisdom Tradition

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Buddhist Geeks episode 56: Insight Dialogue: Extending Meditation into Mutuality

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Buddhist Geeks episode 55: Atto, Zepto, and Yacto: The Buddhist Marx Brothers

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Buddhist Geeks episode 54: Interpersonal Meditation: Awakening as Relational Beings

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Buddhist Geeks episode 53: Virtual Zen: Dropping Here and There

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Buddhist Geeks episode 48: Monasteries as the Conscience of Society

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Buddhist Geeks episode 47: Marketing Mindfulness to the Youth

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Buddhist Geeks episode 46: Reformatting the Hard Disk of the Mind

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Buddhist Geeks episode 45: What Happens to the Dharma when the Boomers Die Out?

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Buddhist Geeks episode 39: More on Tibetan Studies at Naropa

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Buddhist Geeks episode 3: Phil Stanley on the Development of Western Buddhism

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Buddhist Geeks episode 5: We're Not the Cheerleaders of Buddhism

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Buddhist Geeks episode 8: Where are all the Western Rinpoches?

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Buddhist Geeks episode 16: Vince Horn on Taking the Two Month Plunge

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Buddhist Geeks episode 18: The Vipassana Vendetta

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Buddhist Geeks episode 20: Leave the Pot on the Stove

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Buddhist Geeks episode 26: Buddhist Geeks Highlights

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Buddhist Geeks episode 27: Are you Stalking Us?!

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Buddhist Geeks episode 134: The Erotic Embrace of Life and Meditation

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Buddhist Geeks episode 138: Reflections on 21st Century Dharma

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Ryan Oelke spent four years in the MA program at Naropa University studying Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan language . This program sequence was based on formal Tibetan monastic college training and study, focusing on Abhidharma, Buddhist epistemology, philosophical systems, Madhyamaka, buddhanature, and the study of major Indian texts and Tibetan commentaries, in addition to contemplative meditation. In his Tibetan classes he translated sections of the Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa, portions of a text on the twelve links of interdependent origination, and the Tale of the Tigress . Currently, he is working on an independent translation of a Bardo text with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen. Ryan practices following the Dzogchen and Buddhist teachings of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.

In addition to his studies at Naropa Ryan has completed a graduate MSEd degree in Counseling Pyschology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. In undergrad he studied percussion performance, sound engineering, and Spanish. Ryan is a Producer for the national television show, Sex, God, Rock 'n Roll, and offers podcasting production and consulting services through his company, PowerUp Productions. To find out more about Ryan, visit his personal site, www.ryanoelke.com and check out his freelancing work at PowerUp Productions