Pema Khandro Interviews

Pema Khandro’s Interviews with Buddhist Teachers. The interviews are recorded in print and by podcast. The interviews cover Buddhist philosophy, the lives of Buddhist women, illness in the era of corona virus and much more. These interviews are published by LionsRoar Magazine, Buddhadharma quarterly and The Buddhist Studies Institute. More interviews will be posted here soon.

Buddhism on
Sickness & Health

“The sooner you let it into your heart, the sooner the pain passes.” Listen in as Pema Khandro interviews Toni Bernhard. The interview is published on the Lion’s Roar podcast channel. It is a part of a mini-series on Buddhism and sickness where Pema Khandro interviewed Toni Bernhard, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and Karma Lekshe Tsomo. The recordings of the last two will be broadcast soon.

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Buddhist Women

Pema Khandro interviews Myokei Caine-Barret, Narayan Helen Liebenson, Rebecca Li and Myoan Grace Schireson. “I invite you to join me now in reading this intimate conversation, which went far beyond my expectations. These voices present to us the greatest untold story of dharma—the story of women in Buddhism.” – Pema Khandro. For the full transcript, click below.

Forum: Hear Our Voices

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Pema Khandro interviews Harvey B. Aronson on Buddhist Practice on Western ground. This discussion covers the important topic of Anger, how anger is interpreted differently by Buddhist literature than it is in English language. Harvey also discusses his journey, how he come to the study of Buddhism and Psychology. Click here for full interview:

Pema Khandro interviews Koshin Paley Ellison on the challenges of caring for people as they are dying. This includes a Koshin’s story of the role of compassion while relating to a woman who was screaming in rage at everyone who came into her room. It is a story about how to be of service when someone is enacting trauma. Pema Khandro is a Buddhist scholar and teacher. Koshin Paley Ellison is a contemplative care worker and Zen priest. Click below for full interview:

Pema Khandro Interviews Dr. Jim Tucker M.D. about his research into children’s accounts of past life memories which were investigated by his team and corroborated by testimonies from people in the circumstances that these children described. Dr. Tucker is the Bonner-Lowry Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is Director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, where he is continuing the work of Dr. Ian Stevenson with children who report memories of previous lives. Pema Khandro is a Buddhist scholar and teacher of Buddhist Philosophy. Click here for the full interview:

Pema Khandro interviews Julie Rogers about Buddhist teachings on dying and caring for loved ones who have passed away in your home. They discuss the practical aspects of caring for the body, when to call the police and Buddhist rituals for after the persons breathing has stopped. Julie Rogers is the founder of Transitional Life Care and Pema Khandro is a scholar of Buddhist Philosophy and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. Click here for the full interview: