Aug 24 • 1HR 18M

Stoicism and Buddhism

Listen to my conversation with former Buddhist Forest Monk, Matthew Gindin

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Donald J. Robertson
Matthew Gindin
Donald Robertson, the author of "How to Think Like a Roman Emperor", and a cognitive-behavioral therapist, talks about how to apply Stoicism in the modern world, discussing philosophy, psychology and self-improvement with guests from all walks of life. Available on Google and Apple podcasts.
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In this episode, I speak about Stoicism and Buddhism with Matthew Gindin. Matthew is a former Forest Monk in the Thai Buddhist tradition.  He taught meditation practices for 15 years, and has written extensively for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.  He is now the author of the

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  • How Matthew became interested in Stoicism and his other philosophical influences, such as Spinoza

  • The rise in popularity of Stoicism, e.g., how it appeals to people interested in Buddhism, etc.

  • What do you think Stoicism and Buddhism have in common?

  • The historical relationship between Stoicism and Buddhism, e.g., communication between ancient eastern and western philosophers

  • How Stoics could benefit from learning more about Buddhism 


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