Urban Dharma

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I absolutely LOVE this podcast. I get so excited when I see a new episode because I’ve heard them all at least twice and am desperate for more. I’ve only been studying for about a year but Rev. Kusala has made it so much easier to apply as a layperson some of the concepts that seem to be aimed for monks while also injecting some humor. Also if I’m not mistaken I think we have the same birthday (4/20) so happy late birthday!
I have learned so much about the middle path from Rev. Kusala and Urban Dharma podcast. It is excellent!
Kusala's teachings are not only relevant to our times, he makes the practice of Buddhism clearer, approachable and fun. His presentations are received as being very genuine and authentic. He takes simplicity to another level, and makes it his own art form. He also plays the harmonica and enjoys photography, yeah he's a real person. ✔ him out, he's 🆒!
Intriguing. Well spoken. Engaging.
Simply brilliant. These podcasts can be listened to over and over. Extremely informative and engaging. I would love to see him speak.
i look forward to every new episode and have relistened to so many of the old ones. whether you are interested in buddishm or not there is knowledge in every episode.
This is exactly what I have been looking for. Finally someone who explains the dharma so that everyone can understand.
I've listened to many podcasts on Buddhism, and Urban Dharma has certainly been my upmost favorite. Kusala has a way of explaining and teaching the Dharma that really resonates and speaks truth within me. I feel so fortunate to have found this podcast! Thank you for your wisdom and spiritual guidance.
Listening to Reverend Kusala brought me to tears. He speaks clearly, effortlessly, and with great charisma. I feel fortunate, grateful, and less ignorant for listening.
I listen to several “dharma” podcasts for many years and Kusala’s was one of the first.
I found your podcasts very inspiring Please post more Thanks
clear, interesting, and useful.
Rev. Kusala speaks about the Dharma in everyday, insightful, and humorous ways. A great podcast for anyone studying Buddhism.
I prefer this podcast over many because it's not always abstract like many of the other Buddhist podcast. His speaking also keeps a good pace, and stays interesting the whole way through. Easily my favorite Buddhist podcast.
This has decreased my suffering! :)
I've enjoyed listening to this podcast. Listening while coming home on the subway helps to ease the stress of the day.
I can not express how much I appreciate him and what he does.
Poignant, interesting and relevant to every day. Definately one of the best podcasts out there, period. His stories keep me interested, the way he speaks is almost as if you are having a conversation with him.
I hope Rev. Kusala is alive and well. I can't find any current pods on the itunes store and thats a shame to me.
Look, I love the reverend's talks, and he has been a guide for me. But I could really do without the music. The harp blowing is not my cup of tea. It's not so much that it ruins the podcast, mind you. It's just a honky reminder that a new one has begun. That said, subscribe with confidence. This is great!!!
I found this podcast in a moment of my life where I find myself looking for how to reach my higher purpose in life; how to become better. I was born and raised as a Christian, but I find that most of the Buddhist teachings that I have read or listened to make all the sense in the world. This podcast has helped me understand Buddhism better, because Kusala presents it in plain English. Thanks!
Rev. Kusala brings the phrase "get real" to a whole new level. If you want to explore your true nature, check this out. His commentary is selfless, direct, and to the point. Although some of the stories are retold a few times, the lessons contained within the stories bear repeating. Wisdom can be found in unlikely places. I never expected to gain the insights that are available here for free. . . .
Very funny, and he is just so normal, very very realatable to your own life! He says exactly what you're thinking and answers just what you wanted to know. One of the best podcasts I have listened to!
Reverand Kusala does a great job of both entertaining and making much of Buddhism understandable. I often feel as if I'm sitting in his live audience when I hear the podcast. He does a great job of drawing in the listener. Often the concepts he tackles are the really tough ones in Buddhism - at least the ones that are tough for Westerners like me to understand - but he finds words that educate and entertain. Thanks Reverand. Please keep them coming!
I've listened to several of these talks and, for a person that's studied Buddhism off and on for several years, I have never had a more clear, direct, and simple explanation of the aspects of Buddhism. These talks have a lot of overlap, but that is good, as repetition is the way that the brain can learn and retain this material. Highly Recommended for anyone interested in Buddhism, or just interested in being a better human being.
Being fairly new to Buddhism, this podcast was just what I needed. Reverend Kusala makes complex ideas easy to understand and practice in my everyday life. Thank You So Much!!
I listen to many podcasts, and I have tried a good number of Buddhist-themed 'casts. This is on my short list, and I highly endorse all episodes. Rev. Kusala is a pretty cool guy too. I have corresponded with him a few times, and his answers to my questions are always helpful and to the point. Other Dharma podcasts could learn a thing or two from this one.
this podcast, one of my favorite but non only dharma type one, is...Most Cool!
Rev. Kusala has a unique ability to explain complex ideas in an interesting and easy to understand manner. This series provides a good overview of Buddhism. Although I am Catholic, I found many of the concepts transcend any particular religion and can be applied to every day life. I look forward to learning more.
plain spoken and entertaining! Thanks for being here!!
I have listened to this podcast now for about 6 months, I truly enjoy it and it is life changing. Kusala is very enjoyable to listen to - funny, insightful, wise. Try it , you'll like it!
I am a student at Santa Margarita which Kusala spoke at this week. I am not the most keen on learning about religion but I was quickly interested in what Kusala was saying. He is skilled at talking about and helping us understand Buddhism. Thank you Kusala.
Rev. Bhikshu has done a wonderful job of making Buddhist principles understandable to Americans. They're as fresh and relavent as ever, and something we can all incorporate into our lives. With all the strife and hostility in the world, we need Buddhist philosophy for our own sanity. Start with 8th Grade Buddhism and move on to Everyday Buddhism. I think you'll find it improves your daily life.

5/5

By Sycil
Listen up folks, this podcast gives a straightforward explanation of Buddhism. Immediately applicable to our daily lives. You know all those questions you have when you pass the Buddhism section at the Bookstore? Well, Rev.Kusala will answer them. Drives a motorcycle, plays the harmonica, used to smoke cigarettes for 20 years, has a weakness for chocolate- he's no country bumkin' nor an ascetic living in a dojo on Mt.Fuji. Armed with a wonderful perspective on life that he has a knack for sharing in simple, humorous, and sincere ways. This podcast will leave you lacking only one thing: the decision to apply these tips to your life.
The multi-part series on Everyday Buddhism is better than reading books on the subject. Lots of information that's well explained. I enjoy listening to Bhikshu's teachings prior to going to bed at night. They set a great mood for restful sleep.
Hands down, this is my favorite podcast on the net. Kusala is an amazing, insightful, funny and loving speaker, one of the few people I'd hug on sight, if I ever had the opportunity to meet him. His podcasts are also *good*, always interesting, with thought-provoking subjects, wonderful interviews and terrific class lectures. "Urban Dharma" is an excellent podcast for the beginning Buddhist, but is also for the spiritual seeker of any religious, philosophical or spiritual path. These are also easy to listen to, recorded well, with good volume and hardly any background noise, static or fuzz. He will also let you know at the beginning if the recording isn't as good as usual. (These have pretty much been the earlier ones, before he upgraded the microphone.)
I love this podcast! Rev. Kusala has a great understanding of Buddhism, and wonderful, funny stories that only add to his knowledge.
Rev. Kusala, thank you.
Rev. Kusala's interest in and understanding of all flavors of Buddhism, and in religion in general, makes this the podcast for anyone interested in the Dharma. He has a great interviewing style and his recorded dharma talks are inspiring. I look forward to each one. THANK YOU REV. KUSALA!
Thanks, Rev. Kusala, for doing this. You've opened a whole new world to me and many of my friends. Your insight, humor, and clear explainations are greatly appreciated. And the only complaints are: when do we get more and can we get more videos? Peace... and be free from suffering :)
I enjoy this podcast. It is helping me understand this path. Thank You Kusula. Content is talks that have been given - in english! - to small and large groups of people. Very easy going and timely.
Thank you so much Rev. Kusala for coming to speak to us at Chadwick School. Your speach was very good and funny. Your podcasts are just as good. Very helpfull and it has opened my horizons quite a bit. Also, because Buddhists are accepted by christians, it is easier to be both. If you are looking for a podcast that is interesting, entertaining and helpfull, pick this one. Rev. Kusala makes something that might be dull, into something funny and interesting. Other speakers might try to bore his listeners out of their minds, but Kusala tries to engage you. I highly recomend this podcast. (Kusala means Skillfull right?)
I am a student from Chadwick School, and was there to witness Rev. Kusala's talk on being a buddhist monk. i really enjoyed hearing him talk about it, and i learned a lot
There are a lot of good Dharma talks available as podcasts, but Rev. Kusala is clearly the hippest and easiest to "get." This is a good place to start your journey, or enrich your knowledge. Blessings!
Great podcasts, we just need more of them! :)
Rev. Kusala hopes these podcasts are useful. Well, for me, they have been most useful. They are helping me through a time of spiritual searching, and learning how to embrace and find joy in the journey. I highly recommend these talks.