Ep 93 - The Buddhism Psychedelic Connection With Dr. Douglas Osto | How Buddhism Influenced Spirituality In America

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I actually don’t see much difference between the early Mahayana practice and experiencing endless Buddhas in the Universe any different than taking LSD.
— Douglas Osto

Dr. Douglas Osto is the author of Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America. Dr. Osto is also the Programme Coordinator, Asian Studies Senior Lecturer, Philosophy Programme. Massey University, NEW ZEALAND. 

Show Notes

  • Where Douglas is from?
  • Transendetal meditation
  • Doug's background 
  • Mahanayan Buddhism
  • Common misconceptions of Eastern Buddhism
  • Core of "true" Buddhism
  • Changing landscape of Buddhism
  • Owning Buddhism or becoming a Buddhist
  • Empathy is religious studies
  • Chogyum Trungpa
  • Alcoholics in spiritual leaders
  • Psychedelics and Buddhism
  • Psychedelic Buddhism subculture
  • Psychedelics opening the doors to Buddhism in the West
  • Altered states of meditation vs psychedelics
  • Psychedelics and Buddhism in America today
  • Tantra - What is it?
  • Radical Buddhism
  • Buddhism and uses of psychedelics
  • Altered states in different cultures
  • Value in altered states
  • Douglas' personal peyote experience
  • Exciting times of psychedelics

Continued in our PLUS+ Extension:

  • Radical Buddhism
  • Buddhism and uses of psychedelics
  • Altered states in different cultures
  • Value in altered states
  • Douglas' personal peyote experience
  • Exciting times of psychedelics
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