The Circled Square Podcast

Episode 22 – Mushrooms for Enlightenment or Why Buddhism is Like a Shrek: A Conversation about Teaching with Sangseraima Ujeed

Episode 21 – Kate Hartmann, Teaching Online beyond the Pandemic

Episode 20 – José Cabezón: Teaching Tibetan Buddhism as Professor and Practitioner

Episode 19 – Jan Willis, Stories from a Black, Baptist, and Buddhist Teacher

Episode 18 – Todd Lewis, Social Context and the Power of Imagination

Episode 17 – Susie Andrews, Building Others Up

Episode 16 – Janet Gyatso, Teaching Posthumanism and Animal Ethics in Buddhist Studies

Episode 15 – Marcus Evans, Teaching Hip Hop and Buddhist Studies

Episode 14 – Rima Vesely-Flad, Black Buddhist Teachers

Episode 13 – Embodied Learning on Interdependence

Episode 12 – Teaching a Zen Buddhism Course Online with Student Preferences in Mind with Daigengna Duoer

Episode 11 – Teaching Asian Art as Storytelling with Kerry Brown

Episode 10 – Constructing Buddhist Theories of the Body from Ancient Texts with Luther Obrock

Episode 9 – Living Religion in the Classroom with Rongdao Lai

Episode 8 – Teaching Empathy and Collaboration with Frances Garrett

Episode 7 – Embodied Experience: Living from the Heart with Ellen Katz

Episode 6 – Buddhism and Contemplative Science, with Norman Farb

Episode 5 – Teaching Buddhist Art Using Museum and Gallery Collections, with Wen-shing Chou

Episode 4 – Negotiating the Layers: Material History in our Teaching, with Abhishek Amar

Episode 3 – Anti-Colonial Teaching and Buddhism, with Natalie Avalos

Episode 2 – Engaging Students in the Big Picture, with Matt King

Episode 1 – Inhabiting the Stories: Buddhism from the Inside, with Vanessa Sasson

Who We Are

Sarah Richardson (pictured below) hosts the podcast, interviewing guests from institutions around North America. Sarah is a historian of Buddhist visual and material practice, especially Himalayan painting.

Betsy Moss (pictured below) is the podcast’s Creative Director. In collaboration with Sarah, she develops the strategic vision for the show and supervises the creative process including audio recording and production and designing visual assets for our website and social media feeds. She is the program coordinator for the Ho Centre for Buddhist studies. She also teaches art and design history and visual culture courses at several institutions in the Toronto area.

If you have an idea about a great interview guest or important topic for our show, please get in touch!

Host and Interviewer: Dr. Sarah Richardson
Creative Director: Dr. Betsy Moss
Consulting Producer: Dr. Frances Garrett
Consulting Producers: Anna-Liza Kozma and Jelena Jurak
Show Notes: Molly Mignault
Transcripts: Sam Keravica
Audio Editing: Jesse Whitty


Music: David Gradual Sunrise by David Hilowitz. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. Accessed through the Free Music Archive

Supported by The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies.

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