Bill Auerbach & Una Chung: Buddhism, Gender and Freedom – Podcast 201


You notice how your body feels during meditation. Una Chung and Bill Auerbach discuss how this practice of noticing can effect the (sometimes rigid) ways we categorize our bodies, and what Buddhism has to say about our experiences of gender and sexuality.

Here is the video conversation between Sunaura Taylor and Judith Butler referenced in the talk.

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Bill Auerbach, PhD, is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at New York University where he teaches about Buddhism and psychoanalysis. He writes about psychotherapy, trauma, dissociation, and the experience of time. He has over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist and has been a student of Buddhism for over 15 years.

Dr. Una Chung is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and has been a part of the New York Shambhala Center since 2002. She teaches literature, film, new media, and critical theory at Sarah Lawrence College. Her research interests center on East-West cultural transmissions.

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