5 Minute Dharma is a weekly five-minute podcast that seeks to give people practical Buddhist wisdom for everyday life.
Following closely the Theravada tradition and the Pali Canon, Dr. Forrest gives you a reliable guide to the transforming truths of the historical Buddha.
About the Host
Dr. Jay N. Forrest is an American Buddhist teacher, an Ordained Humanist Minister, a Certified Meditation Teacher, and the author of over a dozen books. He is the host of the podcast "5 Minute Dharma."
Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree from Trinity Evangelical Christian University (2006)
American Buddhist teacher
Buddhist courses from Princeton University, University of Virginia, Harvard Divinity School, Columbia University, and Universiteit Leiden.
Member, Albuquerque Insight Meditation Center (2011)
Going for Refuge with the late Bhikkhu Samahita on January 13, 2012.
Ordained Humanist Minister
Church of Spiritual Humanism (2015).
Certified Meditation Teacher
Cerification to teach Vipassana meditation from Aura Wellness Center (2014).
Diploma in Vipassana from Aura Wellness Center (2014).
Zen training with Rev. Brian C. Taylor at the Albuquerque Contemplative Center (2003).
Zazen with the White Robed Monks of St. Benedict (2001).
Meditation training with Brian Lesage at Albuquerque Insight Meditation Center; Sally Armstrong at Spirit Rock Meditation Center; Gil Fronsdal at Insight Meditation Center; Ajahn Sona at Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery.
Practical Buddhism: Wisdom for Everyday Life
From Christ to Buddha: Reflections on Christianity, Buddhism, and Spirituality
Secular Buddhism: An Introduction
Secular Spirituality: Secular Buddhism, Atheistic Humanism, Spiritual Naturalism, and Bodhidaoism (Collected Works)
The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism (Routledge Handbooks in Religion)
Spirituality Without God: An Introduction to Bodhidaoism
Spiritual Naturalism: Spirituality Within the Bounds of Science
Humanism, God, and the Bible: An Ex-Pastor Examines the Evidence
Gnostic Christianity: Reviving an Ancient Christianity
Biblical Counseling: And the Self-Esteem Heresy
Christian Theology: Biblical, Devotional, Spiritual, Innovative
The Deeper Life