Welcome to Casual Buddhism!

Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, Thailand’s first ordained Theravada Buddhist Nun, is an inspiring speaker and teacher. Join Venerable Dhammananda and me as we discuss every day issues like how to find joy in your life, how to deal with difficult emotions like anger, and how to cope with stress.

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Casual Buddhism is inspired by my journey with Venerable Dhammananda as told in the book, Finding Venerable Mother, which you can purchase here.


Venerable Dhammananda and I discuss how to keep hope alive in your life.


Venerable Dhammananda gives meditation guidance.

Spiritual Friendship

In this episode we discuss how spiritual friendship can enhance our practice.

Buddhist Wisdom and Social Media

Venerable Dhammananda and guest discuss fake news, disinformation, and wise communication.


In this Casual Buddhism conversation, Venerable Dhammananda and I discuss ways to calm your anger.

Healing Sexual Trauma

Venerable Dhammananda talks about healing the inner child from sexual abuse

Chronic Pain

Venerable Dhammananda talks about how to cope with chronic pain.


Venerable Dhammananda & Cindy talk about why forgiveness is important for you.

Wise Speech

Venerable Dhammananda clarifies examples of wise speech versus “useless” speech.


James has a heart-to-heart conversation with Venerable Dhammananda.