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Jonni Pollard

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S1, Ep 3 Jonni Pollard ~ Ancient knowledge in the modern world ~ parenting//flow state//meditation//Transhumanism and everything in between

The Flow Lane With Emma Maidment

In this episode I'm joined by one of my dear friends and teachers, Jonni Pollard. Jonni is a renowned meditation teacher and founder of 1 Giant Mind and the 1 Giant Mind Teacher Training Academy (which I studied under). He's authored a book called The Golden Sequence and travelled the world sharing his wisdom. In this episode we dive deep into many topics relating to parenting, flow state, meditation and even transhumanism. It's a juicy one.  Dive in. 

1hr 8mins

28 Feb 2022

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Inspiring the world to meditate – with Jonni Pollard

The Vedic Conversation

Welcome to this week's episode of The Vedic Conversation, hosted by Vedic Meditation teachers Rory Kinsella, Derrick Yanford and Anthony Thompson.In this episode we talk with 1GiantMind founder and Vedic Meditation teacher Jonni Pollard about this journey to spirituality and how he views the relationship with 1GM and Vedic Meditation.http://www.jonnipollard.comhttps://www.1giantmind.comIf you're interested in learning more about Vedic Meditation, get in touch with the teachers below if they're in your area.Derrick Yanford (New York): https://www.yourbestselfmeditation.comAnthony Thompson (London): https://www.mindmojo.coRory Kinsella (Sydney): https://www.rorykinsellameditation.comTo share stories, suggest topics or ask about teachers in your area, drop us a line through our website: http://thevedicconversation.comMusic by The Ramsgates: http://theramsgates.com


4 Sep 2021

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Jonni Pollard on Belonging (Our Innate Human Nature)

Inspired Evolution

In this week’s episode, Amrit interviews Jonni Pollard, a recognized meditation and wisdom teacher, speaker, author of “The Golden Sequence: A Manual for Reclaiming Our Humanity” and host of the 1Giant Podcast where he is interviewed by curious minds looking for insights on meditation and the wellbeing of our humanity.Get Jonni’s book here: https://inspiredevolution.com/recommends/jonni-pollard/He is the co-founder and executive director at 1 Giant Mind, a multi-national charitable organisation established to reduce stress related mental illness and lifestyle disease by delivering free digital meditation and education programs to those in need.Jonni believes that the actual global crisis we are all undergoing is ingrained in our disconnection from our true purpose and responsibility of belonging.Amrit and Jonni talk about the importance of rediscovering your authentic human nature, learning how to reclaim it as your greatest power, and finding fulfillment through seeing the change and impact you can make in the world.As far as Jonni can remember, he instinctively has been devoted to honouring his spirit. As a teenager he had a foundational perspective towards humanity which he wasn’t willing to let go of. It was hard to conform with things that had no meaning to him, so he would define himself in some other way that society was demanding, becoming rebellious and isolated in his own beliefs.Jonni had a deep desire to belong, but this non-acceptance was causing a deep pain in his heart. This eventually led him to India where he engaged in the teachings of some of the greatest masters. He received insight and support in the process of his revolutionary awakening.Jonni discovered who he truly was and embraced it, who we are as a species and our responsibility as individuals. He adopted the foundations of how to process every speck of information that could then render into knowledge and finally be embodied into wisdom.He came to realize that the whole sense of wholeness comes from the understanding that we belong to the greater whole and are intimately connected. That our humanity is expressed in some kind of framework that we all belong to. It is being aware of the needs of the greater whole and how we bring our individuality to serve that, elevate that, and ensure that it is stable and balanced.Ever since, he has been on this beautiful journey of self discovery. Now he teaches Vedic Meditation and is a teacher of the ancient Vedic wisdom. This knowledge is foundational to our existence and offers a completely inclusive perspective on everything that correlates with our yearning to unify with each other and all of nature.Jonni and Amrit dive deep into the system of creation, maintenance and dissolution that are paramount to nature and human existence and why so many of us are resistant to change.Whatever we have been maintaining for such a long time and is no longer relevant, gets relegated into a process of dissolution and dissolves. All that does not work is here for a reason. It is here so something new can evolve; a new creation. When we are so deeply traumatized by the environment that we have created, neurologically we become more resistant to change. The part of the brain that is capable of creating and innovating, gets shut down so it can face the danger ahead of us. Jonni refers to “trapped in a cycle of desperation and survival” when talking about this resistance. This means that we are always on the lookout and ready to either fight or flee for our lives, which makes us feel anxious,  worried, afraid and so much more. And the only way to guarantee safety and security is through the accumulation of things outside ourselves. Survival mode disconnects us from ourselves. Jonni shares practices to gain access to the place where wisdom lies deep within. He affirms you must introduce new habits to change the physiology of your nervous system and brain, referring to confronting past trauma and then coming to terms with your power. This can only happen if you are willing to first sit in discomfort and accept your negative thoughts and feelings. The purpose of this is to establish a habit of identifying the moment in which you find yourself in conflict, and revert it to a deeper state. The only way to access it is by cultivating it through meditation.Within each one of you is an unexplored power to create the change you dream of. This change benefits you as an individual and the community as a whole, allowing every single one of us to break through toxic beliefs and constraints.“There is nothing more elevated than being in the presence of someone who demonstrates your worthiness because that is the thing that awakens the human heart; It inspires the heart almost involuntarily to reciprocate.”“The world can only change through micro conscious activism where human hearts open, connect and share”About Jonni Pollard:Jonni Pollard is an internationally recognized meditation & wisdom teacher who has dedicated his life to sharing ancient knowledge gained from some of the greatest living masters of our time. He specializes in teaching the art of embodying our true nature to live the most meaningful life possible.Studying and teaching for over 2 decades, today Jonni is based in New York City and travels the world, teaching meditation, running workshops and retreats, and acting as a personal and corporate consultant. In addition, he leads mass meditations and speaks at major cultural and lifestyle events. The foundation of his teachings stems from the timeless Vedic tradition. The core of his teachings focus on embodying our deepest nature of love.Jonni is also the co-founder and creator of the 1 Giant Mind Learn Meditation course and the 1 Giant Mind Teacher Training Academy. These programs have taught over 250,000 people from around the world to meditate.Jonni Pollard’s book:“The Golden Sequence: A Manual for Reclaiming Our Humanity”: https://inspiredevolution.com/recommends/jonni-pollard/Tune In: Welcome Jonni Pollard to Inspired Evolution!:(00:00:00)How wisdom and knowledge became Jonni’s path:(00:56)Shift from “rejecting” to “belonging”:(05:59)About ways to sustain humanity going forward:(10:02)About what clicked into Jonni when facing another philosophy:(23:03)Practices to access the knowledge that lies within us:(28:21)About the resistance people have looking within:(40:55)Inspired Evolution according to Jonni Pollard:(53:30)Favourite questions asked on Jonni’s podcast:(54:38)Mentioned resources:Vedic Tradition - Mentioned in timestamp (05:59) - Conversation about belonging; revolutionary awakeningMeditation according to Jonni Pollard: “Meditation is a practice that establishes the foundation of the self beyond the intelectual reckoning. It exposes you through the direct experience of what you are, which is essentially a dynamic intelligent abstract field of awareness that has the capacity to respond to any challenge or demand that appears at odds to reconcile.”Connect with Jonni Pollard:Website: http://www.jonnipollard.com/ Organisation Website: https://www.1giantmind.com/ 1 Giant Mind Podcast: https://www.1giantmind.com/podcast Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonni-pollard-98a18b85/?originalSubdomain=au Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonnipollard Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonnipollard/ 1 Giant Mind Twitter: https://twitter.com/1giantmind?lang=en Join the Inspired Evolution Community:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InspiredEvolution/    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/InspiredEvo/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/InspiredEvolution/Website: https://inspiredevolution.com/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/inspiredevolution. 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1hr 1min

8 Jun 2021

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#95 - Jonni Pollard on Belonging, Awakening & Becoming Your Truth.

The Carlo Cirillo Show

On this episode I shared an amazing conscious conversation with Jonni Pollard Jonni is a Spiritual teacher and the cofounder of 1 Giant Mind.We dive deep into:- Awakening to the truth of self- Why so many people are ignoring their truth- Why we feel so disconnected from ourselves- The true meaning of belonging- How to step into our truth- The power of meditation- How to gain more inner peace- What our purpose is on earth- The perspective gained through challenges- The importance of letting go & surrenderingAnd so much more! This conversation was incredible! Jonni has such a beautiful & simple way of explaining his perspective and learnings.  This was such an awakening conversation for myself. I love his mindset, his energy and his willingness to self enquire  to grow. You can really hear his passion for living life in his truth throughout this whole episode.  I really enjoyed this and I hope you do too.Watch on youtube: http://bit.ly/TheConsciousPodcast------------------------------------------ Follow Jonni on: Instagram: www.instagram.com/jonnipollardwww.1giantmind.com  -----------------------------------------Keep updated on our Podcast socials:Instagram: http://bit.ly/2MCfRmXFacebook: http://bit.ly/2AUFg5JYoutube: http://bit.ly/TheConsciousPodcast https://linktr.ee/theconsciouspodcast Follow me (Carlo Cirillo) on:Instagram: http://bit.ly/carlo_cirillo Facebook: http://bit.ly/carlocirillo Youtube: http://bit.ly/CCTVyoutube www.carlocirillo.com ------------------------------------------Podcast Sponsors: BLOOM Appwww.instagram.com/bloomapp Baxter Blue 10% off code “CARLO10” https://www.baxterblue.com.au

1hr 21mins

11 Aug 2020

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Jonni Pollard - Meditation and Masterful Being

Living In Alignment

Jonni Pollard is not only the co-founder and creator of the 1 Giant Mind Learn Meditation course and the 1 Giant Mind Teacher Training Academy - which have both taught over a quarter of a million people from around the world to meditate - but most significantly, Jonni is an internationally recognized meditation & wisdom teacher who has dedicated his life to sharing ancient knowledge gained from some of the greatest living masters of our time.In this conversation we discuss studentship, the role of a guru, the impact of meditation, mindful parenthood, tradition, lineage, intimacy with self, the art of sitting and listening, and more.Jonni's website & Instagram1 Giant Mind website

1hr 5mins

13 Apr 2020

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How to Reclaim Your Power Thru the Golden Sequence!!! Self-Help Tips from Jonni Pollard

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

If you’ve ever wanted to reclaim the power of your humanity, then do we have The Golden Sequence show for you! Today I’ll be talking with Jonni Pollard, best known for his creation of the 1 Giant Mind and the Learn Meditation Smartphone app, and the author of a brilliant new book, The Golden Sequence. And that’s just what I want to talk with him about today, about tapping into Vedic wisdom to break through our toxic beliefs and conditioning, and create authentic loving connections with everyone and everything around you. Key Points Discussed: What happened when Jonni Pollard starred worldwide in Heartbreak High? How’d he end up traveling in India? What was the self-judgment he was feeling, and why? What’s the Vedic perspective of reality? What is the Golden Sequence? What’s the heart of our crisis today? What is survival mode? What’s it mean we’re distracting ourselves to death? What is our evolutionary mismatch? What are the four golden insights? What’s the practice of affirming the four golden insights? What does it truly mean that life is sacred? What is meant that love is our nature? What is wisdom and how is it our power? What does it mean that fulfillment is our purpose? What’s the importance of meditation? How do we begin? How do we recognize the sacredness in our lives and of our lives? What is witnessing and why is it so important? What can we learn from a visit with the Dalai Lama about friendliness? What’s the importance of being of service? What’s the power of a daily practice? What are a few key items to include in our daily practice? Additional Resources: JonniPollard.com www.1GiantMind.com ……. For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: www.InspireNationShow.com To support the show and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access, visit: www.Patreon.com/InspireNation And to follow Inspire Nation (and the lives of Michael and Jessica) on Instagram, go to www.instagram.com/inspirenationlive

1hr 15mins

30 Dec 2019

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Absolutely Addressing Anxiety | Jonni Pollard #022

The Vital Veda Podcast: Ayurveda | Holistic Health | Cosmic and Natural Law

Jonni Pollard is the founder of 1 Giant Mind and is one of those people who absolutely radiates bliss and joy which permeates the hearts of any individual who comes into close proximity with him.Jonni has experienced the dynamics of anxiety in plentiful throughout his life, and has overcome a lot to now serve as a world-renowned meditation and wisdom teacher.IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSSExploring the infinite possibilities and capabilities of life and taking action.Jonni being seduced by the notion of being a recluse.How can I make whomever I come into contact with have the truest experience of themselves by virtue of them being in my presenceAnxiety - The charge of energy that doesn’t have a grounding. Like an electrical wire that doesn’t have a grounding. It is wild and can run anywhere and inappropriately fills lines of energy that don’t require or need to receive that charge. Misdirected energy.Forces of energy and electro-magnetic frequencies creating a distortion on our planet that invariably have an impact on us human beings. People are confronted by the potential of their power, and it is generally resisted because of an underlying sense of unworthiness.The Cause of Every Single Disease - Mistake of intellect (pragnyaparadha).Ayurvedic methods to pacify anxiety.Give your attention generously wherever you feel there is a deficit.How to help others who experience anxiety and nourish their existence and spirit.Leadership.The importance of normalising meditation in society.+ more.ABOUT JONNI POLLARDJonni Pollard, program founder and head teacher of 1 Giant Mind, is a world-renowned meditation teacher who has studied how to unfold human potential for over 20 years under great masters in the East and West.His programs, including 1 Giant Mind’s Learn Meditation app, have taught more than 250,000 people how to meditate.Jonni is at the forefront of authenticity in the meditation teacher landscape, making practical translations of ancient teachings for a modern lifestyle.RESOURCESJonni hosts the 1 Giant Mind podcast where he answers questions relating to meditation and personal development from a live audience.Jonni is also the author of The Golden Sequence: A Manual for Reclaiming Our Humanity, on Benbella books.SUPPORT THE SHOWPlease leave a review below (I love to read every single one).SHARESpread the word! Tell your family, friends, neighbors and all your social mates.Share this episode on Facebook / Share this episode on Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=y_kaqK9wLLV2hJsCYl7mFwBcEPNGyuzRIZuHMW5dxoRj2vyQJPvcov1xOO9ZUsn_lG-6Km&country.x=AU&locale.x=AU)

1hr 8mins

18 Oct 2019

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Jonni Pollard on The Golden Sequence, and Waking Up to the Truth of Who You Are

Jump Start Your Joy

The Inspiration of the Four Golden Insights I truly enjoyed getting to speak with Jonni, and felt myself sinking into the conversation in a deep way. One of the most inspirational parts of the discussion for me was when we walked through the Four Golden Insights, which are the pillars for the work Jonni does. Life is Sacred Love is our Nature – we serve, nature, and find connection Wisdom is our Power – Jonni talks about finding the intelligence of love, and reconciling the appearance of resistance and opposites. We also talked about “embodied leadership power, which equals the ability to influence the environment around us.” Wisdom can enliven and awaken the truth of who we are 4. Fulfillment is our Purpose – we find our purpose by fully understanding who we are Jonni Pollard and I talk about: His earliest sparks of joy as a child – playing with other kids, playing games, and any kind of games where he could evolve and find excitement Being a multipassionate, where he reflected that he felt that the many different things he enjoys in his life are all just different ways that his soul and purpose is revealing itself The filters that we use from the outside looking in, and how it changes the way we see ourselves The desire of creative beings to become expressive Our conditioning as children and the pervasive ideology that we learn as young people How adopting and conforming to social ideals causes immense suffering The four golden insights that set the pillars for the Golden Sequence What happens when energy does not flow naturally The dissonance that fear creates Why we need to connect to our purpose and our humanity Jonni’s thoughts How to Jump Start Your Joy: wake up and connect to the world around you, meditate for success and to affirm your humanity, and to show your best connected self to whomever you first have contact with in the morning Resources Jonni Pollard’s website The Golden Sequence by Jonni Pollard on Amazon 1 Giant Mind Podcast 1 Giant Mind App

1hr 9mins

27 Aug 2019

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Jonni Pollard: The Power Of Knowing Who You Truly Are

A Life of Greatness

Jonni Pollard is a personal development and wisdom teacher for some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. In this episode of A Life Of Greatness, Sarah and Jonni talk about how breaking through society’s toxic conditioning and following your intuition allows you to live your life’s true purpose. Follow Sarah: Instagram: instagram.com/alifeofgreatnesspodcast Facebook: facebook.com/sarahgrynberg Twitter: twitter.com/sarahgrynberg Website: https://sarahgrynberg.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


29 Jul 2019

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676: How to escape the bondage of survival - Q&A with Jonni Pollard


Everyone is doing it these days, it seems. Meditation was our muse. Everyone is doing it these days, it seems. Meditation is losing its spiritual baggage and going mainstream as the new exercise of today’s greatest leaders and influencers. If you listen to our Habits show you hear it over and over as a primary staple for our esteemed guests consistent strategies for success. So of course I wanted to ask you, the listening audience. Do any of you actually meditate? And why, what do you get out of it. Then I couldn’t help but ask the follow up question, if you do NOT meditate...why not? We received more responses than I anticipated, I honestly didn’t expect so many people to be meditating. But we got into sticky areas, like can you meditate and be a Christian? Can you meditate while driving a car or reading your Bible. I enhanced the conversation of course, by having Jonni Pollard himself co-host with me and folks, he was just brilliant in candidly answering the hard questions. I came out of the discussion more convicted than ever. Jonni is an international meditation expert and guru and in show 671 we talked directly about meditation and freeing ourselves from...ourselves. Again, the point isn’t meditation. It’s a means to an end. It was a fascinating conversation and was prompted by Michael Hyatt sharing that he used Jonni’s top ranked meditation app, One Giant Mind, every day. It prompted me to finally give it a try. And...I’m trying! This is a show worth listening to so you can decide if you want to start meditating, or decide it’s not for you. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


1 May 2019