Rank #1: 4. Amanda Seyfried - Obsessions Aside
Includes a Terence McKenna quote that you can incorporate into your meditation and contemplations.
We're joined by actress, Amanda Seyfried, who has starred in Mean Girls, Mamma Mia, Big Love and so much more. Amanda opens up about her experience as a kid struggling with undiagnosed OCD, and shares her journey to accepting this and anxiety over time. The honest conversation reminds you to stay grounded and lose the fear of looking inwards to start making sense of life. Amanda later shares a Terence McKenna quote for her Personal Practice that you can incorporate into your meditation and contemplations.
Rank #2: 22. Sophia Bush - Lights, Camera, ACTIVISM!
Includes a personal mantra that Sophia lives by.
Today we are joined by, Sophia Bush, a woman who wears many hats. She’s an actress, an activist, and a producer. You may know her from her roles on One Tree Hill, Chicago PD, and John Tucker Must Die. She is also blazing the way for people to own activism as a major part of who they are in their own lives. She has a loud voice on social media and is fearless in her beliefs - whatever they may bring. She is an inspiration to many and she doesn’t get stuck in her fear. She’s a mover, a shaker, and doesn’t get paralyzed by the “what if’s” of life. We talk about asking for help, taking your power back, being a work in progress, and if Sophia would ever run for office. She’s honest, she’s real, and she’s empowering women all over the world.
Rank #3: 18. Kathryn Schiff - Meet Your Spirit Guides
Includes a 10 minute Grounding meditation.
We’re talking to psychic, Kathryn Schiff, a favorite over at DEN Meditation. We go deep into the world of energy and how we’re all connected, and where we go when we pass, aka the Astro plane. Kathryn shares with us what big message our spirit guides want us to know and how to acknowledge all of the signs we are all given every single day as validation from the other side. We all have psychic abilities, and she shares how YOU can do little things every day to open yourself up to them. This all may seem “woo woo,” but the point is it affects the way you look at yourself and love yourself because when you connect with your own energy, it allows you to gain clarity which helps you navigate this existence much more easily. This conversation will make you look at things differently, and take in every little moment of life. Her personal practice at the end makes you go deep, and go deep quickly. If you love this episode and want more of Kathryn, she also teaches our Intuitive Healing Certification program where you can learn to read people as well!
Rank #4: 11. Angelique Cabral - From Rejection to Master Manifestor
Angelique Cabral is not only the star of CBS’s comedy Life in Pieces, but also a certified Kundalini yogi! She leads a motivational conversation on her journey from being a struggling actress, to finding Kundalini which helped her dig deep and get back to her true self. If you have ever been curious about manifestation, this episode is for you! Angelique covers how to follow your instinct, find your center, manifest, and stay true to yourself through it all. Includes: Intention Setting Kundalini Exercise.
Rank #5: 33. Katherine Woodward Thomas - A Conscious Convo on Love
Includes 10-minute intention-setting meditation.
We’re so excited to chat with relationship guru, NYT bestselling author, and the woman behind “Conscious Uncoupling” - made famous by none other than Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin! Single and with just 8 months to her 42nd birthday, Katherine committed to being engaged by 42. Her success prompted her to share the power of manifestation in her acclaimed book, “Calling in the One." In this episode, we chat everything from intention-setting, to letting go of old patterns, and holding yourself accountable to becoming the person you need to be for that relationship. Katherine also dives into lessons from her ultimately amicable separation, battle with cancer, and other trials throughout her life and career.
Rank #6: 45. John Wineland - Opening up to Intimacy
Includes a guided meditation.
It’s about to get deep, as famed speaker, relationship coach and teacher, John Wineland, joins us for a powerful lesson in sexual intimacy and energy. John draws on experiences from yoga, Buddhism, and his intensive study under Yogic Intimacy teacher David Deida, to reveal the power of applying concepts such as breath, emotion, and openness to create a truly sacred experience through union. We also talk about the differences between masculine and feminine energies, how both partners can learn to be fluid and fluent in both, and dive into the roots of shame, taboo and sexual wounds with insight on how to help heal them.
Rank #7: 31. Marianne Williamson - DENtalks LIVE
Includes 22 minute meditation.
An extra special episode with one of the best known spiritual leaders of our time -- Marianne Williamson! Marianne is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, activist, author of FOUR #1 New York Times bestselling books, and as she announced exclusively at our first DENtalks LIVE... a 2020 Presidential Candidate!! In this one of a kind conversation, Marianne sits with Tal to share wisdom on everything from pushing past our egos, to our handling relationships with others, and ultimately how to listen to your higher call from God. We dive into today’s current events and political divide, as Marianne gives us a sneak peek at her bid for office to come. Stay tuned for a 20 min deep meditation guided by the legend herself -- you won’t want to miss it.
Rank #8: 34. Thom Knoles - Don't Worry You're Happy
Includes a beautiful Sanskrit song.
Thom Knoles, a Maharishi of Vedic Meditation, celebrated speaker and thought-leader, joins us on DENtalks! Personally mentored by Transcendental Meditation founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Thom has personally taught over 40,000 students so far over his lifetime. Among his many accomplishments, he has founded a Vedic university in the Himalayas, co-founded a meditation-inspired private high school in Australia, and played a key role in a meditation-for-peace project in the Philippines that was responsible for driving 60,000 new meditators in Manila. Thom is a pre-eminent master and we take advantage of having him on the podcast by getting into all of the big questions about life and happiness. We discuss how we all have a cosmic field of creative intelligence inside of us, how we can understand our individuality in the context of our connection with the greater universe, the evolution of our own cognition, and more. You won’t want to miss his amazing philosophy lecture -- plus, stick around for an extra special personal practice.
Rank #9: 27. Gahl Sasson - Riding the Cosmic Waves
Includes a Meditation on Balancing the Masculine and Feminine Aspects of Ourselves
Welcome to DENtalks! Today we are joined by Gahl Sasson, teacher of Astrology, Mythology, Mysticism, Kabbalah, and so much more. W Magazine even named him the best astrologer in Los Angeles! He teaches all around the world and we are fortune to have him lead workshops at The DEN. His first book, “A Wish Can Change a Life” is endorsed by the Dalai Lama himself and has been translated into 8 languages. He’s a brilliant man who comes from a world of academics but was always on the search for what everything really means. This search took him from Israel, to Mexico, to Guadalajara, and finally to Los Angeles. We discuss Past Lives and how learning a language is Gahl’s recommendation for helping you tap into your past lives. Interestingly though, even with all the astrology he knows - he thinks the meaning of your NAME carries a lot of weight and is really your true path. He says you should look to your name first to understand your purpose and who you are. No surprise, that there is also a shadow side to everyones name and we talk about that too. We dive into some juicy topics about astrology, like exploring the charts of certain countries and why some have proclivity towards war more than others, how astrology was used in WW2, and what we have to look our for in 2019. Gahl is incredible and hearing his across the world journey from academia to now is so inspiring - he proves that things really do all happen for a reason, there are no coincidences.
Rank #10: 41. Emily Fletcher - Less Stress More Ziva
Includes empowering breathwork practice.
This week, join us in a neuroscience-packed conversation with founder of Ziva Meditation and leading expert on meditation for high performance, Emily Fletcher. Emily was a successful Broadway actor until she realized after reaching her “I’ll be happy when…” moment, she wasn’t all that happy. Soon after that, Emily dropped her life in NYC to study in India and has since: founded an online meditation empire, taught more than 15,000 students, been featured in the New York Times, TODAY Show and Vogue, and has most recently finished her incredible first book, “Stress Less, Accomplish More.” In this episode we talk about the difference between the pursuit of happiness and finding happiness in the pursuit, the neuroscience behind why meditation works (for the skeptics out there), and how raising our consciousness can ultimately change the world.
Rank #11: 20. Shaman Durek - I Started To LIVE After I DIED
Includes a 10 minute Spirit Hacking practice you can do at home.
We are honored to have Shaman Durek, 3rd generation shaman, spiritual teacher, and inspirational leader with us on DENtalks to discuss how ego drives us, resolving conflicts through love, how we all deserve and can attain happiness and how he DOES NOT believe in forgiveness. This episode is not for the closed minded - we discuss other dimensions, the dark energies that inhabit our planet, how forgiveness puts you in a purgatory like state, female vs. victim empowerment, and magnetic duality. Look, this episode is deep, but in the best kind of way. Shaman Durek is a light being, spreading love and happiness with everyone he encounters. He even shares his experience with death and rebirth, which changed the course of his life forever.
Rank #12: 37. Meghan Wallace James - Feng Shui All Day
Includes self -inquiry questionnaire to call in the one.
Just in time for the New Year, modern Feng Shui consultant Meghan Wallace James joins us to give some inspiring-yet-practical tips to elevate your space! Whether it’s taking a critical look at how your space is set up to attract or make room for a partner, or creating a designated workspace that sets you up for more opportunity and collaboration, Meghan shows us how simple changes in your home can hit fast-forward on what's already happening in your life... or what you'd like to bring in! She also teaches us practices from the ancient arts of the Bagua, Astrology, Numerology (the number of your home has meaning), and so much more. Stick around for her personal practice where she leads us in some great self-inquiry to call in the one!
Rank #13: 24. Biet Simkin - The Golden Parachute
Includes a Guided by Biet Experience Meditation.
Meditation teacher, spiritual leader, and artist, Biet Simkin, joins us on DENtalks Podcast today for a conversation all about NO excuses and shaking up your meditation practice. Biet creates a complete rock and roll experience through her art, music, and spiritual teachings because she believes meditation should never be boring. Her father was a Russian Shaman, who’s teachings she now teaches herself. This woman has experienced more loss, addiction, and sadness than most ever will - but today she sits before us glowing and happy. Her story in and of itself is so moving and her wealth of spiritual knowledge is a huge gift to us all. Not only does she openly share her struggles but we also talk about how to stop your destructive path, how to believe in yourself, the act of surrender, and who we actually are at the core.
Rank #14: 7. Jaime Lynn Sigler - Who Am I Without MS?
Includes an excerpt from “The Wisdom of Florence Scovell Shinn” to meditate on.
Jamie Lynn Sigler, best known for her role of Meadow on the Sopranos, joins Tal for a brave conversation about her struggle for positivity in her battle with MS, her refreshing take on death, and how finding a practice has shifted the energy in her life. Jamie is more than a “sick girl,” she is a courageous mother of two with great practical advice we could all use to check-in with ourselves when life gets rough. Jamie shares a beautiful excerpt to meditate on from “The Wisdom of Florence Scovell Shinn,” for her Personal Practice.
Rank #15: 13. Ryan Weiss - How Ryan Got Woke
Includes a meditation on Facing Your Problems.
Prepare to get woke! Ryan Weiss of “Waking Up with Ryan” joins us on DENtalks for a conversation that pushes the boundaries of today’s social norms in relationships, career change, and life. Ryan is a life coach extraordinaire, yoga and meditation instructor, and creator of “Waking Up with Ryan” daily newsletter. He speaks candidly about the imposter syndrome, saying “yes” to the universe, and finding purpose in the little things in life. You will leave this episode with solid tools on how you don’t have to settle for anything less than you deserve! Includes a meditation on Facing Your Problems.
Rank #16: 30. Light Watkins - The Light of The North Star
Includes a 5 minute breathing practice.
This week on DENtalks Podcast we sit down with the amazing teacher, Light Watkins, to talk serendipity, synchronicity and taking the leaps of faith that require you to build a safety net on the way down. Light is a former model-turned-accomplished author, speaker and Vedic meditation teacher who left his first job in advertising after just 3 months for a one-way ticket to Paris with his life in a duffle bag. He is a true example of how things will always fall into place exactly how they’re supposed to as long as you have faith in the Universe. Light reminds us all that following your heart will never let you down.
Rank #17: 14. Kelsey Patel - Back Pain = Reiki Gain
Includes a 10 minute distance Reiki meditation.
One of our amazing instructors at The DEN Meditation, Kelsey Patel, joins us today on #DENtalks! She is one of LA’s most well known reiki masters, a beautiful spiritual teacher, creator of Magik Vibes and overall badass woman. Kelsey opens up about how suffering from excruciating back pain started a major life shift that would take her from working in the Senate in DC to moving to LA and finding herself a spiritual practice. We cover just BEING, instead of DOING to achieve a sense of self-worth, knowing oneself, the power of intuition, and surrender. Kelsey is a beautiful soul and just listening to this episode will make you feel good and want to live more life!
Rank #18: 12. Nina Endrst - Owning Your Fire
Includes a 10 minute Chakra Meditation!
Prominent yoga + meditation teacher, Nina Endrst, joins DENtalks today! Nina is an open book. She shares how she has dealt with deep trauma, anger, and learned self acceptance. How her own chronic health issues and childhood trauma promoted her career change, which ultimately led her to deepen her practice and begin to teach. For anyone who feels stuck or overwhelmed by your past, this episode is for you! Nina is a beautiful example of being empowered by your past - not letting it define you. Includes a 10 minute chakra meditation from root to crown!
Rank #19: 40. Shannon Algeo - Tales of TRUTH
Includes a 10-minute Energy Centering meditation.
This week we sit down with yoga and meditation teacher, speaker, life coach and host of the popular SoulFeed podcast, Shannon Algeo! After listening to him talk, you won’t be surprised that Shannon has been named one of the “Nicest Instructors in New York City.” We go into his innate sense of honesty and dedication to seeking truth - even when it’s hard - and discuss just how powerful vulnerability and authenticity can be in creating opportunities to connect with one another in a world that can seem to hide behind a facade of perfection on social media today. We dive into how his religious upbringing has shaped his practices and beliefs, a few tools for manifesting, breaking unconscious patterns and more.
Rank #20: 44. DENtalks LIVE - Seane Corn
Includes Revolution of the Soul Meditation and prayer.
We were honored to have internationally celebrated yoga teacher and activist, Seane Corn, join us at DEN Meditation for an intimate DENtalks LIVE podcast! This conversation goes deep, shedding light on the realities of society, with guidance on how to begin dismantling the systems that divide us by simply turning inward and doing the hard work itself. Seane shares how her upbringing led her to yoga, discovering God in the most unlikely of places (you won't believe where), spiritual democracy, and personal stories that have shaped who she is and her yoga practice. Seane is known for her impassioned activism which shines throughout this conversation, leading us to definitive steps we can all take to help dismantle our inherited beliefs and assumptions.