Rank #1: Yoga; Why do it and where to start? - Rob Don - Ep. 12
If you'd like to know more about Rob, make sure to check out his website: https://robdonyoga.com
Rank #2: Facing the Reflection in the Mirror - Duane Toops - Ep. 7
Follow Duane’s journey here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ5hmW1yeMaF4wcU08FxqAw
Rank #3: What is The Mind Illuminated? - Upasaka Upali - Ep. 16
Today I talk with Upasaka Upali, who is a meditation teacher and currently studies with Upasaka Culadasa. He studied meditation first with Tucker Peck, Ph.D. and currently studies with John Yates, Ph.D. (Upasaka Culadasa). He lives in the Southeastern United States where he teaches meditation locally and over video chat. We talk about his experiences and practice and what exactly 'The Mind Illuminated' is.
Learn more about Upali here: https://upalimeditation.com/
Rank #4: The deeper states of Meditation - Silas Day - Ep. 11
Silas Day is an author, writer, meditation teacher, and dharma student. He writes books, posts, lectures on dharma topics and creates guided meditations to help those who want to better themselves. He lives with his wonderful wife and cat (Miko).
He has somewhere around 11,000 hours of meditation under his belt and over 15000 plays of his guided meditations on Insight Timer.
In this episode, we talk about his practice, the deeper states of meditation and the lessons he learned after extensive practice in various traditions and methods.
Learn more about Silas Day here: https://silasday.com/
Rank #5: Meditation around the world - Lauren Skae - Ep. 10
Lauren Skae (@thezenblonde) is a writer, meditation instructor and currently traveling the world to discover different approaches to meditation. She traveled from Bali, India, Nepal, Korea, Thailand, Israel, Turkey to Ireland to discover the ancient secrets of meditation and mindfulness. Practicing in different traditions, she learns first-hand about the culture, traditions, and religions. We talk about her travels and her discoveries in this episode.
If you'd like to know more, follow her on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/thezenblonde/
Rank #6: Daoism & Tai Chi - George Thompson - Ep. 15
After developing anxiety, George went on a 6 month trip to China to take a different approach. He learned about Daoism, Tai Chi and more from Master Gu in the Wudan Mountains. We talk about his journey and the lessons he learned in this episode.
Follow his adventure: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAGTpcuP8o9_sWzvDGfZYKA
Rank #7: It's all in the breathing - Dr. Brad Lichtenstein - Ep. 9
Dr. Brad Lichtenstein is a naturopathic physician in a private practice, and a professor at Bastyr University. He believes in the power of breath to restore health and balance. His private practice is focused on Mind & Body Medicine, specialized in Clinical Biofeedback, Psychotherapy, chronic illnesses and end of life bedside care. In this episode we talk about his practice, his insights and his advice for anyone practicing meditation & mindfulness.
Find more about Dr. Lichtenstein here: http://thebreathspace.com
Rank #8: All about Flow - Joanna Turner - Ep. 8
What is flow? What can you do with it?
In this episode, I talk with Joanna Turner about her experience in meditation and her journey in discovering her flow. Joanna is a leading Wealth & Success Coach, Certified Reiki Practitioner, Advanced EFT & Master NLP Practitioner.
We discover the relationship between Flow & Mindfulness and find out how you can access this incredible state of awareness.
Find out more about Joanna Turner and Mission for Balance here: www.missionforbalance.com/
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Rank #9: What is Unified Mindfulness? - Ron Russell - Ep. 6
In this episode, I have a talk with Ron Russell. Ron is a level 2 certified unified mindfulness coach and a teacher in our online community. So what exactly is Unified Mindfulness and why is it different from other meditation techniques? We explore it in this episode.
Join our online community here: https://discord.gg/FKWFeYq
Rank #10: From Vipassana to Chan Buddhism - Mark Gilenson - Ep. 5
Rank #11: Nomad Lifestyle & Mindful Finances - Alasdair Plambeck - Ep. 18
In this episode I talk with Alasdair, who is currently a nomad living in a caravan in France together with his fiancée. In 2015 he decided to sell all his things, leave his job and take a oneway plane ticket out of the country. We talk about managing waste, simple living and being mindful with our finances. Alasdair also talks about Hashimoto's thyroiditis, a autoimmune disease, and how he was forced to be mindful of what he eats and what effects it has on his body & mind.
If you'd like to know more, check out his website: https://www.alasdairplambeck.com
He also runs a podcast together with his feyonce called FAR OUT: Adventures in Unconventional Living:
Rank #12: Reiki, Energy healing & Divine Feminine - Law of Positivism - Ep. 17
In this episode, I talk with Shereen, also known as 'Law of Positivism' on Instagram. She is a meditation teacher, writer, yoga teacher and reiki practitioner. We talk about her spiritual journey from business and marketing into energy healing, astrology and Reiki. Her mission is to create a higher positive vibration in the world, connecting with others and sharing her passion. We explore exactly what she does, why she does it and what you can learn from it.
If you'd like to know more, make sure to visit her website: https://www.lawofpositivism.com/
Rank #13: Open Awareness & Exploration - Mike Finney - Ep. 4
Rank #14: Psychedelics, Tolle & Vinyasa Flow - Quinn Travis - Ep. 13
In this episode I'm talking with Quinn Travis, who is a Vinyasa Flow yoga instructor. We talk about his personal journey from psychedelics to Yoga. How for a time there was no "Quinn" anymore and he had to redefine his purpose in life. As Eckhart Tolle was quite central in my personal journey, so it is for Quinn in his journey.
Rank #15: Audiobiography of a Yogi - Rajan Shankara - Ep. 14
Rajan is 4 months out of a 12 year monastic career. He wanted to see if meditation is real and if it can bring you into higher states of consciousness. Listen to his story, his journey and the discoveries he made.
Visit Rajan's website: https://monkfitmeditation.com/
Rank #16: Let's talk about meditation retreats - Greg Jacoby - Ep. 23
Together with Greg Jacoby, we talk about meditation retreats. Why should you join one? What should you look for? What are the benefits and risks? Greg has organized and been part of numerous meditation retreats such as the Vipassana 10-day retreats and retreats with Swami J. The summer meditation retreats are coming up and we give you some insight into why you should or shouldn't join a retreat.
Read our 9 tips here: https://projectmindfulness.com/podcast/meditation-retreats-9-tips/
Rank #17: What is the meaning crisis? - John Vervaeke - Ep. 22
In this episode of the podcast, I talk with John Vervaeke, Doctor of Philosophy and award-winning lecturer at the University of Toronto in the departments of psychology, cognitive science, and Buddhist psychology. We talk about his practice, his journey into meditation, his unique approach to western philosophy, eastern philosophy and evidence-based science. Various topics will be talked about including the psychedelic revolution, what enlightenment exactly is and what the higher states of consciousness entail.
Follow his lectures here: https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke
Rank #18: Finding Your Bliss - Lou Redmond - Ep. 21
In this episode I talk with Lou Redmond, who is a meditation teacher and writer. Central to this episode is finding your bliss, the heroes journey and belief in action. We talk how Lou went from addiction to alcohol to a complete change in his body and mind. He found his path and supposedly his destiny. We deconstruct what happened to him and why he had the courage to quit his job and go on a soul searching journey. We talk about his meditation practice and his teachings on Insight Timer.
If you'd like to learn more about Lou, check out his website here: https://www.louredmond.com/
Rank #19: Shamanism, Psychomagic & La Malinche - Maria Fernanda Leaño - Ep. 20
In this episode, I talk with Maria Fernanda Leaño or Malinche about her practice and journey in spirituality. We talk about her multicultural upbringing and how it shaped her to be passionate about building bridges between cultures, races and countries. The name and history of La Malinche is inherently connected with this mission. We talk about the connection to native Mexican culture, especially Shamanism. We explore what Shamanism is and how she implements it in her art. An important part of this is psychomagic. Changing our perspective.
If you'd like to know more, visit her website at: https://www.malincheart.com