Welcome to the Project Mindfulness podcast, hosted by Christiaan Neeteson. We'll take you on a journey across the globe and talk with various meditation & mindfulness practitioners. We talk about their experience, the lessons they have learned and what they want the world to know. From Zen, Tibetan, Hindu, Christianity to Secular, all traditions have valuable insights and approaches to awareness. In this podcast, we explore those with our guests.
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.
In this episode, I talk with Rob Don, who is a Yoga teacher and musician from Los Angeles. Rob has been teaching Yoga since 2013. Originally from Lynwood, Rob has trained with world renowned yoga teachers and is happy to share what he has learned with us. We talk about his personal journey into yoga, why yoga is important and where to start with Yoga practice.
If you'd like to know more about Rob, make sure to check out his website: https://robdonyoga.com
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/
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/
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
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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In this episode I talk with Duane Toops about his practice and his experience on the path of Meditation. Duane talks about his journey from Vipassana and Mindfulness to Chan Buddhism. Central to this talk is the idea of facing ourselves in the mirror. Seeing clearly where we are and working with what we have. It's not always an easy experience, but ultimately it is the way forward to self-improvement and lasting change.
Follow Duane’s journey here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ5hmW1yeMaF4wcU08FxqAw
First of all, we've changed our name! We are now called "The Mindfulness Project Podcast".... more on that will follow in the future, so stay tuned.
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.
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In this fifth episode, I have a chat with Mark Gilenson. Mark is Chan Priest and Bass player, part of our teacher team in the Meditation Community. He shares about his encounter with Meditation, his current practice and the important lessons he learned throughout the years. He emphasizes how meditation alone will not bring you a happy life, and how there are more components to the relief of suffering in our lives.
In this episode, I talk with meditator Mike Finney about his practice and his exploration of Meditation. From a very young age, Finney encountered meditation by watching Star Wars, wondering how to levitate things himself. As his journey continued, he learned about different ways to meditate and how it can help to improve your life. This episode got some sound effects, so be ready!
In this third episode of the podcast, I talk with Benjamin Bush about his practice and his experience with meditation. Benjamin, together with Greg, David and me are part of the themindfulcourse.com team. Benjamin explains the difference between the practice of meditation and the experience, and proposes some interesting ways to connect with the experience outside of sitting practice.
For this second episode, I have a chat with Greg Jacoby, traveller and meditator, coming from a background of drug dealing and dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts.
Greg encountered meditation on his travel to Indonesia, but on his return was not yet able to build up a different life and change his habits. He found himself in debt, was able to resolve it and realized something had to change. He planned a 28-day retreat with Swami J (Traditional Yoga and Meditation) in Northern India and his life turned around. You’ll find that the change and deep found peace of Greg is both inspiring and heartfelt.
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For this first episode, I have a chat with David Bowman, 31 year young New-Yorkian, former Rabbi and a background of working in corporate finance. David found his way to Meditation through Judaism and discovered how Pragmatic Meditation can help people who don't connect with a religion or have no interest in dogma yet still want to be able to follow the Path of Meditation. David created a free course on themindfulcourse.com about access concentration, a way for anyone to practice Meditation with measurable results. You’ll find that the motivation and enthusiasm of David is contagious… and I believe this first episode is a great kick-off to the upcoming podcasts.
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