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Project Mindfulness Podcast

What? In-depth discussions about meditation & mindfulness
When? Every Monday
How long? 60 minutes

Every week, Christiaan Neeteson talks with various people practicing mindfulness & meditation. From Eastern to Western Philosophy, Artists, Doctors, Physicians, Psychologists and alternative medicine, all fields have valuable insights and we explore those in this podcast. The foundation of our discussions are authenticity and personal connection, and we persistently aim to make you feel like a part of the family.

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Episode 7: Facing the Reflection in the Mirror with Duane Toops

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.

Episode 6: What is Unified Mindfulness? with Ron Russell

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.

Episode 5: From Vipassana to Chan Buddhism with Mark Gilenson

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.

Episode 4: Exploration and Open Awareness

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!

Episode 3: Experience Meditation

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.

Episode 2: Swami J & Bhakti Yoga

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.

Episode 1: Pragmatic Meditation

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.

Online Book Club about Meditation & Mindfulness

Learn more about our online book club. We read books about meditation & mindfulness together online for free.

Is it healthy to be vegan?

In this episode, I have a talk with Isabelle de Burgh. She specializes in creating plant-based alternatives to recipes and teaches young teens the significance of nutrition for mental health amongst other things. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California and has extensive training in health coaching through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. We talk about switching to a plant-based diet, a holistic approach to wellness, emotional eating and the effect of our metabolism on our everyday life.

Can we fully heal from our traumas?

Today I have a talk with Robert Beatty. Robert is a member of the first wave of Theravada Buddhist Teachers who brought the Dharma from Asia in the 1970’s. Robert founded the Portland Insight Meditation Community where he is the guiding teacher. He has a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from York University in Toronto, and Masters in Social Work from Portland State. Robert has extensive training in numerous Western therapies. This episode goes a bit deeper under our skin and proposes various questions like: Can we fully heal our trauma? What exactly is enlightement? Do we need a guide for our practice? And what can we do about the climate crisis?

Mindfulness & Psychology: Memory, Emotions and Aging

Today I have a talk with Robert J. Goodman, Ph.D., assistant professor at Northern Arizona University. Robert is a psychologist who examines the neurological, behavioral and psycho social consequences of mindfulness. In this episode, we talk about the influence of mindfulness on memory, regulating emotions, the practice of Satipatthana and aging-related memory decline. I'm sure this talk will help you understand why this practice is so important for each one of us. I'm joined by Tim Schofield from the UK, one of our community members who writes about non-duality and minimalism, who provides additional questions and input.
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