#108 Lodro Rinzler

 
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Lodro is a buddhist teacher and author who brings buddhism in to the modern world. A year ago he opened MNDFL, an oasis for meditation in the city he co-founded. His new book, Love Hurts comes out this week. Show topics include:

• How heartbreak happens beyond just breakups and romantic issues
• How to work with your heart when it breaks
• How to prepare for heartbreak our daily practice prepares you for the inevitable
• Why MNDFL was created and how you can benefit from coming to a space dedicated to meditation
• Why it's good to try different schools of meditation

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MNDFL NYC

 

#105 Dennis McKenna

 
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The incomparable Dennis McKenna joins MDWH to talk about plant medicine, ayahuasca, drugs, consciousness, community... and aliens. Dennis and I explore some questions, concerns, and ideas including:
• What will happen with psychedelic research following the election results?
• Is ayahuasca at risk of over harvesting and depletion due to the recent trend in ayahuasca exploration?
• What can we learn from plants?
• What is the interesting stuff in science right now?
• How technos and bios are merging
• Elegant design of nature parallel to human culture
• The unspoken connection of UFO/Alien research and psychedelics
 

Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss
symbiolifesciences.com
Living Mystery Symposium in Hawaii

 

#91 Michael Grosso

 

Michael Grosso joins MDWH! We talk about his experience with ghosts, mind bending metal, psychokinesis, near death experiences, and his latest book "The Man who Could Fly: St Joseph of Cupertino and the Mystery of Levitation."

Michael's Site: Consciousness Unbound

 

#89 Sharon Salzberg

 

Sharon Salzberg returns to MDWH! She answers one of the toughest questions: How do you live in the present while setting goals and planning for your future. We also talk about getting trapped in the Bliss Trap, mindfulness, skillfully leading to the end of internal suffering, how to deal with critics, and how to relate to your experiences.

• SharonSalzberg.com
• Zach's interview with Sharon
• Sharon's Podcast
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#81 Douglas Rushkoff

 
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(Media Theorist, Author, Luminary) One of the worlds most important minds appears on today's show to talk a little about how human reality has been pre-programmed for 400+ years. We touch on his new book (Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus), the illuminati, economics, family, social media, community and more.
Follow Douglas on Twitter or check out his site for more.

 

#55 Ethan Nichtern

 

Shastri Ethan Nichtern is a senior teacher at Shambhala, founder of the Interdependence Project, and author of several books on Buddhism (One City, and Your Emoticons Won't Save You). One of my favorite contemporary teachers of the dharma. His most recent book, The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path, just came out. We sat down at the Shambhala Center in New York to discuss the state of Buddhism within the practical world of today and how we are moving forward. Today's discussion includes:

  • Shambhala, today, explained

  • Cleaning up your act

  • Looking at how we could use our spiritual practice in our lives

  • Spritual Materialism

  • Consciousness is your home

  • Being vulnerable

  • Skillfully working with your mess

  • A short discussion about interdependence

  • Scientific Materialism, Consciousness and Buddhism

  • Religion without blind faith

  • Keeping it real with new voices in Buddhism

  • Self promoting authentically by cultivating your attention

Visit Ethan at his site, Ethan Nichtern.comPurchase his book on Amazon

Visit my friends at MindPodNetwork for more podcasts from teachers including Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield, MindRolling, Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, Krishna Das, Lama Surya Das, and Chris Grosso.

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#30 George Ortega

 

Author and visionary, George Ortega has a clear message for us:  Free Will is an Illusion.
Every choice you’ve made was not yours and you’re acting out a performance designed before you were born. Every decision you make has been pre-determined. In today's episode of Walking Home, George helps me understand this way of thinking. 

Tonight we examine this concept and try to understand how we create art, how we function as a society, how religion and atheism fits in to this paradigm, how important gratitude is in this scheme and more. George has ideas on how business could save the environment, how we can all take part, and how it is already the plan laid out in front of us. 

George's Site: http://causalconsciousness.com

 

#25: Sharon Salzberg

 
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Buddhist and meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg, takes time out of her busy schedule to come on the show and talk about life, meditation, dealing with difficult jobs, forgiveness, community, letting go, and beginning again. She also provides some tools on how to get through the daily grind.

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