#140 Kelly MacLean

Kelly by Michael Donovan

Kelly by Michael Donovan

I love Kelly and you should too. A comedian, podcast host, writer, and sooo much more. Recorded months ago, we talk about her brothers deaths, her illness, and the baby growing in her belly. (plus random rambling softly me trying to understand the world) - Recorded Aug 18, 2018 in Los Angeles CA

Follow Kelly on Instagram: @thekellymaclean

#136 Stephen McManus

Stephen and I converse about Buddhism, Spirituality, Social Media, and the Nuances of the Modern World. - Recorded Aug 2018 in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Todays guest on Instagram: @SuperSpiritual
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#108 Lodro Rinzler


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


#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.

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• Sharon's Podcast
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#86 Joseph Mauricio

Joseph Maurico returns to the show! Joseph is a senior Buddhist and meditation teacher at Shambhala, founder of Dharmajunkies, performer and so much more. Joseph and I sit down to talk about working with difficult people, reality, consciousness, chaos, and more. 

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#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

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#43 Noah Lampert

I visit my neighbor and co-founder of the MindPod Network, Noah Lampert, to open my mind, heart and spirit! We briefly touch on walking through walls, orgasmic rain, and douchebags before we spend a significant amount of time on suicide, the singularity, tuning yourself, mythology, perception, synchronicity, mental health and living spiritually aware in this superficial world. And of course NYC sticks her fancy-self in to the conversation... 

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#40 Raghu Markus & David Silver

David and Raghu have opened my world in so many ways over the years, and I am sure they'll open yours as well! Together they run the Mindrolling Podcast and have started the MindPod network where they host podcasts from the greatest buddhist teachers including Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, and others. Today we dig in to tackle the heaviest issues I've struggled with including death, attachment, environment, love, fashion, consumerism and more. They spend time imparting wisdom about the world and how our generation is similar to theirs, how we should have hope, and how we can let people do what makes them happy. 

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#25: Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg in Maui at the Ram Dass retreat

Sharon Salzberg in Maui at the Ram Dass retreat

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.


#13: Joseph Mauricio

EPISODE 13: Joseph Mauricio
Joseph is a Buddhist, meditation teacher and comedian. We travel through a lot of space and time in this one - opening up ideas and thoughts about creativity and the arts while packing in a lot of discussion about comedy and ways of living. Enjoy!

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#12: Sah D'Simone

EPISODE 12: Sah D'Simone
A New York transplant from Brazil, Sah founded and created Bullett Magazine with his friends before he was 25 years old. After leaving the publication, he has gone on a mission to find himself, his purpose, and the meaning of life. I catch up with Sah before he heads out on a weeklong retreat, followed by a 3 month adventure to Nepal.