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Honest and intimate conversations led by DEN Meditation Founder, Tal Rabinowitz, with guests from all walks of life. By discovering their authentic selves, they have unlocked their true life potential and their journeys are here to inspire you on your own. When you can tap into who you are, life starts working for you. This is what DEN Meditation is all about, and what you’ll find with DENtalks Podcast.

Honest and intimate conversations led by DEN Meditation Founder, Tal Rabinowitz, with guests from all walks of life. By discovering their authentic selves, they have unlocked their true life potential and their journeys are here to inspire you on your own. When you can tap into who you are, life starts working for you. This is what DEN Meditation is all about, and what you’ll find with DENtalks Podcast.
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Honest and intimate conversations led by DEN Meditation Founder, Tal Rabinowitz, with guests from all walks of life. By discovering their authentic selves, they have unlocked their true life potential and their journeys are here to inspire you on your own. When you can tap into who you are, life starts working for you. This is what DEN Meditation is all about, and what you’ll find with DENtalks Podcast.




26. Heather Prete - Sounds of SILENCE

Includes a Self Compassion Body Scan. We are here today with a very special guest, our senior Mindfulness DEN Meditation teacher, Heather Prete. She knows her stuff! She is a UCLA Certified Mindfulness Facilitator, Self Compassion teacher, and Mindful Recovery Coach. She started her formal training in Tibetan compassion practices in 1998 and has since studied all over the world. We cover it all in this episode: Buddhism, Mindfulness, Neuro Science, the Dharma and the power of silence. She...


25. Sophie Chiche - Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

Includes 5 min Self Reflection Meditation Founder and CEO of Shape House, an Urban Sweat Lodge, Sophie Chiche joins us on DENtalks Podcast today! She is a French American entrepreneur, psychologist by trade, lifelong optimist, and sweat activist. Sophie opened her first Shape House 6 years ago, and since then has opened 10 locations in Los Angeles and New York catching the attention of celebrities, wellness influencers, and all those in search of a more spiritual approach to wellness....


24. Biet Simkin - The Golden Parachute

Includes a Guided by Biet Experience Meditation. Meditation teacher, spiritual leader, and artist, Biet Simkin, joins us on DENtalks Podcast today for a conversation all about NO excuses and shaking up your meditation practice. Biet creates a complete rock and roll experience through her art, music, and spiritual teachings because she believes meditation should never be boring. Her father was a Russian Shaman, who’s teachings she now teaches herself. This woman has experienced more loss,...


23. Sahara Rose - Are Ya Ready for Ayurveda?!

Includes a Connecting with your Dosha Meditation at the end of the episode. We welcome the magical Sahara Rose to DENtalks Podcast today to talk all things Ayurveda! She’s the Best Selling Author of “The Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda” and the upcoming book “Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook.” We go deep into Sahara’s complicated journey with nutrition and spirituality, and how she eventually she found the answers she needed in Ayurveda. Sahara has challenged the...


22. Sophia Bush - Lights, Camera, ACTIVISM!

Includes a personal mantra that Sophia lives by. Today we are joined by, Sophia Bush, a woman who wears many hats. She’s an actress, an activist, and a producer. You may know her from her roles on One Tree Hill, Chicago PD, and John Tucker Must Die. She is also blazing the way for people to own activism as a major part of who they are in their own lives. She has a loud voice on social media and is fearless in her beliefs - whatever they may bring. She is an inspiration to many and she...


21. Andrea Bendewald - Find Your Circle, Find Yourself

Includes a 10 minute Self-Love Meditation. Andrea Bendwald, a phenomenal mom, friend, actress, and also incredible spiritual leader here at DEN Meditation, is with us today for a conversation rooted in The Art of Circling. Andrea runs our circles at The DEN, which we will talk about more in depth in today’s episode. We chat about her journey from being a success actress to a spiritual mentor, the art of listening, falling off the spiritual wagon (and how you can get back on it), the law of...


20. Shaman Durek - I Started To LIVE After I DIED

Includes a 10 minute Spirit Hacking practice you can do at home. We are honored to have Shaman Durek, 3rd generation shaman, spiritual teacher, and inspirational leader with us on DENtalks to discuss how ego drives us, resolving conflicts through love, how we all deserve and can attain happiness and how he DOES NOT believe in forgiveness. This episode is not for the closed minded - we discuss other dimensions, the dark energies that inhabit our planet, how forgiveness puts you in a...


19. LaRayia Gaston - Homeless NOT Hopeless

Includes a Message of Gratitude. We are thrilled to share with you this very special episode with LaRayia Gaston. She is an amazing woman who has been feeding the homeless since she was a teenager. Her organization “Lunch on Me” pioneers new grassroots methods to empower the most vulnerable among us, LA’s homeless community. She provides over 10K organic hot meals a month (which she cooks out of HER kitchen!) and creates other opportunities to enrich their mind, body and spirit such as...


18. Kathryn Schiff - Meet Your Spirit Guides

Includes a 10 minute Grounding meditation. We’re talking to psychic, Kathryn Schiff, a favorite over at DEN Meditation. We go deep into the world of energy and how we’re all connected, and where we go when we pass, aka the Astro plane. Kathryn shares with us what big message our spirit guides want us to know and how to acknowledge all of the signs we are all given every single day as validation from the other side. We all have psychic abilities, and she shares how YOU can do little things...


17. Jordana Brewster - The Hardest Role: Motherhood

Includes a quote by Buddha to meditate on. DENtalks Podcast welcomes actress Jordana Brewster for a candid conversation about motherhood, the pressures of Hollywood, and how meditation has helped her move through her anxiety. The mother of two, and star of Lethal Weapon and The Fast and Furious movie series, digs deep into how finding a spiritual practice helped her quiet her thoughts and helped her navigate her career. She speaks honestly about how parenting threw her off her practice and...


16. Hawk Newsome - Leading with Love

Includes the reading of Psalm 23. Activist and founder of Black Lives Matter Greater New York, Hawk Newsome, is with us on DENtalks. He’s been called the next Martin Luther King Jr. as he is determined to lead the Black Lives Matter movement with love. Hawk has dedicated his adult life to the betterment of his community and our nation as a whole by bringing justice to an unjust system. Prior to founding Black Lives Matter Greater New York, he was a member of Justice League NYC. Not only has...


15. Scott Tusa - To Monk or Not To Monk

Includes a Working Skillfully with Emotions Meditation. Former buddhist monk, Scott Tusa, joins us on DENtalks Podcast for a very candid conversation about the dynamics of becoming a monk at age 28 and his decision to hang up his robes. His modern take on the Buddhism is refreshing and relatable as he sheds light on the struggles of being a monk in modern day and how isolation eventually caught up to him. Scott’s story is inspiring and will leave you with a new understanding and...


14. Kelsey Patel - Back Pain = Reiki Gain

Includes a 10 minute distance Reiki meditation. One of our amazing instructors at The DEN Meditation, Kelsey Patel, joins us today on #DENtalks! She is one of LA’s most well known reiki masters, a beautiful spiritual teacher, creator of Magik Vibes and overall badass woman. Kelsey opens up about how suffering from excruciating back pain started a major life shift that would take her from working in the Senate in DC to moving to LA and finding herself a spiritual practice. We cover just...


13. Ryan Weiss - How Ryan Got Woke

Includes a meditation on Facing Your Problems. Prepare to get woke! Ryan Weiss of “Waking Up with Ryan” joins us on DENtalks for a conversation that pushes the boundaries of today’s social norms in relationships, career change, and life. Ryan is a life coach extraordinaire, yoga and meditation instructor, and creator of “Waking Up with Ryan” daily newsletter. He speaks candidly about the imposter syndrome, saying “yes” to the universe, and finding purpose in the little things in life. You...


12. Nina Endrst - Owning Your Fire

Includes a 10 minute Chakra Meditation! Prominent yoga + meditation teacher, Nina Endrst, joins DENtalks today! Nina is an open book. She shares how she has dealt with deep trauma, anger, and learned self acceptance. How her own chronic health issues and childhood trauma promoted her career change, which ultimately led her to deepen her practice and begin to teach. For anyone who feels stuck or overwhelmed by your past, this episode is for you! Nina is a beautiful example of being empowered...


11. Angelique Cabral - From Rejection to Master Manifestor

Angelique Cabral is not only the star of CBS’s comedy Life in Pieces, but also a certified Kundalini yogi! She leads a motivational conversation on her journey from being a struggling actress, to finding Kundalini which helped her dig deep and get back to her true self. If you have ever been curious about manifestation, this episode is for you! Angelique covers how to follow your instinct, find your center, manifest, and stay true to yourself through it all. Includes: Intention Setting...


10. Caitlin Crosby - Self Identity is KEY

Includes a Mantra and Serenity Prayer. CEO/Founder and all around wonderful human, Caitlin Crosby, joins DENTalks to share her remarkable story of starting her own business, the Giving Keys. Prepare to be inspired by this humbling conversation about religion vs spirituality, virginity, and the serendipitous moments and signs that have guided Caitlin towards the right path. Includes a powerful mantra about bravery and serenity prayer.


9. Jon Paul Crimi - Diamond in the Rough

Includes a breathing exercise you can use daily. Sober coach and DEN Breathwork guide, Jon Paul Crimi, joins DENtalks for a conversation that is far from your average “spiritual talk.” Jon shares his personal trip to rock bottom, and how a near-death experience at the age of 19 changed the course of his life. From rock bands to breathwork, his rough and raw journey will inspire you to embrace your faults for change. if you’ve ever felt like you might not belong, think again. Includes a...


8. Elissa Goodman - One Cleanse at a Time

Includes a mantra and quote. We are joined by LA’s cleanse expert and top holistic nutritionist herself, Elissa Goodman! Elissa opens up about how her battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma influenced her decision to take her health into her own hands, turning to the power of nutrition and self-love to heal. She gives us a snapshot of her daily menu and routine - take notes people - and shares advice on turning inward. Includes a mantra and quote to use in your own practice, as well as advice for...


7. Jaime Lynn Sigler - Who Am I Without MS?

Includes an excerpt from “The Wisdom of Florence Scovell Shinn” to meditate on. Jamie Lynn Sigler, best known for her role of Meadow on the Sopranos, joins Tal for a brave conversation about her struggle for positivity in her battle with MS, her refreshing take on death, and how finding a practice has shifted the energy in her life. Jamie is more than a “sick girl,” she is a courageous mother of two with great practical advice we could all use to check-in with ourselves when life gets...