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Welcome to the Meditation Mind podcast, hosted by Christiaan Neeteson (founder of 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 Eastern to Western Philosophy, Artists, Doctors, Physicians, Psychologists and alternative medicine, all fields have valuable insights and approaches to mindfulness. In this podcast, we explore those with our guests.


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Welcome to the Meditation Mind podcast, hosted by Christiaan Neeteson (founder of 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 Eastern to Western Philosophy, Artists, Doctors, Physicians, Psychologists and alternative medicine, all fields have valuable insights and approaches to mindfulness. In this podcast, we explore those with our guests.




Utilizing Video Games for Mindfulness practice? with Krish Shrikumar

Krish Shrikumar is a film-maker, game developer and writer. He created the videogame 'Playne" which combines meditation and videogame elements to motivate and help people create a habit of practice online. In this episode we explore the combination of meditation, mindfulness and videogames. We also talk about the future of technology and meditation. Where can it go? What is currently being developed? If you'd like to know more about Krish, visit his website here:


What is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)? with Paul Sugar

Paul has taught 100+ 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs and has delivered hundreds of mindfulness based workshops and retreats for over 25 years. Paul also teaches Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors(MBRP). In this episode we talk about the following topics: What exactly is MBSR? What has been Paul's experience working with mindfulness? How are Kaballah and visions involved? Why should we learn how...


Walking around the world with Meigo Märk

Meigo Märk walked 20,000 kilometers or 12,427 miles in 22 countries which took him a total of 4 years and 3 months. We talk about his journey and experiences while walking through 22 countries across the world. What are his morning routines? What did he experience in relation to other cultures? What were his life changing experiences? Find out in this episode. Want to know more about Meigo? Check out his YouTube channel here:


No self or multiple selves? with Janusz Welin

Is there more than one self? No self? Multiple selves? Sometimes it can get confusing when meditating and observing our thoughts and feelings. Is there an all pervading consciousness that is driving a vehicle of meat and bones? This is an insightful episode where NY-based meditation teacher Janusz Welin talks about the multiple selves model and how we navigate all those seeming 'parts' of ourselves into one, coherent person. If we do, we become happier and healthier. Janusz works together...


What is Mysticism? with Zevi Slavin

In this episode we explore what mysticism is, it's relation to intuition and we learn a bit about Kaballah. Zevi grew up in an Orthodox, Jewish, Hasidic family and discovered that other religions had mystical traditions too when he was 16, which blew his mind. He has been studying and teaching religious topic for a few years now, hisexpertise being in Judaism and now, slowly, in Mysticism in general. He started 'Seekers of Unity', a project to unite people from all across the globe from...


Train your Brain for Happiness with Dana Wilde

Dana is a brain trainer, entrepreneur, speaker, podcast host and author of the bestselling book ‘Train Your Brain’. We'll talk about how to train your brain for happiness, success and a positive mindset. Visit Dana's website here: Join us on Insight Timer: Support us:


Unlock Your Brain's Full Potential with Dr. Phillipe Douyon

Joining me on the podcast today is Philippe Douyon. Philippe is a Board Certified Neurologist who completed his residency in Neurology at New York University and fellowship at New York Presbyterian-Cornell in Clinical Neurophysiology. He has spent the last several years caring for people with neurological disorders with a special emphasis on those with a history of epilepsy, seizures, and non epileptic events. He created a therapeutic, supportive environment, aimed at using a multimodal...


Music that can change the world with Mark Romero

In this episode I have a talk with Mark Romero. Mark is a sound therapist, but no ordinary one. Mark found out his music has the power to heal, transform and empower people's lives. He educates people on the science of energy related to our functioning. Simply said, he helps people create a positive difference in their lives through his guitar play and voice. Music helps people deal with loss, grief, anger, pain and much more. It helps people achieve a better and deeper sleep and can change...


How to be a succesful leader? with Marc Lesser

In this episode I have a talk with Marc Lesser. We talk about his current book, seven practices of a mindful leader. A book about the most important lessons Marc took away from being in a Zen monastery kitchen for 10 years and working as an CEO. His work involves collaborations with companies such as Facebook and Google. The episode talks about mindful leadership, the importance of habits and emotional intelligence. Read the transcript here:...


What exactly is awakening? with Culadasa

In this episode I have a talk with Dr. John Yates or Upasaka Culadasa. We talk about his current book, The Mind Illuminated. A book that bestselling meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg raves “brings the path of meditation to life.” We talk on why he wrote it and what are important things to know when reading it. We talk about his new upcoming book, what the buddha really taught, online internet forums and insights, the somatic and psychological aspects of human development and what exactly is...


Learn the most important lessons in Mindfulness with Benjamin Bush

We've compiled the most important lessons in mindfulness from our guests. The episode contains pieces of advice from John Vervaeke (Lecturer at the University of Toronto), Robert Goodman (Social Psychologist), Robert Beatty (Psychotherapist), Lauren Skae (Writer), Joanna Turner (Wealth & Success Coach), Dr. Brad Lichtenstein (Physician) and George Thompson (YouTuber). Together with Benjamin Bush, we talk about our practice and the most important lessons we learned. It has been an incredibly...


Is it healthy to be vegan? with Isa Tales

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...


Can we fully heal from our traumas? with Robert Beatty

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...


Mindfulness & Psychology: Memory, Emotions and Aging - Robert J. Goodman w/ Tim Schofield

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...


Mindful Massage, Climate Change & Compassion - Frank B. Leder

In this episode, I have a talk with Frank Leder about mindfulness, compassion and vipassana meditation. Frank Leder is the founder of the TouchLife School of Massage in Europe. Frank is a direct descendant of Ruth Denison and is a teacher in her lineage in Europe. One of the central questions in this episode is: How do we develop patience and loving kindness in these hurried and stressful times? He talks about his personal journey into meditation, his experience in the practice and his...


Let's talk about meditation retreats - Greg Jacoby

Together with Greg Jacoby, we talk about meditation retreats. Why should you join one? What should you look for? What are the benefits and risks? Greg has organized and been part of numerous meditation retreats such as the Vipassana 10-day retreats and retreats with Swami J. The summer meditation retreats are coming up and we give you some insight into why you should or shouldn't join a retreat. Read our 9 tips here:


What is the meaning crisis? - John Vervaeke

In this episode of the podcast, I talk with John Vervaeke, Doctor of Philosophy and award-winning lecturer at the University of Toronto in the departments of psychology, cognitive science, and Buddhist psychology. We talk about his practice, his journey into meditation, his unique approach to western philosophy, eastern philosophy and evidence-based science. Various topics will be talked about including the psychedelic revolution, what enlightenment exactly is and what the higher states of...


Finding Your Bliss - Lou Redmond

In this episode I talk with Lou Redmond, who is a meditation teacher and writer. Central to this episode is finding your bliss, the heroes journey and belief in action. We talk how Lou went from addiction to alcohol to a complete change in his body and mind. He found his path and supposedly his destiny. We deconstruct what happened to him and why he had the courage to quit his job and go on a soul searching journey. We talk about his meditation practice and his teachings on Insight...


Shamanism, Psychomagic & La Malinche - Maria Fernanda Leaño

In this episode, I talk with Maria Fernanda Leaño or Malinche about her practice and journey in spirituality. We talk about her multicultural upbringing and how it shaped her to be passionate about building bridges between cultures, races and countries. The name and history of La Malinche is inherently connected with this mission. We talk about the connection to native Mexican culture, especially Shamanism. We explore what Shamanism is and how she implements it in her art. An important part...


Lucid Dreaming, Creativity & Mindfulness in performing - Helen Denham

Helen Denham is a recording artist & writer from New York. We talk about her meditation practice and mindfulness in performing. Besides meditation as inspiration for her writing, she uses a dreaming journal and reality checks in her practice. Coming from a past of modelling, she had a hard time accepting her self-image, we talk about this journey and the liberation of self-acceptance. Listen to her music here: