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Robert Plotkin, co-creator of the “Hack Your Mind” series at MIT, explores the intersection between the practice of mindfulness and the use of technology in the modern age on the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast. Show notes can be found at TechnologyForMindfulness.com/, and you can also follow us at Twitter.com/TechForMindful and Facebook.com/TechnologyForMindfulness/. Come back often and feel free to subscribe in iTunes or add the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast to your favorite podcast application.

Robert Plotkin, co-creator of the “Hack Your Mind” series at MIT, explores the intersection between the practice of mindfulness and the use of technology in the modern age on the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast. Show notes can be found at TechnologyForMindfulness.com/, and you can also follow us at Twitter.com/TechForMindful and Facebook.com/TechnologyForMindfulness/. Come back often and feel free to subscribe in iTunes or add the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast to your favorite podcast application.
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Robert Plotkin, co-creator of the “Hack Your Mind” series at MIT, explores the intersection between the practice of mindfulness and the use of technology in the modern age on the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast. Show notes can be found at TechnologyForMindfulness.com/, and you can also follow us at Twitter.com/TechForMindful and Facebook.com/TechnologyForMindfulness/. Come back often and feel free to subscribe in iTunes or add the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast to your favorite podcast application.

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Episodes

34: Ellie Burrows, CEO & Co-Founder of MNDFL

9/10/2018
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Ellie Burrows, CEO and co-founder of MNDFL, a NYC based meditation studio, stands out as a walking reminder to meditate. But, while she opened MNDFL in the West Village, and has already expanded to the Upper East Side and Williamsburg, Ellie’s journey towards starting MNDFL wasn’t all that straightforward. For 7 years, she worked in the film industry and didn’t quite feel the same passion her colleagues did. In 2013, she quit her job and travelled the world as a spiritual tourist. But when...

Duration:00:41:20

33: Rohan Gunatilake, Creator of ‘Buddhify’ & ‘Mindfulness Everywhere’

8/27/2018
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Whether writing, talking or making products, Rohan Gunatilake is one of the most original and creative voices in modern mindfulness and meditation. Through his company Mindfulness Everywhere, he is the creator of Kara, Sleepfulness, Designing Mindfulness and the best-selling hit app Buddhify. Rohan’s first book, Modern Mindfulness, in out now. Based in Glasgow, Rohan is a trustee of the British Council and was named by Wired magazine in their Smart List of 50 people who will change the...

Duration:00:42:25

32: Ted Meissner, Manager of Online Programming & Community Development at the Center for Mindfulness

8/13/2018
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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The...

Duration:00:58:05

31: Meico Whitlock, The "Mindful Techie"

7/30/2018
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Meico Marquette Whitlock, Founder and CEO of Mindful Techie, is a speaker and trainer on mindfulness, technology, and productivity. Mindful Techie is an organization focused on helping purpose-driven professionals and organizations boost their personal and professional effectiveness and increase productivity and work-­life balance in a digital world. Through talks, workshops, and trainings, Mindful Techie helps purpose-driven professionals and organizations integrate purpose, intention,...

Duration:00:50:45

30: Lodro Rinzler, Buddhist Practitioner & Teacher

7/16/2018
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Lodro Rinzler is a Buddhist practitioner and teacher. He began meditating as a child and sat retreats as a teenager, even going as far as attending a silent month-long retreat during which he shaved his head and took monastic robes and vows. Lodro went on to become a Vajrayana student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He also established Buddhist House, an eighteen person dorm at Wesleyan University which hosts a large meditation room. He began teaching meditation at that time. After leaving...

Duration:00:48:02

29: Wendy Palmer, Founder of “Leadership Embodiment”

7/2/2018
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Wendy Palmer is the founder of Leadership Embodiment, a process that uses principles from the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido and mindfulness to offer simple tools and practices to increase leadership capacity and respond to stress and pressure with greater confidence and integrity. Wendy holds a sixth degree black belt in Aikido and has practiced mindfulness for over 40 years. She has worked with executive teams and individuals for Twitter, Genentech, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, The...

Duration:00:55:28

28: Dr. Delaney Ruston, Physician-Turned-Filmmaker Behind “Screenagers”

6/18/2018
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Dr. Delaney Ruston is a filmmaker, Stanford trained physician & mother of two. Through her company, MyDoc Productions, in January 2016 Delaney's latest film was released titled, Screenagers. The film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to examine the impact of digital world on today's kids & what can be done to help them find balance. The film is screening to packed audiences in multiple cities across the country & is gaining much attention in the press...

Duration:00:34:13

27: Josh Clark, UX Designer & Design Leader

6/4/2018
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Josh Clark is a UX designer and design leader who helps organizations build products for what’s next. He is founder of Big Medium, a New York design studio specializing in future-friendly interfaces for artificial intelligence, connected devices, and responsive websites. His clients include Samsung, Time Inc, ExxonMobil, About.com, TechCrunch, Entertainment Weekly, eBay, O’Reilly Media, and many others. Josh is author of several books, including Designing for Touch (A Book Apart) and...

Duration:00:33:43

26: Éowyn Ahlstrom, Mindfulness & MBSR Practitioner & Teacher

5/24/2018
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Éowyn Ahlstrom first encountered meditation and yoga more than twenty years ago and has been practicing avidly ever since. She has made mindfulness practice a central priority in her life, attending many silent meditation retreats and yoga practice courses, as well as deeply studying both ancient and modern texts regarding these practices. Éowyn currently serves as the guiding teacher for the mindfulness communities of the Lancaster First Unitarian Church and the Gardner Unitarian...

Duration:01:15:20

25: Pete Dunlap, The "Digital Detangler"

5/8/2018
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Employees have never had a harder time staying focused on the task at hand. Distractions have become so prevalent that today only 45% of employees' time goes to primary job duties. The average employee wastes more than 8 hours of each workweek, and more than half of that time takes place on a mobile device. All this multitasking and that pile of read-but-not-responded-to emails cause employees significant stress. Unfortunately, two out of three workers say their employer is doing nothing...

Duration:00:48:01

24: Ananda Leeke, Practical Mindfulness Expert

4/25/2018
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Ananda Leeke discovered mindfulness when her career as a young lawyer and investment banker did not produce the level of success she expected. Today, Ananda makes a difference in the world by helping people & organizations outsmart stress & embrace #ThrivingMindfully. As the CEO of Ananda Leeke Consulting, she develops & implements trainings, tools, practices & other resources that promote mindfulness in a way that is practical, impactful & accessible. She also leads the social media &...

Duration:00:53:44

23: Dr. Larry Rosen, 'Psychology of Technology' Expert

4/9/2018
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Dr. Larry Rosen is Professor Emeritus & Past Chair of the Psychology Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist, computer educator, keynote speaker & is recognized as an international expert in the “Psychology of Technology.” Over the past 30-plus years, Dr. Rosen & his colleagues have examined reactions to technology among more than 70,000 people in the United States & in 22 other countries. He has written 7 books including: (1) “The...

Duration:00:45:20

22: Michael Harris, Author of "Solitude" & "The End of Absence"

3/26/2018
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Michael John Harris is the author of Solitude: In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World & The End of Absence, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award & became a national bestseller. He writes about media, civil liberties, & the arts, for dozens of publications, including The Washington Post, Wired, Salon, The Huffington Post, & The Globe & Mail. His work has been a finalist for the RBC Taylor Prize, the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, the Chautauqua Prize, the...

Duration:00:53:55

21: Victor Shoenberger, Author of "Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age"

3/12/2018
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Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is the Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford, focusing on the role of information in a networked economy. Previously, he spent ten years on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Victor has published eleven books, including the international bestseller “Big Data” (HMH, co-authored with Kenneth Cukier, translated into more than 20 languages), “Learning with Big Data” (HMH, co-authored with Kenneth Cukier) and the awards-winning...

Duration:00:41:41

20: Waylon Lewis, Founder of ElephantJournal.com

3/5/2018
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Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Magazine, now elephantjournal.com, & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a...

Duration:00:49:00

19: Dr. Catherine Steiner Adair, Author of "The Big Disconnect"

2/26/2018
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Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant & author of the award-winning book, "The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood & Family Relationships in the Digital Age", where she examines ways in which the wonders of technology & media also change how children learn & grow to show parents & educators how to reap the benefits of tech while reducing the risks it poses at every stage of child development. Through the past 30 years, Dr....

Duration:01:02:36

18 - William Powers, Author of “New Slow City: Living Simply in the World's Fastest City”

2/12/2018
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William Powers has worked for two decades in development aid and conservation in Latin America, Africa, and North America. From 2002 to 2004 he managed the community components of a project in the Bolivian Amazon that won a 2003 prize for environmental innovation from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His essays and commentaries on global issues have appeared in the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune and on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air. Powers has worked...

Duration:00:43:58

17: Christopher Plowman, "Insight Timer" Meditation App Co-Owner

1/29/2018
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Christopher Plowman is the co-owner of Insight Timer, a home to more than 1,300,000 meditators that is rated as the top free meditation app in the Android & Apple stores. Four years ago, Christopher’s brother, Nicho, quit the corporate world to become a meditation teacher, & in 2014, they decided to merge experiences by launching a meditation company. Christopher believes meditation is slowly (but surely) becoming mainstream, not just in Silicon Valley, but in regional communities all...

Duration:00:53:28

17: Christopher Plowman, "Insight Timer" Meditation App Co-Owner

1/29/2018
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Christopher Plowman is the co-owner of Insight Timer, a home to more than 1,300,000 meditators that is rated as the top free meditation app in the Android & Apple stores. Four years ago, Christopher’s brother, Nicho, quit the corporate world to become a meditation teacher, & in 2014, they decided to merge experiences by launching a meditation company. Christopher believes meditation is slowly (but surely) becoming mainstream, not just in Silicon Valley, but in regional communities all...

Duration:00:53:28

16: Liza Kindred, "Mindful Technology" Fashion & Tech Expert

1/15/2018
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Liza Kindred is an author, speaker & founder of "Mindful Technology". She's worked with some of the top companies fashion and tech companies like VOGUE Magazine, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Hearst Media, Time Inc, Microsoft, Cisco, Vodafone & Amazon. Liza has also appeared in the The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Financial Times, Market Watch and other publications. After spending twenty years working in fashion & technology, eventually specializing in wearable tech, Liza...

Duration:00:47:03