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Borrego Springs, CA

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The Meditation Freedom podcast interviews experienced meditation and mindfulness students and teachers. A meditation and mindfulness practice has many benefits, both for the individual practicing, as well for their wider circles.

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MF 48 – Mindful Communications with Gregory Cheffron

10/21/2016
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MF 48 – Mindful communications with Gregory Cheffron Gregory Heffron MFA owns and manages Green Zone Conversations Retreats. He is the only certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by author and Buddhist teacher Susan Chapman MA. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops with Susan since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher in […] The post MF 48 – Mindful Communications with Gregory Cheffron appeared first on Meditation Freedom.

Duration: 00:56:11


MF 47 – Questioning solitary confinement and the Prison Industrial Complex with Johnny Perez

7/16/2016
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MF 47 - Contemplating torture in solitary confinement with Johnny Perez Johnny Perez is a non-attorney advocate at the Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project (MHP), a civil legal services firm that provides legal and social work services to people with serious mental illness. At the Urban Justice Center, he is assigned to MHP’s Safe Re-entry Project, where he works with people with mental illness and histories of incarceration, to connect them to the services in the community that...

MF 46 – Reconnecting with Nature through Eco-Therapy with Laurel Vogel

6/16/2016
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MF 46 - Reconnecting with Nature through Eco-Therapy with Laurel Vogel Laurel Vogel, M.A. received her degree in contemplative ecopsychology (A Psychology of Writing) in 2006, and is an ecotherapist, writer, Zen practitioner, and Nature Immersion group facilitator. She founded and runs the Holding Earth Sangha on Whidbey Island, and conducts Nature Immersion camps on the West Coast. Her writing is anthologized in Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled (ed. C. Chalquist), and her...

MF 45 – Stepping Out of The Busy-ness of Daily Life Into The Sanctuary of Our Heart with Bruce Davis

5/24/2016
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MF 45 - Stepping Out of The Busy-ness of Daily Life Into The Sanctuary of Our Heartwith Bruce Davis Bruce is the author of The Heart of Healing, Monastery without Walls ~ Daily Life in the Silence, My Little Flowers, Simple Peace ~ The Inner Life of St Francis of Assisiand The Calling of Joy. His latest book is The Love Letters of St Francis & St Clare. Bruceis a regular contributor to Huffington Post. A graduate of Saybrook University, Bruce is a spiritual psychologist and teacher of the...

MF 44 – The Role of Mindfulness, Gratitude, & Peace Practice in Islam with Rose Hamid

2/16/2016
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MF 44 - The Role of Mindfulness, Gratitude, & Peace Practice in Islam with Rose Hamid Rose Hamid is a Muslim American of Palestinian and Latin descent. She was born in Buffalo NY, grew up in Cleveland OH, and has been living in Charlotte since 1987. She grew up in the Catholic tradition but chose to follow Islam when she started her family. She has been married for 33 years, has three children; Suzanne, 28, Omar, 26, Samir 24. She has been a flight attendant since April 1985. She is the...

MF 43 – Guided Meditations to Help Develop a Regular Meditation Habit with OMG I can Meditate! co-founder Lynne Goldberg

2/8/2016
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MF 43- Guided Meditations to Help Develop a Regular Meditation Habit with OMG I can Meditate! co-founder Lynne Goldberg Lynne wasstressed-out, sleep-deprived, type-A businesswoman, and ended up a renowned meditation coach. As she talks about in the interview, when she started meditating, no one would have labeled Lynne Goldberg “a natural”. Lynne had a series of devastating life blows, including the loss of twin baby girls, her mother, her marriage, and her job, coupled with years of...

MF 42 – A Lifelong Zen Meditation Practice and Perspective with Sandy Haskin

1/31/2016
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MF 42 - A Lifelong Zen Meditation Practice with Sandy Haskin Sandy Haskin practices Zen meditation with the Three Treasures Sangha of the Northwest. She currently lives and works in Spokane, Washington. She works asa Nurse Aide at a home for mentally ill adults, and also sells books, DVD's, CD's on Amazon with her sister. She has worked at the former for 10 years and the latter for 5 years. What was your life like before taking on a meditation practice? Sandy remembers how she began to...

MF 41 – Best Wishes for 2016 and Timeless Moments

1/19/2016
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MF 41Best Wishes for 2016 and Many Timeless Moments (This is a summary transcript, listen to the episode for the full conversation) Reflection on the past year, and on what next year might bring. Looking to continue to explore meditation and mindfulness topics, and various contemplative practices, and insights that might lead us to a [] The post MF 41 Best Wishes for 2016 and Timeless Moments appeared first on Meditation Freedom.

Sound Healing Meditation & Resonance with Mark and Denise

12/12/2015
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MF 40 Sound HealingMeditation Resonance with Mark and Denise (This is a summary transcript, listen to the episode for the full conversation) Interview was at the home of Mark and Denise, so it started casual. You will be hearing the wind chimes outside in their garden in the background, it was rather windy [] The post Sound Healing Meditation Resonance with Mark and Denise appeared first on Meditation Freedom.

MF 39 – Bringing Stillness and Peace to Interactions between the Police and Communities

11/22/2015
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MF 39 Bringing Stillness and Peace to Interactions between the Police and Communities Cheri Maples is a dharma teacher, keynote speaker, and organizational consultant and trainer. In 2008 she was ordained a dharma teacher by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, her long-time spiritual teacher. For 25 years Cheri worked in the criminal justice system, [] The post MF 39 Bringing Stillness and Peace to Interactions between the Police and Communities appeared first on Meditation Freedom.

MF 38 – Building a Meditation Practice in Isolated Situations with Wild Mind Teacher and Founder Bodhipaksa

11/16/2015
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MF 38 Building a Meditation Practice in Isolated Situations with Wild Mind Teacher and Founder Bodhipaksa Biography: Bodhipaksa is an accomplished teacher, published author, and founder of the popular Wildmind web site. He recently (Oct 2012) gave a TEDx talk on compassion(The Surprising Secret of Unlocking Compassion). He has been meditating and practicing Buddhism [] The post MF 38 Building a Meditation Practice in Isolated Situations with Wild Mind Teacher and Founder Bodhipaksa...

MF 37 – Awakening from the Illusion of Separation with Lama Surya Das

11/8/2015
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MF 37 Awakening from the Illusion of Separation with Lama Surya Das Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western [] The post MF 37 Awakening from the Illusion of Separation with Lama Surya Das appeared first on Meditation Freedom.

MF 36 – The Value of Community and Extended Meditation Retreats

11/2/2015
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MF 36 The Value of Community and Extended Meditation Retreats Kristina and myself chat about what it is like to find community and giving yourself the gift of an extended meditation retreat. A summary transcript will appear below for this episode this week. The post MF 36 The Value of Community and Extended Meditation Retreats appeared first on Meditation Freedom.

MF 35 – Why Authenticity and Getting Real Matters – Mark Shapiro of the One & Only Podcast

10/25/2015
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MF 35 WhyAuthenticity and Getting Real Matters with Mark Shapiroof the One Only Podcast A former marketing director at Showtime Networks Inc., Mark left his six-figure corporate job and is on a mission to bring more authenticity to the world, with a goal to inspire and empower 100,000+ people to be true to themselves [] The post MF 35 Why Authenticity and Getting Real Matters Mark Shapiro of the One Only Podcast appeared first on Meditation Freedom.

MF 34 – The Benefits of Self-Discipline in Cultivating a Meditation Practice

10/12/2015
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MF 34 The Benefits of Self-Discipline in Cultivating a Meditation Practice The notes are still being worked on, sorry for the delay The post MF 34 The Benefits of Self-Discipline in Cultivating a Meditation Practice appeared first on Meditation Freedom.

MF 33 – Reducing Destructive Behaviors in Schools Like Bullying by Using Mindfulness with Laura Bekosh

10/4/2015
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MF 33 Reducing Destructive Behaviors Like Bullying by Using Mindfulness in Schools with Laura Bekosh About Laura Bekosh Laura obtained a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University and has spent more than five years researching the academic and behavioral effects of mindful-awareness practices on children in k-12 schools. She has a Bachelors Degree [] The post MF 33 Reducing Destructive Behaviors in Schools Like Bullying by Using Mindfulness with Laura Bekosh appeared first on...

Ep 32 – Mindfulness in Schools and Education with Alan Brown

9/23/2015
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Mindfulness in Schools and Education with Alan Brown Alan Brown is a Dean at Grace Church School in New York City, where he also leads the 9th-12th grade mindfulness program as well as the parent mindfulness program. Alan has taught in both public and private settings as a humanities instructor, and has worked with many [] The post Ep 32 Mindfulness in Schools and Education with Alan Brown appeared first on Meditation Freedom.

Ep 31 – From Rags to Riches to Opening the Heart with Jason Garner

9/12/2015
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Jason Garner spent the first 37 years of his life, running through life holding his breath. Raised by a single mom, moving from house to house, working really hard in school and later in business, he believed, that to be loved I had to be the best. I scrapped my way from a weekend job [] The post Ep 31 From Rags to Riches to Opening the Heart with Jason Garner appeared first on Meditation Freedom.

Ep 30 – Liberation from Mental Suffering with Buddhist Female Monk Ven Pannavati

9/8/2015
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This is a summary of the podcast interview, not a full word-for-word transcript. Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. A black, female Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions with Vajrayana empowerments and transmission from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers, she [] The post Ep 30 Liberation from Mental Suffering with Buddhist Female Monk Ven Pannavati appeared first...

MF 29 – Thoughts and Tips for Cultivating Gratitude

8/30/2015
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The post MF 29 Thoughts and Tips for Cultivating Gratitude appeared first on Meditation Freedom.
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