My BFF David Silver and I talk about the world, the flesh and the devil.
My BFF David Silver and I talk about the world, the flesh and the devil.
Lily Cushman is my wonderful and oh so lovely guest this week.
To try and describe Lily in just a few short sentences would be a fruitless endeavor because it’s impossible. She does way too many cool and diverse things. But shit, I’ll try.
Lily is Sharon Salzberg’s assistant, owner and runner of Brooklyn Yoga School, label head of Vanaras Records and a proud Berklee alum. She’s also one of the coolest and nicest people I’ve ever met.
- Berklee College of Music
- DAW’s (digital audio workstations)
- Lily Moving to New York a week before 9/11
- The shifting landscape of the music industry
- Noah’s first time LSD story
- Tapping into the mysteries of life
- Brooklyn Yoga School
- Emerging music industry models
- The pitfalls of chasing a positive experience
- The Mind
- Working with Sharon Salzberg
- The importance of lineage
- The lack of structure surrounding Western Dharma teachers
Tess Lampert is my guest today.
In addition to being my sister Tess is a food and beverage connoisseur, writer and the best cook I know (sorry, mom.)
Tess flips the script at the beginning of the episode by asking me questions.
This weeks book giveaway is Joseph Campbell’s, “The Hero With a Thousand Faces”
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- Food as an expression of love
- Stress eating slash emotional eating
- Beauty via taste
- Time as an illusion
- Dissociative Experiences
Jay Weingarten is my most excellent guest this week.
Jay is a comedian. Jay is funny. Jay is cool. Jay is nice.
- Jay’s Comedy
- Flying Fish
- Expressing Yourself via Comedy
- Power Point as a comedic tool
- The importance of keeping an open mind
- Being authentic in life and comedy
- The importance of loving everything around you
- Jay’s chihuahua “The Baby”
- Karma and Reincarnation
- Multidimensional realities – Simultaneous other lives
- Tim Heidecker and Vic Berger
- 2 Wet Crew
- L.A Comedy Scene
- Jay’s Unique Path
- Using Life as a Path
- Jazz man!
- The internet being awesome
- Reducing Fear, Increasing Love
Talking weed with Allen St. Pierre.
Allen St. Pierre is the Executive Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), an American non-profit organization that wishes to remove the criminal penalties for and legalize cannabis.
St. Pierre has been the Executive Director of NORML since January 2005. He is the seventh person to be NORML’s Executive Director. He also serves on the Board of Directors of NORML and the NORML Foundation.
- The genesis of marijuana prohibition
- Marijuna decriminilization
- The racial history behind cannabis prohibition
- Positive benefits of marijuana
- Amphetamine laced gummies
- Prognosis for cannabis legality and bussiness in the United States
My guest today is the adventurous, talented, hilarious and all around fun guy, Mikey Kampmann.
Mikey has done a lot of cool things in his life like traveling to the South Pole and working as one third of the excellent comedy group, 2 Wet Crew. But hey, those are just things he’s done, not who he is, right?
Topics Discussed This Episode
- Mikey’s worldly travels
- The concept of “home”
- Experiencing different perspectives
- Appreciating diversity
- 2 Wet Crew
- Substance in comedy
- Providing value for people
- Mikey’s African travels
- The desire to give back
- Learning lessons from life experiences
- Mikey recommended a book Starhawk’s, “The Fifth Sacred Thing”
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Check out some of Mikey’s videos and projects below!
Jarell Perry stops by Synchronicity to discuss music, awareness, race relations and the meaning of life.
I met Jarell through fellow MindPod Network podcaster Yoshino (Artist Decoded) and we immediately hit it off.
Jarell is an accomplished singer and songwriter and he also runs an excellent blog called Still Mind where he muses on everything from creativity to peace of mind.
I had a blast talking to Jarell and I have a feeling you’ll really enjoy this episode.
Cory Allen is a composer, mastering engineer, podcast host, and meditation teacher from Austin, TX. Allen’s music is deep, patient, highly-conceptual and has been called “elegant” by The Wire Magazine and an “artistic engineering achievement” by Was Ist Das. Cory has taught hundreds of people the practice of meditation through his guided workshops and delivers lectures on mindfulness and the expansion of human consciousness. Allen is the host of The Astral Hustle podcast where he talks to himself and his friends about the nature of being and the magic of the cosmos.
This weeks book for the Book Giveaway is “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” by Sogyal Rinpoche. Join the Synchronicity Community and you’re entered in the book giveaway every week.
Also, be sure to check out the Synchronicity Generosity Experiment. We’re raising money to help someone out. We choose the person or persons at the end of August. Check it out here: gofundme.com/syncgenerosity1/
Steven Kampmann is my guest today. Steven is an all around cool guy and father of previous guest Mikey Kampmann.
In this episode Steven and I discuss the importance of dreams. Steven also recommended some excellent books as an addendum to the episode:
- Steven meeting Carl Jung’s great grandson
- Bollingen Tower
- Dying, Dreams and Awareness
- The power of knowing nothing
- The flexibility of dreams
- Dreams predicting future events
- Taking action based on your dreams
- The orchestra of the Self
- Dreams as a source of creativity
- Climbing the mountain
- Finding your way to yourself
- Acting on your inner life
- Taking risks
Easily one of the most inspiring and wisdom filled episodes of Synchronicity to date.
- Toni’s story
- Overcoming suffering
- The importance of Self Compassion
- Idiot Self-Compassion
- How to approach chronic illness/pain/suffering
- The tyranny of positive thinking
- Being present
- Buddhism being realistic, not pessimistic
My guest today is friend and creative professional, Miles Seiden.
Miles is about as authentic of a person you’ll come across. Not only is he a talented professional, Miles is also one of the most honest and dedicated people I’ve met. In short, he’s my soul bruva from the same cosmic motha and yes I’m sorry and I will never say that again.
This week I’ve partnered with Wisdom Publications and they’ve generously donated a new copy of Ajahn Brahm’s “Kindfulness.”
Join the Synchronicity Community by tapping/clicking this link and you’re automatically entered in the giveaway FOREVER. That’s a good deal if you ask me.
Also, Wisdom Publications is giving away an ebook on Happiness from the Dalai Lama. Get the Dalai Lama’s ebook here because that’s a smart thing to do and who doesn’t want to be happy.
Finally, rate and review Synchronicity on iTunes if you’re digging it. I know it’s a pain to login to iTunes (which is terrible as a thing that exists) but it really helps the show and karmically it’s a great thing to do.
Buddha spoke explicitly about rating and reviewing podcasts as a good thing to do and a path towards everlasting peace and happiness, and hey, he’s a smart kind of guy.
- Creativity and Spirituality
- What does “spirituality” mean?
- Trying to define yourself
- Being a good person
- Healthy skepticism
- Direct Experience
- The word “guru”
- The little voice in your head
My guest today is Kirtan singer and lovely person, Nina Rao.
Nina learned traditional chants (bhajans) from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996.
Her childhood was spent living in and moving between many countries around the world and when she settled in New York her working life began in the banking world, switched to organizing and leading photographic wildlife safaris in Africa and India, and now for many years, is Krishna Das’ business manager and assistant.
- Nina’s worldly and inner journeys
- The concept of a Guru
- Kirtan as a regular practice
- The power of sound/music
- The concept of Home
- The evolution of the Kirtan movement in the West
- Understanding the “why” behind focusing on a particular path
- The importance of an open heart
To find out more about Nina visit her website: ninaraochant.com
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