The Astral Hustle #167
Jeff Warren is an author and meditation teacher. He co-authored Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics with Dan Harris and wrote his own deep book about consciousness called The Head Trip. Jeff teaches meditation to all walks of life, from Google execs to Army Cadets, in a realistic and accessible way. This podcast was a trip. Several times Jeff and I had to stop and scratch our heads because of the similarity of our experiences. We had fun and got into a deep talk about our paths and the far reaches of consciousness.
The Astral Hustle #166
Matt Haig is a British author and mental health advocate. His internationally bestselling memoir Reasons to Stay Alive, How To Stop Time, and five other novels have been translated into thirty languages. Matt’s honest writing about his depression and anxiety have made him a leading figure on the wisdom of well-being. In this podcast, we talk about the absurdity of cultural body standards, mental health and Matt’s powerful new book Notes On A Nervous Planet.
The Astral Hustle #165
Buddhist teacher Josh Korda has been teaching at Dharmapunx NYC since 2005 and has a large spiritual counseling private practice. He has written for Tricycle, Lion’s Roar, Shambhala Sun and authored his own book, Unsubscribe. For the past ten years, Josh has also given talks at ZenCare.org, a hospice volunteer training organization. In this podcast, we talk about music, integrating the turbulence of your experience and attachment theory.
The Astral Hustle #164
Carl Jung expert Erick Godsey is all about self-transformation. He’s a cognitive psychologist that studies Behavioral, Positive, Jungian, Transactional, Evolutionary, and Clinical Psychology in an effort to help others (and himself) transform from who they are into a greater form of themselves. In this podcast, Jung’s synchronicity was with us. We both happen to only be on a few hours of sleep, which led to a fun, spiraling conversation about self-development and boldly starring truth in the face.
The Astral Hustle #163
Contemplative Psychotherapist Dr. Miles Neale is breaking new ground. He’s a leading Buddhist teacher, faculty member of Tibet House US, international speaker, and author. In his work, Miles has blended psychotherapy and Buddhism in order to create an integrative form of mental healing. We go deep in this podcast and talk about the real-life challenges that many of us face and why a path of gradual awakening is needed so badly in modern times.
The Astral Hustle #162
Shiatsu Alchemist Brian Ramisch is a therapeutic bodyworker that focuses on bringing harmony to the body, mind, and spirit. Through his unique balancing approach, he relieves pressure from the nervous system and stimulates the body’s natural healing ability. He’s also one of my favorite humans on Earth. In this podcast, we talk about the power of kindness, turning negative feelings into positive energy, and Brian’s exploration of medicinal herbs.
The Astral Hustle #161
NYT bestselling author and meditation teacher Susan Piver has taught thousands of people the magic of meditation in workshops, events, and retreats all over the world. In her new book The Four Noble Truths of Love, Susan has uniquely applied Buddhist wisdom to modern relationships. Even though it was the first time we spoke, I instantly felt like I had known Susan for years. In this podcast, we have a smiling and rich talk about the challenges, rewards, surprises, and insights of the meditative path.
The Astral Hustle #160
Meditation teacher George Haas spent a lot of time seeking while he was growing up in New York. After experiencing a bout of particularly deep suffering, he got sober, moved to Los Angeles and started extensively studying Buddhist texts. In 2003, he founded the Mettagroup where he uses a combination of Buddhist teaching and John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory to help students reduce their suffering and live meaningful lives. In this podcast, we talk about the path that led George to become a meditation teacher, how he uses Attachment Theory in his work, and his definition of enlightenment.