Project Mindfulness Podcast

Project Mindfulness Podcast

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Welcome to the Project Mindfulness podcast, hosted by Christiaan Neeteson. 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.


Train your Brain for Happiness with Dana Wilde
Nov 18 • 62 min
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: https://danawilde.com/…
Unlock Your Brain’s Full Potential with Dr. Phillipe Douyon
Aug 20 • 54 min
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…
Music that can change the world with Mark Romero
Aug 12 • 60 min
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.…
How to be a succesful leader? with Marc Lesser
Aug 5 • 56 min
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…
What exactly is awakening? with Culadasa
Jul 29 • 72 min
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…
Learn the most important lessons in Mindfulness with Benjamin Bush
Jun 12 • 66 min
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…
Is it healthy to be vegan? with Isa Tales
Jun 4 • 58 min
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…
Can we fully heal from our traumas? with Robert Beatty
May 27 • 70 min
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…
Mindfulness & Psychology: Memory, Emotions and Aging - Robert J. Goodman w/ Tim Schofield
May 20 • 68 min
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…
Mindful Massage, Climate Change & Compassion - Frank B. Leder
May 13 • 53 min
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…
Let’s talk about meditation retreats - Greg Jacoby
May 5 • 63 min
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…
What is the meaning crisis? - John Vervaeke
Apr 24 • 68 min
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…
Finding Your Bliss - Lou Redmond
Apr 14 • 57 min
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…
Shamanism, Psychomagic & La Malinche - Maria Fernanda Leaño
Apr 3 • 66 min
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.…
Lucid Dreaming, Creativity & Mindfulness in performing - Helen Denham
Mar 28 • 62 min
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…
Nomad Lifestyle & Mindful Finances - Alasdair Plambeck
Mar 21 • 58 min
In this episode I talk with Alasdair, who is currently a nomad living in a caravan in France together with his fiancée. In 2015 he decided to sell all his things, leave his job and take a oneway plane ticket out of the country. We talk about managing…
Reiki, Energy healing & Divine Feminine - Law of Positivism
Mar 13 • 58 min
In this episode, I talk with Shereen, also known as ‘Law of Positivism’ on Instagram. She is a meditation teacher, writer, yoga teacher and reiki practitioner. We talk about her spiritual journey from business and marketing into energy healing, astrology…
What is The Mind Illuminated? - Upasaka Upali
Mar 5 • 52 min
Today I talk with Upasaka Upali, who is a meditation teacher and currently studies with Upasaka Culadasa. He studied meditation first with Tucker Peck, Ph.D. and currently studies with John Yates, Ph.D. (Upasaka Culadasa). He lives in the Southeastern…
Daoism & Tai Chi - George Thompson
Feb 24 • 53 min
After developing anxiety, George went on a 6 month trip to China to take a different approach. He learned about Daoism, Tai Chi and more from Master Gu in the Wudan Mountains. We talk about his journey and the lessons he learned in this episode. Follow…
Audiobiography of a Yogi - Rajan Shankara
Feb 16 • 51 min
Rajan is 4 months out of a 12 year monastic career. He wanted to see if meditation is real and if it can bring you into higher states of consciousness. Listen to his story, his journey and the discoveries he made. Visit Rajan’s website:…
Psychedelics, Tolle & Vinyasa Flow - Quinn Travis
Feb 10 • 47 min
In this episode I’m talking with Quinn Travis, who is a Vinyasa Flow yoga instructor. We talk about his personal journey from psychedelics to Yoga. How for a time there was no “Quinn” anymore and he had to redefine his purpose in life. As Eckhart Tolle…
Yoga; Why do it and where to start? - Rob Don
Feb 3 • 36 min
In this episode, I talk with Rob Don, who is a Yoga teacher and musician from Los Angeles. Rob has been teaching Yoga since 2013. Originally from Lynwood, Rob has trained with world renowned yoga teachers and is happy to share what he has learned with us.…
The deeper states of Meditation - Silas Day
Jan 26 • 44 min
Silas Day is an author, writer, meditation teacher, and dharma student. He writes books, posts, lectures on dharma topics and creates guided meditations to help those who want to better themselves. He lives with his wonderful wife and cat (Miko). He has…
Meditation around the world - Lauren Skae
Jan 18 • 44 min
Lauren Skae (@thezenblonde) is a writer, meditation instructor and currently traveling the world to discover different approaches to meditation. She traveled from Bali, India, Nepal, Korea, Thailand, Israel, Turkey to Ireland to discover the ancient…
It’s all in the breathing - Dr. Brad Lichtenstein
Jan 10 • 34 min
Dr. Brad Lichtenstein is a naturopathic physician in a private practice, and a professor at Bastyr University. He believes in the power of breath to restore health and balance. His private practice is focused on Mind & Body Medicine, specialized in…
All about Flow - Joanna Turner
Jan 4 • 44 min
What is flow? What can you do with it? In this episode, I talk with Joanna Turner about her experience in meditation and her journey in discovering her flow. Joanna is a leading Wealth & Success Coach, Certified Reiki Practitioner, Advanced EFT & Master…
Facing the Reflection in the Mirror - Duane Toops
Dec 23, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode I talk with Duane Toops about his practice and his experience on the path of Meditation. Duane talks about his journey from Vipassana and Mindfulness to Chan Buddhism. Central to this talk is the idea of facing ourselves in the mirror.…
What is Unified Mindfulness? - Ron Russell
Dec 16, 2018 • 16 min
First of all, we’ve changed our name! We are now called “The Mindfulness Project Podcast”…. more on that will follow in the future, so stay tuned. In this episode, I have a talk with Ron Russell. Ron is a level 2 certified unified mindfulness coach and a…
From Vipassana to Chan Buddhism - Mark Gilenson
Dec 9, 2018 • 16 min
In this fifth episode, I have a chat with Mark Gilenson. Mark is Chan Priest and Bass player, part of our teacher team in the Meditation Community. He shares about his encounter with Meditation, his current practice and the important lessons he learned…
Open Awareness & Exploration - Mike Finney
Nov 28, 2018 • 16 min
In this episode, I talk with meditator Mike Finney about his practice and his exploration of Meditation. From a very young age, Finney encountered meditation by watching Star Wars, wondering how to levitate things himself. As his journey continued, he…
Swami J & Bhakti Yoga - Greg Jacoby
Oct 26, 2018 • 15 min
For this second episode, I have a chat with Greg Jacoby, traveller and meditator, coming from a background of drug dealing and dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts. Greg encountered meditation on his travel to Indonesia, but on his return was not…
Pragmatic & Acces Concentration - David Bowman
Oct 12, 2018 • 17 min
For this first episode, I have a chat with David Bowman, 31 year young New-Yorkian, former Rabbi and a background of working in corporate finance. David found his way to Meditation through Judaism and discovered how Pragmatic Meditation can help people…