Tag: Awareness

Living the Yoga Life

024 Darina Brown – The Secret of Being Present…

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Today’s Guest Darina Brown talks about her journey growing up isolated under communism,

traveling the world, and becoming a yoga and pilates instructor focused on being present for people to help them feel better.  Even when teaching celebrities or doctors, Darina thinks of everyone as “human beings like the rest of us that just need help” – she focuses on treating all equally, listening carefully, and helping people achieve their goals.

In this episode Darina also discusses her spirituality and how a period of being alone helped her to discover presence and conscious, and how that presence was brought to a new level by having her child.

It was a great pleasure to talk with Darina, who also happens to be my wife 🙂

Enjoy!

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Living the Yoga Life

013 Justin Mccoy – Quietly Doing Big Things

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Justin Mccoy is an American Soto Zen Buddhist Monk

who grew up in and around Los Angeles.  After four years in architecture school, he left to become a monk.  Justin spends much of his time in quiet meditation, but he is also working to create the largest Zen Buddhist Temple outside of Japan.  In our conversation, we talk about cultivating happiness, the importance of natural learning for children, the paradox of the self being one with the universe, traditional Japanese building techniques, and much more.  Justin’s is a fascinating story… enjoy!

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Useful links from the show:

You can support Justin and the Soto Zen Temple project at tenpyozan.org

If you are interested in Soto Zen Buddhism, check out szba.org

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Below are images of the design and construction of the temple:

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Additionally, reviews of the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher Radio are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They help the show to get to more people, and I would be super grateful.

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And lastly, if you have any questions or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you!  Please feel free to drop me an email at chris@chrisbrownstudios.com

Namaste Everybody!

-Chris

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Living the Yoga Life

003 David Gordon – Are Dreams Your Greatest Tool?

 

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IN THIS EPISODE OF PRACTICALLY CONSCIOUS,

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I talk with world renowned dream expert David Gordon.  We discuss a wide range of topics related to therapy, dreaming, consciousness & awakening including:

  • The potential for dreams to guide you through the most important moments of your life.
  • The importance of balancing intellectual knowledge with experience.
  • Dreams as a source of creative life.
  • How to notice the “stuck” places in your life and how to listen for the solution.
  • The importance of listening to yourself.
  • Discovering ways to ground yourself in truth.

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Here’s a link to David’s groundbreaking book Mindful Dreaming.

We also mention these teachers and authors:

Eckhart Tolle A New Earth

Adyashanti The End of Your World

David can be reached at studioforthehealingarts@gmail.com or www.studiosforthehealingarts.org

THANKS FOR LISTENING!

Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page.

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And lastly, if you have any questions or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you!  Please feel free to drop me an email at chris@chrisbrownstudios.com

Namaste Everybody!

-Chris