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We feature provocative, in depth conversations leading thinkers on topics including meditation and mindfulness, non-dual spirituality, psychedelics, psychology, ecology and sustainability and eudomainia or genuine happiness: how to co-create a more loving and thriving world. Guests so far include authors, professors, psycho-therapists, mindfulness meditation and dharma teachers, visionaries, philosophers, community activists and more. I am deeply looking forward to sharing these conversations with you. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/a-state-of-mind/support

A State of Mind Julian Royce

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

We feature provocative, in depth conversations leading thinkers on topics including meditation and mindfulness, non-dual spirituality, psychedelics, psychology, ecology and sustainability and eudomainia or genuine happiness: how to co-create a more loving and thriving world. Guests so far include authors, professors, psycho-therapists, mindfulness meditation and dharma teachers, visionaries, philosophers, community activists and more. I am deeply looking forward to sharing these conversations with you. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/a-state-of-mind/support

    Psychedelic Research, Healing & Advocacy with Dr. Shannon Hughes

    Psychedelic Research, Healing & Advocacy with Dr. Shannon Hughes

    Julian speaks with Dr. Shannon Hughes

    Links:

    The Emergence Festival happening October 1 in Denver: http://bit.ly/emergencefest

    Learn more about Shannon at:

    https://www.enduringlovetherapy.com/shannon-hughes

    The Nowak Society: https://www.thenowaksociety.org

    The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies https://maps.org

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    Somatic & Trauma Informed Psychotherapy, Psychedelic assisted Therapy, Meditation training & more: www.astateofmindcounseling.org

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Woke Takeover of Naropa University

    The Woke Takeover of Naropa University

    Julian talks with Hō about his challenges confronting the "wokism" run amuck in his brief time at Naropa University.

    Time Stamps:

    0:00 Introduction

    7:58 Reading some of the Title IX Investigative Report

    24:06 Conversation with Hō begins

    References and Resources:


    A State of Mind #80: Shadow Sides of Naropa University #80  Shadow Sides of Naropa University with Kate Vosti, Somatic Educator
    Jonathon Haidt The Coddling of the American Mind: https://www.thecoddling.com
    John McWhorter
    Douglas Murray: https://douglasmurray.net
    Bret Weinstein: https://bretweinstein.net
    Making Sense with Sam Harris: https://www.samharris.org/podcasts
    s04e81 | Courage & Cowardice In Canadian Public Schools, with Chanel Pfahl🇨🇦
    Coleman Hughes on BLM: The Revolution Will Not Be Criticized with Zac Kriegman

    https://criticaltherapyantidote.org/

    https://newdiscourses.com/

    https://www.commonsense.news/p/i-criticized-blm-then-i-was-fired

    https://youtu.be/YRJCFrC65gU

    https://colemanhughes.org/

    https://www.commonsense.news/

    https://heterodoxacademy.org/

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    • 2 hr 23 min
    Deep Dive into Attachment Theory with Braxton Dudley

    Deep Dive into Attachment Theory with Braxton Dudley

    Julian and Braxton discuss Attachment Theory, what it is, some of the history and research behind it and how to work with and heal different attachment styles.

    About Braxton:

    Braxton Dudley, MA offers both counseling and contemplative coaching in Boulder Colorado. That focuses on somatic parts work, relationship and spiritual issues.

    Learn more at:

    https://www.spaciousheartcounseling.com/

    Topics (in chronological order)


    Introduction, mindfulness, the primacy of consciousness
    Attachment theory: how we show up in relationships as well as our pursuit of life
    We are most likely to have the same attachment styles as our care givers
    How the dismissive attachment style shuts down their own relational needs
    How our early childhood relationships with our primary caregivers impacts our relationships today
    Defining "Attachment Style"
    Studies show 75% chance that one will die with the same attachment style they developed by age 2
    4 Attachment Styles: Secure, Avoidant, Anxious and Disorganized
    Primary caregivers only have to show up in an attuned way 30% of the time is enough to develop secure attachment
    Explaining the Anxious Attachment Styles, which is called Preoccupied in adults
    Anxious Style tends to be more insecure in their exploration
    Discussing the Dismissive(also called Avoidant) attachment style
    How Disorganized attachment styles tends to develop in response to neglectful or abusive care givers
    Different attachment styles can show up in different contexts
    Trans-generational trauma
    How healing Attachment involves implicit memory, not just from cognitive understanding
    The Strange experiments and the work of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth
    How Anxious attachment style in the child comes about in part from a lack of reliability in care givers.
    How all the different attachment styles are  evolutionarily intelligent adaptation strategies that are actually the best response to particular dysfunctional environments.
    How the attachment styles one develops from 0-2 years old often becomes the same attachment style one has in the context of intimate relationship as an adult.
    How our largely unconscious internal working models
    How the development of meta cognition can lead to healing our attachment patterns.
    That many with dismissive attachment styles get into meditation and intense spiritual pursuits
    Just because someone is a Spiritual Teacher does not mean they have healthy relationships
    And how that often comes from a lack of awareness or respect of the relational needs of others
    The Qualities of Secure Attachment
    Strategies for healing insecure attachment styles
    The role of self regulation for helping Pre-Occupied
    The importance of the Dismissive attachment styles to work on receiving and letting in intimacy and love

    Terminology:


    Secure (both child and adult)
    Anxious-ambivalent (for children) is called Preoccupied (adult)
    Avoidant (child) is called Dismissive (for adults)
    Disorganized in both child and adult (sometimes referred to as fearful-avoidant or fearful-preoccupied)

    Resources:


    https://a.co/d/6kVVwPb
    https://insig.ht/aLmAh4HKIrb


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    • 1 hr 40 min
    The Ethics of Eating Animals with Buddhist Scholar Geoff Barstow

    The Ethics of Eating Animals with Buddhist Scholar Geoff Barstow

    Geoffrey Barstow joins us for this in depth discussion of vegetarianism, ethics and specifically the debates about it found in the Tibetan Buddhist traditions.

    Learn more about Geoffrey Barstow at


    https://thelostyak.com

    Find his books at:  


    https://cup.columbia.edu/book/food-of-sinful-demons/9780231179966 
    https://wisdomexperience.org/product/the-faults-of-meat/



    Partial List of Topics in Chronological Order:

    0:00 Introduction

    3:34 Introduction to Geoffrey Barstow

    7:25 Conversation with Geoff begins


    Geoff's background
    Studying Tibetan language
    How Geoff is both a Scholar and a Practitioner
    No one believes in myth of academic impartiality
    2 Books on Vegetarianism and Buddhism
    First book is an Attempt to make sense of vegetarianism in the Tibetan context
    Using Buddhist positions to critique idea of lone gun man doing ego driven science
    How he got interested in vegetarianism
    How he went to Kham, Eastern Tibet and interviewed scholars and monks about eating meat
    3 Levels of Vows in the Tibetan Buddhist traditions: Individual Liberation, Bodhisattva, Tantric.
    How vegetarianism was an issue in Tibetan for at least 1,000 years
    Being Vegetarian was seen as unhealthy - and seen then as an ascetic practice that someone could choose to do for the dharma but was a kind of sacrifice.
    Separation between buying and killing animals - and debate about this
    Not causing harm by eating less - or mitigate the harm through buying more 'humanely' raised meat
    Most chickens never see day light - they have very difficult lives
    Role of family and culture and tradition in eating meat
    Value in reducing the amount of meat you eat
    How we can't escape causing some harm
    The View sometimes expressed in Tibetan Buddhism that eating meat can be part of being a dharma practitioner because one forms a karmic connection with the animal and Geoffrey's response to this view.
    The question of the conceptual division between 'human' and 'animals'
    How neuroscience has shown that animals and humans are not actually so distinct biologically.

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Abundance, Awareness & Economic Freedom with Kingsley Advani, founder of Allocations.com

    Abundance, Awareness & Economic Freedom with Kingsley Advani, founder of Allocations.com

    Julian talks with Kingsley Advani, the CEP of Allocations.com for the 105th episode of A State of Mind podcast

    About Kingsley: He is a British investor who began investing in 2013 and turned $34k in savings into ~$100m in private investments. He has made 300+ angel investments (inc Solana, Coinbase, Robinhood, SpaceX, eToro). In 2017, he co-founded an angel investor group which scaled to 1,000 investors. In 2019, he founded private markets platform, Allocations, with a vision to create more economic freedom for the world. The platform scaled to near $1bn in assets in under 3 years. Kingsley has donated to causes including: economic freedom, extending human life and space exploration.

    Learn more at https://www.allocations.com

    List of Topics (in chronological order):


    0:00 Introduction
    04:16 Conversation with Kingsley begins
    Kingsley's background, being born in London, and participating in competitive sports such as football (soccer), squash &  cricket
    His early interest in computers and Torrenting, peer to peer sharing services
    Technology and music sharing platforms
    Discovered Bitcoin in 2011
    Advising long term investments of 10 years or so
    Democratizing Investing
    Founding Allocations.com to democratize investing
    Allocations.com now has over $1 Billion in assets and over 1,000 SPVs on the platform
    SPVs (Special Purpose Vehicles): what they are and different possible uses for them
    Private markets have out performed public markets in general
    How only 'the suits' had access to SPVs in the past
    How technology can automate processes and replace the need for expensive lawyers
    Scaling Awareness
    Creating tech platforms to spread Awareness and teachings and practices
    Abundance Mindset: what it is and how to cultivate it
    Life Currency as a guiding metric
    How Allocations hired a Chief Mindfulness officer early on
    Awareness is one of the core values of Allocations.com
    The need for new ways to value companies that include measures of environmental and societal well being
    Luminous Awareness School
    Awareness as a natural birth rite of every human and life form
    The Equality of all things
    Economic freedom and Scarcity mindset
    The importance of Gratitude

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    • 48 min
    Creating Mindfully with DJ, artist and podcast host David DeVine

    Creating Mindfully with DJ, artist and podcast host David DeVine

    David DeVine joins A State of Mind podcast for this far ranging conversation.

    About David:

    Adding his other skills in podcasting and audio engineering David works with all kinds of media from video, audio, podcast, photo, recording, and anything in between. He is an accomplished audio engineer, musician, producer, and podcast producer managing and hosting two podcasts, Mindful U Podcast and Look Again Podcast.  At night he turns into a professional DJ who actively plays popular venues and private events. Using diverse musical genres, David also produces electronic music under the name HigherGlyph. In addition to continuing to develop his artistry he teaches others music production and djing lessons.

    Links:


    Mindful U Podcast: https://mindful-u-at-naropa-university.fireside.fm
    Look Again Podcast: https://lookagain.fireside.fm
    David Devine's Website: http://www.david-devine.com
    Spotify: HigherGlyph

    0:00- 8:36 Intro

    8:36 - 1:20:46 Conversation with David DeVine

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    Somatic & Trauma Informed Psychotherapy, Psychedelic assisted Therapy, Meditation training & more: www.astateofmindcounseling.org

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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

Jsheils ,

A great listen

Julian’s podcast is an easy informative listen that hosts interesting guests. Additionally, he is an absolute pleasure to work with.

JimtownLefty ,

Profound & entertaining

Really enjoyed the few episodes I have listened to so far. A wonderful diversity of guests, and some often surprisingly deep conversations. Well worth a listen.

CultOfVimalakīrti ,

Expanding the mind, opening the view

Julian is a contemplative practitioner, bringing meditation and scholarship into conversations ranging from mental and emotional clarity to counterculture to spiritual/religious controversy and taboo. I know some of Julian's guests well and am humbled to hear and learn from them anew; them and so many new, unexpected guests too: Julian, thank you for hosting!

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