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Have you wanted to learn more about philosophy & spirituality but felt intimidated by Ancient Greek or Sanskrit? Is it too embarrassing to admit that we are more than the body? Are you afraid to bring up reincarnation over coffee?

Well we love coffee. And Plato, Buddhism and Ramana Maharshi. And we think these teachers and systems have some use today.

This is the Be Where How? Show.

I’m Bob Peck, speaking regularly with Scott Standley, Ryan Padgett and Melena Kiriaki. We’re conscious creatives, and formerly closeted mystics, trying to unpack the inaccessible.

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Have you wanted to learn more about philosophy & spirituality but felt intimidated by Ancient Greek or Sanskrit? Is it too embarrassing to admit that we are more than the body? Are you afraid to bring up reincarnation over coffee?

Well we love coffee. And Plato, Buddhism and Ramana Maharshi. And we think these teachers and systems have some use today.

This is the Be Where How? Show.

I’m Bob Peck, speaking regularly with Scott Standley, Ryan Padgett and Melena Kiriaki. We’re conscious creatives, and formerly closeted mystics, trying to unpack the inaccessible.

bewherehow.com/podcast

    022: Marie Young — Burnout, Shakti, and the Vagus Nerve

    022: Marie Young — Burnout, Shakti, and the Vagus Nerve

    Marie Young is a body-based coach who helps clients reach their goals by connecting with their bodies and souls first. She has been studying yogic practices for over twenty years, and teaching for nearly ten. Marie empowers clients with grounding techniques and coaching tools so they can live their lives with purpose, passion, and focus.

    We discuss different meditation types, the body, and using physical sensations as a meditative technique. Different spiritual practices: how to find yours, or stick with one, or to listen to when to move on. Toning the vagus nerve (Cranial Nerve 10): the ventral and the dorsal. How scientific research validates a lot of what the 19th and 20th century Hindu swamis talked about. Guru stories. Shakti and Shiva as the Immanent and Transcendent. Chanting as a form of resilience, by amplifying the autonomic response. And then we end on one of Marie’s guided meditation sessions. Her book recs are:

    “Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve” by Stanley Rosenberg

    “Chakra Yoga” by Anadea Judith

    “Awakening Shakti” by Sally Kempton

    Sync up with Marie:

    https://mariebyoung.com

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    Shoutout to Meditative Mind behind the sound & visual during our meditation:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMeditativeMind

    • 1 hr 28 min
    021: Marcelo Villaseñor — The Spirituality of Deconstruction

    021: Marcelo Villaseñor — The Spirituality of Deconstruction

    Marcelo Villaseñor is a visual artist based in Austin, Texas. He is originally from Monterrey Mexico. Marcelo works primarily with photography and design, with the intention to deconstruct life through creative and meditative processes. His creative brand is Visual Mantra, whose tagline is Mindful Art to Align Awareness.

    Marcelo led us through memory, intention and the deconstruction of concepts—in order to approach the essence. He reminded us to question everything. Marcelo deconstructs everything, even COVID.

    His book recommendations are:

    “Be Here Now” by Ram Dass

    “The Fifth Agreement” by don Miguel Ruiz

    “Altered Traits” by Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson

    “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse

    “Consciousness: An Introduction” by Susan Blackmore and Emily Troscianko

    “Conscious” by Annaka Harris

    ‘A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle

    “How to Change Your Mind” by Michael Pollan

    “The Harvard Psychedelic Club” by Don Lattin

    “Waking Up” by Sam Harris

    “The Sophia Code” by Kaia Ra

    Follow Marcelo’s work on Instagram https://instagram.com/visual.mantra.art and his site https://visualmantra.art.

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    020: Dr. Aaron Conrado — Gathering Data, Generating Empathy

    020: Dr. Aaron Conrado — Gathering Data, Generating Empathy

    Dr. Aaron Conrado holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Texas at Austin. While dedicating himself in graduate school to scientific progress for the betterment of others, he discovered a passion for communicating science to non-scientists, and decided to leave the halls of academia to pursue a career using this newfound talent to address societal problems by creating evidence-based policy solutions. Shortly after graduating, he left his home of Austin, TX and moved to Washington, DC to work on science policy in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President (The White House).

    Aaron is an old friend of the boys, and despite his secular-minded academic background and professional career as a scientist, he has a refreshingly open outlook on the transcendental. He hasn’t quite “jumped off the cliff”, but science does seem to be moving in closer proximity to spiritual ideals. As a science educator, Aaron’s ask is that we stick to the data, and listen to each other more clearly.

    Dr. Conrado’s book recs are:

    “The Mystic Christ” by Ethan Walker III

    “The Tao Te Ching” by Lao Tzu

    “Merchants of Doubt” by Erik M. Conway and Naomi Oreskes

    “The Collapse of Western Civilization” by Erik M. Conway and Naomi Oreskes

    “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius

    “Ethics” by Baruch Spinoza

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    019: Supaman — Native American Spirituality, Hip Hop, and Social Action

    019: Supaman — Native American Spirituality, Hip Hop, and Social Action

    Christian Parrish Takes the Gun, known professionally as Supaman is an Apsáalooke rapper and fancy dancer who was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Crow Agency, Montana. He dedicates his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope and faith through a unique fusion of traditional and modern culture. He is the recipient of the 2017 MTV VMA award for Best Fight Against the System. He is also a Nammy - Native American Music Award Winner, North American Indigenous Image Award, and seven Tunney Awards.

    We talked about Supaman’s early years in hip hop, and what led him to incorporate more of his tribal identity into his creativity.. despite initial concerns by both his Christian pastors and tribal chiefs. He informed us about the state of emergency in regards to preserving the Apsáalooke culture, and how Standing Rock and other indigenous rights movements are emerging—creating glimpses of bright optimism out of the darker collective trauma still impacting contemporary reservation life.

    Supaman’s book recommendations are:

    “Plenty-coups: Chief of the Crows” by Frank Bird Linderman

    “Two Leggings: The Making of a Crow Warrior” by Peter Nabokov

    The books of Deepak Chopra

    “God is Red: A Native View of Religion” by Vine Deloria Jr.

    “Wrestling with Jesus: A candid dialogue with the Master on what Christians must know about their religion—but will never hear in church” by D. K. Maylor

    Follow all of Supaman’s latest work:

    https://www.supamanhiphop.net/

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    018: Heather Hawk Feinberg — Empowering the Imagination of Children (and Ourselves)

    018: Heather Hawk Feinberg — Empowering the Imagination of Children (and Ourselves)

    Heather Feinberg has a B.A. in Anthropology, and an M.A. in Counseling and Human Services from The University of Colorado. Heather is the founder of Mindful Kids, a nonprofit organization that creates pioneering resources for social and emotional learning. Her work is featured in the children's magazine, “Root and Star” and her debut children's book, “Crying is like the Rain: A Story of Mindfulness and Feelings”, was published this year (Sep 2020) from Tilbury House.

    We have been inspired by Heather & her work all year as we are separately working to build an outreach curriculum teaching kids mindfulness & meditation. In this episode, Heather covers the importance of creating and facilitating from that same imaginative, intuitive quality possessed by the children she works with. We discuss the usefulness of nature imagery via her book title “Crying is Like the Rain” and how (slowly!) society is starting to shift towards embracing more contemplative qualities.

    Heather’s book recommendations are:

    “Faith: Trusting Your Deepest Experience” by Sharon Salzberg

    “Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist, and Buddhist ― One Woman's Spiritual Journey” by Jan Willis

    “The Wisdom of Listening” Mark Brady

    The books of Mirabai Starr

    • 1 hr 24 min
    017: Demystifying Mystic Philosophy

    017: Demystifying Mystic Philosophy

    There are so many misconceptions around spirituality, but especially “mysticism” or “mystic philosophy”. Many people tend to think “mystic” means “magic”, or that it’s far beyond critical grounded scholarship.

    In this extended episode, Bob, Scott, and Melena go through Bob’s new article “Debunking Mystic Philosophy”, providing a useful intro to mysticism: the symbolic string connecting the pearls of the worlds’ faith traditions. We talk about how mysticism essentially means internal discovery; that the mystic is guided by the intuitive understanding; and that there is a rich spectrum of inclusive, accepting paths.

    Mysticism: A Study of the Nature and Development of Man’s Spiritual Consciousness by Evelyn Underhill

    History of Mysticism: The Unchanging Testament by Swami Abhayananda

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

DillonDav ,

Great Resource for Introducing or Expanding Spirituality.

This podcast is super helpful if you’re curious about spirituality and want to learn more about different traditions and practices. The hosts do a nice job of blending information with personal experience. Most concepts are covered in the individual episodes, but if you’re coming in completely cold you might want to listen to some of the early episodes that go over some core concepts. The format is loose, friendly, conversational and the information is delivered with an abundance of passion and enthusiasm.

duale_ ,

Practical and Down-To-Earth

Love the topics of conversation and how they are approached, as well as the real life examples and discussion. And I love that there is often a comedic undertone. Makes it feel very relaxed and easy to relate to. Definitely would recommend!

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