Host, Mike Domitrz, welcomes Alan Anderson for an enlightening conversation on mindfulness and living a life of mindfulness. Alan is an educator who has taken an unique journey over multitude of decades, including learning from some of the most renown teachers of Mindfulness in the World.
Together, Alan and Mike explore mindfulness beyond yoga and meditation, the depths a person must muddle through to attain mindfulness, and how to integrate multi-dimensional mindfulness into everyday life. They also explore the ideas of current thought leaders and books to assist those at any stage of their mindfulness journey.
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[2:21] In college, Alan began his quest for mindfulness while many others were experimenting with drugs.
[5:10] Alan explains the difference between mindfulness and the discoveries of mindfulness?
[11:06] Mike shares how a moment of mindfulness dramatically transformed his life.
[14:14] Through books and retreats, Alan found his Buddhists teachers.
[17:27] The key to mindfulness is, it should be part of every second of your life.
[19:54] The use of sense perception is the most useful mindfulness tool Alan has ever received.
[24:16] Book recommendations for people at various levels of mindfulness.
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Alan Anderson is a long-time mindfulness practitioner, and teaches to a wide range of students from children to adult; from Harley-Davidson cohort to a tent full of 200 Buddhists. He is the founder Windhorse Retreat Center, Arts & Mindfulness for Academic Progress, and teaches through Arts@Large, Growing Minds, and Shambhala International. Prior to this, he was a professional jazz musician for 20 years and toured and recorded with Paul Cebar, playing your basic New Orleans musical gumbo.