Ted Meissner

Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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Episode 075 :: Linda Lehrhaupt :: Mindfulness-Based Teacher-Project (MBTP)

| September 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 075 :: Linda Lehrhaupt :: Mindfulness-Based Teacher-Project (MBTP)

Linda Lehrhaupt, PhD Linda Lehrhaupt joins us to speak about her new podcast, Mindfulness-Based Teacher-Project. Whether you’re a new or experienced teacher of mindfulness, you’ve likely encountered situations that made you more aware of your teaching edges. How you navigate those sensitive areas, whether they are sensitive for your participants or perhaps for you, is […]

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Episode 074 :: Bradford Owen :: Mindfulness and Communication

| September 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 074 :: Bradford Owen :: Mindfulness and Communication

Bradford Owen Bradford Owen speaks with us today about his University level course about mindfulness and communication. When you start meditating, and even after years of having a regular practice, you may notice there’s a lot going on in your mind. All those thoughts, emotions, and in today’s world a constant cacaphony of distracting sensory […]

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Episode 073 :: Nancy Waring :: Lesley University Mindfulness Master’s Degree Program

| August 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 073 :: Nancy Waring :: Lesley University Mindfulness Master’s Degree Program

Nancy Waring Dr. Nancy Waring joins us to speak about the Master’s Degree program and Lesley University. As mindfulness becomes more mainstream, the call for accreditation is likewise increasing. Accredited programs for mindfulness, however, are few and far between. There are some, however, which offer a rich blend of teaching, science, and practice in an […]

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Episode 72 :: Elad Levinson and Hanuman Goleman :: Thriving on Change: The Evolving Leader’s Toolkit

| July 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 72 :: Elad Levinson and Hanuman Goleman :: Thriving on Change: The Evolving Leader’s Toolkit

My favorite times of day are early morning, and late at night. All is quiet and still, and I have a little time to myself to pause, reflect, and recharge. But if you’re life is like mine, that may not be what your day is like, with a constant ebb and flow… and sometimes rush… […]

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Episode 071 :: Michael W. Taft :: The Mindful Geek: Secular Meditation for Smart Skeptics

| June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 071 :: Michael W. Taft :: The Mindful Geek: Secular Meditation for Smart Skeptics

Michael W. Taft Michael W. Taft joins us to speak about The Mindful Geek: Secular Meditation for Smart Skeptics. Remember the movie Revenge of the Nerds, or do you ever watch The Big Bang Theory? The heroes are the brainy folks who like comics, computers, science fiction and science fact. They are also skeptics, wanting […]

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Episode 070 :: Ariel Garten :: Muse, the Brain Sensing Headband

| May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 070 :: Ariel Garten :: Muse, the Brain Sensing Headband

Ariel Garten Ariel Garten speaks with us today about mindfulness and the brain sensing headband, Muse. What would it be like to have an auditory nudge, to help you notice just as attention starts to wander? We’ve all been subject to that tendency for our minds to move, flitting from past to future and back […]

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Episode 069 :: Laura Schmalzl :: Neurology of Movement-Based Contemplative Practices

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 069 :: Laura Schmalzl :: Neurology of Movement-Based Contemplative Practices

Laura Schmalzl Laura Schmalzl joins us to speak about Neural Mechanisms Underlying Movement-Based Embodied Contemplative Practices. If you break down yoga, for example, as a contemplative practice, what do you end up with, what are those parts? How do they work together, and what does recent scientific research into a variety of movement practices indicate […]

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Episode 068 :: Daniel Cherkin :: MBSR and MBCT for Back Pain

| April 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 068 :: Daniel Cherkin :: MBSR and MBCT for Back Pain

Daniel Cherkin Dr. Daniel Cherkin speaks with us today about mindfulness programs impact on back pain. We’ve seen a great deal of research about mindfulness these days, and in lots of arenas, including pain management. Much of that research is done by those with an interest in mindfulness; that’s what they study. But today’s guest […]

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Episode 067 :: Gleb Tsipursky :: Intentional Insights

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 067 :: Gleb Tsipursky :: Intentional Insights

Gleb Tsipursky Gleb Tsipursky joins us to speak about how mindfulness and science can help us with intentionality. When was the last time you did something without thinking about it, careful reflection, or even awareness? If you’re like me, probably within the past few minutes: a movement, a word, even complex tasks like driving are […]

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Episode 066 :: Donald Altman :: Clearing Emotional Clutter

| March 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Episode 066 :: Donald Altman :: Clearing Emotional Clutter

Donald Altman Author and teacher Donald Altman joins us to speak about his new book Clearing Emotional Clutter: Mindfulness Practices for Letting Go of What’s Blocking Your Fulfillment and Transformation. Have you ever had your attention captured by an emotional Groundhog Day, when you get stuck, spinning on a particular emotion? I have, and when […]

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