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Miguel Chen

Miguel Chen is the bass player for long-running punk rock band Teenage Bottlerocket. He is a meditation practitioner, a yoga instructor, and the owner of Blossom Yoga Studio in Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming.


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248: Miguel Chen on Punk Rock and Buddhism
Miguel Chen is a meditation practitioner, a yoga instructor, a yoga studio owner and the bass player for a punk rock band. He has also published a book called I Wanna Be Well: How a Punk Found Peace and You Can Too. In this compelling episode, Eric and Miguel explore the connection between punk rock and Buddhism and they dive into the experiences in his life - both traumatic and positive - that have shaped his spiritual path of awakening.Please support the show with a donationBombas INCREDIBLY comfortable socks which is reason enough to wear them but they ALSO donate a pair to a local homeless shelter for every pair that they sell get 20% off first purchase www.bombas.com/wolf offer code WOLFLinkedIn Find talent whether they're looking for a job or not. Focus on finding the right people regardless of their employment status. www.linkedin.com/wolf $50 off your first job postingPhlur Expertly crafted sustainably produced perfumes without all the bad stuff sold at an honest price. Go to their website to view pictures, listen to sounds and connect with words...if you like those, chances are you'll like the scent associated with them and they'll send you a 3 sampler kit to see. www.phlur.com use the promo code WOLF to get 20% off your custom Phlur sampler set In This Interview, Miguel Chen and I Discuss...His book, I Wanna Be Well: How a Punk Found Peace and You Can TooHow he owns a yoga studio and plays in a punk rock bandThe way he suppressed grief for dead family membersAsking himself why he wasn't happyThe connection between punk rock and BuddhismThe other as selfForgetting who we areThe importance of being mindful throughout lifeNot being present with stuff we likeNot being present with stuff we don't likeEating mindfullyHow if you're used to disconnecting from things you don't like, it starts creeping into the things you do likeHow he stays in the present momentTraining the mindHis morning routineNon-attachmentBeing criticized for his spiritual practiceHis spiritual practice while on tourThe danger of taking people in life for grantedHow grateful he is that he woke up early in his lifeWhy some people get motivated to get sober and others don'tMiguel Chen LinksHomepageInstagramTwitter Please support the show with a donation
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Laramie, WY, USA
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38 minutes, 13 seconds