248: Miguel Chen on Punk Rock and Buddhism

Released Wednesday, 26th September 2018
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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 C…. 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.

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In This Interview, Miguel Chen and I Discuss...
  • His book, I Wanna Be Well: How a Punk Found Peace and You Ca…
  • How he owns a yoga studio and plays in a punk rock band
  • The way he suppressed grief for dead family members
  • Asking himself why he wasn't happy
  • The connection between punk rock and Buddhism
  • The other as self
  • Forgetting who we are
  • The importance of being mindful throughout life
  • Not being present with stuff we like
  • Not being present with stuff we don't like
  • Eating mindfully
  • How if you're used to disconnecting from things you don't like, it starts creeping into the things you do like
  • How he stays in the present moment
  • Training the mind
  • His morning routine
  • Non-attachment
  • Being criticized for his spiritual practice
  • His spiritual practice while on tour
  • The danger of taking people in life for granted
  • How grateful he is that he woke up early in his life
  • Why some people get motivated to get sober and others don't

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