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Home Alone in Our Heads with Light Watkins

podcast Jun 12, 2020

Spending quality time with our own minds can be terrifying for our socially oriented species, and yet here we all are, home alone with thoughts for company. Fortunately, we have a technology for that (albeit an old one) — meditation. Today, meditation teacher Light Watkins shares his pragmatic approach to our modern, quarantined life.


Jeff: So, yeah, I'll just start with kind of who you are and what brought you to this place on this very day and we can go from there.

Light Watkins: Okay. So I am known I guess to the world as this meditation teacher and expert. I never really set out to become that. And it just really, it happened almost by happenstance and it was a process of following inspiration and to sort of celestial breadcrumbs that eventually I looked up and I was teaching meditation and turns out I was pretty good at it and a lot of people wanted to hear what I thought about it. And so now I do retreats and trainings and I write books and I talk about obviously...

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Coronavirus - The New Human Story

podcast Jun 12, 2020

Eventually this crisis will end, and at that point we have an opportunity to rewrite the story of humanity. Will we use this pause in business-as-usual to reassess consumerism, globalism, and how we define a well-lived life? Or will we scurry back to business as usual? That's up to us.


 Jeff: Welcome to Commune, a global wellness community and online course platform featuring some of the world's greatest teachers. We are on a mission to inspire, heal, pass down wisdom, and bring the world closer together. This is the Commune podcast, where each week we explore the ideas and practices that help us live this healthy, connected, and purpose-filled life.

Jeff: As a quick note to begin for all the yogis and meditators who are practicing social distancing, I hope you all are, and you're not able to attend your local yoga studios, Commune has launched a virtual yoga and meditation studio where you can practice with great teachers online and interact digitally with like-minded folks...

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Coronavirus and Our Common Humanity

podcast Jun 12, 2020

The spread of the coronavirus reflects our inter-connectivity, starkly highlighting our intertwined destiny and common humanity. We are not just individuals living among other individuals acting in our own self-interest. We are connected by a power greater than ourselves.


Welcome to Commune, a global wellness community and online course platform featuring some of the world’s greatest teachers. We’re on a mission to inspire, heal, pass down wisdom, and bring the world closer together.

This is the Commune podcast, where each week we explore the ideas and practices that help us live healthy, connected and purpose-filled lives.

As a quick note, for all the yogis who are practicing social distancing and not going to class at their local yoga studio, Commune is launching a free virtual yoga studio where you can practice with great yoga teachers online and interact digitally with fellow yogis from across the globe. Sign up for the Commune newsletter at onecommune.com for more...

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Inquire Within with In-Q

podcast Jun 12, 2020

In-Q is a national poetry slam champion, multi-platinum songwriter and jaw-dropping performer with an incredible talent for weaving sound, rhythm, and insight. In this episode, In-Q offers spiritual lessons with hip hop grit in turns of phrase that incite tears, laughter, and epiphany.


Jeff: Thank you for being here.

IN-Q: My pleasure, man. Thank you for having me.

Jeff: Yes. In Q, and we've improvised. We've looked within and I'd love for you to tell us how you came to this place, how you discovered poetry as your means of expression.

IN-Q: So, I was born and raised in Santa Monica, California, and I was raised by my mom who was a school teacher and my father was not around and when I was 13-years-old, I fell in love with hip hop. And I just loved the expression of it, and immediately was drawn to everything they were talking about, but the emotion behind it as well. So I started free-styling by myself and with my friends, and I would say that that was my first form of meditation...

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The Mind Architect with Peter Crone

podcast Jun 12, 2020

You might call this week’s guest an “inner designer.” Peter Crone helps professional athletes, entrepreneurs, parents, and (in this case) podcast hosts to dissolve the mind’s limiting beliefs and unleash our human potential. His techniques directly address the uncertainty, anxiety, and mental anguish that constantly bubble up from our subconscious.


Jeff VO: You might call this week’s guest an “inner designer.” Peter Crone helps professional athletes, entrepreneurs, parents, and (in this case) podcast hosts to dissolve the mind’s limiting beliefs and unleash our human potential. His techniques directly address the uncertainty, anxiety, and mental anguish that constantly bubble up from our subconscious.

Peter Crone: So in terms of who I am, I mean, I could get as esoteric as you want and say I'm a space of possibility and unconditional love for people, which may sound very poetic, but I would have said at some level, it's actually very...

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Everything is Figureoutable with Marie Forleo

podcast Jun 12, 2020

As the founder of B-School, Marie Forleo has inspired over 55,000 students to step into their entrepreneurial potential. In this conversation, she shares the benefits of being multi-passionate, why limiting beliefs about starting a business hold us back (and how to move past them), and key business techniques for aligning profit and passion. Plus, you’ll hear the story of why “everything is figureoutable.”

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The Story of Separation with Charles Eisenstein (Part 2)

podcast Jun 11, 2020

The myth of the separate self underlies our entire civilization, says philosopher and author Charles Eisenstein. This dualistic view of the world pits people against each other and turns nature into something we want to control. But we can choose another story — one of interdependence and connection. By doing so we become able to solve “impossible” problems, from political polarization to global warming.


Jeff Krasno: I think, from what I'm hearing is that not to discount the millions of people's lives that would be affected between let's say a Donald Trump presidency and an Elizabeth Warren presidency. That there are thick minimum wage and healthcare and essentially millions of people's lives that would be affected that I don't want to discount. But you might say that we're talking about very narrow goalposts that separate these two figures, even though they're countenance couldn't be more different at some level. And that the new story will emerge outside those...

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The Story of Separation with Charles Eisenstein (Part 1)

podcast Jun 11, 2020

The myth of the separate self underlies our entire civilization, says philosopher and author Charles Eisenstein. This dualistic view of the world pits people against each other and turns nature into something we want to control. But we can choose another story — one of interdependence and connection. By doing so we become able to solve “impossible” problems, from political polarization to global warming.


Today on the show I have the distinct privilege of interviewing author and philosopher, Charles Eisenstein. 

Born in 1967, Charles describes himself as a very sensitive, intellectual, and dreamy child. He graduated from Yale University with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, but his scholarly development brought him no closer to the truth he really cared about.  After college, he went to Taiwan, learned Chinese, and soon found himself working as a translator. He spent most of his 20s there, educating himself in Eastern spiritual traditions and...

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We Need a Secretary of Yoga with Chelsea Jackson Roberts

podcast Jun 11, 2020

If yoga means union, if we as practitioners aspire to see the interconnectedness of all, then how could it not be political practice? Dr. Chelsea Jackson Smith’s most recent research explores the lived experiences of Black teen yoga practitioners and their use of yoga and storytelling for critical identity development. Today’s conversation doesn’t shy away from suffering, liberation, power, and privilege — and a call for a new cabinet-level position.


 On the show today, I am thrilled to host my friend Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts. Chelsea received her Ph.D. from Emory University in 2014. Relying on ethnography and narrative inquiry as her primary research methods, Chelsea explores the lived experiences of individuals across multiple communities. Her most recent research utilizes the lived experiences of Black teen yoga practitioners who use yoga and storytelling as mediums for critical literacy development.

Chelsea is also currently a certified yoga...

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Sober Curious with Ruby Warrington

podcast Jun 11, 2020

Would life be better without alcohol? It’s the nagging question more and more of us are finding harder to ignore, whether we have a “problem” with alcohol or not. Ruby Warrington is the author of Sober Curious and one of the leading voices of the new sobriety movement. When we question why we drink on autopilot, the answers lead us deep into what it means to live an empowered, fulfilling life.


Welcome to Commune, a global wellness community and online course platform featuring some of the world’s greatest teachers. We’re on a mission to inspire, heal, pass down wisdom, and bring the world closer together.  

This is the Commune podcast, where each week we explore the ideas and practices that help us live healthy, connected and purpose-filled lives. You can check out our courses, our community and everything we do at onecommune.com.

Over the past couple of months, we have talked a lot about addiction on the show. I certainly have a new...

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