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The Presentation Boss Podcast is all about the art and skill of presentations. Kate Norris and Thomas Krafft share and discuss tips, tools and strategies from their own, professional experience as well as interview other experts to help you present with clarity and confidence. Whether you're tasked with your first-ever talk, interested to extend your current knowledge or looking to refine and broaden your skills, this is the podcast you need to plan, design and deliver your best presentation ...
 
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Memory works like breathing and blinking: You can control it to a certain extent and it operates entirely on autopilot, whether you’re paying attention to it or not. How do we know? Think about your home. Did you have to work hard to learn the layout? Probably not. You probably learned it automatically. The alphabet, on the other hand, required exe…
 
A dialogue between Rupert Spira, a teacher of the direct path method of Advaita and an internationally acclaimed ceramic artist; and Henry Shukman, Zen teacher and award winning poet and writer. Well known as influential spiritual teachers, both men have also had prestigious careers in the arts, and in this episode they discuss the intersection of …
 
In this interview I am once again joined by Dr Jay Sanguinetti, Research Professor at the University of Arizona, Assistant Director at the Center for Consciousness Studies, and co-director of the SEMA Lab with Shinzen Young.In this episode, Dr Sanguinetti reveals his personal secrets for optimal brain function and cognitive high performance that en…
 
In this interview I am joined by Guo Gu, Chan Buddhist teacher, author, and scholar of Buddhism.Guo Gu shares stories of his early training under the mysterious hermit Gūang Qìn, who’s siddhi powers were sought after by locals for healing and divination. Guo Gu also details his decades as the attendee and disciple monk of Chan Master Sheng Yen, inc…
 
Podcast recording updated 04/01/22 Picture this: Exams loom on the horizon and you’re staring at a stack of unread textbooks so large it would make any sane student shake in their boots. Maybe you got behind in your reading over the course of the semester… Or maybe your professor assigned additional reading you haven’t gotten around to yet… Whateve…
 
Had an enjoyable and wide-ranging conversation with Connor Beaton of the popular 'ManTalks' podcast:From Connor's shownotes:'This was one hell of a conversation. Steve and I cover wide ground, but the central hub of our talk is the state of modern masculinity. What are men asking about? What are they rejecting? What are they loving, losing, and lea…
 
In this episode special guest Dr Jud Brewer - pioneering psychiatrist, neurosciencist, and New York Times best-selling author - joins the ongoing conversation featuring:- Shinzen Young, meditation teacher and neuroscience research consultant- Chelsey Fasano, a Columbia University neuroscience student- Dr Jay Sanguinetti, Assistant Director for the …
 
In this episode I am once again joined by Delson Armstrong, spiritual teacher and star student of Bhante Vimalaramsi.In this interview, Delson recalls tales of unusual spiritual mentors, including an Indian cobbler who taught Delson to read peoples’ karma, unlocking the ability to see not only others’ past lives, but also their future fate. Delson …
 
Do you want to know why questioning everything is the best policy in life? It’s because humans are prone to error, including the smartest amongst us. In fact, there’s a principle called “the curse of knowledge” that highlights this problem. A popular example of how this plays out in life is in the exchanges between Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes. H…
 
In this interview I am joined by Jack Haubner, prize winning author of the memoirs Zen Confidential: Confessions of a Wayward Monk; and Single White Monk: Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex.In this interview Jack shares his early spiritual openings, his strict Catholic upbringing, subsequent break from Christianity, and discovery of Buddhism.Jack…
 
The number one reason students struggle to find the main points in their reading is simple: You are being tested on your ability to figure out what they are and why they’re important. Teachers worth their salt won’t give you the answers because to do so violates your ability to learn this skill. Why is this true? Because all of human progress relie…
 
In this episode I host a third dialogue between Dhammarato and Daniel Ingram, this time on the vipassana meditation method of the highly influential Burmese monk Mahasi Sayadaw.While Daniel’s own path has been deeply informed by the Mahasi Method, Dhammarato has critiqued it as incomplete - particularly as it has been applied by the American Vipass…
 
We are all naive sometimes. And make no mistake: That can be a very good thing in the right context. Why? Because the core of scientific, philosophical and personal progress requires the ability to see the world with fresh eyes. By the same token, being naive can also be incredibly destructive. It can force you to miss out on so many of life’s plea…
 
In this interview I am joined by Rupert Spira: a teacher of the direct path method of Advaita, and an internationally acclaimed ceramic artist.In this episode Rupert discusses his childhood in British boarding school, his disenchantment with science, and his discovery of spirituality.Rupert explains how his decision to pursue a career in pottery ca…
 
Are you confused by the amount of advice related to deliberate practice? I don’t blame you. After all, there are lots of different kinds of skills that require different kinds of practice. Not only that, but some people use a different term: dedicated practice. You might also see it called intentional practice. These variations on the term only add…
 
In this interview I am joined by Anthony Metivier, author and memory expert who’s life was unexpectedly transformed by the meditation practice of memorising long form Sanskrit texts.Anthony recounts his childhood of familial chaos and extreme religion, and how a psychotic break at university saw him wrestle with his mental health for years while se…
 
In this episode I am joined by Leigh Brasington, Buddhist meditation teacher to discuss his new book ‘Dependent Origination and Emptiness: SODAPI’.Leigh lifts the lid on his writing process, including how he overcame severe writer’s block to complete the book that his students had been asking for years, and shares his reasoning for making the book …
 
David Perell is an author who helps people excel in what you might call the business of creativity. And frankly, I think he’s a memory artist too. For example, everything that has to do with writing winds up involving the most positive form of spaced repetition. It’s like the ultimate mnemonic device. But it’s not traditional spaced repetition or r…
 
In this interview I am joined by Thupten Phuntsok, Buddhist teacher who, after 21 years as a monk in the Gelugpa order, disrobed to live the life of a lay person in New York City.Phuntsok describes his childhood in Haiti, and the awakening of his desire to become Christ-like and dedicate his life to spiritual contemplation. Phuntsok shares his subs…
 
If you’re wondering how to read a book and remember everything like a professional scholar, this is one of the most helpful tips I can give: Sit down, open a book and read. Of course, I have more secrets to share than just that. But isn’t common sense powerful? It is. And it’s getting even more powerful as modern life creates more and more distract…
 
I was recently interviewed on Shane Hanner’s ‘Humint’ podcast. We talk about meditation, Dzogchen, embodiment, trauma, and more… https://www.guruviking.com/guru-viking-on-the-humint-podcast/00:00 - Steve’s background 09:55 - Steve’s practice14:00 - Shane on meditation 18:13 - Shane’s background and Dzogchen studies21:32 - Realising rigpa 25:24 - Wh…
 
In this episode I am joined by Delson Armstrong, spiritual teacher and star student of Bhante Vimalaramsi, who’s senior student David Johnson has said ‘Delson Armstrong has mastered every practice we have given him. He is the most amazing student we have ever seen.’In this interview, Delson recalls his early life training in the Himalayas where he …
 
Want to know why concrete thinking is so difficult to define? It’s because people use the term in many different ways. Many will refer to how Jean Piaget used it. In his work, the term essentially means that children interact with the world in very direct ways with very few concepts. As we grow, we develop and use a variety of abstractions to navig…
 
In this episode we consider the effect of meditation practice and classical enlightenment on sexuality, as we continue the ongoing conversation between:- Shinzen Young, meditation teacher and neuroscience research consultant- Chelsey Fasano, a Columbia University neuroscience student- Dr Jay Sanguinetti, Assistant Director for the Center for Consci…
 
Struggling to come to grips with abstract thinking? What exactly is abstract thought and how can you improve it? And if necessary, how can you avoid being too abstract so that others can always understand what you’re trying to say? On this page, we’ll discuss abstract reasoning in-depth. You’ll also get some abstract thinking exercises that will he…
 
In this episode I am once again joined by Henry Shukman, award-winning poet, Zen teacher, and author of ‘One Blade of Grass; a Zen memoir’. In this interview Henry discusses the dangers of early spiritual openings, reflects on personality changes after awakening, and questions the complexifying of enlightenment in such activities as the yogas of dr…
 
Ever heard of a note taking technique that involves vibrant colors and keywords and asked yourself… What on earth is this mindmapping stuff all about? I used to ask myself that question too. Then, one day I started to dig into the topic seriously. I soon discovered that Tony Buzan had developed a number of laws for mapping the mind well. So well in…
 
In this interview I am joined by internationally renowned yoga teacher Angela Farmer. Angela recounts the story of her life in yoga, from her birth in 1939 pre-war England, to her studies under yoga guru BKS Iyengar, to her international teaching career spanning over fifty years.Angela reveals how after a decade of rigorous training under Iyengar, …
 
In this interview I am joined by Greg Kaminsky, host of the Occult of Personality podcast and author of ‘Pronaos: Reflections on the Preliminary Practices of Buddhist Tantra’.In this episode, Greg details over twenty years of extensive occult studies, including his daily magickal practice regime, and reveals why an encounter with American born spir…
 
Is intelligence fixed? Of course not. Think about artificial intelligence. It’s been improving each and every year. And so has human intelligence. As you’ll see, this has been proven by looking at the improvement of IQ scores over the years. However, there is a catch. Lately, IQs have been slipping again. This means that not only can your intellige…
 
In this episode special guest Leigh Brasington, Buddhist meditation teacher and author of ‘Right Concentration, A Practical Guide to the Jhanas’, joins the ongoing conversation featuring:- Shinzen Young, meditation teacher and neuroscience research consultant- Chelsey Fasano, a Columbia University neuroscience student- Dr Jay Sanguinetti, Assistant…
 
Scott Gosnell’s translations of the memory improvement books of Giordano Bruno are legendary. They have enabled English readers around the world to access some of the richest ideas for using the Memory Palace technique around. Now, Scott is launching a revised and updated edition of his first translation: On the Shadows of Ideas. Frankly, this is t…
 
n this episode I host a dialogue between Dhammarato and Daniel Ingram on the question ‘Lineage: Who May Teach The Authentic Dharma?’.Dhammarato is a lineage teacher in the Thai Buddhist tradition, a student of the meditation master Bikkhu Buddhadasa, and is known for his unique, 1-1 teaching style conducted over Skype. Daniel Ingram is an independe…
 
Normally when we think about the Memory Palace technique, it’s for virtuous outcomes. For example, medical students use it to learn the skills that help them save lives. Hannibal Lecter? Not so much. In fact, this fictional doctor has such a horrible memory problem, the ways he uses the technique almost puts it to shame. Good thing then that it tru…
 
In this interview, I am once again joined by Professor Arthur Versluis, a professor and Department Chair of Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University, author of over 25 books on subjects ranging from Western esotericism, magic, Christian Theosophy, ancient mystery schools, and more.In this episode we discuss Ar…
 
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