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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 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.

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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 Can Too
  • 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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