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Podcast Profile: The Contemplative Science Podcast

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54 episodes
2022 to 2024
Median: 31 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

What can cutting-edge science tell us about spiritual development? And how are ancient contemplative practices helping us to investigate the nature of well-being? On The Contemplative Science Podcast, host Dr. Mark Miller speaks with the real experts, from Monks to Neuroscientists, to get clear on how contemplative practices work and how they might help us improve our lives. Our diverse range of guests will cover everything from mindfulness and wisdom, to sex, death and enlightenment.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Contemplative practices • Neuroscientific insights • Spiritual development • Meditation techniques • Mental health and wellbeing • Cognitive science • Mindfulness • Trauma and healing • Indigenous practices • Philosophical discussions

The Contemplative Science Podcast, hosted by Dr. Mark Miller, delves into the intersection of cutting-edge science and ancient contemplative practices to explore the nature of well-being and spiritual development. Episodes frequently feature discussions with a diverse range of guests, including neuroscientists, psychologists, spiritual teachers, and researchers, who offer insights into how meditation, mindfulness, and other contemplative practices can impact mental health and overall wellbeing.

Major themes include the neuroscience behind meditation and mindfulness practices, the examination of spiritual and mystical experiences, and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. Various episodes detail the brain’s response during contemplative practices, exploring concepts like meta-awareness, neuroplasticity, and cognitive biases. The podcast also addresses practical aspects of spiritual practices, such as grief, anxiety, emotional regulation, and therapeutic applications in psychotherapy.

Discussions often integrate perspectives from different traditions and philosophies, including Buddhism, Christianity, and indigenous practices, emphasizing both individual and collective approaches to spirituality. The show scrutinizes the ethics and safety of new practices like brain stimulation with ultrasound and examines the historical and cultural dimensions of practices like speaking in tongues, jhāna meditation, and yogic traditions.

Listeners can expect to engage with topics that range from the scientific underpinnings of well-being practices to the personal stories and methodologies of leading experts. Whether contemplating grief, the dark side of meditation, or the role of diet in psychic abilities, this podcast aims to provide a thorough and multifaceted view of how contemplative practices can enrich modern life.


Episodes:
Episode Image Surviving Tomorrow: AI and the Human Spirit w/ John Vervaeke & Sean Coyne
2024-Jul-01
49 minutes
Episode Image Round Up Episode
2023-Oct-03
25 minutes
Episode Image The Enlightenment Hack? w/Jay Sanguinetti
2023-Jun-01
28 minutes
Episode Image Death and The Information Gap
2023-May-24
35 minutes
Episode Image Speaking in Tongues: w/Josh Brahinsky
2023-May-03
26 minutes
Episode Image Your Brain and God: The Principles of Neurotheology w/ Andrew Newberg
2023-Apr-25
29 minutes
Episode Image UnBroken: How To Deal With Grief
2023-Apr-19
29 minutes
Episode Image Kevin Berryman: The Lessons Of A Buddhist Monk
2023-Apr-04
29 minutes
Episode Image Meditation: An Active State?
2023-Mar-07
29 minutes
Episode Image Psychedelics, Trauma and Men's Therapy
2023-Feb-28
29 minutes
Episode Image Pain Reconceptualized: w/ Alex Jinich
2023-Feb-21
29 minutes
Episode Image Our Guided Meditation: Dr Mark Miller x Lama John Makransky
2023-Feb-08
22 minutes
Episode Image Why I'm Not a Buddhist
2023-Jan-31
30 minutes
Episode Image Cognitive Biases and Emotional Reactions: with Dr Norman Farb
2023-Jan-24
30 minutes
Episode Image Meditation and Psychotherapy: with Ian Singer
2023-Jan-10
30 minutes
Episode Image Soul and Interconnectedness: Dr Anna Yusim
2023-Jan-03
26 minutes
Episode Image How To Be Human: 2022 Pod Review
2022-Dec-21
32 minutes
Episode Image The Dark Night of the Soul
2022-Dec-06
31 minutes
Episode Image Constructing Our Lives: with Dr Shamil Chandaria
2022-Nov-30
32 minutes
Episode Image Spirituality and Psychic Abilities
2022-Nov-22
32 minutes
Episode Image Jhāna and Peak Experiences
2022-Nov-09
32 minutes
Episode Image Mental Health and Buddhism: with Dr Elli Weisbaum
2022-Nov-01
36 minutes
Episode Image The Dark Side of Meditation
2022-Oct-18
29 minutes
Episode Image Psychedelics and Spiritual Traditions
2022-Oct-11
32 minutes
Episode Image Flow States and Meta-Awareness: w/ Dr Dave Vago
2022-Oct-04
34 minutes
Episode Image You are Not Your Brain
2022-Sep-27
31 minutes
Episode Image The Mindful College Student
2022-Sep-20
32 minutes
Episode Image Understanding Anxiety
2022-Aug-30
31 minutes
Episode Image Compassion, Wisdom and Training
2022-Aug-23
31 minutes
Episode Image The Self Made Simple with Dr Monima Chadha
2022-Aug-10
30 minutes
Episode Image The Equanimity Factor
2022-Aug-02
30 minutes
Episode Image Mindfulness and Education: Professor Craig Hassed
2022-Jul-26
32 minutes
Episode Image The Podcast So Far: a fireside conversation
2022-Jul-19
25 minutes
Episode Image Dr Ines Hipolito: 'The 'Complexity Wanderer'
2022-Jul-05
32 minutes
Episode Image How to Deal with Change: lessons from a Buddhist nun
2022-Jun-28
32 minutes
Episode Image Getting The Dose Right: how much mindfullness?
2022-Jun-21
33 minutes
Episode Image Guidance, hypnosis and Tibetan practice: Dr Michael Lifshitz on well-being
2022-Jun-14
34 minutes
Episode Image Well Being and Psychedelics: caution, potential and meditation
2022-Jun-07
30 minutes
Episode Image Self Love and Enlightenment
2022-May-31
32 minutes
Episode Image Windows of Tolerance: the science of how to practice gently
2022-May-24
37 minutes
Episode Image The 5 Contemplative Landmarks
2022-May-17
34 minutes
Episode Image Meditation, the brain and meta-cognitive awareness
2022-May-10
32 minutes
Episode Image Collective Trauma and Recovery
2022-May-03
32 minutes
Episode Image The Black History of Yoga
2022-Apr-25
31 minutes
Episode Image The Science of Romantic Love
2022-Apr-19
33 minutes
Episode Image Pain, Brains and Reality
2022-Apr-12
31 minutes
Episode Image The Authentic Happiness Episode
2022-Apr-05
29 minutes
Episode Image The Well-Being Curriculum
2022-Mar-29
30 minutes
Episode Image Mysticism and Modern Healthcare: how Psychiatry and spirituality interact
2022-Mar-22
28 minutes
Episode Image Why I'm Not a Buddhist
2022-Mar-15
30 minutes
Episode Image An introduction to Indigenous Contemplative Science
2022-Mar-08
28 minutes
Episode Image The Meaning Crisis - and what we can do about it
2022-Mar-01
44 minutes
Episode Image What is the bottleneck to well-being?
2022-Mar-01
44 minutes
Episode Image Welcome to the Contemplative Science Podcast
2022-Feb-23
less than a minute