Episode 211 :: Derek Beres :: The Warrior’s Path: Living Yoga’s Ten Codes

| October 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Derek Beres

Derek Beres joins us to speak about his book, The Warrior’s Path: Living Yoga’s Ten Codes.

Buddhism is not the only tradition that involves being in the present, in full awareness, and making more skillful decisions. It’s also not the only tradition undergoing growing pains as it encounters modernity, particularly Western culture, and that involves questioning many of the assertions common in the very language we use. Yoga is also seeing its own period of enlightenment, as it honors the ethical framework that still applies in society.

Derek Beres has devoted his life to exposing people to international music, yoga, mythology and global cultures as a means of creating better individuals and a more informed society. He is the creator of Flow Play, an innovative Vinyasa-based class that fuses yoga, music and neuroscience, offered nationally at Equinox Fitness. He has published seven books, including The Warrior’s Path: Living Yoga’s Ten Codes and Global Beat Fusion: The History of the Future of Music, and has contributed to dozens of magazines and websites regarding the traditional and digital realms of global music, religion, yoga and health, including Women’s Health, Yoga Journal, National Geographic, Rolling Stone Middle East, Departures, AOL, and MTV. He worked as the Managing Editor of Global Rhythm magazine, and currently writes a weekly column for Big Think, 21st Century Spirituality.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Amber light ale.

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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

The music heard in the middle of this podcast is from Rodrigo Rodriguez. You can visit his website to hear more of his music, get the full discography, and view his upcoming tour dates.

Category: The Secular Buddhist Podcast

Ted Meissner

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society.

Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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