Serenity and Freedom with a Zen Monk

conversation Mar 06, 2024

Join us for a soul-nourishing journey with Brother Freedom, where we explore the transformative power of mindfulness and the breath. Our conversation unravels the threads of humility and the pursuit of true freedom. With each story and insight, Brother Freedom guides us through the concept of self-reflection and the essence of being a "freedom facilitator," igniting a powerful reminder of the potential within simplicity and inner peace.

In this conversation, we delve into the subtle yet profound influence of our energy and presence, especially during life's challenging moments. I recount a personal experience that highlights how maintaining calm can profoundly affect those around us, likening our positive attributes to long-wave radio frequencies that can alter the atmosphere. We discuss the importance of tuning into these beneficial frequencies, with Brother Freedom emphasising the innate rhythm of our breath as a fundamental grounding tool. Together, we uncover the importance of conscious practice in shaping not only our experiences but also the lives we touch.

Wrapping up our time together, we ponder the soul-stirring synergy of breath, rhythm, and music, their roles in personal growth, and the unexpected twists on life's path. Through shared experiences, from my own eclectic musical evolution to Brother Freedom's transition from monastery to the world beyond, we embrace the unknown. This episode is an odyssey through the imaginative jungle of existence, celebrating the pursuit of self-knowledge, gratitude, and the raw beauty found in the present moment. Join us in this auditory adventure that promises not only to enlighten but also to empower your journey inward and outward.

Points Of Discussion: 

(0:01:50) - Healing and Transformation With Brother Freedom
(0:11:49) - The Power of Frequencies and Interconnectedness
(0:16:45) - Power of Breath and Music Exploration
(0:27:27) - Life Transition to Personal Growth
(0:43:45) - Soul's Guidance and Surrender in Life
(0:52:54) - Embracing the Beauty of Life's Adventures


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About Brother Freedom:

Brother Freedom, a Buddhist Zen monk, former Abbot of Deer Park Monastery in San Diego, and direct disciple of the late Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, has taught mindfulness, meditation, and the art of living life freely since 2010.

Passionate about the transformative power of applied mindfulness practices, Brother Freedom aims to develop insight-based action and well-being within individuals, communities, and the corporate world.

Among many places, his mission has brought him to teach at Columbia University, NYU, Dreamforce, Google, Meta, and the World Economic Forum in Davos. Currently, he is working with His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche to build a peace sanctuary in Nepal, a place of refuge and inner peace for the world.

Known for his open-hearted approach and occasional foot-in-mouth moments, he encourages all of us not to take ourselves too seriously.


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