More Happiness Less Suffering

Welcome to a modern day advice column created by psychiatrist, Dr. Monisha Vasa, and senior meditation teacher, Cayce Howe. Podcasting to you from Orange County, California. Here, no question is too big or too small, no topic is off topic, and the an ...more

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June 04, 2021 00:41:23
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Wendy Block, LCSW - A Spiritual Life

Wendy N. Block started practicing meditation at age 18, studying different traditions, including Buddhist, Hindu, and Advaita paths with various teachers. She has been practicing Vipassana meditation for the past 15 years, and has helped organize meditation programs in Long Beach for the past 10 years. She has trained with cognitive psychologist Zindel Segal to teach Mindfulness- Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).   Website: www.mhlspodcast.com   ...

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May 15, 2021 00:42:36
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Margaret Meloni, PhD Death Dhamma

Margaret Meloni is a businessperson, Buddhist practitioner, and an advocate for what she calls Death Dhamma. The practice of inviting the awareness of death into your life. She has seen how Buddhism, combined with a healthy respect for the Grim Reaper, has helped her create a life with more peace and less suffering. More info on her website  https://www.margaretmeloni.com/ ...

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May 01, 2021 00:48:30
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Christiane Wolf MD, Outsmart Your Pain

Christiane is a physician turned mindfulness and compassion teacher and teacher trainer. She is an authorized Buddhist teacher in the Insight (Vipassana) meditation tradition, teaching classes and retreats worldwide.   She is the co-author of “A Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness” and author of the upcoming “Outsmart Your Pain – Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Help You Leave Chronic Pain Behind”. More info on her website  www.christianewolf.com ...

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April 16, 2021 00:40:40
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Micha Shaw, Sports Minded

Micha Shaw was born in Washington State, daughter of a South African mother and midwestern father. As a child her family moved a lot, living in England, South Africa and finally settling in Alaska.    Her collegiate swimming career at UC Berkeley brought her to California. After working towards the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and coming up short, she turned to meditation and mindfulness to cope with feelings of shame and a sense of failure.    Now a mother and happily married to her firefighter husband, Micha speaks about the tools she shares with other athletes on mental resilience.   More mindful resources at mhlspodcast.com Cayce Howe: caycehowe.comMonisha Vasa: monishavasa.com ...

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April 02, 2021 00:47:38
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Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi, Living from the Heart

Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi  (she/her/hers) is a Buddhist monastic, activist and teacher of both Buddhist and secular programs. She loves bridging the worlds of Buddhist thought, current events, and the latest research in the field of positive psychology.   Venerable Tenzin first became interested in meditation in the early 1970s and then started practicing Tibetan Buddhism in early 1991 during a year she spent studying in India and Nepal. She worked in administrative positions in several Buddhist centers in the 1990's, and also completed several long meditation retreats over a six-year period. Venerable Tenzin took monastic ordination in 2004 with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. https://www.unlockingtruehappiness.org/about   ...

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March 15, 2021 00:20:03
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Insights Through Creativity

More Happiness Less Suffering hosts Monisha Vasa, MD and Cayce Howe both speak about their creative journey and what it has meant on their path to self discovery. Both have published poetry books and speak to the insights that can come about only through the unique outlet of "opening to the unknown". ...

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