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COVID-19 & Immunity: Yoga & Pranayama Perspectives

Apr 10, 2020

One of the guiding principles explored in the Contemplative Studies Program is that we have agency. In the face of adversity we can become empowered to consciously direct our evolution towards more favourable outcomes.

What follows is an instalment in a series of assignments taken on by CSP members. Students were asked to research pandemic related subjects including economics, health and lifestyle. The purpose of the task was to engage critical reasoning in the midst of a barrage of sensational headlines and form an action plan. In a crisis, having a plan and keeping moving is critical to mental health.

This information is provided to deliver you things you should know, and things can do during the pandemic.


Five Things to Know

  1. Yoga helps decrease stress hormones, stimulates the lymphatic system to release toxins out of the body, and brings oxygenated blood to the various organs in the body to ensure their function. These effects boost immune function.
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Ayurveda Perspectives on COVID-19 & Immunity

Apr 05, 2020
 

One of the guiding principles explored in the Contemplative Studies Program is that we have agency. In the face of adversity we can become empowered to consciously direct our evolution towards more favourable outcomes.

What follows is an instalment in a series of assignments taken on by CSP members. Students were asked to research pandemic related subjects including economics, health and lifestyle. The purpose of the task was to engage critical reasoning in the midst of a barrage of sensational headlines and form an action plan. In a crisis, having a plan and keeping moving is critical to mental health.

This information is provided to deliver you things you should know, and things can do during the pandemic.


Five Things We Can Do

  1. Stop or strongly limit: alcohol; tobacco; medication (non-essential for life support); overeating; deep-fried or processed foods; over-exertion (even in form of excessive exercise).
  2. Keep your digestion & elimination healthy:...
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Ayurveda Perspectives on Immunity and COVID-19

Apr 03, 2020

One of the guiding principles explored in the Contemplative Studies Program is that we have agency. In the face of adversity we can become empowered to consciously direct our evolution towards more favourable outcomes.

What follows is an instalment in a series of assignments taken on by CSP members. Students were asked to research pandemic related subjects including economics, health and lifestyle. The purpose of the task was to engage critical reasoning in the midst of a barrage of sensational headlines and form an action plan. In a crisis, having a plan and keeping moving is critical to mental health.

This information is provided to deliver you things you should know, and things can do during the pandemic.


As with most respiratory viruses, Ayurveda considers COVID-19 to be of Kapha-Vata nature. This means that it thrives in cold (especially internally) environments. The main preventive measure against the virus is to increase internal fire...

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Five Things We Can Do: General & Alternative Perspectives on Immunity

Mar 24, 2020

One of the guiding principles explored in the Contemplative Studies Program is that we have agency. In the face of adversity we can become empowered to consciously direct our evolution towards more favourable outcomes.

What follows is an instalment in a series of assignments taken on by CSP members. Students were asked to research pandemic related subjects including economics, health and lifestyle. The purpose of the task was to engage critical reasoning in the midst of a barrage of sensational headlines and form an action plan. In a crisis, having a plan and keeping moving is critical to mental health.

This information is provided to deliver you things you should know, and things can do during the pandemic.


Five Things We Can Do

1. Supplements are a great way to boost your immunity: Source Naturals Wellness Formula; Zinc 25-50mg once daily (with food); Vitamin C: for preventative measures, take 1000mg twice a day. Note: if feeling unwell, increase the dose...

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General and Alternative Perspectives on COVID-19 & Immunity.

Mar 22, 2020

One of the guiding principles explored in the Contemplative Studies Program is that we have agency. In the face of adversity we can become empowered to consciously direct our evolution towards more favourable outcomes.

What follows is the first in a series of assignments taken on by CSP members. Students were asked to research pandemic related subjects including economics, health and lifestyle. The purpose of the task was to engage critical reasoning in the midst of a barrage of sensational headlines and form an action plan. In a crisis, having a plan and keeping moving is critical to mental health.

This information is provided to deliver you the things you should know, and things you can do during the pandemic.


COVID-19 is an opportunity to re-evaluate how we understand our health and how we can strengthen our immunity moving forward. Many of us will prefer one approach to another, so we are offering a comprehensive guide to five entry points on how you can assist...

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The Trauma Therapist Podcast

Mar 21, 2020

In this episode of the Trauma Therapist Podcast Miles is on fire as he talks about his personal hero's journey, trauma, the convergence of Buddhism and psychotherapy and offers advice to therapists just beginning their careers.

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Knowledge Without College Podcast

Mar 09, 2020

 

Show Notes from the Knowledge Without College Podcast

Listen to the episode here.

00:25 – Miles’s personal introduction, and short biography
02:45 – Talking about Sacred Wisdoms
08:50 – Differences between scientific methods and “scientism”
16:50 – Using the best of both worlds, to create a healthier society overall
26:15 – Understanding trauma in general, and in people
32:50 – The spiritual void in the world that the latest generations grew up in
39:50 – This being a ‘default state’ today
44:45 – Talking about a few trends, and ways that people handle trauma lately
50:00 – Pilgrimage, in general
01:00:10 – Where to find and how to join Miles
01:04:05 – Miles’s message to all of you

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What Does it Mean to Take Refuge?

Feb 15, 2020
 

Excerpt from Class 3 of Find True Refuge

I actually want to put this under the point of what does it mean to take refuge. Now that you have the causes, what are the two causes? Fear and confidence.

Then what are the three objects? The reliances. You rely on the Buddha as the epitome, as the benchmark. He did it. It's possible. It's like the first four minute mile. Somebody did it. It's possible. Once somebody does it then it catches fire. It becomes a possibility for anyone. Now you have people in their sixties and seventies doing four minute, three minute miles. Same like that, the Buddha did it. Boom. The world changed.

Dharma. Conventionally you rely on his teachings. Without the teachings where are you going to go? What are you going to do? And without support how much gain do we make without support? How much gain do we make on our own?

Whether it's worldly or spiritual, the same package is there. Whether you're training your body, whether you want to be an athlete, whether you...

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Let's Talk... the Shadow

Feb 13, 2020
 

In this Episode of Let's Talk, Miles and Heather explore spiritual bypassing, trauma, and the benefits of integrating Buddhism and psychotherapy. The thread that ties these topics together is the notion of working with what Carl Jung called the shadow, the unseen, unwanted aspects of our psyche.

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Let's Talk Trauma and Spirituality

Nov 13, 2019
 

In this episode of Let's Talk... Heather and Miles explore the three characteristics that define trauma and why its so important for anyone interested in wellbeing and spirituality to be trauma-informed.

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