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Arjuna O’Neal - UNLEARN AND RELEARN LOVE

Arjuna O’Neal - UNLEARN AND RELEARN LOVE

November 3, 2020

Arjuna O’Neal grew up on 7 Mile on Detroit’s Eastside, surrounded by poverty and trauma. The son of a drug dealer, he was exposed to gang culture as a child and the violent lifestyle that came with it. Arjuna was only 15 when he started selling drugs himself and was running his own operation by age 17.  But everything changed one fateful day when a bullet nearly took his life, and in that moment Arjuna was confronted by every choice he’d ever made. He realized then, he had only two options to survive; to allow the cycle of violence and hopelessness that led to this moment continue, or to change everything. The bullet had severed his femoral artery and left Arjuna paralyzed for over a year. During his long recovery, Arjuna discovered a personal relationship with God, the power of yoga to strengthen his body, and the benefits of meditation to regain control of his mind. After fully recovering, he went back to school and earned an Associate of Arts in Business, a Bachelor of Science in International Business, and a Master of Business Administration. Additionally, Arjuna expanded his yoga studies and became an E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance certified instructor. As Arjuna transcended the trauma of his early life, he was able to recognize the spiral of self-destruction of his friends and neighbors. His near-death experience fostered a newfound calling to help others before it was too late. It was this inner calling and second chance at life that inspired Arjuna to create Share Necessities, an organization dedicated to improving communities by empowering the young people within them. As a father and an example to his own children, Arjuna is determined to help every young person he encounters to create their own healthy life, bright future, and the peace of mind that everyone deserves. For more info on his Non-Profit Organization, Share Necessities: https://www.share-necessities.org/  Follow @arjuna_oneal on IG 

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ABOUT YOUR HOST:

Porter Singer (aka "Sirgun Kaur") is a spiritually-inclined music-maker and personal coach. Her life experiences have taught her that every person has the capacity to be their own greatest teacher. Both her music and her teachings are designed to assist humanity in a gradual shedding of resistance, and an eventual discovery of ease and receptivity—where the joy is! For more info on coaching or events, email info@sirgunkaur.com or visit https://portersinger.com

Todd Fink - YOU CAN’T START WITH YOUR GREATEST HITS ALBUM

Todd Fink - YOU CAN’T START WITH YOUR GREATEST HITS ALBUM

October 27, 2020

Todd created the “Kind Mind” podcast and, along with his brother E. Fink, co-founded the internationally-acclaimed music group The Giving Tree Band.  He holds certifications in addiction counseling and mindfulness teaching and earned his psychology and music degrees from Georgetown University.  His essays have been published in hospital newsletters, Peace Planet Journal, Global Harmony Crew and Elephant Journal.  A life-long student of meditation, Todd works fervently to help  individuals, organizations and communities build sustainable cultures of well-being and peace. Link to his TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLcgAGo-xvQ --- More info on Todd: https://michaeltoddfink.com/

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ABOUT YOUR HOST:

Porter Singer (aka "Sirgun Kaur") is a spiritually-inclined music-maker and personal coach. Her life experiences have taught her that every person has the capacity to be their own greatest teacher. Both her music and her teachings are designed to assist humanity in a gradual shedding of resistance, and an eventual discovery of ease and receptivity—where the joy is! For more info on coaching or events, email info@sirgunkaur.com or visit https://portersinger.com

Kimberly Haynes - YOUR CHARNEL GROUND

Kimberly Haynes - YOUR CHARNEL GROUND

October 23, 2020

In this episode of Inspired Artist Podcast, I get to chat with singer-songwriter and spiritual coach Kimberly Haynes about career, live, love and loss. To hear Kimberly's music, check out her website here: https://www.musicmedicinewoman.com/ --- Her single "You're the One that Want" is available on her EP "You're the One"

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ABOUT YOUR HOST:

Porter Singer (aka "Sirgun Kaur") is a spiritually-inclined music-maker and personal coach. Her life experiences have taught her that every person has the capacity to be their own greatest teacher. Both her music and her teachings are designed to assist humanity in a gradual shedding of resistance, and an eventual discovery of ease and receptivity—where the joy is! For more info on coaching or events, email info@sirgunkaur.com or visit https://portersinger.com

Sangeeta Kaur - SOCIAL DISTANCE RECORDING SESSIONS

Sangeeta Kaur - SOCIAL DISTANCE RECORDING SESSIONS

October 19, 2020

Sangeeta Kaur returns to the podcast, for episode #61 (check out episode #25 to listen to our first conversation on the podcast). While traveling the world as an operatic vocalist, Sangeeta was introduced to the power of spiritual mantra as well as the discipline of yogic practices. Through song, she started to develop a spiritual practice that continues to transform her life and influence her musical expression. You will hear us discuss her new album "Illuminance", which she recorded with multi-Grammy award winning composer Peter Kater, as well as recording in the time of social distancing, the aftermath of the "Kundalini Yoga Waterfall", and much more. For more info on Sangeeta: https://www.sangeetakaurmusic.com/

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ABOUT YOUR HOST:

Porter Singer (aka "Sirgun Kaur") is a spiritually-inclined music-maker and personal coach. Her life experiences have taught her that every person has the capacity to be their own greatest teacher. Both her music and her teachings are designed to assist humanity in a gradual shedding of resistance, and an eventual discovery of ease and receptivity—where the joy is! For more info on coaching or events, email info@sirgunkaur.com or visit https://portersinger.com

Kiyoshi - FREESTYLE

Kiyoshi - FREESTYLE

October 16, 2020

Kiyoshi is a purpose driven wordsman whose fusion of upbeat hip-hop and soulful sounds sends lightning bolts of conscious energy and thought into audiences around the globe. His rhythms and rhymes are rooted in social, spiritual, and political awareness to provoke the world to listen and feel what is true. His 8-Week "Expand Your Expression" Course begins soon - contact him through http://kiyoshimusic.com/coaching/ -- For more info: http://kiyoshimusic.com

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ABOUT YOUR HOST:

Porter Singer (aka "Sirgun Kaur") is a spiritually-inclined music-maker and personal coach. Her life experiences have taught her that every person has the capacity to be their own greatest teacher. Both her music and her teachings are designed to assist humanity in a gradual shedding of resistance, and an eventual discovery of ease and receptivity—where the joy is! For more info on coaching or events, email info@sirgunkaur.com or visit https://portersinger.com

Ben Leinbach - MAD SCIENTIST BEHIND THE SCENES

Ben Leinbach - MAD SCIENTIST BEHIND THE SCENES

October 13, 2020

Ben Leinbach is an award-winning producer, composer, recording engineer, and multi-instrumentalist. He has produced for, and composed music with: Deva Premal, Jai Uttal, Brenda McMorrow, Prajna Vieira, Johanna Beekman, and many others (sidenote: both Brenda and Johanna have been on this podcast!). In this episode Ben steps into the limelight from behind the scenes, to tell us about his current and past projects, life in the time of covid, and much more. For more info on Ben Leinbach: https://benleinbachmusic.com/

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ABOUT YOUR HOST:

Porter Singer (aka "Sirgun Kaur") is a spiritually-inclined music-maker and personal coach. Her life experiences have taught her that every person has the capacity to be their own greatest teacher. Both her music and her teachings are designed to assist humanity in a gradual shedding of resistance, and an eventual discovery of ease and receptivity—where the joy is! For more info on coaching or events, email info@sirgunkaur.com or visit https://portersinger.com

Jeremy Rabus - HOW TO PRICE YOURSELF AS AN ARTIST

Jeremy Rabus - HOW TO PRICE YOURSELF AS AN ARTIST

October 10, 2020

My guest on this episode is painter Jeremy Rabus. Jeremy's paintings are composed using an intuitive process of layering and  excavating. In this episode we discuss new perspectives on abundance, ranging from how to price yourself as an artist, to a non-transactional approach to making money. We also discuss what it was like for him to start "channeling" his pieces, and his work raising money for a charity called "Friends of Kids with Cancer." For more info on Jeremy Rabus: https://jeremyrabus.com/ - IG: @jrabuspaintings

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ABOUT YOUR HOST:

Porter Singer (aka "Sirgun Kaur") is a spiritually-inclined music-maker and personal coach. Her life experiences have taught her that every person has the capacity to be their own greatest teacher. Both her music and her teachings are designed to assist humanity in a gradual shedding of resistance, and an eventual discovery of ease and receptivity—where the joy is! For more info on coaching or events, email info@sirgunkaur.com or visit https://portersinger.com

Bachan - LONG-WINDED SNOW DAY OF CREATIVITY AND CONTEMPLATION

Bachan - LONG-WINDED SNOW DAY OF CREATIVITY AND CONTEMPLATION

October 6, 2020

Bachan is a Canadian artist who lives to inspire the spread of healing, wholeness, joy and liberation through music and art. She is a unique voice, channeling lifetimes of spiritual devotion through her creative passion for dance, electronic and world music. Bachan's sound weaves heaven & earth, self & collective, stillness & expression, past, present and future ... with love. For more info on Bachan: https://www.huemanbeing.com/ 

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ABOUT YOUR HOST:

Porter Singer (aka as "Sirgun Kaur") is a spiritually-inclined music-maker and personal coach. Her life experiences have taught her that every person has the capacity to be their own greatest teacher. Both her music and her teachings are designed to assist humanity in a gradual shedding of resistance, and an eventual discovery of ease and receptivity—where the joy is! For more info on coaching or events, email info@sirgunkaur.com or visit https://portersinger.com

Mareesa Sterz - OPEN IT UP AND CLEAN THE WOUND

Mareesa Sterz - OPEN IT UP AND CLEAN THE WOUND

October 1, 2020

Mareesa Sterz is my guest in this episode. I met Mareeza at Bhakti Fest, where she took some epic photos of me (I do not generally enjoy being photographed), and told me about an esoteric society in Northern Italy, whose people and practices she had been filming. Mareesa travels the worlds telling many intriguing tales. Recently, she completed a documentary series on psychedelics, "The Healing Powers", available here: http://thehealingpowers.com/ For more news on psychelics check out: https://www.lucid.news/

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ABOUT YOUR HOST:

Porter Singer (aka as "Sirgun Kaur") is a spiritually-inclined music-maker and personal coach. Her life experiences have taught her that every person has the capacity to be their own greatest teacher. Both her music and her teachings are designed to assist humanity in a gradual shedding of resistance, and an eventual discovery of ease and receptivity—where the joy is! For more info on coaching or events, email info@sirgunkaur.com or visit https://portersinger.com

DJ Taz Rashid - THE GATEWAY TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD

DJ Taz Rashid - THE GATEWAY TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD

September 28, 2020

In this episode I was speaking with DJ Taz Rashid. We talk about his childhood, his musical ventures, cancelling his tour due to world events, and lots more! DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibrational energy to any room instantly by mixing the beats and rhythms of Love, Ancient New World, House, Devotional, and all the cosmic sounds. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. For more info on Taz, including info on his royalty-free yoga music library: https://www.djtazrashid.com/

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ABOUT YOUR HOST:

Porter Singer (aka as "Sirgun Kaur") is a spiritually-inclined music-maker and personal coach. Her life experiences have taught her that every person has the capacity to be their own greatest teacher. Both her music and her teachings are designed to assist humanity in a gradual shedding of resistance, and an eventual discovery of ease and receptivity—where the joy is! For more info on coaching or events, email info@sirgunkaur.com or visit https://portersinger.com

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