Episode 20

93 mins

David Packman - Meditations on Death, Life and Love

March 19, 2018

David Packman is a prominent Melbourne based Meditation guide and Mindset coach. As well as teaching, guiding and speaking around town regularly, he runs regular classes from his own studio The Fifth Direction in Albert Park, Melbourne. David is the current president of Meditation Australia, the national peak body that represents meditation and meditation teachers.

I became aware that David was holding a Meditations on Death workshop at A-space studio in Collingwood recently and as you will hear in this episode I have a personal interest in the topic, so I attended. It was a deeply moving experience, and I just knew I had to have David on the Podcast.

In this episode, we talk about David’s incredible life journey and we end up in a deep discussion on death, how we deny death as individuals and as a culture, and how incredibly unhealthy this is.

We talk about how he uses the Wim Hof method to help manage the symptoms of his cancer, and how he incorporates Heartmath and NLP into his work.

We also talk about David's role as President of Meditation Australia.

Finally, we discuss how we can make the most of every moment of this precious life.

Links
David Packman’s website http://thefifthdirection.com.au/
David on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidpackman/

Some of the books that David refers to:
Die Wise by Stephen Jenkinson http://amzn.to/2DAfjqP
Michael Barbato https://www.deathletterprojects.com/michael-barbato/
Timothy Leary - Design for Dying - http://amzn.to/2HJUxaH
Frank Ostaseski - The Five Invitations http://amzn.to/2HHZbWS

Pick of the Week:
David - Music and the mind - http://thefifthdirection.com.au/ (Under Events)
Jo - Hoop Away retreat - http://www.hoopsparx.com/hoopaway
Rane - Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright - http://amzn.to/2GEgadn

Theme song is Baby Robots by Ghostsoul and is used with permission - https://ghostsoul.bandcamp.com/


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