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"Make music responsible for the experience" - Tim Lerch.
Interviewing world-renowned Jazz and Blues guitarist, educator, zen teacher and Emmy award-winning composer Tim Lerch about Zen teachings, calming the mind, finding your true essence and the intersection between music, wisdom, love and self-mastery.
It's a conversation about the intersection between blues, jazz, Zen practice and mastering life as an honest, human and self-disciplined apprentice.
"Meditation means experiencing the moment by itself"
"My life fell apart when I was 30, and I had the chance to sit in a retreat; at the end of the retreat, I had nothing to return to" - Tim Lerch.
Index of contents
- Life-changing experiences.
- First encounter with music - as a professional.
- Monastical life.
- What blues and jazz mean to Tim Lerch.
- Learning working in Tone, taste and telecasters applied to real life.
- Pearl Django, milestones that have shaped him as a person and as a musician.
- When and how Zen stands in the Way.
- What's the before and after Zen on Tim's life.
- The intersection between his life as a musician and his life as a Zen teacher.
- The biggest learning he had through Zen teachings.
- What educating people online has taught him about mastering a skill as playing the guitar.
- How staying productive combines personal, professional and educational-meditator sides.
- Mentors have had a big impact on Tim's career.
- The one finding that has most surprised him recently.
- His most effective tools for personal development.
- The essentials tips for creating a life that thrives.
- Rapid fire-questions.
- Final message.
> And the question for the listeners:
What are you?
"Blues is an idiomatic language that expresses something true of human nature"
Podcast show-notes and resources:
"If you are always ready, you don't have to be ready" - Tim Lerch.