Synchronicity with Noah Lampert

A show dedicated to examining the subtle realities that connect us all. Each episode host Noah Lampert speaks with new guests to find out their unique perspectives on life, reality and beyond.
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Jan 18, 2017

Here's a thought experiment for you:

Imagine the worst thing you can possibly think of.

Now imagine you actually had to live through whatever scenario your extremely creative brain just came up with.

My guest this week had to live out his own nightmare scenario when his wife and mother to his young daughter suddenly was diagnosed with brain cancer.

This is a reality few of us can possibly conceive of, let alone have to live through.

Daniele Bolleli has been on my radar for a while now but when five friends mentioned his name to me in a week I knew it was time to reach out.

In this weeks episode Daniele and I discuss what the function of suffering is and what being "Not Afraid" (the name of Daniele's latest book) really means.

Lots of wisdom on how to process difficult experiences from a modern day philosopher.

Daniele Bolelli has two excellent podcasts that I highly recommend you check out:

The Drunken Taoist

History on Fire

Jan 11, 2017

The multi-talented Matt Xian stops by Synchronicity to talk art collectives, music and mindfulness.

Matt is co-founder of one of my favorite online channels, TIMEWHEEL and is also in the band Something Fiction.

TIMEWHEEL is an independent record label, creative studio and artistic platform based in San Antonio, founded in 2013 by a collective of artists to create and celebrate forward-thinking music, art and culture.

I first tuned into TIMEWHEEL when a friend shared one of their awesome posts on Facebook and since then I've enjoyed learning more about this digital art collective that includes a record label, web site and various social media channels.

In this episode Matt and I delve into the intersection of art and community and specifically how creativity and art are ultimately wonderful maps for tracking consciousness.

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Jan 4, 2017

My guest this week is the truly amazing, Roshi Joan Halifax.

Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

She received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology in 1973 and has lectured on the subject of death and dying at many academic institutions and medical centers around the world.

I've known Roshi for a few years now from my work with her wonderful Zen Center, Upaya.

Upaya is a Sanskrit word which translates to skillful means something that Roshi truly embodies.

In our chat Joan brings up the importance of balancing engaged activism with non-attachment.

Combining her years of activism with her Zen sitting practice gives her a unique and valuable perspective on many the issues facing humanity and the world at-large.

Dec 28, 2016

Magic maker Michael Garfield stops by Synchronicity.

Check out Michael's podcast, Future Fossils which he co-hosts with Evan Snyder.

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Topics Discussed

  • The Intellect as guard dog
  • History
  • Life, The Universe and Everything
  • Dinosaurs
  • Advaita Vedanta
  • Into the World vs Leaving the World
  • Culture
  • The Psychedelic Experience
  • Ken Wilber
  • 3-2-1 Process


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Dec 21, 2016

Da god Vic Berger stops by Synchronicity again to talk Trump, his creative process and being funny when things aren't particularly funny.

In a turn of events since this episode was recorded Vic was targeted by an alt-right personality. In the intro I discuss some of the ways we can deal with hateful and non-factual rhetoric being amplified in the digital age.

For a full recap of what's going on check out this in-depth piece in NY Mag:

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Dec 14, 2016

Visionary artist and creative tour de force, Simon Haiduk stops by Synchronicity.

Topics Discussed

  • Cello Synchronicity
  • Pulling from beyond and bringing it back
  • Autism and music
  • The power of jamming
  • What the fuck is going on and what to we do?
  • Simon's incredible art
  • What is art?
  • Psychedelics
  • Simon being a super cool person

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Dec 8, 2016

I'm joined by philosopher, thinker and all around wonderful person, Bard Azima.

Bard runs a wonderful website called Empathy Rising which if you know what's good for you, you will check out.

Bard and I had a wonderful discussion about the current state of the world, the need for compassion in discourse and interactions, how boarding school culture has shaped the world and where we go from here.

Check out Bard's wonderful eBook: BREXIT: AN INVITATION TO DIG DEEPER

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Nov 30, 2016

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Jay Weingarten returns to Synchronicity.

I'd say more but that would just spoil the episode now wouldn't it?

No, it probably wouldn't but I'm very busy today and this will just have to do. Plus, who reads these things anyway, right?

Nov 23, 2016

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The guest today is global clairvoyant, Jessica Reid.

Topics Discussed

  • Growing up interacting with non-physical beings
  • Anxiety
  • Fusing your path with business
  • Spiritual gifts
  • Mediumship
  • Dealing with skeptics
  • Non-locality
  • Clairvoyance
  • Clairsentience
  • Discovering your purpose
Nov 17, 2016

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Michael Phillip stops by Synchronicity.

Michael hosts a wonderful podcast called Third Eye Drops.

How wonderful is it? Well, it's on MindPod Network, so yeah, it's pretty damn wonderful.

Michael is eloquent and excellent and many other "e" words like exemplary and erudite. You will enjoy this episode, I promise.

In this episode we discuss:

  • M-m-m-m-marijuana
  • Michael's Origin Story
  • Michael's cool professor
  • Donald Trump's lack of psychedelic experience
  • Creating your own reality
  • Shifting your perspective and opening dialogues
  • Sweet old Grandmas
  • Consciousness exploration in the Age of Trump

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Nov 10, 2016

A special bonus episode of Synchronicity.

Sharing my thoughts about the election of Donald Trump, where we are now and where do we go from here.

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Nov 9, 2016

*Long Election Intro Alert*

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Genpo Roshi stops by Synchronicity.

Dennis Paul Merzel, also known as Genpo Roshi, is a Zen Priest, a teacher in both the Soto and Rinzai schools of Zen Buddhism, Abbot of Kanzeon since 1988, and creator of the Big Mind Process in 1999.

From his initial awakening in 1971 his purpose and his passion have remained the same: to assist others to realize their true nature and to continuously deepen his own practice as well as assisting others in carefully reflecting on this life and clarifying the Way.

He has a new book out now called Spitting Out the Bones: A Zen Master's 45 Year Journey

Topics Discussed

  • Zen
  • Meditation
  • The Monastic Life
  • Not getting caught up in rituals
  • N0-Self Experiences
  • Non-experience
  • Becoming a non-returner
  • The Bodhisattva Vow
Nov 2, 2016

Brace yourself for an absolutely excellent episode of Synchronicity.

Today, I'm joined by artist, mystic and all around brilliant person, John F. Simon Jr.

If you're interested in the intersection of creativity and mindfulness this is the episode for you.

I left our conversation absolutely in awe of John's creativity, compassion and wisdom.

John's new book, "Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Exercises at the Crossroads of Art and Mindfulness" is out now on Parallax Press.

John has been producing art professionally for almost 20 years beginning with hand and pen plotter drawings and progressing through Internet Art to finally arrive at his own practice of 'coding as creative writing'.

The main John shows his Software Art is through sculptural wall hangings with LCD screens that he calls 'art appliances' and has made and sold since 1999. John also makes drawings and paintings daily in the 'traditional' media of gouache and pencil.

Oct 27, 2016

Dr. Bruce Damer stops by Synchronicity to talk cooperative evolution, liminal boundaries, magic, reality and more!

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Oct 20, 2016

The wonderful Steven Kampmann returns to talk individuation, balance and the purpose of life.

The book referenced throughout the episode is Hermann Hesse's, "Demian."

This episode is brought to you by The Alan Watts Foundation.

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Oct 13, 2016

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Bonus Download: Viken Arman's set from Burning Man 2016 at the White Ocean Camp

Lama Surya Das stops by Synchronicity to discuss Dzogchen, Buddhism, Buddha Standard Time, non-duality and practical applications of various Buddhist practices.

Lama Surya Das has an excellent book called "Make Me One With Everything" which you can pick up now.

Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western Lama.”

Surya has spent over forty five years studying Zen, vipassana, yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with the great masters of Asia, including the Dalai Lama’s own teachers, and has twice completed the traditional three year meditation cloistered retreat at his teacher’s Tibetan monastery. He is an authorized lama and lineage holder in the Nyingmapa School of Tibetan Buddhism, and a close personal disciple of the leading grand lamas of that tradition. He is the founder of the Dzogchen Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and its branch centers around the country, including the retreat center Dzogchen Osel Ling outside Austin, Texas, where he conducts long training retreats and Advanced Dzogchen retreats.

Oct 6, 2016

Robert Waggoner returns to talk about his personal lucid dreaming experiences, Buddhism and lucid dreams and the nature of reality.

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Sep 29, 2016


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J.R. Morton stops by Synchronicity.

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Topics Discussed

  • How the death of J.R.'s father impacted his life
  • J.R.'s first psychedelic experience
  • Realizing that money doesn't buy happiness
  • LSD
  • Ram Dass and Be Here Now
  • Christianity and spiritual experiences
  • The importance of having friends on the path
  • Meeting Ram Dass
  • Neem Karoli Baba
  • Video games
  • Mystical experiences
  • Synchronicity
  • Religion and mythology
Sep 22, 2016

Comedian, podcaster, writer and awesome person Kelly MacLean stops by Synchronicity.

Kelly hosts an excellent podcast called, "The Tao of Comedy" which happens to be in MindPod Network.

Kelly is as wise as she is lovely which is to say she is very wise. Enjoy this episode and be sure to subscribe to "The Tao of Comedy"

Topics Discussed

  • Astrology
  • Leave Jennifer Aniston alone!
  • Meditation
  • Death, Dying, Life
  • Being Present
  • Synchronicity
  • Growing up with Buddhist parents
  • The importance of meditation but also not meditating
  • Does Kelly believe in God?
  • What happens after we die?
  • What's love?
  • What is magic?


The book giveaway is back! This week I'm giving away a copy of "Mind Beyond Death" by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

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Sep 15, 2016

Robert Waggoner stops by Synchronicity to discuss dreams and lucid dreaming.

Robert has two excellent books that I highly recommend you check out:

Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self

Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple: Tips and Techniques for Insight, Creativity, and Personal Growth

So yeah, DREAMS!

Topics Discussed

  • What is Lucid Dreaming?
  • The scientific validation for lucid dreaming
  • Robert's lucid dreaming experience
  • Castaneda's "Journey to Ixtlan"
  • Dream worlds
  • Possibilities of lucid dreaming
  • Practical benefits of lucid dreaming
  • Exploring dreamscapes
  • Modulating emotions within lucid dreams
  • The benefit of enhancing awareness
  • Integrating dream experiences into waking life

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Sep 8, 2016

Matt Oestreicher stops by Synchronicity to discuss his life, music, wisdom and awesomeness.

Matt is a multi-instrumentalist, musician, podcast host and very cool person.

Be sure to check out Matt's excellent podcast, The Mindful Musician.

Outro music by Tipping Hand.


Sep 1, 2016

Lorenzo Hagerty stops by Synchronicity to talk about his cyberdelic baby, The Psychedelic Salon.

Lorenzo has had a fascinating life and this was an incredibly fun episode for me.

Topics Discussed

  • The Psychedelic Salon
  • Terence McKenna
  • Culture
  • Psychedelics
  • Marijuana
  • Technology and Consciousness
Aug 25, 2016

My guest today is the extraordinarily wonderful Lulu Biazus.

I met Lulu when she created some artwork for a few clients of mine. Since then we've gotten to know each other better and at least from my side the more I find out the cooler Lulu gets.

Lulu is a graphic artist and art director based out of Los Angeles.

Also, long intro alert because I am at the beach and I'm feeling it.

Topics Discussed

  • Burning Man
  • Ayahuasca
  • Meditation
  • The Airy Fairy New Age Scene
  • How To Stay Grounded
  • Ancient Wisdom
  • Psychedelics
  • Lineage
  • Other stuff!
Aug 18, 2016

My guest today is meditation teacher and pleasant fellow, Hugh Byrne.

Hugh Byrne teaches meditation and works with people to cultivate mindfulness in daily life. His approach is deeply informed by family and culture, human rights and social justice—and the good fortune of encountering Buddhist teachings 30 years ago.

Hugh came to meditation when his decades-long career spent remedying human injustice revealed the root cause of conflict that he'd failed to tackle. Hugh came to understand—and know personally—that the anger and fear within us engender harmful behavior. Thus he began the transformational practice and study of Buddhist insight meditation.

Topics Discussed

  • The Evolution of Habits
  • How to build effective habits
  • Lizards Brain vs Thinking Brain
  • Khaneman's System 1 and System 2
  • 4 Types of Dissatisfaction
  • Buddhist Psychology and Modern Life
  • Starting with Yourself
  • Mindful Politics
  • Social Activism and Mindfulness

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Aug 11, 2016

My BFF David Silver and I talk about the world, the flesh and the devil.

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