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David Crow

Use Mindfulness To Heal Yourself & The Planet

David Crow

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  • Cosmological and spiritual implications of Ayurveda
  • Make paying attention develop into intelligence
  • The sustainability of herbal medicine

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Due to background noise we have included the transcript to allow for a better understanding of what is being presented. Thank you.

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  1. Lupe says:

    It was great the way David Crow made the connection on how to develop neurological intelligence and sensory intelligence. His point on the over stimulation and constant distraction we all experience in our modern world is well stated. Also, his point on sustainable crops of medicinal plants supporting many local communities is very important.

  2. S says:

    What a phenomenal way of explaining the mind-body connection, our relationship to the universe, and how to bring awareness to our every day life. Thank you very much.
    I also liked your remark about Ayurveda being a subjective art of healing that requires more than just knowing the theories and concepts. It also requires a great deal of self awareness and connection to the source. I took my son to two Ayurvedic doctors with long credentials, and each told me different things about the fundamental concept such a his Prakruti. I have to say I was disappointed and frustrated. But this back up what David said about Ayurveda being a subjective method of healing. Thanks again.

  3. Rupinder says:

    Thanks David…you truly express the wisdom of the plants. Your dedication,passion and divine relationship with plants is very inspiring and the aroma of your wise words …I am sure has touched the heart of all the listeners…We all need to remember this message and be mindful of our role as part of this Divine Cosmos and live its Wisdom as expressed in Ayurveda and articulated beautifully by you. Deep regards

  4. Dr. Grasser says:

    I’m glad so many people enjoyed this talk. Thank you for your comments. Again, I am so sorry for the background noises. I’m not sure what happened there as I did not hear it on my end while I was doing the recording. I have reminded David that he can jump on here and respond to any comments as he wishes.

  5. Shreya says:

    Wow! Yes, this is it! Thank you so much for bringing the attention to the macrocosm and mindfulness. πŸ™‚ I too practice Vipassana meditation, and am a student of Naturopathic Medicine and Ayurveda, and this is how I strive to incorporate the core of cosmic/spiritual healing into my practice. It’s all about becoming more and more aware of the reality of who we are and the true nature of the interconnection between the ‘individual self’ and the ‘world’ that the self lives in.

  6. amanda morell says:

    Wow – I am speechless. I think David Crow is the most phenomenal speaker I have ever had the privilege in listening to. I prey his message gets out to the masses of the world so in time we can turn things back around. You’re an absolute inspiration to us all- Thank you, Thank you! oh & Ayurveda Summit for making this speech heard today- David is a real gift!..

  7. Tania says:

    Wow. I am so inspired! Deep deep gratitude for sharing this beautiful wisdom. I feel a superb connection and a feeling that heaven on earth is truly possible! Pranam!

  8. Heidi says:

    Brilliant talk. I always love hearing David speak. He is a wonderful orator and can speak on many levels. Dr. Eric is a wonderful interviewer. He keeps a great pace and holds the space for the speaker to freely flow. Thank you.

  9. John C Mills says:

    Amazing, spectacular, awe-inspiring, beautiful wisdom, and a true gift to us all. That is all I have to say about it. Except perhaps, I will share it too. I have for years been talking about our relationship with Nature, the importance of deeply understanding this relationship and the quality of it, and deepening our appreciation of Nature’s awareness of us. That we communicate with each other and form a partnership for life is essential to the quality of life, and essential for life itself to even continue. David, you have lifted me to a higher level. Thank you and Namaste. John MIlls MD, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga instructor

  10. Ms. Cheryl says:

    Wonderful interview with Dr. Eric & Dr. David regarding mindfulness and body-based awareness. Thank You so much.

  11. Pamela says:

    This is how we are going to heal people and save the planet…. thank you, David this teaching. Namaste

  12. Vaibhavi says:

    Brilliant interview! I could feel the connection of the cosmos with self as you were talking about being interconnected to the plants and earth. You embody a deep felt sense wisdom! Thank you for sharing David!

  13. Ann says:

    Thank you for this very informative presentation, thoroughly enjoyed it despite the background noises…. Namaste πŸ™‚

  14. Julie says:

    I’m in awe! You have taken this topic of Ayurved to a whole new level, meaning, perspective. I didn’t know how to identify with the description of this talk, and you were last on my list, but now in hindsight should have been the first. Thoroughly enjoyed hearing about this topic and love the way you presented this David. You have given me a whole new perspective and approach that I feel is possible to incorporate into the ayurveda treatment I provide. Truly grateful for having listened to you and for you having participated in this summit. And hats off to Eric and Cate.
    thanks so much to all of you.

  15. keri says:

    Awesome! Thank you. Namaste.

  16. Wenonah says:

    Thank you so much for this. I’ve been working to be mindful and pay attention to being in the moment. The entire talk was helpful, pack full of info and very much appreciated.

  17. Toni says:

    Great presentation. So holistic and helpful to know that David Crow is on the planet now.

  18. Dr. Suchinta Abhayaratna, Th.D says:

    What a gift!!! I am so grateful to Eric, Cate, sponsors and guests for this brilliant summit. I am a Transformational Psychologist, and Holistic Self-care Coach using subtle energy tools and processes based on the practice of Wholeness. I resonated so strongly with what David Crow shared on this segment. I saw clearly the relevance of what he said to the work I do. Very encouraging to have this confirmation. I learned so much from him and the other guests I have followed on this Summit this week. It will undoubtedly influence my life and work, Again, thanks & blessings!

  19. Julia says:

    Really, really great information! Very much resonates with how I see things….

  20. Melody says:

    Beautiful wisdom. Thank you.

  21. Kelly Blaser says:

    Loved this talk. Immensely gratifying. I garden and grow herbs, and when my kids are sick I have them play with lemon verbena and thyme and mint, in addition to doing steam inhalation txs. While I am a long-time yogi and meditator, I am a real beginner in my understanding of Ayurveda and the use of essential oils. Nonetheless, I felt David’s talk was totally accessible to me because he took the macro view of the importance of valuing the relationship to the plants themselves and trusting them to support our healing. And I really didn’t mind the clicking/tapping. whatever…

  22. Sylwia says:

    I had a blast listening to this conversation! Thank you!

  23. Mr. Gregg says:

    What is that constant background noise? It sounds like someone sipping a drink and tapping on a desk…………….

  24. Lynne says:

    Wonderful, wise, inspiring. Really resonated with me. Thank you David and Eric.

  25. jan says:

    Thank you David for all of the wonderful insight and knowledge! What you had to share was so Big on so many levels. Eric you are an excellent interviewer and do a wonderful job highlighting each speaker and what they have to say. Thank you and Cate both for a great summit!

  26. colleen says:

    David, you are a great Orator..thank you for unpacking your knowledge and articulating the practical wisdom so we can absorb the concepts viscerally πŸ™‚

  27. diana says:

    wow, just sooo inspiring and mindblowing how you point out the context with nature, macro and microcosm. we are all related and interconnected. love it sooo much, thank you

  28. Heike says:

    Really inspiring interview. Thank you Dr. Grasser and David Crow. Nice to hear people who are like-minded. Thank you for your wonderful work and for putting up the trancript. Appreciate it very much πŸ˜‰

  29. melaney says:

    Completely worth every minute of my time. It is almost completely opposite of the chemical laden, bulk scale, sales pitch we have for food and medicine. Positivity from this lecture, yea !! Competent and understandable.
    Expressing gratitude for the knowledge imparted. Bless you ! Yes, it sounded as if someone was dicing on a cutting board πŸ™‚

  30. Lisa Peloquin says:

    Articulate, brilliant and inspiring.

  31. Barb says:

    Such simple wisdom that by-passes most of us…..profound insight that I feel can become a starting solution for healing ourselves along with our planet….as we are one.

  32. Joy says:

    I really enjoyed this conversation. Everything he said really landed with me. It left me with more knowledge and feeling hopeful.

  33. Osa Manell says:

    I am intrigued by the notion of creating a collective of Practitioners of Ayurveda contributing to a North American grown organic sustainable pharmacy of Ayurvedic (and Tibetan) healing herbs, in collaboration with an already established company such as Floracopeia, Banyan Botanicals, Horizon Herbs and/or Organic India who could play a centralizing role.
    I live in Western Massachusetts and love to garden.

  34. Catherine says:

    Thank you David. I spent the day with the Dalai Lama and physicists and a lunch conversation with an economics major discussing the notion of the fractal nature of our existence. David’s ideas around the five elements are beautifully articulated explorations into many of the ideas I’ve been thinking about in this regard. I was wondering if another piece of this fractal nature of the five elements is to add prana into our contemplations, which of course you covered in the mindfulness section of the talk. Is that what the ether element would represent? Also love the ancient/modern, macro/micro observation.

  35. Anna says:

    Thank you,David, for sharing! I have been also practicing Vipassana for a while. I can relate to you very much on how this practice helps to awaken your senses. My journey is deepening in a ways I could never imagine as a result of mindful practices. Connection to our intelligence is the greatest teacher. Blessings and Gratitude!

  36. Mariette says:

    Very interesting, but unfortunately, like Jerry, I could not concentrate due to the distracting sounds.

  37. Vivian says:

    Fantastic lecture! I feel inspired. Thanks to David for a great start to my day!

  38. Karen Whynott says:

    Simply profound! thank you. I am left hoping that our governments will find a way to make Department of Agriculture most important and that Department of Environment and Climate Change will be more respected and held in a high regard. I’m saying this as I don’t know that we can fully do this on our own. Thank you David Crow. I wish you many blessings.

  39. Marie says:

    very interesting presentation, thank you!
    And please, could you please remove that very irritating background nose, is is a continuous tapping, or sometimes someone drinking from a straw? Thanks!

    keep up the good work!

  40. Jerry says:

    Very annoying clicking and rattling made it very hard to listen to this talk.

    • Dr. Grasser says:

      Jerry, so sorry that happened. I didn’t hear it on my end during the recording. We have put up the transcript for download. Again, I apologize.

      • Michelle Braun CHt says:

        I truly enjoyed this presentation. Thank you for the transcript, Dr Grasser! Many people too often understate or negate our interdependent role with nature. I pray everyday for humankind as a whole to respect nature and stop squandering natural resources. We are all one as energy forms.

        (It is helpful when speakers are mindful of their headset or lapel microphones and any movement or abrasive materials which could cause distortion and unwanted noises.)

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