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My guest today, Chris Keane, talks about 40 Years of Zen, which helps people reach an advanced Zen state in just five days. You can gain enlightenment and clarity, and train your brain to function in remarkable ways through this program. Chris is also an expert in issues surrounding blue light, and was instrumental in creating TrueDark technology as part of Biohacked’s mission to stop junk light. Tune in to learn how to get better sleep and hack your brain for increased performance!

Find Out More About Chris Here:

Chris Keane on LinkedIn
40 Years of Zen

In This Episode:
  • [02:37] - Chris talks about 40 Years of Zen, which helps people accomplish in five days what a monk could do in 40 years.
  • [05:40] - What is different about the brain of a monk who has meditated on a mountaintop for 40 years, or someone with a super high-performing brain, compared to the rest of us?
  • [08:30] - Chris describes the experience of going into one of their neurofeedback pods for the first time.
  • [09:44] - On a practical level, what’s the result for someone who has gone through the five-day 40 Years of Zen process?
  • [12:52] - Chris talks about flow states, then explores his background in motorcycle racing and how that led to the work he does now.
  • [14:47] - Did Chris ever get hurt during his time doing motorcycle racing?
  • [16:12] - We hear more about what happens across the five days of Chris’ 40 Days of Zen program.
  • [18:38] - Chris has just mentioned having one moment that was the most magnificent moment of Chris’ life by far; what was that moment? He shares this powerful experience, and talks about the impact it has had on his life.
  • [25:15] - We hear more about how Chris’ magnificent moment changed his life, specifically his work relationships.
  • [26:11] - Stephan shares his own history with macro flow states and experiencing different realms of consciousness.
  • [28:53] - Does the 40 Years of Zen program carry over into the rest of your life, even months or years after going through the program?
  • [30:06] - Chris talks about sensory deprivation experiences and whether he thinks people tend to get value out of them.
  • [33:16] - Stephan talks about his powerful experience in a float tank at Just Float in Pasadena, CA.
  • [36:10] - One of the things that Chris has been looking at is using sensory deprivation tanks coupled with neurofeedback to boost ability to do neural programming.
  • [37:19] - Chris has already talked about alpha-wave flow states; are there also flow states in other kinds of brain waves?
  • [40:56] - Chris describes the difference between training for a delta state and lucid dreaming.
  • [41:35] - What is a specific example of a powerful breakthrough that came out of theta brainwave training for Chris?
  • [43:13] - Chris uses two types of EEG monitoring during the 40 Years of Zen program.
  • [45:12] - We hear about Chris’ experience with a SPECT scan.
  • [46:39] - Does Chris have any resources he wants to recommend to listeners in the area of neurofeedback, brain training, etc.?
  • [48:57] - We dive into the TrueDark side of things, with Chris going over the science behind the product.
  • [53:13] - Screens aren’t the only things that emit blue light, Chris explains. The light that comes out of a bright white LED light is all blue, for example.
  • [54:16] - Chris offers listeners a generous gift: 10% off the TrueDark glasses. To take advantage of this offer, go to!
  • [55:02] - How did Chris and Dave Asprey decide to form a business together?
  • [56:57] - Chris explains how the TrueDark glasses work in terms of treating and reducing jet lag.
  • [59:18] - Using a smartphone in bed without taking steps to minimize the blue light is basically causing brain damage, Chris says.
  • [60:22] - Where can interested listeners go through the 40 Years of Zen process, or find the TrueDark glasses?
  • Links and Resources:
  • Chris Keane on LinkedIn
  • 40 Years of Zen
  • Biohacked
  • TrueDark technology
  • Bulletproof Conference
  • Dave Asprey on the Optimized Geek
  • Steven Kotler
  • The Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler
  • Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler
  • Dr. Harry Adelson on the Optimized Geek
  • Oneness University
  • Float tank
  • Fred Gallo on the Optimized Geek
  • Tapping
  • Just Float in Pasadena, CA
  • Tony Robbins Platinum Partnership
  • Dr. Daniel Amen on the Optimized Geek
  • SPECT scan
  • Blue light
  • Prestige TrueDark Daywalker
  • f.lux
  • (for 10% off TrueDark products)
  • HumanCharger

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