Feb. 16, 2021

Spot Lyte On...Dr. Lisette Garcia

Spot Lyte On...Dr. Lisette Garcia

Dr. Lissette Garcia stops by Spot Lyte On to discuss her new book, her 4 year silent meditation, social psychology, and her experience growing up in Texas along the Mexican border.


As a Latin percussionist with a PhD and the General Manager of Sunyata Records & Books, Dr. Lisette Garcia has carved out a wide path in her formidable artistic and academic career. Dr. Garcia recently recorded percussion on the 3 most recent albums from the Barrett Martin Group: “Transcendence” (2017), “Indwell: Music For Movement” (2019), and “Songs Of The Firebird” (2019), which also includes performing with this modern jazz ensemble. She recently returned from a recording project in the Peruvian Amazon where she helped to record and translate the healing songs of the indigenous Shipibo Shamans for their newest album, “Woven Songs Of The Amazon II.” Dr. Garcia just finished her book, "Poderosas: Conversations with Extraordinary Ordinary Women" sharing stories of the powerful women around the world with whom she has worked. 

Earning a Ph.D. from Tufts University in Social Psychology, Dr. Garcia lived in New York City for 15 years where she worked as a professor before starting her own company.  During that time she also deepened her studies of Yoga Asana and Tibetan Buddhism in the lineage of the Dalai Lama. She has been a prominent academic, musician, writer, and a speaker ever since.

After four years of silent meditation retreat, Dr. Garcia has proven the efficacy of meditation in changing one’s mind, heart, and reality. Her goal has been to distill her knowledge into music, books, and photography to help achieve mindfulness, happiness, and success.

Learn more about Dr. Lissette Garcia here and tune in next week to her a conversation with her husband, Barrett Martin. 

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