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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical journalist who had a panic attack on live national television, which led him to try something he otherwise never would have considered: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, 10% Happier. On this show, Dan talks with eminent meditation teachers, top scientists, and even the odd celebrity. Guests include everyone from His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Brené Brown to Karamo from Queer Eye. On some episodes, Dan ventures into the deep end of the pool, covering subjects such as enlightenment and psychedelics. On other episodes, it’s science-based techniques for issues such as anxiety, productivity, and relationships. Dan's approach is seemingly modest, but secretly radical: happiness is a skill you can train, just like working your bicep in the gym. Your progress may be incremental at first, but like any good investment, it compounds over time.

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New episodes come out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.
Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical journalist who had a panic attack on live national television, which led him to try something he otherwise never would have considered: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, 10% Happier. On this show, Dan talks with eminent meditation teachers, top scientists, and even the odd celebrity. Guests include everyone from His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Brené Brown to Karamo from Queer Eye. On some episodes, Dan ventures into the deep end of the pool, covering subjects such as enlightenment and psychedelics. On other episodes, it’s science-based techniques for issues such as anxiety, productivity, and relationships. Dan's approach is seemingly modest, but secretly radical: happiness is a skill you can train, just like working your bicep in the gym. Your progress may be incremental at first, but like any good investment, it compounds over time.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Free Range Meditation | Bonus Meditation with Alexis Santos

    Free Range Meditation | Bonus Meditation with Alexis Santos

    This episode comes out for free on Sept 30, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Bringing awareness to everyday activities can be a taste of freedom to help you move through your day with clarity, energy, and well-being.

    About Alexis Santos:

    Alexis Santos is a featured teacher on the Ten Percent Happier app and has been in the field of mindfulness and meditation since 2001. He has been a long-time student of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, with whom he ordained as a Buddhist monk, and has taught at retreat centers around the globe.

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    To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “While Going About Your Day,” or click here: https://10percenthappier.app.link/content?meditation=0a6b880d-a114-4db6-a502-3f70c56e3078.

    The Mental States That Steal Your Calm | Bhikkhu Bodhi

    The Mental States That Steal Your Calm | Bhikkhu Bodhi

    This episode comes out for free on Sept 28th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Ever have that experience where you catch yourself in a moment of anger, judgmentalism or fear? And, with a wince, immediately tell yourself a whole story about what kind of person you are? How do you stop this from happening or cut it short once it’s already begun?

    The answer? Mindfulness or having the basic self-awareness to see what kind of mental states are arising so that you are not owned them. To use a technical Buddhist term this is called, “mindfulness of mind.” It’s the ability to see your mind states without taking them personally and it comes from one of the Buddha’s most famous lists called the four foundations of mindfulness.

    Today we are going to learn about the whys and wherefores of mindfulness of mind from one of the most esteemed living Buddhist scholars, Bhikkhu Bodhi. Bodhi is a monk, originally from NYC. He is a prolific translator, scholar, and author of books on the Buddha’s teachings. He is also President of the Buddhist Association of the United States and co-founder and Chairperson of the Board of Buddhist Global Relief.
    This episode is the third installment of a series we've launched on the four foundations of mindfulness.

    In this episode we talk about:

    - The historical backdrop of the four foundations of mindfulness
    - What exactly the Buddha meant by “mindfulness of mind”
    - How we can know whether or not we are being mindful
    - How not to let our mindfulness become a sort of compulsive internal nanny state
    - Practical instructions for the third foundation (given that the Buddha never actually gave them)
    - And Bhikkhu Bodhi’s view that we should not be mindfulness zealots


    Photo Credit: Hsiao Ying Chang (史曉瑛)


    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/bhikkhu-bodhi-502

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    Messiness Is Not a Moral Failing | KC Davis

    Messiness Is Not a Moral Failing | KC Davis

    This episode comes out for free on September 26th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
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    Today we’re talking about an often overlooked source of suffering— housework. There are so many ways in which housework can be a bummer. Maybe we’re feeling guilty about the fact that our place is always a mess. Maybe we’re driving ourselves crazy with obsessive cleaning. Maybe we have relatives who are overly critical about the state of affairs in our home. Maybe gender politics with our spouses and partners is a source of strife.

    Our guest today, KC Davis, helps deconstruct these often rigid and daunting cultural norms that surround the concept of domestic bliss. As a self-styled anti-perfectionist, Davis has garnered a huge audience on TikTok with more than 1 million followers. She has also written the book, How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing. On today’s show, she offers a ton of practical tips that are rooted in self compassion and the dogged determination not to use shame as a motivator when it comes to our domestic lives.

    In this episode we talk about:

    - One of KC’s slogans,“You don’t exist to serve your space, your space exists to serve you”
    - The difference between what’s “normal” and what’s “functional”. For example, why that pile of laundry on the floor is just fine if it works for you
    - Why it’s important to think of house work as morally neutral. For example, why doing dishes has nothing to do with you being a good or bad person
    - Why she doesn’t believe laziness exists
    - The power of what she calls “category cleaning”
    - Breaking the clean/not clean binary
    - And achieving equitable division of labor around the house


    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/kc-davis-501

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    Malcolm Gladwell on: Working From Home, Kindness, Sacrifice, and Making Mistakes

    Malcolm Gladwell on: Working From Home, Kindness, Sacrifice, and Making Mistakes

    Malcolm Gladwell talks about his controversial work from home views, and why we need to engage and investigate other peoples’ lives in order to be morally alert humans.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Unhappiness Is Not a Life Sentence | Christina Feldman

    Unhappiness Is Not a Life Sentence | Christina Feldman

    Is it possible to be happy no matter what happens? Today’s guest, dharma teacher Christina Feldman, talks about the second foundation of mindfulness known as vedena and shows how working with it can help us to disarm and disable potential suffering in our lives.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Why You’re Not Seeing the World Clearly— and How to Fix It | Jessica Nordell

    Why You’re Not Seeing the World Clearly— and How to Fix It | Jessica Nordell

    Journalist Jessica Nordell, dives into her book The End of Bias, A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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