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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC News anchor who had a panic attack live on "Good Morning America," which led him to try something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, "10% Happier." In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever that means) from all angles. Guests include legendary meditation teachers -- from the Dalai Lama to Western masters -- as well as scientists, and even the odd celebrity. But the show also ventures beyond meditation, bringing on leading researchers in areas such as social anxiety, bias, creativity, productivity, and relationships. The animating insight of this show is that the mind is trainable. This is what science is showing us. Mental traits such as happiness, calm, generosity, compassion, and connection are not hardwired, unalterable factory settings; they are, in fact, skills that can be trained. On this show, you'll learn how.

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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC News anchor who had a panic attack live on "Good Morning America," which led him to try something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, "10% Happier." In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever that means) from all angles. Guests include legendary meditation teachers -- from the Dalai Lama to Western masters -- as well as scientists, and even the odd celebrity. But the show also ventures beyond meditation, bringing on leading researchers in areas such as social anxiety, bias, creativity, productivity, and relationships. The animating insight of this show is that the mind is trainable. This is what science is showing us. Mental traits such as happiness, calm, generosity, compassion, and connection are not hardwired, unalterable factory settings; they are, in fact, skills that can be trained. On this show, you'll learn how.

    You Don’t Exist. But You Actually Do. Wait, What? | Guy Armstrong

    You Don’t Exist. But You Actually Do. Wait, What? | Guy Armstrong

    In this episode, we take a simple, useful, and down-to-earth stroll through one of the most confounding -- but liberating -- concepts in Buddhism. On the one hand, Buddhists tell us the self is an illusion: “You don’t exist!” On the other hand, they tell us, “Well actually, on some level, you do, of course, exist.” So which is it? The answer is: both. But this concept -- call it not-self, selflessness, egolessness, or emptiness -- doesn’t have to be some hopelessly esoteric riddle; it is actually a game-changer that we can all apply in our own lives. Here to tell us how is Guy Armstrong, who has been a meditation teacher in the insight tradition for decades. He’s written a book called Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators. He is the husband of Sally Armstrong, who appeared on the show just a few weeks ago. I actually conducted the interviews back-to-back last fall. But even though this was recorded before the wretched events of 2020, the concepts herein are, I assure you, perennially useful.

    Where to find Guy Armstrong online: 
    Website: https://www.spiritrock.org/guy-armstrong 
    Book: Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators - https://bookshop.org/books/emptiness-a-practical-guide-for-meditators/9781614295266

    You can always get started with the Ten Percent Happier app with our flagship course, The Basics. In The Basics, Joseph Goldstein and Dan Harris discuss the fundamentals of mediation and dispel common myths about meditation in a seven-day meditation series. Visit https://10percenthappier.app.link/TheBasicsPod to get started.

    Other Resources Mentioned:
    Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation by Bhikkhu Anālayo - https://bookshop.org/books/compassion-and-emptiness-in-early-buddhist-meditation/9781909314559

    Additional Resources:
    Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/live
    Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
    Free App access for Frontline Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care

    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/guy-armstrong-270

    • 56 min.
    Soothe Anxiety to Sleep | Bonus Meditation with Matthew Hepburn

    Soothe Anxiety to Sleep | Bonus Meditation with Matthew Hepburn

    Today (7/31) is the last day to join the Summer Sanity Challenge: a free 21 day meditation challenge. The goal here is to help you build resilience so that you are less buffeted by circumstances you can’t control -- and are therefore calmer, happier, and better prepared to show up the way you want to for your family and your communities.

    To join the challenge, you can visit tenpercent.com/challenge

    If you’re getting into bed with a revved up nervous system, this session on calm, pleasure, and gratitude will help you gently wind down. To hear Matthew's meditation on the Ten Percent Happier app, visit https://10percenthappier.app.link/SootheAnxietyToSleepPod

    About Matthew Hepburn:
    Matthew Hepburn is a straight shooting, clear thinking, and dedicated meditation teacher. His personal practice caught fire over the course of several extended meditation retreats in his early twenties, and for the last 5+ years he has been teaching meditation at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center in Boston, MA. Matthew is currently a participant in the four-year Insight Meditation Society Teacher Training Program, where he studies with renowned teachers including Joseph Goldstein.

    • 32 min.
    The Sex Episode | Devon and Craig Hase

    The Sex Episode | Devon and Craig Hase

    Buddhists don’t tend to shy away from talking about body parts -- but usually it’s more along the lines of meditating on things like spittle, defecation (otherwise known as poop) and the inevitable decay of the body. So where do sex and sexuality fit into this mix? Bottom line: how can we use sex to wake up? In this episode, I talk with dharma practitioners Devon and Craig Hase. They’re not sexperts by any stretch, but as a married couple who recently emerged from a year of monastic vows (which included celibacy), they’ve spent a lot of time exploring the intersection of mindfulness, meditation and sex. In fact, their new book How Not to Be a Hot Mess includes a whole chapter called, “Make Sex Good.” We start with a fascinating discussion about their own experimentation with esoteric, Tantric sex practices, but then veer directly into garden variety sex issues. It’s a fascinating chat, and I appreciate Devon and Craig being so open and honest on an intensely personal issue.

    Where to find Devon & Craig Hase online: 
    Website: http://devonandcraighase.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/devonandcraighase
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/devonandcraig/
    Book: How Not to Be a Hot Mess by Craig & Devon Hase: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781611807981

    There's still time to join and complete the Summer Sanity Challenge: a free 21 day meditation challenge. The goal here is to help you build resilience so that you are less buffeted by circumstances you can’t control -- and are therefore calmer, happier, and better prepared to show up the way you want to for your family and your communities.

    To join the challenge, you can visit tenpercent.com/challenge.

    Other Resources Mentioned:
    Mentoring page: http://devonandcraighase.com/mentoring
    Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century by Barbara Carrellas: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781587612909

    Additional Resources:
    Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/live
    Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
    Free App access for Frontline Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care

    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/devon-craig-hase-269

    • 1 u. 6 min.
    How to Get Sleep in Anxious Times | Dr. Donn Posner

    How to Get Sleep in Anxious Times | Dr. Donn Posner

    I don’t know about you guys, but my sleep has suffered quite badly during the last few months. Today’s guest really got me thinking about this issue in a whole new way. First, he normalizes the sleep problems many of us are having. If you’re sleeping poorly right now, he says, don’t freak out; it is natural and normal. Second, he has a bunch of tips for how to deal with insomnia, some of which I had never heard before and am already starting to operationalize in my own life. His name is Donn Posner. He’s one of the leaders in the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. His titles are: Founder and President, Sleepwell Consultants, and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Not only did he answer all of my questions, but we also played him some listener voicemails. One last thing to say before we dive in: our episodes this week have a theme: primordial needs. Today we’re doing sleep; Wednesday it’s sex. So it’s a fun week here on the show.
     
    Where to find Donn Posner online:
    Website: https://www.sleepwellconsultants.com/
    Books: https://www.sleepwellconsultants.com/publications
     
    Today is the first day of the Summer Sanity Challenge: a free 21 day meditation challenge. The goal here is to help you build resilience so that you are less buffeted by circumstances you can’t control -- and are therefore calmer, happier, and better prepared to show up the way you want to for your family and your communities.
    To join the challenge, you can visit tenpercent.com/challenge.
     
    Other Resources Mentioned:
    Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine: https://www.behavioralsleep.org/
    American Academy of Sleep Medicine sponsored site to search for local accredited sleep centers: http://sleepeducation.org/find-a-facility
     
    Additional Resources:
    Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/live
    Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
    Free App access for Frontline Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care
     
    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/donn-posner-268

    • 1 u. 22 min.
    Performance Anxiety | Bonus Meditation with Oren Jay Sofer

    Performance Anxiety | Bonus Meditation with Oren Jay Sofer

    On July 27, we're launching the Summer Sanity Challenge: a free 21 day meditation challenge. The goal here is to help you build resilience so that you are less buffeted by circumstances you can’t control -- and are therefore calmer, happier, and better prepared to show up the way you want to for your family and your communities.

    To join the challenge, you can visit tenpercent.com/challenge.

    About Oren Jay Sofer:
    Oren Jay Sofer teaches mindfulness, meditation and Nonviolent Communication. He has practiced meditation since 1997, beginning his studies in Bodh Gaya, India and is a long-time student of Joseph Goldstein, Michele McDonald, and Ajahn Sucitto, and is a graduate of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training program. He holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University and is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.

      

    • 12 min.
    How Do You Optimize Your Performance When Everything Sucks? | Pete Carroll & Michael Gervais

    How Do You Optimize Your Performance When Everything Sucks? | Pete Carroll & Michael Gervais

    How do you optimize your performance when life is utterly disrupted by a pandemic? Are optimism and confidence trainable skills? Can we get over our fear of other people’s opinions? These are some of the questions we tackle in this episode. We have two guests. Pete Carroll is our first interviewee who has a Superbowl ring. He’s been the coach of the Seattle Seahawks for ten seasons. He’s also the co-author and co-founder of Compete to Create, which is many things: a firm that works with companies to create high-performing teams, an online course that anyone can take, and a new Audible Original audio book. Coach Pete’s partner in all of this is our other guest. Michael Gervais is a high performance psychologist who has worked with MVPs from every major sport and Fortune 100 CEOs. He’s also the host of a podcast called Finding Mastery.

    Where to find Pete Carroll online: 
    Website: https://petecarroll.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PeteCarroll 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachpetecarroll/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petecarroll/
    Book Mentioned:
    Compete to Create Audible Origional: https://www.amazon.com/Compete-Create-Approach-Leading-Authentically/dp/B08911JMJX

    Where to find Michael Gervais online: 
    Website: https://findingmastery.net/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichaelGervais
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MichaelGervais/
    Podcast Mentioned:
    Finding Mastery: http://smarturl.it/finding-mastery

    On July 27, we're launching the Summer Sanity Challenge: a free 21 day meditation challenge. The goal here is to help you build resilience so that you are less buffeted by circumstances you can’t control -- and are therefore calmer, happier, and better prepared to show up the way you want to for your family and your communities.

    To join the challenge, you can visit tenpercent.com/challenge.

    Other Resources Mentioned:
    Compete to Create: https://competetocreate.net/

    Additional Resources:
    Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/live
    Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
    Free App access for Frontline Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care

    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/pete-carrol-michael-gervais-267

    • 1 u. 4 min.

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Nine36 ,

Highly recommended!

After using the 10 percent happier app to meditate for a few months, I recently started listening to the podcast. The interviews Dan has are food for thought. They vary with every guest but are always inspiring. I love Dans authentic and slightly ironic manner and often find myself laughing out loud. As my daily commute is 1 hour I even hope for heavy traffic to be able to finish an episode before I get to work.

jaykbob ,

A weekly gift

I thoroughly enjoy this podcast on a weekly basis - great guests with diverse backgrounds speaking about their experience with meditation and the impact of that practice on their lives. Host Dan Harris sets such a nice and warm tone while getting the most out of his guests through intelligent questions and a lot of humor. Recommended for anyone interested in mindfulness and meditation.

Sigi_20 ,

Excellent

Excellent content, host and guests. Helpful and scientific at times, raw and emotional at others. Perfect balance, and I’m excited about the new, more holistic course this podcasts aims to go in.

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