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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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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 65 Ratings

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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

    What Does Interconnection Actually Mean? | Bonus Meditation with Jeff Warren

    What Does Interconnection Actually Mean? | Bonus Meditation with Jeff Warren

    This episode comes out for free on July 8th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Connecting with the universal world wide web of meditators expands your perspective and helps cultivate a deep feeling of belonging.

    About Jeff Warren:

    Jeff is an incredibly gifted meditation teacher. He's trained in multiple traditions, including with renowned teacher Shinzen Young. Jeff is the co-author of NY Times Bestseller "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics," and the founder of the Consciousness Explorers Club, a meditation adventure group in Toronto. He has a knack for surfacing the exact meditation that will help everyone he meets. "I have a meditation for that" is regularly heard from Jeff, so we've dubbed him the "Meditation MacGyver."


    To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “Symphony of Interconnection,” or click here: https://10percenthappier.app.link/content?meditation=1255a87a-5d7e-4736-9d6e-750e582f96f8.

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    An Episode About Anger | Jacoby Ballard

    An Episode About Anger | Jacoby Ballard

    his episode comes out for free on July 6th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.


    In this episode, the social justice educator and activist Jacoby Ballard talks about a universal, or near universal, issue: anger. And, he offers us two mental skills that can help channel anger into something even more powerful and effective. Those skills are forgiveness and equanimity.

    Ballard is a meditation and yoga teacher and the author of a new book called, A Queer Dharma: Yoga and Meditations for Liberation


    Content Warnings: There are some brief references to sensitive topics, including trauma and suicide.


    In this episode we talk about:

    How he went from an activist largely fueled by anger to a dharma teacher with a very different approach
    The sometimes useful role of anger in activism and the danger of being stuck in anger mode
    The subtle but powerful move of getting in touch with what is beneath our anger
    Using annoyance as a jumping off point for inner investigation
    Ways to work with anger and learning to discharge the energy in our body
    Forgiveness, including forgiving ourselves
    Getting over our need to be right
    Equanimity, or as Jacoby calls it, his “tussle with equanimity”


    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/jacoby-ballard-470

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    A Mystery That Matters | Anil Seth

    A Mystery That Matters | Anil Seth

    This episode comes out for free on July 4th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
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    How, on this planet, did we go from molten lava and shifting tectonic plates to sentient beings? How are you awake and aware right now? Who and where and what exactly is the “you” that is experiencing everything?

    Guest Anil Seth says that exploring these questions can lead to real and radical changes in your life, including reducing your emotional reactivity.

    Seth is a Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science and Editor-in-Chief of Neuroscience of Consciousness. His TED Talk on consciousness has been viewed over 13 million times. Most recently, he is the author of Being You: A New Science of Consciousness.

    In this episode we talk about:

    - How brains give rise to consciousness
    - The bundle theory of self
    - The comfort in thinking of the self as impermanent
    - A new way to think about emotional states
    - How Seth’s personal experience with long COVID has changed his own sense of self
    - The question of whether we have free will
    - Whether machines can be conscious – and whether we should be afraid of artificial intelligence



    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/anil-seth-469

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    Meditating on a Mystery | Bonus Meditation with JoAnna Hardy

    Meditating on a Mystery | Bonus Meditation with JoAnna Hardy

    What and who are you? In this advanced exploration, you are invited to contemplate what is and isn’t definable about your identity.

    • 11 min
    Five Ways to be Less Distracted | Shaila Catherine

    Five Ways to be Less Distracted | Shaila Catherine

    Dharma teacher Shaila Catherine outlines the Buddha’s five strategies for dealing with distractions.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Science of Handling Uncertainty | Maya Shankar

    The Science of Handling Uncertainty | Maya Shankar

    Cognitive scientist Maya Shankar talks about how to get comfortable with uncertainty in an ever-changing world.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Rikipaul ,

Great concepts and so easy to listen to

I find this podcast really thought provoking & enlightening but also super easy to listen to.

Rosey9697 ,

Life changing

This podcast has literally changed my life. The guests and insights are amazing. Thank you so much Dan and team ! 🙏💛

BBGUN14 ,

Excellent interviews

Thanks dan for bringing us this podcast. You have great guests and have presented us with some incredibly inspiring interviews. Would love you to interview Tara brach, Marianne Williams, Brene Brown? Anyway keep up the great work, thanks from me here in New Zealand.

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