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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He wrote the bestselling book, "10% Happier," started an app -- "10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" -- and now, in this podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10%. Basically, here's what this podcast is obsessed with: Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment (whatever that means)? New episodes every Wednesday morning.

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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He wrote the bestselling book, "10% Happier," started an app -- "10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" -- and now, in this podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10%. Basically, here's what this podcast is obsessed with: Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment (whatever that means)? New episodes every Wednesday morning.

    How to Calm Down | Bonus Meditation with Matthew Hepburn

    How to Calm Down | Bonus Meditation with Matthew Hepburn

    Bring yourself down from a level 10 to a level 2—stimulating the calming parasympathetic nervous system with validated timeless practices.

    Matthew Hepburn is a straightshooting, 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.

    • 11 min
    #235: Joseph Goldstein | Meditating In A Pandemic

    #235: Joseph Goldstein | Meditating In A Pandemic

    A statement of the blazingly obvious: we are living in stressful times. A statement of the slightly less obvious: meditation, while not a panacea, can help. In this episode, we're bringing you one of the western world's greatest living meditation masters: Joseph Goldstein. I'm biased, of course, because he is my meditation teacher. I have known him for many years, and he has had an incalculably positive impact on my life. In fact, he has already come to my rescue once during this pandemic, at a moment when I was personally struggling. And now, I'm excited to unleash him on all of you. In this chat, he lays out a meditative toolkit for navigating the current crisis. His advice is actionable for absolute beginners as well as longtime meditators. Towards the end of the conversation, he proposes one approach that some of you may find deeply challenging, but I find to be extremely compelling.

    Plug Zone:
    Insight Meditation Society: https://www.dharma.org/teacher/joseph-goldstein/
    Joseph Goldstein Courses & Meditations on the Ten Percent Happier App: https://10percenthappier.app.link/x9Q0TCy36Z
    Joseph Goldstein Books: https://www.amazon.com/Joseph-Goldstein/e/B00DPSACUW

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

    Full Show Notes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/joseph-goldstein-235

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #234: How to Engage Corona-Deniers (and Other Ethical Dilemmas)

    #234: How to Engage Corona-Deniers (and Other Ethical Dilemmas)

    So many of us have people in our lives who we feel are not taking this pandemic seriously enough. How do we handle them? Yell, lecture, call them out on Twitter? What about flooding them with articles? Or is there a saner course of action that is likely to be more effective? In this episode, we have two experts in ethics to sort through this and other ethical dilemmas in the age of COVID. JoAnna Hardy is a meditation teacher with a special interest Buddhist ethics. Greg Epstein is the humanist chaplain at Harvard and MIT. Issues we tackle include: Is it ever ok to break social distancing? What are the ethical implications of moving your family out of the city to the country? And, what about stocking up on toilet paper?

    Episode Resources:
    JoAnna Hardy: https://www.joannahardy.org/
    JoAnna on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joannahardy65/
    Greg Epstein: https://chaplains.harvard.edu/people/greg-epstein
    Greg on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregmepstein

    Full Episode Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/joanna-hardy-greg-epstein-234

    Ten Percent Happier Live: Website: www.tenpercent.com/live

    In the Ten Percent Happier App: https://10percenthappier.app.link/TenPercentHappierLIVE

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb3AWCFuxotrXmgqUHQdwyg

    • 1 hr
    #233: Sharon Salzberg Makes Me Feel Better

    #233: Sharon Salzberg Makes Me Feel Better

    If, given the deeply suboptimal circumstances in which we find ourselves right now, you are cycling through anxiety, depression, anger, and apathy, I suspect this conversation with legendary meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg may elevate your mood. It certainly worked for me. I was in a little bit of a dark place when I hopped on the line with her- stuck in a story about how this pandemic is a waking nightmare with no expiration date. But there is something powerful about talking to someone who has spent 50 years dedicated to meditation and Buddhism. She provides a reframing, a dose of perspective, and practical, science-backed skills. Plus, like many of the best meditation teachers, she is quite funny. Enjoy.

    Full Show Notes: http://tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/sharon-salzberg-232

    Sharon Salzberg's Resources:
    Website: https://www.sharonsalzberg.com/
    Books: https://www.sharonsalzberg.com/books-audio/
    Podcast: https://www.sharonsalzberg.com/metta-hour-podcast/

    Ten Percent Happier LIVE:
    Website: www.tenpercent.com/live
    In the Ten Percent Happier App: https://10percenthappier.app.link/TenPercentHappierLIVE
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb3AWCFuxotrXmgqUHQdwyg

    • 59 min
    Jack Kornfield on Ten Percent Happier Live | Bonus Episode

    Jack Kornfield on Ten Percent Happier Live | Bonus Episode

    In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. Hence my new project -- Ten Percent Happier Live. Every weekday, we'll offer a free live sanity break, featuring some of the world's best meditation teachers, streaming from our homes to yours. We'll start with a five minute meditation, and then take questions from the audience. Today we're posting a bonus episode to the podcast feed from my session on Friday, March 20th with meditation teacher and author Jack Kornfield. Join us at www.tenpercent.com/live at 3pm ET every weekday. 

    How to access Ten Percent Happier Live: 
    Website: www.tenpercent.com/live
    In the Ten Percent Happier App: https://10percenthappier.app.link/TenPercentHappierLIVE
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb3AWCFuxotrXmgqUHQdwyg

    Organizations in need of support:  
    Placer Food Bank: http://placerfoodbank.org/ 
    Feeding America: https://www.feedingamerica.org/

    • 22 min
    #232: How to Actually Get Work Done at Home | Rasmus Hougaard & Jacqueline Carter

    #232: How to Actually Get Work Done at Home | Rasmus Hougaard & Jacqueline Carter

    We are in the middle of a giant, global experiment in remote work. Even in the best of times, working from home is tricky. You're surrounded by distractions: pets, laundry, Netflix. But in the midst of this pandemic, WFH (as the millennials call it) is even harder, given that many of us are cooped up with our children, cut off from our coworkers, and overwhelmed by anxiety. Our guests, Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter, from Potential Project, are experts in bringing mindfulness into the workplace. In this episode, we explore solutions to four major problems: distraction, isolation, virtual collaboration, and balancing family life.

    Plugzone:
    Website: https://www.potentialproject.com/
    Books: https://www.potentialproject.com/books/the-mind-of-the-leader/
    Rasmus on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rasmushougaard/
    Jacqueline on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacquelinecarter1/

    Other Resources:
    Ten Percent Happier Live: We’ll be streaming live on YouTube at 3PM ET every weekday. If you miss us live, you can catch the episode here at www.tenpercent.com/live or on the Ten Percent Happier app.

    Full show notes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/rasmus-hougaard-jacqueline-carter-232

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

nocoffeeforme ,

Sappy

Can we please have dan stop mentioning how he thinks that heart center and loving kindness is sappy and something that he finds uncomfortable.
We get it
Let it go
After a while it’s kinda unnecessary

mgarces06 ,

Why do we need a title?

Very easy listen. It’s thought provoking but relatable. Love listening to it on my walks out with the dogs. Keep the content coming!

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Love

Learned about Dan through the Meditative Story podcast, where Dan tells the story about his father/son relationship and just loved it. Now I’m hooked and need 100% more Dan Harris!

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