14 episodes

Meditative Story is a completely new kind of listening experience that blends intimate first-person stories with mindfulness prompts, enveloped in beautiful music composition. Every week, subscribers will receive a new Meditative Story from a storyteller who will transport listeners to the time and place where everything changed for them — a story that may be deeply relatable to the listener’s own life. As the story unfolds, mindfulness guide Rohan Gunatillake (founder of the popular Buddhify meditation app) offers prompts to calm the mind, and help listeners connect with their own observations. The entire experience is elevated by gorgeous music. Shifting between music and vibration, the exquisite sound design rides above the narrative, bringing each Meditative Story to life and giving subscribers the headspace to feel restored and refreshed. Meditative Story is a WaitWhat original series — created by the team who built and led TED’s media organization — in close partnership with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. The series is made possible with generous support from Salesforce.

Meditative Story WaitWhat + Thrive Global

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5, 765 Ratings

Meditative Story is a completely new kind of listening experience that blends intimate first-person stories with mindfulness prompts, enveloped in beautiful music composition. Every week, subscribers will receive a new Meditative Story from a storyteller who will transport listeners to the time and place where everything changed for them — a story that may be deeply relatable to the listener’s own life. As the story unfolds, mindfulness guide Rohan Gunatillake (founder of the popular Buddhify meditation app) offers prompts to calm the mind, and help listeners connect with their own observations. The entire experience is elevated by gorgeous music. Shifting between music and vibration, the exquisite sound design rides above the narrative, bringing each Meditative Story to life and giving subscribers the headspace to feel restored and refreshed. Meditative Story is a WaitWhat original series — created by the team who built and led TED’s media organization — in close partnership with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. The series is made possible with generous support from Salesforce.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
765 Ratings

765 Ratings

Shakimel ,

I need more!

I love listening to this podcast on my commute to work. It sets me up for a more positive and peaceful day. The stories are very different and engaging. I like that there’s a “pause” for me to reflect and it bring me to the present and I can reflect on what I just heard. I wish this was a daily podcast, I know. I’m asking for a lot, but it’s that good!

Zozo1234 ,

Best podcast for my morning walk

Was looking for something like this for a long time. I wish there was more episodes

Birdgrrl ,

Ruined by creepy ads

I love meditation and stories so I was attracted to this podcast right away. Unfortunately, I found it disappointing. The Sales Force ads interwoven seem creepy. Meditation can put one in a more receptive state so the ads seem like an attempt at not so subtle subliminal advertising. Yuck. Yes, you may need sponsors. Put ads in a straightforward way at the beginning or end and don’t try insinuate it into the meditative atmosphere. Also, the narrator’s voice is pretentious (Andy from Headspace has a better manner) and the music is a bit too angelic to be relaxing but those are minor annoyances. The guests and their stories are really good. They stand alone and actually need a minimum of narration to be meditative. Trust that your audience is more hip to meditation than you think.

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