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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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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.
New episodes come out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for free. Listen 1-week early and to all episodes ad-free with Wondery+ or Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    How To Handle Literally Anything | Sebene Selassie and Jeff Warren

    How To Handle Literally Anything | Sebene Selassie and Jeff Warren

    This episode comes out for free on April 24th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Debating the cliche: Does everything happen for a reason? Plus, the Meditation Party crew tackles equanimity, work/life balance, and meditation vs napping.

    Sebene Selassie describes herself as a “writer, teacher, and immigrant-weirdo.” She teaches meditation on the ten percent happier app and is the author of a great book called You Belong. She’s based in Brooklyn.

    Jeff Warren is also a writer and a meditation teacher. He and Dan co-wrote the book, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. He also hosts the Consciousness Explorers podcast. He’s based in Toronto.

    If you want to be part of the show, please call in with a question or comment. The number is 508-656-0540. Or you can email us with a voice memo at podcast@tenpercent.com with a voice memo.


    Tickets for the two more Meditation Party retreats this year at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York are available now. The last one was a blast. Come join us for both. One is in May, the other October.


    Related Episodes:
    How to Stay Calm No Matter What’s Happening | Sebene Selassie and Jeff Warren


    Meditation Party: The “Sh*t Is Fertilizer” Edition | Sebene Selassie & Jeff Warren
    Meditation Party with Sebene Selassie and Jeff Warren: Psychedelics, ADHD, Waking Up From Distraction, and Singing Without Being Self-Conscious
    Meditation Party: Magic, Mystery, Intuition, Tattoos, and Non-Efforting | Sebene Selassie and Jeff Warren
    Science-Based Tools for When You're Stressed, Obsessed, or Overthinking | Dr. Jenny Taitz


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    Ancient Strategies For Managing Stress And Anxiety | Ryan Holiday

    Ancient Strategies For Managing Stress And Anxiety | Ryan Holiday

    This episode comes out for free on April 22nd, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Digging into the nuts and bolts of Stoicism with one of its best-known modern proponents.

    Ryan Holiday is a prolific author, whose books include The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, and Discipline is Destiny. His newest book, Right Thing, Right Now, comes out in June, and is available for pre-order now. Ryan is also the host of the Daily Stoic Podcast.


    In this episode we talk about:
    - The history and theory of Stoicism, and some of its big names (including a former Vice Presidential candidate)
    - Premeditatio Melorem, or thinking ahead to the worst possible outcome in order to avoid it
    - Memento Mori, or being aware of the inevitability of one’s own death
    - Amor Fati, or “loving one’s fate” as a path to acceptance of reality
    - Journaling as a key Stoic practice, of talking to oneself on the page
    - The four Stoic values: Courage, Temperance, Justice, Wisdom
    - How Stoicism and Buddhism overlap – and how they don’t

    Related Episodes:
    The Dharma of Artificial Intelligence (AI) | Jasmine Wang & Iain S. Thomas

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    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/tph/podcast-episode/ryan-holiday

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    Stop Trying To Control Everything | Bonus Meditation with Sebene Selassie

    Stop Trying To Control Everything | Bonus Meditation with Sebene Selassie

    Get comfortable with uncertainty and cultivate trust in life, even in the most turbulent times.

    About Sebene Selassie:

    Growing up, Sebene felt like a big weirdo. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and raised in white neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., she was a tomboy Black girl who loved Monty Python and UB40. She never believed she belonged. Thirty years ago, she began studying Buddhism as an undergraduate at McGill University where she majored in Comparative Religious Studies. Now, Sebene is a teacher, author, and speaker who teaches that meditation can help us remember our inherent sense of belonging, that our individual freedom affects absolutely everyone and everything, and that our collective freedom depends on each and every one of us. Sebene is a three-time cancer survivor of Stage III and IV cancer.

    To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “Trust Yourself and Breathe.”

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    How Thinking About Death Can Improve Your Life | Alua Arthur

    How Thinking About Death Can Improve Your Life | Alua Arthur

    Death isn’t the most appetizing topic, but contemplating mortality can be a massive source of motivation, perspective, and even stress relief. In this episode, life lessons from a death doula, who helps people at the end.

    • 51 min
    The Science Of Building The Life You Want | Arthur Brooks

    The Science Of Building The Life You Want | Arthur Brooks

    On the myths (and macronutrients) of happiness.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    A Guided Meditation For A Brisk Outdoor Walk | Bonus Meditation with Diana Winston

    A Guided Meditation For A Brisk Outdoor Walk | Bonus Meditation with Diana Winston

    Get your blood moving, mindfully! You can cultivate relaxation, even when you’re walking at a faster clip.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11.2K Ratings

11.2K Ratings

here i sit ,

Wow.

Interview with Dr. Gabor Mate’ is why I listen to this podcast. Well done all around. Thank you.

Dg10400 ,

Good content, meh host

Cool topics and things to learn but I feel Harris is a bit douchey in many episodes. Specifically to women who come on the show.

Coach Jamie P. ,

What a gift.

An inspiring & enlightening trail of breadcrumbs to follow. Thank you.

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