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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

    Your Anxiety Questions, Answered | Judson Brewer

    Your Anxiety Questions, Answered | Judson Brewer

    This episode comes out for free on Dec. 5th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    The subject of anxiety never seems to lose its relevance. In this special episode we answer listener voicemails with one of the world’s leading experts on anxiety.

    Dr. Jud Brewer is the Chief Medical Officer at Sharecare and the Director of Research and Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center. He is also the New York Times best-selling author of Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind and an expert in the field of habit change and the science of self-mastery.

    In this episode we talk about:

    - The current levels of anxiety in our culture
    - Why fear and planning can be helpful, but worrying is not
    - The role of curiosity and kindness in short circuiting anxiety
    - How to differentiate between anxiety and excitement
    - Whether we can try too hard to treat our anxiety
    - And why as a society we are moving away from distress tolerance

    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/judson-brewer-530

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    Partying With Your Imperfections | Bonus Meditation with Jeff Warren

    Partying With Your Imperfections | Bonus Meditation with Jeff Warren

    This episode comes out for free on December 2nd, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
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    This simple but profound meditation will help you flip the judgment switch and genuinely welcome whatever your life presents.

    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 “Welcoming Your Imperfection,” or click here:
    "https://10percenthappier.app.link/content?meditation=dfa31f5f-cf3e-40a6-ae63-ecf0ee524803"


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    The Surprising Power of “Healthy Embarrassment" | Koshin Paley Ellison

    The Surprising Power of “Healthy Embarrassment" | Koshin Paley Ellison

    This episode comes out for free on November 30th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
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    We’ve all got parts of our personality or our past that we’re ashamed of. We might refer to these parts of ourselves as our demons, our baggage, or our secrets; no one is immune.

    So, how do you want to deal with this situation? Stay coiled in shame and denial? That only makes the demons stronger. An alternative, per my guest Koshin Paley Ellison, is to approach your stuff with “healthy embarrassment.” That allows you to work more skillfully with your baggage so that it doesn’t own you. And once you’re cooler with yourself, that can improve your relationships with other people, which is probably the most important variable for your happiness. And healthy embarrassment is just one of many extremely useful things we are going to talk about today.

    Koshin Paley Ellison is an author, Zen teacher, Jungian psychotherapist, and Certified Chaplaincy Educator. He is the co-founder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, an amazing place which, among other things, trains people to be volunteers in hospice centers. Koshin is the author of a new book called Untangled: Walking the Eightfold Path to Clarity, Courage, and Compassion, which centers on a classic Buddhist list called The Eightfold Path, the Buddha’s recipe for enlightenment or, as Koshin puts it, “the most awesome combo platter.”

    In this episode we talk about:

    - What is The Eightfold Path and how it fits into another Buddhist list, The Four Noble Truths
    - How to use the list to do life better
    - The danger of perfectionism in putting the list to use in your life
    - How to bridge the gap between what we say we care about and what we’re actually doing with our lives
    - How sitting with your pain can lead to freedom
    - The utility and pitfalls of gossip
    - How we can look at the idea of “killing” in many different ways, including how one can “kill a moment” or “the energy in a room”
    - How the concept of “right effort” can help us find the balance between not doing enough and overworking ourselves
    - How being uncomfortable is a sign of real engagement with our practice
    - And Koshin’s addition of the concept of “mystery” as another aspect of the eightfold path

    Full Shownotes: www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/koshin-paley-ellison-528

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    How To Handle Dread | Saleem Reshamwala

    How To Handle Dread | Saleem Reshamwala

    Today we explore the entire dread spectrum with journalist and podcast host Saleem Reshamwala, who took a deep dive on this very common, very uncomfortable emotion—and learn some creative and helpful dread-management techniques.

    • 57 min
    A Meditation to Help You Not Lose Track of What You Actually Care About | Bonus Meditation with Dawn Mauricio

    A Meditation to Help You Not Lose Track of What You Actually Care About | Bonus Meditation with Dawn Mauricio

    Setting intentions regularly can be an incredibly effective and deeply satisfying tool to map out how you want to live your life.

    • 6 min
    This Thanksgiving, How to Make Gratitude More Than a Platitude | DaRa Williams

    This Thanksgiving, How to Make Gratitude More Than a Platitude | DaRa Williams

    DaRa Williams on how to make gratitude more than just a platitude and why she believes gratitude can be considered the fifth Brahma Vihara.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9.6K Ratings

9.6K Ratings

SonomaV ,

Uplifting !

This is one of my favorite podcasts, and Dan Harris is an excellent interviewer with great guests. I really appreciate his accessible manner and the informative and entertaining way he shares his life journey as a meditation/mindfulness skeptic. Thank you!!

tilbie ,

Extremely supportive

One of my favorite podcasts; so uplifting! Very helpful on the meditative journey, in leading a more mindful life, and becoming a happier person. Dan is a great, humorous and personable interviewer and his guests are excellent and inspiring. Thank you!

Issues with nicknames ,

Excellent podcast!

I have been a listener for a long time and love the high level of daily applicability built into Dan’s interviews, his light hearted and sincere approach and the wide variety of mindfulness topics! Thanks for an excellent podcast!

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