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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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Life can be challenging. It’s comforting to have kind, supportive people around you to help you through it. Dr. Kristin Neff believes it’s equally important to cultivate a kind, supportive inner voice. In her last year of graduate school Neff was going through what she calls a messy divorce. Looking for a way to alleviate the strong feelings of stress and shame she was experiencing, she found meditation. Drawn to the integration of mindfulness and compassion practices, she was able to work through her emotional turmoil. She came to the realization that she deserved kindness and encouragement and she didn’t need to rely on anyone other than herself to fulfill those needs. That epiphany inspired her to spend the next several years of her life doing self-compassion work. Neff believes self-compassion is a trainable skill anyone can learn, even those who are not naturally inclined to be kind to themselves. She recently co-created a workbook that guides the reader through the practices of mindful self-compassion, hoping to help others experience the life-changing benefits of being kind to ourselves.Plug ZoneWebsite: https://self-compassion.org/Workbook: https://self-compassion.org/mindful-self-compassion-workbook/Twitter: @self_compassionTED Talk: https://ed.ted.com/on/zhq011AI***VOICEMAILS***Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326
Self-Compassion may not be your strong suit, but with this introductory training, you’ll develop more resilience, kindness and ease in life.Plug ZoneSee Yourself Compassionately: https://10percenthappier.app.link/ZHqOD1TNv0Jessica Morey Meditations on the Ten Percent Happier App:https://10percenthappier.app.link/weTJGm1Nv0
Dr. Sydney Spears is a professor at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare and holds a PhD in Clinical Social Work from Smith College. As a woman of color, she tells us she has experienced layers of oppression and discrimination. Looking for a way to make sense of these experiences, and the difficult emotions she felt because of them, she became interested in meditation. Through her mindfulness practice she realized her identity did not need to be defined by the social constructs society often uses to discriminate. She found comfort in knowing that while she may not be able to control her external experiences, no one could affect her internal peace. Now she teaches the concept of mindful self-compassion to help others come to this same realization.Plug ZoneWebsite: https://midlifeateasecounseling.com/Twitter: @MidlifeAtEaseMidwest Alliance for Mindfulness: https://mindfulness-alliance.org/***VOICEMAILS***Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326
Bonus Meditation with Sharon Salzberg, Self-CompassionPlug ZoneSelf-Compassion Meditation: https://10percenthappier.app.link/pRxEZhPgk0Sharon Salzberg Courses & Meditations on the Ten Percent Happier App:https://10percenthappier.app.link/NOCqrWwik0
We are all guilty at times of taking on too much. Our guest this week, Jocelyn K. Glei, explains some of the benefits of taking a step back. She discusses the importance of slowing things down to prevent burnout and boost creativity. She’s written about maximizing potential and managing each day. Her most recent book is Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done.Plug ZoneWebsite: https://jkglei.com/Hurry Slowly Podcast: https://hurryslowly.co/Course: https://reset-course.com/Books: https://www.amazon.com/Jocelyn-K-Glei/e/B00BSX6EJE/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1Twitter: @jkglei***VOICEMAILS***Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326
Life is already complicated enough. Meditation doesn’t have to be, if we learn to be simple and easy.Plug ZoneBe Simple & Easy: https://10percenthappier.app.link/6WVKqYJV6ZJoseph Goldstein Courses & Meditations on the Ten Percent Happier App: https://10percenthappier.app.link/x9Q0TCy36Z
One of the first American Vipassana teachers and the co-founder of Insight Meditation Society, Joseph Goldstein, is a highly recognized name to many in western meditation. He has studied and practiced various forms of Buddhist meditation under world renowned teachers from India and he has led, and continues to lead, numerous insight and loving-kindness meditation retreats worldwide. Goldstein shares his abundance of knowledge on insight meditation, the confusion between attention and mindfulness, ethical frameworks and provides clarity on various terms such as the awakened mind, checking the attitude of the mind, in-order-to mind and more. Currently, Goldstein is a meditation teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts as well as on the Ten Percent Happier app. He is also the author of numerous publications such as Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening and One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism.Plug ZoneInsight Meditation Society: https://www.dharma.org/teacher/joseph-goldstein/Joseph Goldstein Courses & Meditations on the Ten Percent Happier App:https://10percenthappier.app.link/x9Q0TCy36ZNew York Insight December 5th Event: https://www.nyimc.org/event/an-evening-with-joseph-goldstein-and-dan-harris-staying-sane-in-a-crazy-world/Bonus Meditation: Be Simple & Easy: https://10percenthappier.app.link/6WVKqYJV6ZJeff Warren November Meditation Retreat: https://jeffwarren.org/event/fidgetyskeptics-northcarolina-2/***VOICEMAILS***Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326
David Fajgenbaum, a young, promising medical student, could not have imagined he would become a patient in the same hospital he was serving his residency. After being diagnosed with a very rare illness, he came close to death on multiple occasions. In the throes of one encounter, he promised himself that if he survived, he would make a difference in the fight against this disease. Through his research, he found a drug that he believes has helped him into remission. In the wake of his bouts, he has chosen to live his life "on overtime," time that he is extremely lucky to have, gifting him a unique perspective on living we can all learn from. Fajgenbaum is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network and leads the Castleman Research Program at Penn Medicine. He is the author of Chasing My Cure which details his journey of going from a college athlete, living a healthy life to being diagnosed, and the hurdles he had overcome with love, determination and faith.Plug ZoneActively Moving Forward (AMF): https://healgrief.org/The Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN): https://cdcn.org/Book: https://chasingmycure.com/Twitter: @DavidFajgenbaumFacebook: @davidfajgenbaum, https://www.facebook.com/davidfajgenbaum/***VOICEMAILS***Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326
As far as meditation teachers go, they don't come more highly regarded than our guest this week, Jack Kornfield. Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. You might think this meditation master is unflappable, but you would be mistaken. Kornfield discusses how he, one of the preeminent teachers in the field, still encounters difficult times, including how his marriage ended in divorce. He also delves into the role psychedelics play in the mindfulness movement.Plug ZoneWebsite: https://jackkornfield.com/Books: https://jackkornfield.com/books-audio-programs/Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/heart-wisdom-with-jack-kornfield/id923017416Twitter: @JackKornfieldFacebook: @jkornfield, https://www.facebook.com/jkornfield/***VOICEMAILS***Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326
For Christine Porath, meditation was one way of coping with a toxic work environment. Her own experience, paired with watching her father suffer a serious health scare tied to his own harmful workplace atmosphere, led to her interest in researching civility in the workplace. She shares with us her findings, such as how working with uncivil co-workers can drive down morale as well as performance, and she presents data on the real-world financial consequences of incivility in the workplace. Porath is the author of "Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace" and co-author of "The Cost of Bad Behavior."Plug ZoneWebsite: http://www.christineporath.com/Books: https://www.amazon.com/Christine-Porath/e/B01NCOGEER%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_shareTwitter: @PorathCTed Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/christine_porath_why_being_nice_to_your_coworkers_is_good_for_business***VOICEMAILS***Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326
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Comments (27)

Heidi Schweizer

I was really excited to read that Dr. Fajgenbaum was going to be on this podcast. I've been looking forward to this episode. I have unicentric Castleman's disease. I'm a big fan of this podcast for various reasons. I like Dan's interview style and his personality the most. Thanks for being the calm, soothing part of my day.

Sep 19th
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mahmood hasan

good

Sep 11th
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Em

Dan wasn't open to this interview at all. Quite disappointing.

Aug 26th
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Kayla Fowler

she's just describing CBT, I don't understand why this is being given a platform. 🤷

Aug 26th
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Ivan Kovalenko

☕️

Aug 23rd
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Em

amazing episode. feels likes two masters sharing insights together

Jul 31st
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elin moen

Love the meditation 😍

Jul 23rd
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Em

The best conversation. This whole hour and a half is sooo worth it!

Jul 14th
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Jule

Dont look for peace in the external reality

Jul 6th
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Teresa Duhl

I would love a discussion of grudges and how to release them. Often the person against whom the grudge is held is untouchable b/c either they have not earned the trust needes to have a vilnerable conversation ("what you did hurt") or they simply are not physically in your life any more.

Jul 3rd
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Jens Emil Asp

pmoioo

Jun 27th
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mike

I was pleased that this went beyond the old materialist paradigm that does a very slow death in the wake of quantum reality. however I wished they would have taken the next big step. consciousness as fundamental rather than so called matter. science went wrong when it went down the materialist deterministic path. but on our level it certainly seemed plausible. not so much anymore, in fact it doesn't work on the quantum level

Jun 14th
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Samantha McAtear

Great interview!

Jun 14th
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Samantha McAtear

This'd be much better to listen to without the swears beeped out in my opinion.

Jun 14th
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Edson José Cortiano

Suggestions for guests: lucid dreaming teachers, such as Robert Waggoner and Andrew Holecek.

Jun 13th
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Spiritdove

i dont agree with Dali Lamma .. religions can be very destructive. its not like food.. cutting off heads or saying your going to hell if your not in it is not right actions.. So I say hes totally wrong on this issue to stay in a religion.

Jun 5th
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Harman Bagha

You can meditate for decades but that doesn't mean your sexuality is gone. You have the possibility of turning this into the catholic church and allnthe pedophilia. Dont repress sexuality but dont do it with your students obviously.

Jun 1st
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Amanda de la Port

sounds like a crock of shit. 1st 10 % podcast I haven't enjoyed.

May 26th
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Harman Bagha

Many things he describes sounds a lot like hypnosis. Not sure if there is a nexus between meditation and hypnosis.

May 19th
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Tetyana Shymanchuk

Greatful for such an interesting podcast and interview in particular

May 16th
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