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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC News anchor who had a panic attack live on "Good Morning America," which led him to try something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, "10% Happier." In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever thatRead more

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#367: The Price of Secrecy | Michael Slepian

Jul 28 • 50:27

This episode is all about secrets. ...

#366: How to Outsmart Your Pain | Christiane Wolf

Jul 26 • 58:35

Sit in meditation for a few minutes and you’re likely to experience pain, either physical or psychological. Hang around the meditation scene for very long, and you are likely to hear the expression, “Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.” ...

The Art and Science of Compassion | Thupten Jinpa

Jul 21 • 01:15:54

It can be incredibly frustrating when life-changing, world-changing concepts such as compassion and kindness are often presented as cliches, because scientific research strongly suggests that learning how to practice compassion -- through meditation and other modalities -- can genuinely change your life. And enough of us did it, it could maybe change the world. ...

#365: The Voice in Your Head | Ethan Kross

Jul 19 • 01:09:55

The craving, complaining, and comparing voice in our heads can be the source of incalculable suffering, but is it all bad? And are there ways to talk to yourself that can turn your inner voice into a powerful ally? ...

Be Aware and Don’t Cling | Bonus Meditation with Joseph Goldstein

Jul 16 • 07:15

Too many expectations can lead to disappointment. This meditation helps you avoid preconceived notions and see what is already there....

#364: Getting Over Yourself | Joseph Goldstein

Jul 14 • 01:18:01

For the uninitiated, Joseph Goldstein is one of the cofounders of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) alongside Sharon Salzberg and Jack Kornfield. Since its founding, thousands of people from around the world have come to IMS to learn mindfulness from leaders in the field. ...

#363: How to Keep Your Relationships On the Rails | Kaira Jewel Lingo

Jul 12 • 01:06:39

Today’s episode is about a Buddhist tool for resolving conflict and keeping your relationships healthy. Today’s guest, Kaira Jewel Lingo, was an ordained nun of 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, and is now a lay Dharma teacher based on Long Island. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology and Social Sciences. She’s edited...

Can You Be Curious Without Getting Judge-y? | Bonus Meditation with Oren Jay Sofer

Jul 9 • 07:08

In this session from Oren, learn how to use meditation to become less reactive and more open in relationships, conversations, and your life....

The Science of Happiness | Emiliana Simon-Thomas

Jul 7 • 59:05

In a previous interview with Dan, the Dalai Lama said something along the lines of, “everyone’s selfish; that’s the way we’re wired. But if you’re going to be selfish, you should be wisely selfish.” Wise selfishness takes into account the fact that what really makes humans happy is to care for other people. This notion has been a central part of the Buddhist platform for m...

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