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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 that means) from all angles. Guests include legendary meditation teachers -- from the Dalai Lama to Western masters -- as well as scientists, and even the odd celebrity. But the show also ventures beyond me ...
 
The Road Home podcast with Ethan Nichtern is a contemporary exploration of Buddhist teachings. Since 2001, Ethan has taught meditation and Buddhist psychology classes and workshops around New York City and the United States. Formerly a Shastri, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and has lectured at Brown, Wesleyan, Yale, NYU, FIT, Antioch and other universities, and as well as at many meditation/y ...
 
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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.” And that’s what this episode is all about -- boosting your pain tolerance through meditation. Because pain…
 
Rainn Wilson is a well-known actor, comedian, podcaster, producer, and writer. He’s also a former guest of The One You Feed, and this time, he is with Reza Aslan, Reza is a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, and is the best-selling author of Zealot, The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Rainn and Reza host …
 
With guidance from Oren, this session will let you experiment with ways to find a genuine sense of kindness for yourself and for others. To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “Practicing Kindness,” or click the link for the ‘Kindness: Ted Lasso Style’ singles meditation pack: https://10percenthappier.app.link/Ki…
 
Sugary drink and fast food sponsors have become almost inseparable from sporting superstars and major events like the Olympics. But why are these epitomes of health and exercise aligning themselves with products linked to obesity, heart disease and diabetes?Simon Tulett explores the reasons for this relationship's long history and hears about the d…
 
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 chan…
 
Mingyur Rinpoche is a much-loved and accomplished Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher. When not attending the monasteries under his care in Inda and Nepal, Rinpoche spends time each year traveling and teaching worldwide. In this episode, Mingyur Rinpoche talks about his book, In Love With The World: A Monks Journey Through The Bardos of Living and …
 
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? Ethan Kross is a Professor in the University of Michigan’s top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business and the aut…
 
http://archive.org/download/jah-works-radio-7-12-21/Jah%20Works%20Radio%207-12-21.mp3 Give thanks and praise! Celebrating all creation this week with music from artists like Minnie Riperton, Beres Hammond, Archie Wonder, Jamelody, Gentleman, Jah Cure, Bugle, Queen Ifrica, King Lemuel, Meta and the Cornerstones, Gregory Isaacs, Black Uhuru, Sammy Dr…
 
Sophia Bush is an American actress, activist, director, and producer. She starred as Brooke Davis in the WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill and as Erin Lindsay in the NBC police procedural drama series Chicago P.D. She hosts the podcast, “Work in Progress” and is also well known for her philanthropy work and social activism. In this episode, Eric and…
 
Too many expectations can lead to disappointment. This meditation helps you avoid preconceived notions and see what is already there. About Joseph Goldstein: Joseph is one of the most respected meditation teachers in the world -- a key architect of the rise of mindfulness in our modern society -- with a sense of humor to boot. In the 1970's, he co-…
 
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. In this episode Joseph covers strategies for getting over yourself. Every …
 
Philip Goldberg is a skilled public speaker, meditation teacher, and an ordained Interfaith Minister. He also leads tours to India and cohosts the popular podcast, “Spirit Matters Talk.” In this episode, Eric and Philip discuss his book, Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times: Powerful Tools to Cultivate Calm, Clarity, and Courage But wait – there’s mo…
 
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 Soci…
 
Christopher Keevil is an ordained Zen teacher who has been practicing since 1991 and teaching since 1998 in the lineage of his teacher, Zen Master Bo Mun. He is also the Managing Director and founder of Wellspring Consulting and is the founder and host teacher of Garden Oak Sangha. In this episode, Eric and Christopher discuss his book, Finding Zen…
 
In this session from Oren, learn how to use meditation to become less reactive and more open in relationships, conversations, and your life. To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “Curiosity without Judgment,” or click here: https://10percenthappier.app.link/content?meditation=26d7d194-8d16-4a6f-91e5-b1f07345abc8…
 
When it comes to food, we have a lot more than honey to thank bees for - more than three quarters of the world’s food crops depend, at least in part, on pollinators. But bee populations, we often hear, are under threat, and that’s largely due to human behaviour.Emily Thomas speaks to three beekeepers about the challenges of making money from honey …
 
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 th…
 
Resmaa Menakem is a therapist with decades of experience who is currently in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He specializes in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy, and violence prevention. He has also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert in conflict and violence. In this episode, Eric and Resmaa discuss his book,…
 
We’ve been meaning to tackle our relationship to 'stuff' for a while now. This subject can go deep. It’s not just about decluttering (although that can actually be pretty substantial work); it’s about rethinking your whole life. Recently we spoke to a pair of gentlemen known as The Minimalists -- whose names are Joshua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicod…
 
Rutger Bregman is one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers. A historian and author, Rutger has published several books on history, philosophy, and economics. His book, History of Progress, was awarded the Belgian Liberales Prize for best nonfiction book of 2013. In this episode, Eric and Rutger discuss his book Humankind: A Hopeful History, wh…
 
Self-compassion is powerful, but it's not always easy to acknowledge your own pain. This meditation helps you default to compassion. To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “Self-Compassion,” or click here: https://10percenthappier.app.link/content?meditation=0ee0c676-4215-4d7f-9b0d-9129a3d79a5b. If you don't have…
 
When you’re competing in a round-the-world race and you have to take all your food with you, what do you bring and how do you cook it?If you’re scrambling up and down mountains for days on end, or swimming across an entire ocean, how do you find the time to eat, and what can you stomach? Tamasin Ford speaks to three extreme endurance athletes about…
 
Today's episode is a deep dive into the male operating system and how it can be upgraded. Today's guest, Daniel Ellenberg, is a psychotherapist, marriage and relationship therapist, author, and facilitator. He has been leading men’s groups for over 30 years and is the new sitting president of the American Psychological Association's “Division 51: S…
 
Jacqueline Suskin is a poet, educator, and author of many books and collections. She is best known for her project Poem Store, where she composes improvisational poetry for patrons who choose a topic in exchange for a unique verse. Poem Store has been her main occupation since 2009 and has taken her around the world writing nearly 40,000 spontaneou…
 
There’s a widely held assumption that if you have a warmer, friendlier relationship with yourself, you will not only slack off and be ineffective, but also that you will be a doormat. My guest today says: not true. She’s making the case that self-compassion, when properly understood, can lead to a kind of ferocity. It can help you stand up for your…
 
Krista Tippett is the host of On Being, the Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life. What does it mean to be human and how do we want to live? Krista is the author of “Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters” and “Einstein’s God: Conversations About Science and the H…
 
The struggle to keep up in the era of social media is universal. Bring compassion to your inner critic & release the delusion of perfection. About Leslie Booker: Booker brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of Dharma, Embodied Wisdom, and Social Justice. Much of her work has been supporting incarcerated and vulnerable youth populations. T…
 
https://archive.org/download/jah-works-radio-6-19-21-1/Jah%20Works%20Radio%206-19-21%201.mp3 Special show this week celebrating life (and Father’s Day) with artists like Dennis Brown, Glen Washington, Admiral Tibet, Jesse Royal, Akae Beka, Midnite, M.Pres, Chronixx and Kabaka Pyramid, Alborosie and Big Mountain, Beres Hammond, Ginjah, Blessed, Gapp…
 
Do you need a lemon right now but don’t want to leave the house? Just download an app and you’ll have it in 13 minutes. That’s the kind of service you can expect from a swathe of new ‘rapid delivery’ grocery apps. Dozens have appeared around the world since the start of the pandemic, and investors have been flocking to invest, pumping billions into…
 
Today we have some counterintuitive relationship advice. If you’re in a tough spot with your loved one, why would you want to have a deep chat about religion, politics, work, or your eating habits? Wouldn’t that just make everything worse? My guest today says asking these hard questions is exactly what you should do. Susan Piver is a fan favorite i…
 
Reverand Seifu Singh-Molares is the Executive Director of Spiritual Directors International and an ordained Zen Buddhist Priest. He’s a practicing Spiritual Director and Companion and motivational speaker. In a previous life, he was an executive at Microsoft where he successfully grew international groups and divisions and provided leadership to mu…
 
Taming Anxiety Series - Episode 4: Welcome to the final episode in our Taming Anxiety Series! Today's guest, Leslie Booker – who goes by "Booker" – is one of America’s leading dharma teachers. She began sharing the practice with vulnerable populations back in 2005 and is a graduate of three different training programs at Spirit Rock, including thei…
 
Jonah Sachs is an author, speaker, and viral marketing trailblazer who helped spur the 21st-century values revolution, which brought the ideas of social change to the forefront of business and popular culture. Jonah’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and many others. He also pens a column for Fast C…
 
Taming Anxiety Series - Episode 3: As we move into summer and more and more vaccines go into arms, your town or city (or state or country) may soon be opening back up, if it hasn’t already. Some of us are ecstatic. A lot of us are anxious. (And by the way, those are not mutually exclusive. It’s totally possible to be both.) If the thought of large …
 
Artwork by Stamatis Laskos. We are emerging from the pandemic on wobbly legs — with much to recalibrate and integrate. During the past year, we all experienced a fundamental realignment. We tuned back into what really matters and gained new clarity on our values. But as we emerge from seclusion and move back into community, all of those realization…
 
When chef Jamie Oliver launched a campaign to improve British school meals, it inspired one headteacher to take things much further.Charlton Manor Primary School, in south London, now grows its own produce, keeps bees and chickens, and has a restaurant aiming for a Michelin star. Head Tim Baker has also overhauled the teaching curriculum to put foo…
 
Taming Anxiety Series - Episode 2: Anxiety is very common -- but also commonly misunderstood. So today we’re doing a show that you might think of as: Everything You Wanted to Know About Anxiety (But Were Afraid to Ask). This is the second episode in a four-part series we’re calling “Taming Anxiety.” (By the way, if you missed the first episode, wit…
 
Scott Stabile has amassed a sizable following on social media with his inspirational and provocative quotes, essays, and videos. His previous work includes Big Love, Just Love, Iris, and the Li’l Pet Hospital series. He also wrote a feature film entitled Oogieloves In The Big Baloon Adventure. He’s a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and r…
 
Taming Anxiety Series - Episode 1: Today is a big day here on the podcast, both because we have a fantastic new episode, and because this episode is actually kicking off a series we have been wanting to produce for a long time, called “Taming Anxiety.” Anxiety is a massive issue in our society. Even before the pandemic, it was on the rise. Now, the…
 
Dr. Valerie Mason-John is a public speaker and master trainer in the field of conflict transformation, leadership and mindfulness. Valerie is the award-winning author of 8 books, and the co-author and co-founder of Eight Step Recovery: Using The Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction. Since its publication, it has won the Best USA Book Award 2014 …
 
Bring wisdom and compassion alongside difficult emotions by first calming your body & mind and then opening to the feels with acceptance. About Sharon Salzberg: A towering figure in the meditation world, Sharon Salzberg co-founded the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) alongside Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield. She is a New York Times best-sellin…
 
The celebrated French chef Raymond Blanc tells Emily Thomas about his life through five dishes.From a childhood roaming magical forests in Eastern France, to the rather less enticing restaurant scene of 1970s England, Raymond describes how with little grasp of the language and no formal training, he quickly became one of the UK’s best known chefs. …
 
Anyone with a passing familiarity with Buddhism will know that “delusion” is rarely, if ever, mentioned in a positive way. In fact, the Buddha included delusion (aka: confusion about the way things really are) on his list of “the three poisons.” The whole point of meditation, per the Buddha, is to uproot delusion -- along with greed and hatred. Onl…
 
Jay Michaelson is a columnist for The Daily Beast and a frequent commentator on MSNBC and NPR. Jay is also a teacher and an editor at Ten-Percent Happier, a leading meditation platform. He has written several books on contemplative practice. In this episode, Eric and Jay discuss his book, Enlightenment by Trial and Error: Ten Years on the Slippery …
 
One of the more surprising lessons I’ve learned as an ambitious person is that perhaps the best recipe for success is... keeping your ego in check. For a long time, I subconsciously believed that you needed to be unremittingly selfish to “make it.” But after life delivered me repeated beat-downs, I finally got the message: sometimes what’s best for…
 
Grace Schireson is president of Shogaku Zen and received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She founded two practice centers and a retreat center under the Central Valley Zen Foundation. In this episode, Eric and Grace discuss her book, Naked in the Zendo: Stories of Uptight Zen, Wild-Ass Zen, and …
 
In this episode from the excellent podcast Meditative Story, recorded a couple of years ago, Dan shares a candid look at his attempts to connect more with his son, Alexander, on their first father-son trip. Meditative Story combines human stories with meditation prompts embedded into the storylines — all surrounded by breathtaking music. You can le…
 
The Alan Watts Organization and Be Here Now Network have come together to bring you a new podcast series that dives deep into the Alan Watts Archive’s 100-hour collection of talks - from the most popular talks lighting up the Internet today to recordings not heard in 40 years. This Monday, June 7th, discover for yourself why Alan Watts has continue…
 
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