Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical journalist who had a panic attack on live national television, which led him to try something he... more
You don’t have to slow down and sit to be mindful. You can be busy and get things done while... more
Wilkens talks about the stigma around substance abuse, potential alternatives to abstinence, and the role of meditation in recovery.
This one gets weird. We talk about quantum expressions of the universe, Duncan’s interest in God, and how all of... more
Everything good must come to an end. Noticing endings teaches us how to savor the good in life, and even... more
Dan sits down with his friend Kelly Corrigan at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Feiler also discusses why we no longer live linear lives, letting go of the idea of having a career, and... more
These seven rules illustrate a middle path between completely stifling your emotions and bringing your whole self to the office.
Find freedom from obsessive loops of fear by getting grounded in the body, dropping the stories, and bringing some kindness... more
In this episode from The One You Feed podcast, Dan sits down with host Eric Zimmer and discusses his original... more
The office might be one of the most difficult places to not side with yourself, but it’s a concept that... more
Balancing happiness and ambition is a challenge, especially if you often define yourself by your work. Stolzoff covers why it’s... more
Mindfulness isn't about making your heart open. It's about feeling however you feel, respecting that, and sometimes, saying no.
We also cover: the I Ching, self-hatred, and how to engage in any kind of creative work without being overly... more
The art and science of “the open-air life.”
Get out of the trance of thinking and explore what it’s like to be more generous with your attention directly,... more
Mindfulness is a word that is in danger of becoming meaningless. In this episode, we dig into the meaning of... more
Gladwell On: the importance of flow states, why people should have a lifelong pursuit or practice, and how he personally... more
The scientific case for self-compassion and why it doesn’t have to lead to passivity, self absorption, or cheesiness.
Our busy lives rarely afford us time to reflect on what’s truly important. Remembering what matters most empowers us to... more
Ryan also talks about how meditation helped him ride out a brutal political campaign, escaping the grind, and whether... more
We also cover: What to do when you're feeling stuck, the difference between authenticity and sincerity, and his approach to... more
Learn a new 30-second practice that is backed by science and will actually fit in your day. It's microdosing–but for... more
Counteract negativity bias by appreciating the goodness in life: simple acts of kindness, moments of beauty, and even your own... more
The hidden influence that your surroundings can have on your happiness. And how to tweak things in subtle but powerful... more
The science that says art can regulate your emotions, treat disease and relieve stress.
Guidance for any time you need to practice staying relaxed and ready for whatever life might throw your way.
What does an AI have to say about life’s biggest questions? And what do those answers say about whether we... more
Jennifer also covers: The power of writing by hand, the impact of success on her work, and her feelings of... more
The simple yet effective technique of trusting your body will help you fall into a quiet, restful sleep.
Why you shouldn't freak out if you’re sleeping poorly, and other tips for dealing with insomnia.
ABC News anchor and author Diane Macedo shares her personal investigation and insight into how to improve your sleep habits.
The actor/writer/director is one of those rare famous people who’s willing to go there.
Life is already complicated enough. Meditation doesn’t have to be, if we learn to be simple and easy.
Joseph talks about the ways we perpetuate an unhealthy sense of self and delivers practical strategies for uprooting these tendencies.
Joseph unpacks a classic Buddhist list called the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, which lays out various techniques for developing mindfulness... more
In this gentle meditation, Sebene offers support for grief. She guides you through a practice of kindness and compassion for... more
Doable strategies for lucid dreaming. It’s not hippie nonsense; it’s backed by science and deeply interwoven into ancient Buddhist traditions.
Death isn’t the most appetizing topic, but contemplating mortality can be a massive source of motivation, perspective, and even stress... more
During major life transitions your emotional and mental world can kick into overdrive. Learn how to stay in the eye... more
Emotionally immature people can wreck your life. One of our most popular guests returns to teach you how to make... more
A deep dive on one of the Buddha’s most famous and foundational discourses.
Check out our friends at How to Be a Better Human podcast, as we take a look within and beyond... more
We’re sharing one of the meditations that Alexis Santos contributed to the Healthy Habits Challenge. It’ll help you get in... more
Diets don't work. So here's some advice on how to do intuitive eating–without ignoring the science of nutrition. This is... more
Nutrition tips for anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, dementia, PTSD, ADHD, and OCD. Plus, an explanation of the gut-brain connection. This... more
Joshua and Ryan of The Minimalists are bringing their documentary – aptly entitled “Minimalism” – to YouTube, for free and... more
A key part of fitness— from exercise to diet— is making and breaking habits. And that’s what today’s meditation is... more
Practical tips to stop judging yourself, chill out about exercise, and start taking better care of your body–from a Buddhist... more
From balance and breathing to nutrition and sleep, these are the best hacks for staying mobile and durable–without actually exercising.... more
If you’ve been listening to the podcast this week, you probably heard that we’re in the midst of a 3-week... more
Talking saunas, cold plunges, cuddling, alcohol, diet, exercise, and aging with Dr. Mark Hyman, who argues you can embrace your... more
Cutting-edge tips on exercise, nutrition, sleep, pharmaceuticals, and emotional health from Dr. Peter Attia, who wants to extend not just... more
We pull back the curtain to show how this show comes together, and preview our exciting new series: Get Fit... more
Mindful movement is an excellent way to integrate and even invigorate mindfulness while cultivating the power of curious awareness.
A five-part Buddhist recipe for facing whatever life throws at you. Plus an incredible story of grit and resilience.
A productivity expert reveals the failsafe ways to take control of your time.
Be like a robot and try this light-hearted noting practice. Give your anxiety a break by immersing yourself fully in... more
We’re going to bring you a bonus episode from a podcast we love called Meditative Story. We’re going to share... more
Luana also covers: How to be comfortably uncomfortable, why being bold isn't the same as being fearless, and the #1... more
Talking spirituality, sobriety, pilgrimage, and potlucks with the actor Rainn Wilson, author of the new book, Soul Boom: Why We... more
Author, model, and trans activist Geena Rocero talks about: coming out, the overlap between gender and spirituality, and her new... more
Experimenting with a chattier (but still deep) format. Our second installment of Meditation Party.
Mayim also covers: her decision to be open about her complicated psychiatric history, whether it's possible to be overdiagnosed, and... more
Through the protection of gratitude, the world becomes brighter and more hopeful, and the mind becomes more balanced. Gratitude: cultivate... more
Joseph also covers: how to handle doubts about whether you’re meditating correctly, what to do when unwholesome states arise, and... more
Mike also covers: the importance of risk, how to handle self-judgment in meditation and how Buddhism impacted the Beastie Boys’... more
Tame your inner curmudgeon and turn up the good vibes by wishing everyone well. And we mean e v e... more
The Buddhists sell virtue as self-interest. A deep dive on “right action,” “right speech,” and “right livelihood.”
Neil also covers: the importance of intellectual humility, how death brings meaning to life, and whether there is intelligent life... more
Not thinking is not the point of mindfulness. We know, shocking! Emotions and thoughts are inextricably linked: know them to... more
The Buddha was a big list maker — and the Eightfold Path is one of his most important. Today we... more
We talk about: whether meditation helps him be more creative, how acting and meditation are similar, and whether getting older... more
We’re bringing you a special meditation from another podcast that Dan is a fan of, and where he’s been a... more
The guy who taught Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant how to meditate talks about: unlocking, challenging negative self-talk, and recognizing... more
How the happiness expert (and devout non-meditator) learned to get out of her head.
When the world feels like a dumpster fire, it helps to remember that your contributions to improve things matter—even the... more
Hidden sources of stress — and how to beat them. Also: the myth of normal, the necessity of being disillusioned,... more
Dan’s new man-crush is a stunningly open book. They bond over parenthood, husbandhood, and an occasional lack of emotional expressiveness.
A special preview of her Sharon Salzberg's new book, Real Life: The Journey from Isolation to Openness and Freedom.
Working through fear by anchoring in the breath and body gives you the capacity to be fully available to help... more
The Pulitzer Prize winner talks about the “hedonic treadmill,” the idiosyncrasies of grief, and the happiness expert who took his... more
Sharon also covers: whether shame is ever healthy, the difference between self-centeredness and “healthy pride,” and why gratitude gets a... more
This four-part breathing technique calms the nervous system, relaxes the body, and is an effective antidote to obsessive over-thinking.
A beautifully weird conversation with the creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Jon Kabat-Zinn talks about why meditation can't just be... more
The man they call “the Buddhist on death row” calls in from his cell in San Quentin.
As a wrap up to our Work Life series, we want to share a preview of another podcast we love:... more
Accepting the unpleasant: easier said than done. Joseph demonstrates how to overcome reactivity and build the skill of acceptance.
We break down the research. Which techniques work best and when? And how do you fit them into a busy... more
Practical strategies from an expert on work conflict. And this provocative question: what if you’re part of the problem?
You can refresh your energy in just a few moments. If you do it mindfully, you'll boost your presence and... more
What is “imposter syndrome”? Why are so many people talking about it? And what can you do about it? Dan... more
Also: How much work/life balance do you actually need? Is hustle culture dead? Should you really bring your whole self... more
As skeptics, we can question if our lives have meaning. Reflecting on the impact of your good actions can counteract... more
Lewis is a student of greatness, having conducted hundreds of interviews. We cover obstacles such as fear, self-doubt, and lack... more
Many of us assume we need self-laceration to succeed. But self compassion is way more effective. Find that cheesy? Carla... more
Feel the true strength and happiness that comes from courageous vulnerability, the valuable art of knowing yourself deeply.
The human animal doesn’t love contradictions. We love a clear, simple story. Us versus them. Good versus evil. But life... more
Also: how to navigate social media sanely, how to get ahead at work (and stay happy in the process), and... more
Go from "seeing red" to seeing the value in anger without being carried away by it and doing or saying... more
How far can you take forgiveness? Are there some cases where it should be off the table? And how does... more
Can mindfulness really pull you out of a spiral of self-judgment? Don’t you need to be judgmental sometimes? What’s the... more
Learn how to grow your resilience by connecting to a positive attitude, resolve, and allowing yourself to say yes to... more
Why did we evolve to take heartbreak and rejection so hard? And what can we do to get over it?... more
Friendship extends your life and reduces depression. So why, for many of us, is it an afterthought? Dr. Marisa G.... more
Mindfulness isn't about making your heart open. It's about feeling however you feel, respecting that, and sometimes, saying no.
Strategies for dealing with your obnoxious uncle, your mother who won’t see a therapist, or your overly critical in-laws. Nedra... more
How our false expectations and misunderstandings about relationships can create an incalculable amount of suffering — and the many problems... more
Sharon expertly guides you through a body scan to help you feel relaxed and at home in your body.
So many people are interested in their family tree. What kind of lives did our ancestors lead and what do... more
Can you really trust your gut? Our guest today – author, actress and director, Amber Tamblyn – talks about the... more
Instead of fruitlessly trying to control everything in your life, take a lighter approach and throw a party for all... more
In this special Meditation Party episode, Sebene Selassie and Jeff Warren take listener calls with Dan and get candid about... more
How can understanding your brain improve your life? Today’s guest, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, talks about how to effectively work... more
Let’s be real: relationships aren’t always easy. Connect in a more meaningful way to stay engaged and caring with balance... more
Vanessa Bohns, author of You Have More Influence Than You Think, dives into science-based strategies for observing the effect we... more
We're sharing a preview of another podcast we love, The Happiness Lab.
Dr. Robert Waldinger talks about his new book The Good Life: Lessons From the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness,... more
A busy city is an ideal place to cultivate loving-kindness and powerfully connect to those around you while you’re out... more
Adam Grant on strategies for managing perfectionism, better ways of measuring our own success, and how to reimagine our relationship... more
Living the good life boils down to one thing: finding awe. Today’s guest, Dacher Keltner gives eight simple strategies for... more
Stressed about the strained economy? You’re not alone. Sebene offers tools to help see the abundance we all have in... more
In part two of our series on money, Spencer Sherman explains how we can apply the Four Brahma Viharas to... more
Morgan Housel, author of The Psychology of Money, talks about the role money really plays when it comes to our... more
We go deep on the Dalai Lama’s own meditation practice, and Dan shares his takeaways from the two weeks with... more
We explore the connection between the Dalai Lama’s extraordinary capacity for compassion and his deep belief in a concept that... more
Dan sits down with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and gets answers to many thorny questions, including: How can we... more
The Dalai Lama makes a risky move in the name of compassion, and the moment sends Dan into a kind... more
Dan flies to Dharamsala, India to spend two weeks in the orbit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
In this practice you'll connect with your values and set an intention for how you want to show up today.
Brené Brown makes a compelling case for getting better acquainted with the full spectrum of your emotions.
The Dalai Lama makes a risky move in the name of compassion, and the moment sends Dan into a kind of identity... more