Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris podcast

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

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We’ve got a provocative but deeply practical episode today. All of us have people in our lives — whether it be our personal lives, our professional lives, or even just people we see on TV — with whom we disagree. So how can we coexist, or even reach a state of mutual understanding, with these people? It’s not an overstatement to say that your personal happiness, as well as the future of the planet, may rest in part in our collective ability to hone these skills.  My guest today has done this work in some of the most extreme ways imaginable. She is a reformed neo-Nazi by the name of Shannon Foley Martinez who now works to deradicalize extremists. She’s also a consultant at American University’s Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab. In this conversation, we talk about how she got into the white power movement, how she got out of it, her methods for de-radicalizing people who are still in the movement, how she applies those methods to more mundane conversations across the many lines of differences that run through our society—and how you can, too. Just a quick note - you’ll hear some background noise, from a lawnmower and a barking dog— but that’s just the reality of recording podcasts in the middle of a pandemic. Also, as you might imagine, we hit on some pretty sensitive material here, including discussions of hate-fueled violence, racism, sexual assault, and homophobia.  We also want to deeply thank and recognize mental health professionals for your support. For a year's FREE access to the app and hundreds of meditations and resources visit: tenpercent.com/mentalhealth Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/shannon-foley-martinez-347

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10% more gratefulFantastic guests, topics and discussions. Thank you Dan.Score: 5/5

SuperbDan and friends offer a wonderful current, real life, vision of integrating meditation into life. Thank you. p.s. Judson Brewer's comments on using 'curious' very valuable..Score: 5/5

Little remindersI’m a recent Dan Harris discoverer (I’m from the U.K. so didn’t know anything about ABC or his panic attack story). I am a huge fan of his writing style, his humour, his dedication to staying down-to-earth and not getting swept away with the mystical conversations surrounding meditation. The podcast stands alone as a fascinating insight into some seminal minds, but for me it serves as the perfect little day-to-day reminder to be mindful and work on myself in a positive way. Thanks Dan + team!.Score: 5/5

Meditation without the mumbo jumboIt took me a while to warm to Dan Harris, I was initially sceptical that he was just another celebrity jumping on the McMindfulness bandwagon. However I bought his book at a bargain price and really enjoyed it. These podcasts are great as they discuss the science behind meditation but don’t just tell you how miraculous it is but actually look at the quality of the studies and point out any flaws and explain why things work (or don’t). It’s nice to have a more realistic and grounded discussion of meditation rather than over hyped (or naively optimistic if you want to be more charitable) sales pitches..Score: 5/5

Great podcastReally enjoying this. Dan is great at getting people to explain themselves without losing the thread of what they are saying. Interesting guests and a nice conversational style..Score: 5/5

Very enjoyable and fun, Dan is a new hero to me!I came across Dan Harris by accident via his Ted talk and though he was good fun and credible so I got his book and loved it - it's a warts and all description of the reasons why he started medition and his experiences on "the path". This podcast is a great continuation to the book - "what Johnny did next" if you like. He meets some interesting, intelligent and believable people and with his undoubtable skill and humour honed by years as an ABC news anchor teases out the interesting parts of his guest's story..Score: 5/5

10% happierLoved the book and enjoying these podcasts!.Score: 5/5

Monkey brainI'm really enjoying this ! I heard him being interviewed and liked the way he spoke but not the way he criticised some things I'm open to. So I listened to this podcast to hear more, and I was pleasantly surprised then hooked ! I love the questioning mind, the pace and style of the chats are like listening to friends chatting, it's relaxed interesting, funny. I like that he is open to learning and doesn't think he knows everything. I'm definitely along for the ride and I might finally finally start my own practice !.Score: 5/5

Sorry!I think I gave you 2 single star reviews by accident- when in fact this is the most succinct and helpful podcast I’ve listened to FOR AGES!!! thank you.Score: 5/5

Refreshingly frank examination of meditationDan is ferociously curious and leaves no stone unturned during his interviews. He makes sure that his guests give clear practical answers and they don't get away with new-age lingo or half arsed explanations of complex issues. It has really opened up meditation to me and made it so much more accessible. Thank you Dan!.Score: 5/5

Very interestingLoved Dan's book and was looking for accessible ways to learn more about meditation and Buddhism. Great interviews that flow well and ask the questions I'd want to ask. I'm learning loads and loving this podcast. Thanks Dan..Score: 5/5

Used to love itLove the books. Used to love the podcast. Episode on trauma was misdescribed, was mainly yet another about race, white-supremacy etc. Important subject but Dan sounded reluctant and embarrassed to briefly acknowledge there is a different view to that of DiAngelo. Increasing amount of episodes very woke, and not in a good way. Sadly no longer for me and literally a turn off..Score: 2/5

I Really Need This!I have suffered like Dan Harris so I get where he’s coming from. I also practice breathing meditation for various reasons but I’ve never consistently meditated. After hearing this I will be starting. I love the way it’s aimed at people who are interested and it comes over as coherent but not condescending. Well worth listening. Sally - Scotland.Score: 5/5

Loretta RossOutstanding.Score: 5/5

Love this podcastLoving listening to so many different people's individual ideas on meditation practice. Really interesting and informative but also really entertaining and lighthearted..Score: 5/5

Fantastic stuff …This is a fantastic podcast. Dan brings humility and humour to his interviews, and his interviewees are universally insightful, intelligent and highly entertaining. I love that Dan approaches this from the perspective of a relative novice and yet asks questions that are as meaningful to old-hats as they are to beginners. I would recommend this to everyone. Brilliant..Score: 5/5

Enlightenment 2.0I stumbled across Dan Harris and his 10% Happier app. That led me here. And I'm grateful that it did. The interviewees are great. They're open with their lives and experiences on a range of topics and they're all fascinating listening. Dan is a good host and has that ability to draw truths out of people in a very easy manner. As a compliment to my meditative practice I feel that the podcasts are great. They'd also be good on their own too!.Score: 5/5

Love it!!I love this PC but as I listen to it in bed at night it would be good if you could have less ‘jarring’ music/theme tune..Score: 5/5

10% happier and 10% more informedCongratulations Dan Harris, I found out about you recently from the show called the minimalist and you’re interview and statement caught my attention! I subscribed to your podcast and I listen as much as I can to it, started with the very first ones! Congratulations in your awakening, in your journey you’re a very inspiring person! I love your shows and your guests, they bring a lot with each time and I learn something new wach time! I am from Romania and I live in Scotland, entered the path of the spiritual journey in 2004 and with your show I went back to meditation that I must say lost it along the way! Keep up the good work to be a source of inspiration for younger generations!.Score: 5/5

Transcendental vs Mindfulness MeditationGreat Podcast Dan and team. I loved episode #122 with Bob Roth the Transcedental Meditation guy. It was fascinating to hear you Dan or rather your silence because of Bob's passion in his voice, he was really selling Transcedental and I sensed you did have a bit of an issue with him. I felt it too. Because of your podcast I have started to meditate more regularly and I'm using your app to do so, which is great by the way. So I am embracing mindfulness meditation as my preference and want to embrace it fully. I really do not understand why there are so many branches of meditation, it's just putting people off from even starting. I like the simplicity of Mindfulness and am going to stick with it. The other teachers seem very hellbound on suggesting that theirs is better, greater, more gamma waves in the brain. And even using all of them in combination is a nonsense. No way can you learn a habit unless you practice one method and stick to it. Bob seems to be suggesting that his method is the oldest and the best. Anyway, just grumbling a bit here but it's good to hear other methods, doesn't mean I have to do them. Loveing the podcast and keep up the great work. Thank you so much!.Score: 5/5

IlluminatingI love this podcast. I love how straightforward, self deprecating and honest Dan is with himself and his guests. The guests are diverse and helping me gain an insight into the world of meditation and how to apply it to everyday life..Score: 5/5

ExcellentThis is a really great introduction to meditation and mindfulness from a usefully skeptical, non-woowoo viewpoint. Great work team, thanks for introducing me to meditation and mindfulness!.Score: 5/5

Juana LLLove this podcast. Dan Harris is a very good interviewer and his guests are interesting and entertaining..Score: 5/5

10% more stressI used to really enjoy listening to this podcast, but these days most episodes focus too much on politics and left social justice issues that exclude people who hold different beliefs. I find that after listening to just 10 minutes of an episode I notice negative feelings build up in response to what’s being said. Besides from this being a good opportunity for mindfulness, this isn’t why I came to this podcast. I’ve now deleted it from my feed.Score: 2/5

ZulaI always come back to this podcast. Straight-forward, honest, humble questions. Thank you 🙏.Score: 5/5

SIMPLY AMAZINGThis has progressively become my absolute “go-to” daily podcast listen. The diversity, intelligence, depth of experience/understanding and eloquence of all of Dan’s guests is profoundly inspiring and refreshing. And Dan’s astute and perspicacious questioning as well as the style with which he leads these conversations is frankly superb. A treasure trove in the world of podcast!.Score: 5/5

Wonderful podcastSuch great interviews, highly recommend.Score: 5/5

Thankyou!This podcast has been taking me on an epic journey and discovery for the last 3 months and it’s just the beginning..Score: 5/5

Well doneKeep up the great work Dan.Score: 5/5

Happy Harris’s Spacecraft :)My dream team of Harris’s (Dan and Sam) bring sunlight, inspiration and sanity to a grey cold day across the pond here in Blighty. Thanks lads and keep up the good work, both of your no-nonsense, say it as it is, speak the truth approach bring me joy and relief in awkward times. Hugely recommend all of your resources..Score: 5/5

Great complement to the bookThoroughly enjoying it, keep up the good work.Score: 5/5

Intelligent, informative and fun!I read Dan's book, subscribed to the 10% Happier app and was very pleased to find this podcast. If you've read Dan's book, you'll be familiar with his humour and personable approach to meditation and Buddhism. The podcast takes the same approach and builds upon it, leading to thoroughly enjoyable, intelligent and inforative conversations. It's made tube journeys and work much, much easier!.Score: 5/5

Very excited to discover this!I have known of Dan and his book but didn't realise he started a podcast, very glad The Minimalists mentioned it this week! Looking forward to all the upcoming episodes!.Score: 5/5

ExcellentAfter the brilliant book, a brilliant podcast. What I love about this show is Dan doesn't just listen to his guests as if everything they have to say about meditation is the dreamy creamy truth. He challenges them. He takes the role of the sceptic in the interviews, while at the same time sharing his own valuable experience of meditation. For me this reinforces meditation as practical and useful tool for anyone - and keeps it feet firmly on the ground..Score: 5/5

Too humble- at least 20% happier!This is such a warm, human and honest podcast with a host whose passion is infectious but always retaining a questioning attitude and will ask the hard questions. Guests seem relaxed and open without becoming gooey . A great exploration of the human condition in a funny but direct way..Score: 3/5

Meditation highlightsOne thing I know that tells me a podcast is great is that I look forward to listening to new episodes. Dan is a fantastic host and frankly sounds like a guy you’d like to have a drink and a chat with. His guests are for the most part super interesting (this is of course subjective to your own interests) and the hour listening flies by. Great reminder that meditation and mindfulness are making your week 10% better!.Score: 5/5

Practise BoosterWhenever I feel like I am falling off my meditation practise train, I open up an episode and get motivated again. Great wisdom, great advise!.Score: 5/5

Inspiring ConversationsExcellent podcast. Dan's conversations chime with my own path of meditation practice. Many episodes help inspire me to live more compassionately and really look deeply into the nature of existence. I am still working through the backlog of episodes, having only discovered it recently. I already have a long reading list as a result. I intend to check out books by Jay Michaelson, Thupten Jinpa, Shinzen Young and Leigh Brasington. Thank you for introducing me to these inspiring people..Score: 5/5

Ten Percent HappierThis is one of my go to places to get inspiration when I am stuck, encouragement when I am blue and advice on how to navigate the difficulties that seem to ambush us along the way. Huge wisdom in this podcast, I have come a long way since bumping into all things Buddhist over the last four years or so. Brilliant conversation with Andrea Fella. Thanks, Dan.Score: 5/5

AmazingLOVE Dan Harris! Waiting for a new episode every Wednesday is one of the highlights of my week..Score: 5/5

Life changingI absolutely adore this podcast. It is insightful, honest, intelligent, and spiritual without making you wanna throw a patchouli candle at a Hippie. Dan Harris is such a great host and the guests are so incredibly varied and brilliant. Changed my life!.Score: 5/5

Thank you for this podcast!This is a great podcast, definitely my favourite at the moment - I'm a keen meditator, but I'm still relatively new to meditation and at 28 years old I can really relate to Dan's questions and insights into meditation. Really great and varied guests on the podcast, would 100% recommend!.Score: 5/5

Changed my lifeThis podcast has opened up my world in a way I didn't realise it would. Meditation was something I had dabbled with in the past but I'm now convinced it's one of the best things you can do for your overall wellbeing. The interviews are poignant and not just about meditation but the broad spectrum of human experiences. Keep it up!.Score: 5/5

RealThank you for this podcast. I have a long commute to and from work each day and have been struggling letting go of work when I get home; I am a special needs teacher and am far too reflective about the day. Expectations to work over 55 hours a week and a long commute make for an exhausted 59 year old, but listening to your podcast as I drive has helped me immensely. I am an avid reader on the topics you discuss and feel like you are asking many of the questions I wish I could ask your guests. You are spot on with your questions and you are an excellent listener, have a pleasant voice, humble, kind and most importantly, real. I appreciate you. Enjoy growing with your son. Time does fly by..Score: 5/5

Brilliant podcastBrilliant, humble, funny journey into the world of meditation and wellbeing. Each episode uncovers something new and I love that Dan Harris keeps it real and asks sharp questions while respecting each guest. Long may it last!.Score: 5/5

Interesting and informativeI love this podcast and have learnt so much from the diverse guests featured. It has really expanded my interest in meditation and buddhism. Really good value podcast. Thank you!.Score: 5/5

110% Life changingI stumbled upon this podcast whilst trying to develop a meditation practise and am so grateful that I did. Dan has some inspirational guests and conduct his interviews in his own relaxed inimitable style. I have since bought his books and the app, both of which I highly recommend. This has deepened my understanding of Meditation and enriched my practise. Thanks Dan and the team..Score: 5/5

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Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris Podcast Episodes

#347: What You Can Learn About Your Relationships from a Former Neo-Nazi | Shannon Foley Martinez

We’ve got a provocative but deeply practical episode today. All of us have people in our lives — whether it be our personal lives, our professional lives, or even just people we see on TV — with whom we disagree. So how can we coexist, or even reach a state of mutual understanding, with these people? It’s not an overstatement to say that your personal happiness, as well as the future of the planet, may rest in part in our collective ability to hone these skills.  My guest today has done this work in some of the most extreme ways imaginable. She is a reformed neo-Nazi by the name of Shannon Foley Martinez who now works to deradicalize extremists. She’s also a consultant at American University’s Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab. In this conversation, we talk about how she got into the white power movement, how she got out of it, her methods for de-radicalizing people who are still in the movement, how she applies those methods to more mundane conversations across the many lines of differences that run through our society—and how you can, too. Just a quick note - you’ll hear some background noise, from a lawnmower and a barking dog— but that’s just the reality of recording podcasts in the middle of a pandemic. Also, as you might imagine, we hit on some pretty sensitive material here, including discussions of hate-fueled violence, racism, sexual assault, and homophobia.  We also want to deeply thank and recognize mental health professionals for your support. For a year's FREE access to the app and hundreds of meditations and resources visit: tenpercent.com/mentalhealth Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/shannon-foley-martinez-347

The Four Most Important Habits in Life | Bonus Talk with Jeff Warren

Practices like meditation help us cultivate habits that help instead of hurt. Here are four of them. 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 talk in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “The Four Most Important Habits in Life,” or click here: https://10percenthappier.app.link/content?meditation=6748a2ec-017c-4176-8de6-545df0792793. We want to deeply thank and recognize mental health professionals for your support. For a year's FREE access to the app and hundreds of meditations and resources visit: tenpercent.com/mentalhealth

#346: The Gospel of Adequacy | Miguel Sancho & Felicia Morton

Often on the show, we bring on incredibly accomplished meditation practitioners or influential researchers who have deep things to teach us, based on their personal experience or professional pursuits. And while many of these people talk openly about their personal deficiencies, they are nonetheless speaking to us from the mountaintop, as it were. Today we are doing something entirely different. Over the years, we’ve had many requests to bring on “normal people.” That’s what you’re getting today. Normal people who survived something extreme, with the help of meditation and other modalities, and are here to talk about it in extraordinarily raw and honest terms. Miguel Sancho is the author of a new book called More Than You Can Handle: A Rare Disease, A Family in Crisis, and the Cutting Edge Medicine That Cured the Incurable. We’ve all heard stories about parents of children with serious, and possibly fatal, illness. Often in those stories, the parents come off as saintly. Miguel takes a very different route. His book is both vulnerable and hilarious. His son’s illness forces him to wrestle with his personal demons, his marital difficulties, and his volcanic temper. He even tells us about getting evicted from the Ronald McDonald House. In the end, he lands on what he calls “the gospel of adequacy.” Full disclosure: Miguel is an old friend of mine. We worked together for many years at ABC News, where he was a senior producer at 20/20. Together, we covered stories about Scientology, self-help gurus, and fundamentalist Mormons. Also joining us for this interview is Miguel‘s wife, Felicia Morton, who is the president of her own full-service public relations firm. We start with Miguel solo and talk for quite a while, then take a quick break and come back with both Miguel and Felicia. We talk about: the benefits — and limits —of meditation, what they learned about creating a healthy marriage, finding meaning in suffering, and letting go of ego and control. TPH Mental Health Awareness: We want to deeply thank and recognize mental health professionals for your support. For a year's FREE access to the app and hundreds of meditations and resources visit: tenpercent.com/mentalhealth Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/miguel-sancho-felicia-morton-346

#345: How to Change Your Habits | Katy Milkman

To state the blazingly obvious, creating healthy habits can be infernally difficult. But why? And what are the best strategies for getting around this? My guest today has spent nearly two decades researching these questions. Her name is Katy Milkman. She is a behavioral scientist and professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She hosts a podcast called Choiceology and has written a new book called, How to Change. In this conversation, we talk about why willpower is such an unreliable inner resource, why making habit change fun is such a powerful technique, and key strategies such as “the fresh start effect,” “temptation bundling,” “commitment devices,” “piggybacking,” and giving yourself a Mulligan. We also talk about the potentially sensitive subject of getting other people to change.  Are you interested in teaching mindfulness to teens? Looking to carve your own path and share this practice in a way that feels real, authentic, and relevant in today’s world? Our friends at iBme are accepting applications for their Mindfulness Teacher Training program - catered towards working with teens and young adults. The last round of applications are due May 15th and scholarships are available. For more information and to apply, check out: https://ibme.com/mindfulness-teacher-training/. We also want to deeply thank and recognize mental health professionals for your support. For a year's FREE access to the app and hundreds of meditations and resources visit: https://www.tenpercent.com/mentalhealth. We have one final item of business, and it is an invitation for you to participate in this show. In June, we’ll be launching a special series of podcast episodes focusing on anxiety – something I’m sure we’re all too familiar with. In this series, you’ll become intimately familiar with the mechanics of anxiety: how and why it shows up and what you may be doing to feed it.  And this is where you come in. We’d love to hear from you with your questions about anxiety that experts will answer during our anxiety series on the podcast. So whether you’re struggling with social anxiety, anxiety about re-entering the world post-Covid, or have any other questions about anxiety - we want to hear from you. To submit a question or share a reflection call (646) 883-8326 and leave us a voicemail. If you’re outside the United States, you can email us a voice memo file in mp3 format to [email protected] The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 12th.  Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/katy-milkman-345

A Non-Obvious Way to Relax | Bonus Meditation with Anushka Fernandopulle

Using the practice of gratitude, you can learn to relax your body and settle your mind. About Anushka Fernandopulle: Anushka teaches meditation, works as an organizational consultant, and does leadership coaching with individuals and teams. She has practiced meditation for over 25 years, including four years in full-time intensive training in monasteries and retreat centers in the US, India and Sri Lanka. Her work is informed by a BA in anthropology/religion from Harvard University, an MBA from Yale focused on leadership and organizational behavior, and certification in coaching from the Coaches Training Institute. To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “Unwind with Gratitude,” or click here: https://10percenthappier.app.link/content?meditation=be9f6e9c-3b3b-4a1b-bdd5-5ef516879189. We want to deeply thank and recognize mental health professionals for your support. For a year's FREE access to the app and hundreds of meditations and resources visit: https://www.tenpercent.com/mentalhealth.

#344: How to Handle Anger, Uncertainty, and Self-Loathing | Mushim Patricia Ikeda

When somebody wrongs you, what is the wise way to handle your anger? Is forgiveness possible? What about friendliness? My guest today has a lot of thoughts about how to handle anger and how to respond to people who mean you harm. It might surprise you to hear from a Buddhist teacher who actually isn’t utterly disparaging of anger. In fact, she is proud (somewhat facetiously) of having been called “the original Angry Asian Buddhist.” Her name is Mushim Patricia Ikeda, and she is my kind of Buddhist. She self-describes as “snarky,” and, as you will hear, she loves to laugh. She has doable, down-to-earth strategies, and she makes a compelling, if counterintuitive, case for the pragmatism of sending goodwill to people who want to harm you.  Mushim is a core teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center. She is a writer, activist, and diversity consultant. She has trained for decades as both a lay and monastic Buddhist. Aside from anger, we also discuss how to handle uncertainty, and what Mushim calls a “pandemic of self-loathing” in our culture. But we begin with some candid talk about the trauma of being an Asian-American during a time of rising violence against the AAPI community.  This is the second in a two-part series on the uptick in anti-Asian violence -- a trend that should be particularly worrisome for this audience, given the Asian roots of meditation and many of the other happiness-producing modalities we talk about on this show. If you missed it, go check out Monday’s episode, where we explore the history of anti-Buddhist and anti-Asian violence in America (which started decades before the pandemic), and the hurt felt by many Asian-American Buddhists about how they can be overlooked by other American Buddhists, including, sometimes, me. Two other items of business: first, are you interested in teaching mindfulness to teens? Looking to carve your own path and share this practice in a way that feels real, authentic, and relevant in today’s world? Our friends at iBme are accepting applications for their Mindfulness Teacher Training program - catered towards working with teens and young adults. The last round of applications are due May 15th and scholarships are available. For more information and to apply, check out: https://ibme.com/mindfulness-teacher-training/. And second, we want to recognize and deeply thank mental health professionals for all you do. For a year's FREE access to the app and hundreds of meditations and resources, visit: https://www.tenpercent.com/mentalhealth. Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/mushim-patricia-ikeda-344

#343: What Everyone Who Meditates Should Know | Chenxing Han and Duncan Ryūken Williams

If you meditate (or do yoga, for that matter), you may have been taught by a Westerner, but you owe a gigantic debt of gratitude to the giants and geniuses in Asia who developed these practices. This fact can be overlooked or downplayed -- intentionally or otherwise -- by Western practitioners, including, sometimes, me. However, in the midst of a spike of anti-Asian violence, now seems like a very good time to learn more about where these practices came from, and why many Asian-American Buddhists sometimes feel erased. Not only is this the right thing to do, but it can also add depth and perspective and freshness to your practice. In this episode, we have two fascinating guests who will talk about what it’s been like for them to be Asian American Buddhists in the midst of this spate of hate crimes, and walk us through the long and ugly history of anti-Buddhist violence in America. We also talk about: how all meditators (not just people in vulnerable communities) can learn resiliency through meditation; the connection between karma and reparations; and whether it’s possible, or advisable, to generate goodwill towards people who hate you. We also have a frank conversation about how some of my own messaging about Buddhism in America has missed the mark.  My guests are: Chenxing Han, who is the author of Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists. She holds a BA from Stanford and an MA in Buddhist Studies from the Graduate Theological Union. And, Duncan Ryūken Williams, who is the author of American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War. He has a B.A. in Religious Studies from Reed and a Ph.D. in Religion from Harvard. He is currently a professor at the University of Southern California. He’s also a Zen priest. Both Duncan and Chenxing are helping to organize a national ceremony -- which will take place the day after we post this interview -- on the 49-day anniversary of the Atlanta spa shootings that took the lives of several Asians and Asian-Americans. (For more on that ceremony, click here: https://www.maywegather.org/) One thing to say before we dive in: we are dedicating this whole week to the spike in hate crimes against members of the AAPI community. On Wednesday, we’ll talk to Mushim Ikeda, a Buddhist teacher, about how all of us can use meditation to deal with anger, uncertainty, and self-loathing.  And two more items of business: first, are you interested in teaching mindfulness to teens? Looking to carve your own path and share this practice in a way that feels real, authentic, and relevant in today’s world? Our friends at iBme are accepting applications for their Mindfulness Teacher Training program - catered towards working with teens and young adults. The last round of applications are due May 15th and scholarships are available. For more information and to apply, check out: https://ibme.com/mindfulness-teacher-training/ And second, we want to deeply thank and recognize mental health professionals for your support. For a year's FREE access to the app and hundreds of meditations and resources visit: https://www.tenpercent.com/mentalhealth Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/chenxing-han-duncan-ryuken-williams-343

A Deep Hack for Dealing with Family | Bonus Meditation with Anushka Fernandopulle

Develop the skill and sensibility of kindness, warmth, and goodwill by bringing your loved ones to mind. About Anushka Fernandopulle: Anushka teaches meditation, works as an organizational consultant, and does leadership coaching with individuals and teams. She has practiced meditation for over 25 years, including four years in full-time intensive training in monasteries and retreat centers in the US, India and Sri Lanka. Her work is informed by a BA in anthropology/religion from Harvard University, an MBA from Yale focused on leadership and organizational behavior, and certification in coaching from the Coaches Training Institute. To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “Kindness for Loved Ones,” or click here: https://10percenthappier.app.link/content?meditation=302c268c-6239-492d-8a2b-7c4154d22c20 If you don't already have the Ten Percent Happier app, you can download it for free wherever you get your apps: https://10percenthappier.app.link/download-app

#342: The Science of Building Better Relationships | Marissa King

The idea of networking can be fraught. For some people, it might, at times, seem either icky or pathetic to deliberately try to make friends, either in a personal or professional context -- especially since so many of us may be feeling a bit socially awkward anyway, after months of Covid restrictions. However, my guest today will argue that there are profound health benefits to building positive relationships, and she has advice about how to actually do it, based on neuroscience and psychology. Marissa King is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management, where she studies social networks, social influence, and team dynamics. She is also the author of a recently-released book, called Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection. In this conversation, we talk about: how your social networks impact your mental health; how, when it comes to social networks, quality and structure are more important than quantity; why you’re not as bad at being social as you may think; the importance of humor; how status and privilege play into networking; the benefits of calling up old friends you haven’t spoken to in a while; and she will ask you to consider whether you are a convener, a broker, or an expansionist. This is actually part two of a two-part series that we're running this week about the hard science and soft skills of social connection. If you missed it on Monday, we had an amazing interview with a researcher named Barbara Fredrickson from UNC Chapel Hill. She has a lot of fascinating things to say about what love actually is and takes a pretty broad view of the concept of love. You don't have to listen to that in order to understand this episode, but I think they work great in concert.  One more item of business, and it is an invitation for you to participate in this show. In June, we’ll be launching a special series of podcast episodes focusing on anxiety, something I’m sure we’re all too familiar with. In this series, you’ll learn the mechanics of anxiety: how and why it shows up and what you may be doing to feed it.  And this is where you come in. We’d love to hear from you with your questions about anxiety that experts will answer during our anxiety series on the podcast. So whether you’re struggling with social anxiety, anxiety about re-entering the world post-Covid, or have any other questions about anxiety - we want to hear from you. To submit a question or share a reflection call (646) 883-8326 and leave us a voicemail. If you’re outside the United States, you can email us a voice memo file in mp3 format to [email protected] The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 12th.  And if you don't already have the Ten Percent Happier app, you can download it for free wherever you get your apps or by clicking here: https://www.tenpercent.com/?_branch_match_id=888540266380716858. Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/marissa-king-342

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