We all want to find peace. We all want to experience contentment. And most of all, we all want to be happy.
So why are these states so elusive?
The core pillars of this podcast are the power of diet, exercise, sleep, and other lifestyle changes, to radically change your life. Underappreciated is the power of meditation to achieve a lasting state of inner peace and tranquility.
From reducing stress and anxiety to improving immune function and sleep quality, meditation has been shown to positively impact our brain and body. Moreso, meditation has a transformative power to nurture both the mind and soul.
But in this fast-paced, hyper-connected world, most people often struggle to find the time or the motivation to meditate. They may perceive a meditative practice as a daunting task, one that requires a significant amount of discipline and commitment. Yet, the reality is that meditation need not be a burden, but rather a way of life that can be seamlessly integrated into our daily routine.
Welcome to Jedi Training 101.
“Developing a meditation practice is the greatest gift you can give yourself.”
– RICH ROLL
This episode is a veritable masterclass on all things mindfulness, featuring some of the most inspiring and enlightening discussions I’ve had with experts in the field of meditation.
From learning how to cultivate a daily practice to exploring the neuroscience behind the benefits of meditation, this episode is packed with valuable insights and practical advice guaranteed to inform and enlighten the novice and the seasoned meditator.
If the voices you’ve heard here have spoken to you, please consider going back to the original episodes to gain further insights from these amazing teachers. Many of the guests speaking about meditation here have written valuable books that amplify their perspectives and philosophy. You can check out their respective episodes below:
- #392 – Yuval Noah Harari
- #43 – Charlie Knoles
- #142 – Andy Puddicombe
- #372 – Bob Roth
- #97 – Dan Harris
- #346 – Dan Harris
- #298 – Sharon Salzberg
- #357 – Light Watkins
- #284 – Leo Babauta
- #179 – Jason Garner
The visually inclined can watch it all unfold on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Big thanks to Dan Drake for his instrumental help in crafting this very special episode.
Masterclass Series: Click on the links below to enjoy the other episodes in our Masterclass series:
For each of us to minimize our own suffering, and to contribute to minimizing the suffering of others, meditation is a useful, practical, easier-than-it-seems application. My hope is that you use this compilation episode as an inspiration and jumping-off point for further inquiry and, an ever-deepening practice.
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- RRP 392: Yuval Noah Harari On Why Clarity Is Power
- RRP 43: Charlie Knoles: Mastering The Mind With The Master Of Meditation
- RRP 142: From Monk to Entrepreneur: How Andy Puddicombe Become The Modern Voice Of Meditation & Mindfulness
- RRP 372: Strength In Stillness: Bob Roth On The Power Of Transcendental Meditation & Bringing Calm To The Center Of Life’s Storm
- RRP 97: How A Panic Attack On National TV Led To Meditation As The Path To Happiness
- RRP 346: Dan Harris On The Power of Meditation For The Fidgety Skeptic
- RRP 298: Meditation Master Sharon Salzberg On Real Love & The Art Of Mindful Connection
- RRP 357: Light Watkins On Dispelling Meditation Myths — And Why You Should Adopt A Daily Practice
- RRP 284: Leo Babauta’s Mission To End Human Struggle — Ruminations On Suffering, Simplicity, & The Power of Mindfulness
- RRP 179: From A Life of Matter to a Life That Matters: Jason Garner’s Journey From Music Industry CEO To Spiritual Warrior
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