The Basics (retired longer version)

The Basics (retired longer version)

w/ Joseph Goldstein

A clear, simple introduction to meditation with one of the world’s most respected meditation teachers.

  • Day 9
  • Hide the Zen

    When you experience and acknowledge the truth of change, you're less likely to be swept away by your thoughts and emotions.

  • The Judging Mind

    11 minutes and 31 seconds

  • Day 10
  • Will Meditation Kill My Edge?

    Joseph weighs in on how mindfulness can be an asset in the workplace, by making you more focused and less reactive.

  • Quiet and Connected

    11 minutes and 40 seconds

  • Day 11
  • Don't Force It

    The all-important difference between "effort" and "efforting."

  • Feel, Don't Observe

    12 minutes and 50 seconds

  • Day 12
  • Presence v Mindfulness

    The idea of "being in the present moment" gets thrown around a lot these days, but is that the same as being mindful?

  • What is a Thought?

    13 minutes and 07 seconds

  • Day 13
  • Non-Attachment to Results

    The secret to how a mindful person manages ambition.

  • Fear

    13 minutes and 06 seconds

  • Day 14
  • Attachment v Love

    Yes, we know that we live in a world where nothing lasts, but shouldn't we be attached to the people we love? Joseph explores the difference between "love" and "attachment."

  • The Complaining Mind

    13 minutes and 04 seconds

  • Day 15
  • The Case for Kindness

    The radical, counterintuitive, and science-based case for kindness. Was Machiavelli wrong when he said it's better to be feared than loved?

  • Open Sky of the Mind

    11 minutes and 50 seconds

  • Day 16
  • Final Thoughts

    How to bring mindfulness into every aspect of your life.

  • The End of the Beginning

    11 minutes and 50 seconds

  • Just Meditate - Lightly Guided Reusable Meditations
    Focus

    Focus

    w/ Sharon Salzberg

    Meditation maestro Sharon Salzberg tackles what may be the number one complaint among meditators: distraction. Previous Title: Less Distracted

    The Basics

    The Basics

    w/ Joseph Goldstein

    Learn how to meditate with one of the world’s most respected teachers. Each session includes a quick video lesson and guided meditation.

    Meditation In Real Life

    Meditation In Real Life

    w/ Jeff Warren

    Join our cross-country adventure and learn mindful hacks for everyday life. We crossed the country (in a ridiculous tour bus) exploring how to make meditation a great part of everyday life. In this course - you'll learn about forgiveness, building strong habits, mindfulness & technology, creating space in your life, boosting creativity, beating busyness, and you’ll see the behind-the-scenes insights that inspired our bestselling book. Note: Some of these course videos contain explicit language and are not suitable for young children. Dan apologizes.

    Essential Advice

    Essential Advice

    w/ Joseph Goldstein

    Joseph is back with some phenomenally useful tools he’s picked up - or invented - during five decades of practice. Previous Title: Pro Tips with JG

    Compassion

    Compassion

    with Joseph Goldstein

    Discover why it truly does feel better when you’re not being a jerk. In this first part of a new series with Joseph, join a few lucky app users in the inner sanctum (ie. living room) of a true master. Learn how Joseph’s most powerful teaching phrases -- distilled from 50 years of personal practice -- can help you develop compassion and kindness. Previous Title: Compassion Feels Good

    Focus II

    Focus II

    w/ Sharon Salzberg

    Sharon is back with a quick hit on a whole bunch of alternatives to using the breath. A must for anyone dealing with distraction. Previous Title: Less Distracted II

    Meditation for Skeptics

    Meditation for Skeptics

    w/ Jeff Warren

    Join Dan & Jeff on a cross-country tour as they meet would-be meditators and systematically taxonomize the most common meditation stumbling blocks. NOTE: You can find adjustable length versions of many of these meditations in the 'Meditations' section of the app.

    10% Nicer

    10% Nicer

    w/ Sharon Salzberg

    It may sound sappy, but science suggests “lovingkindness” meditation can make you healthier, happier, and more successful.

    Common Questions

    Common Questions

    w/ Joseph Goldstein

    Everything you wanted to know about meditation but were afraid to ask. Previous Title: 20 Questions

    Ethics

    Ethics

    with JoAnna Hardy

    Join JoAnna Hardy (and your fellow app users) to learn about meditation and ethics. We shot this course in a Chinatown bar to make a point - there are no commandments. It's about seeing how your behavior makes you feel. Previous Title: Do Good, Feel Good PLEASE NOTE: This course has some adult content and language that may not be suitable for everyone.

    On The Go

    On The Go

    w/ Alexis Santos

    Dan and Alexis hit the streets (and venture into Dan’s home) to learn how to work mindfulness into everyday life.

    Emotions

    Emotions

    with Oren Jay Sofer

    When it comes to our emotions, we're presented with a choice: ignore them, act them out, or be mindful of them. In this course, Oren presents practical tools for responding wisely to our emotions, instead of reacting blindly. Previous Title: Emotional Agility

    Ethics II

    Ethics II

    with JoAnna Hardy

    As it turns out, meditation and ethics is a rich topic for conversation. In this continuation of 'Do Good, Feel Good' JoAnna and our live audience tackle a diverse set of ethical dilemmas. What emerges is a practical guide to exploring how our behavior impacts our lives. Previous Title: 2 Meditators In A Bar PLEASE NOTE: This course has some adult content and language that may not be suitable for everyone.

    Performance

    Performance

    w/ George Mumford

    Learn how meditation makes you “zone-ready” - from the guy who taught Michael Jordan and Kobe how to meditate. Previous Title: Up Your (Inner) Game

    Mindful Eating

    Mindful Eating

    w/ Dr. Judson Brewer

    Ever mindlessly eat a can of Pringles or a sleeve of Oreos, and then enter a shame spiral? Neuroscientist Jud Brewer teaches us how we can use mindfulness to eat healthier.

    Relationships

    Relationships

    w/ Oren Jay Sofer

    The course that could save your marriage - or your job. (Kidding. Kinda.) How meditation can make you a better communicator. Previous Title: Communication

    One Minute Counts

    One Minute Counts

    w/ Dan Harris

    Having trouble finding time? One Minute Counts. This course will help you establish a meditation habit. Meditations from Joseph, Sharon, Sebene, and more all start at one minute… then seamlessly extend to 5 or 10 minutes, if you have the time.

    Wandering Retreat

    Wandering Retreat

    w/ Jeff Warren

    Dan meets up with Jeff in NYC with a vague plan to head into the woods and meditate. Follow as they wander along, and join in their meditations.

    Meditation And The Brain

    Meditation And The Brain

    with Dave Vago, Ph.D.

    Join us at Vanderbilt University’s neuroscience lab to learn what those mental bicep curls are doing for your brain - and practice with a top contemplative neuroscientist along the way. This course is part of a cross-country 10% Happier Meditation Tour with Dan & meditation teacher Jeff Warren. Stay tuned for more from the Tour!

    Wandering Retreat II

    Wandering Retreat II

    w/ Jeff Warren

    Learn how dedicated meditators use their practice to handle life's vicissitudes with these on-the-road conversations from Dan and Jeff's "Wandering Retreat". The guys open up about what troubles them in their own lives, and how they deal with it through meditation. Previous Title: 2 Meditators in a Car

    Insights

    Insights

    with Anushka Fernandopulle (Part 1 of 3)

    Everything changes. Intellectually, obvious. In practice, easy to forget. Practice lessons & meditations for understanding change, a must for managing stress. This is part 1 of a 3-part series. Previous Title: Everything Changes

    Insights II

    Insights II

    with Anushka Fernandopulle

    After establishing that the only thing constant about our existence is change, Dan and Anushka discuss the unreliability of the mind. While you can't be faulted for wanting a reliable mind, Anushka might cause you to reconsider your relationship with unreliability, and in turn, your relationship with happiness. Previous Title: Unreliability

    Insights III

    Insights III

    with Anushka Fernandopulle

    The third insight - Not Self - is perhaps the most counter-intuitive. It's also incredibly useful. Join Anushka for discussion and practice that can help us not be so yanked around by 'our' thoughts and emotions. Previous Title: Not Self