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What is the Monkey Mind? (Animated Video)

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How NOT to Meditate: 11 Beginner Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

About a year ago, I finally decided to try and put the small amount I’d learned about meditation into practice and start sitting for 20 minutes a day. I downloaded one of the popular apps, found a quiet and comfortable spot where no one or thing could bother me, put on some loose clothing, and started the timer. Then the floodgates opened. Am I doing it right? Should I focus on my stomach or my nose? Should I feel happy feelings? This doesn’t feel so ... Read more

A Ph.D. in Happiness: What 10,000 Hours of Meditation Actually Does to Your Brain

Gary Weber is an interesting guy. Over 15 years ago he was the CEO of a multi-million dollar company, with a thousand or so employees under his leadership. Everything was going normally, except on one morning when something very strange happened to Gary. He lost his mind. Gary was doing his morning Yoga ritual and went up into a pose that he had done thousands of times. He was practicing a simple self-inquiry meditation, and when he came down, his mind was gone. When I say ... Read more