Number111 — The Science Of Meditation

Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and bestselling writer Sam Harris because he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, culture, and current events. The Waking Up podcast has been chosen by Apple as among iTunes Greatest of 2015.

Harris is the author of this bestselling novels The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free WillLying, also Waking Up–combined with Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing and public lectures cover a broad assortment of topics–neuroscience, moral philosophy, faith, meditation practice, human violence, rationality–but generally focus on how a growing comprehension of ourselves and the world is changing our awareness of how we should live.

Harris’s work has been printed in over 20 languages and continues to be discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Rolling Stone, and several other journals. He’s written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, also elsewhere.

Sam Harris received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience in UCLA.

  1. Number111 — The Science of Meditation

In this event of this Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson concerning the current scientific understanding of meditation practice. They speak about the first stigma associated with meditation, and the foundation of introspection in eastern and western cultures, the current alliance between Buddhism and western mathematics, the distinction between altered states and altered traits, an alternate conception of psychological wellness, “meta-awareness,” the connection between mindfulness and “stream,” the distinction between pain and suffering, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR),along with other topics.

About the Podcast

Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and bestselling writer Sam Harris because he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, culture, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, along with Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing has been printed in over 20 languages. Mr. Harris and his work are discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and a Number of Other journals. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Newsweek, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, also elsewhere. Mr. Harris received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience in UCLA.

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