Meditation & Philosophy

Here are some links to podcasts, videos and other content around 2 of my favorite things in this world (besides music): meditation & philosophy!

I listen to podcasts using Pocket Casts:

The Headless Way - Experiments revealing our 1st person nature

"Consider this – what you are depends on the range of the observer. At several feet you appear human. At closer ranges you are cells, molecules, particles… At greater ranges you are a city perhaps, a country, the planet, the star, the galaxy…

But what are you at zero distance? In other words, what are you really? "

Let's do some experiments to find out.

Waking Up App - amazing exercises, experiments & conversations around meditation

"Discover your mind.

Waking Up is a guide to understanding the mind, for the purpose of living a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Join Sam Harris—neuroscientist, philosopher, and New York Times best-selling author—as he explores the practice of meditation and examines the theory behind it".

Joseph Goldstein - Insight Hour Podcast (Rational Buddhism)

"Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and loving kindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He first became interested in Buddhism as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand in 1965. Since 1967 he has studied and practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers from India, Burma and Tibet. He is the author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom, The Experience of Insight, and co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and Insight Meditation: A Correspondence Course."

Three insightful podcasts with Joseph & Sam Harris:

"Philosophize This!" Podcast by Stephen West

"I think the world could be a better place with more education and acceptance. So I do my best to promote these values through podcasting and writing. Philosphize This! is my free podcast dedicated to sharing the ideas that shaped our world! Beginner-friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don’t need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained."