New meditation app for “fidgety skeptics”

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, US news anchor and self-confessed meditation skeptic Dan Harris discovered the benefits of insight meditation for himself, and wrote a book, 10% Happier, “as a way to convince fellow skeptics to give the practice a shot.”

Now he has teamed up with Joseph Goldstein, one of the Guiding Teachers of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, to put together a two-week introduction to meditation app aimed at fidgety skeptics and Type-A personalities.

I’ve had the opportunity to watch some of the daily video lessons and listen to the guided audio meditations, and I appreciate how clearly and concisely Dan and Joseph present the core techniques of insight meditation.  So if you happen to know any meditation skeptics who might be open to learning in this way, this could be a good place for them to start:

(Some of the proceeds from sales of the app will be donated to the Insight Meditation Society)

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