In November we were very lucky to host a lively and engaging conversation between two media giants, Dan Harris (ABC News Anchor and Author of the book 10% Happier), and Michael Krasny (Talk Show host of the Forum on KQED Radio).
The dialogue centered around Dan’s discovery of meditation and mindfulness, but also covered topics as wide-ranging as Jerry Garcia, Peter Jennings, and reporting on El Salvadoran gangs.
A link to watch the interview is below, but some of the central points were:
-A key to meditation is to not try so hard and don’t expect anything
-Dan defined mindfulness as, “the ability to know what’s happening in your head without getting carried away by it.”
-Happiness was defined as “more of the good stuff and less of the bad”
-“Happiness is a skill” that can be cultivated
-Mindfulness can make a person more compassionate
-Meditation changes the brain and can lead a person to behave better
-Dan spoke about reporting on various religions for ABC News. As a result he learned, “the value of having a world view that transcends your own narrow interests.”
To watch this wonderful discussion please visit: