After recently attending a 9-day meditation retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center outside of San Francisco, ABC news reporter Dan Harris said his life got “10% better.” Harris–who acknowledges his aversion to sitting still and “touchy feely” things–was surprised by how energized he felt following the retreat. The news anchor sat down with retreat leader Joseph Goldstein following the retreat to discuss basic instruction with the insight meditation teacher as part of ABC’s “Beliefs” series. During the interview Goldstein discusses new-comers apprehensions about silence, the difficulty simply focusing on the breath, our addiction to attachment, and insight into impermanence.

 

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