#364 Getting Over Yourself | Joseph Goldstein

Ten Percent Happier
July 14, 2021
#364 Getting Over Yourself | Joseph Goldstein
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

For the uninitiated, Joseph Goldstein is one of the cofounders of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) alongside Sharon Salzberg and Jack Kornfield. Since its founding, thousands of people from around the world have come to IMS to learn mindfulness from leaders in the field. 

In this episode Goldstein covers strategies for getting over yourself. Every year, Goldstein does a three-month retreat by himself at his home in Massachusetts. This year, he emerged with a bunch of thoughts on what’s called “the three proliferating tendencies,” or three “prapancas,” to use the ancient Pali term. 

These are three ways in which we perpetuate a sense of self -- not a healthy sense of self, but an unhealthy sense of self. You can think about the process of going deeper in meditation as a process of lightening up or getting less self-centered. Now, you’re about to get a master class in doing just that.

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