Why meditate?

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris and Joseph Goldstein answer questions about the practice of mindfulness. They discuss negative emotions, the importance of ethics, the concept of enlightenment, and other topics.

There’s some really juicy stuff here on the selflessness of phenomena, aka shunyata or emptiness. If you’ve got a few hours and the interest, have a listen.

Despite the photo on the video shown above, you’ll find this is an audio recording only. To listen on the go, somewhere other than YouTube, you can find links to listen to the Waking Up podcast for iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc.

This is the third episode where Sam talks with Joseph Goldstein. You can find links to their other conversations here.

(via SamHarris.org)