Join Sam Harris—neuroscientist, philosopher, and bestselling author—on a course that will teach you to meditate, reason more effectively, and deepen your understanding of yourself and others. Meditation is often taught as though it were an ancient version of an executive stress ball, but it’s more like the Large Hadron Collider. Waking Up users quickly understand that meditation is about more than feeling good in the moment—there are fundamental discoveries to be made in the laboratory of their own minds.
• Waking Up guides you through a 50-day introductory course, teaching a progressive series of meditation techniques.
• Meditation for Children. Led by Annaka Harris, the program aims to help the children in your life start a lifetime of discovering their own minds.
• The Metta (loving-kindness) meditation series has launched with an introduction and meditations created and led by Sam Harris. The goal of Metta is to feel loving-kindness for one’s self and for others, and to make this state of mind as vivid as possible.
• Waking Up contains a growing curriculum of Lessons on a wide range of topics as well as Conversations with other teachers, scientists, and scholars. There is also a Q&A section where Sam Harris answers frequently asked questions.
About Sam Harris:
Sam Harris is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, including Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, and the host of the Waking Up Podcast. His writing and public lectures cover a wide range of topics—neuroscience, meditation, moral philosophy, religion, rationality—but generally focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. Sam received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. He has practiced meditation for over 30 years and has studied with many Tibetan, Indian, Burmese, and Western meditation teachers, both in the United States and abroad.