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Calm World: Introduction to Meditation

Written by: Alice Fraser, Ash Ranpura
Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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Meditation is everywhere: your mobile phone, clothing stores and even in colouring books. But where does it come from and what even is it? With the help of neuroscientist Ash Ranpura, comedian Alice Fraser explores the science, history and culture behind meditation. On the way we will meet the tiny part of the brain that triggers most of our fear and anxiety, the NBA coach who taught Michael Jordan how to meditate, and the writer who says the best way to cope with our polarised politics is to practice mindfulness.

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  • Sue
  • 2019-02-27

excellent introduction for skeptics!

highly recommend, like push-ups for your brain...
meditation is not clearing your mind but finding focus, again and again :)

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Doesn't help if you want to learn to meditate

Doesn't help if you want to learn to meditate. It's only testimonies.
If you already have decided to learn, you can skip this one.

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Informative

I would say It was informative. I was expecting more of like steps on meditation but I should also say that I was not disappointed.

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really enjoyed it!

really loved the interviews and insights to the evidence. well researched and well put together. Many thanks!

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Great info from the entertaining duo.

I love the podcasts from this duo. always fun, informative and entertaining. I'd listen again and I'd recommend to others.

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A Good Introduction to Meditation

I have been curious about meditation for a while now. I found this a very easy and accessible introduction to the topic. The narrator is were fun, and the information presented seems valuable. If you want a quick introduction to the topic, it's worth the listen.

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  • tom
  • 2019-12-10

loved it

I found it interesting. A great listen for beginners who are skeptical. I'm a beginner that meditation has helped.

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A "comedian" discusses meditation

So this is just all bad, from my point of view. Turns out I didn't pay for this, and I still checked to see if I could return it.

This plays out more like one of those awful 20 TLC shows where the hosts are bumbling morons who try and figure out what something is. The music. The very lame jokes that drag everything down. I am truly disappointed if someone else gets this hoping to learn something about meditation.

It's free, and I still don't recommend it.

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I really liked it except...

This was a great series that was really interesting and engaging. There was a lot of excellent information provided and insightful points of view presented. However, I don’t quite understand why the Hindu religion was not mentioned at all. Meditation is linked to Hinduism as well as Buddhism, so I wonder why they left that part of history out...

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Interesting

This audio show is very interesting and informative. I liked the co-hosts and I enjoyed the clips they had of experts in the field of meditation.