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Watch '10% Happier with Dan Harris'

His Holiness, along with Center Founder Richard Davidson, sat down with ABC News’ Dan Harris for his new live-stream podcast show, “10% Happier With Dan Harris.” The Dalai Lama and Davidson have collaborated for years on research looking at the impact meditation can have on the brain.

They discuss the scientific research on well-being, how to reduce the intensity of negative emotions through analytical meditation and how we can build a more compassionate world.


"We take the position that health is not simply the absence of illness. There is evidence to suggest that people who are happier and have higher levels of well-being actually have biology which is more conducive to health. Our aspiration is that these practices can potentially reduce health care costs."

Richard Davidson