Andy Puddicombe: “Get Some Headspace” | Talks at Google



Meditation only works if we do it. We can talk about it, read about it and think about it, but only when we take the time to sit and practice will we experience meaningful and lasting change, for both ourselves and those around us. So find out how to make it part of your routine, learn how to overcome common obstacles, experiment with new techniques, and make a commitment to a happier, healthier and more enjoyable way of life.

Andy Puddicombe is a former Tibetan Buddhist monk and the co-founder of Headspace. He is also a graduate of the Conservatoire of Dance and Drama with a degree in Circus Arts. Teacher, Author and TED Talker, Andy is the voice of all things Headspace.

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15 thoughts on “Andy Puddicombe: “Get Some Headspace” | Talks at Google

  1. What is the Key to being a Monk? Mindful of the fact that we are above ourselves, we have left the thoughts of the jungle behind, yet we still live in the jungle. Thoughts come to eat you like monsters.

  2. How can there be any dislikes against this video..
    There are some sad people out there..

    Thanks Andy and Google.

    I have been meditating almost everyday since January 2015 thanks to Headspace.. Feeling really great..

  3. "Unless you can improve on silence, it's better not to say anything at all. But we have to say something."
    "There's so much chatter and discussion around mindfulness that we can miss out on the thing we sought to discover in the first place."
    "to study the science of compassion so that when we take these practices to the greater community we can do it standing on the ground of science"

    The solution is to implement the best of biofeedback and neurofeedback and you can have a system that essentially acts as a surrogate guru, enabling you to measure changes in neuro-biology before, during, and after any number of different meditation practices.

    Objective Measurement data
    -brain activity (gamma, beta, alpha, theta, delta)
    -left/right brain hemishere coherence (see Dr Alarik Arenander EEG)
    -heart rate
    -heart rate variability (watch Dr Alan Watkins Coherence Showreel)
    -blood pressure
    -galvanic skin response
    -respiration rate
    -oxygen saturation (oximetrty)
    -temperature
    -ect (see mindmedia biofeedback)

    Then you simply pool all that data and create a mosaic of information, wherein numerous informative and practical correlations and patterns can be made, such as seeing what meditative practices are most effective for shifting neurophysiological patterns towards optimal.

  4. How do you get someone to engage in meditation if they appear to be resisting?

    Simply. Give them something that will give them feedback.. like a Jawbone UP, which is a device you can wear that will give you feedback on your sleep quality… Then you can watch as your sleep quality improves over time.

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