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Headspace: Guide to Meditation

Matt D'Avella

5 mins

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Popular mindfulness app Headspace takes to the screen in an eight-part series that walks us through the theory, science, and origins of meditation – then shows us how to start practicing.


Headspace: Guide to Meditation

Headspace: Guide to Meditation

by Matt D'Avella


Andy Puddicombe was a sports science student when he suffered a bereavement, and found he didn't have the emotional resources to deal with it. Puddicombe's search for an answer took him all over the world before ending up in the Himalayas at a Tibetan monastery, where he was ordained as a monk.

On his return to the UK, Puddicombe worked as a mindfulness consultant before teaming up with a partner to start meditation app Headspace.

The series demonstrates eight distinct techniques, explaining how each can be applied to specific situations that occur in most of our lives – from anger and anxiety to acceptance and peace. Headspace: Guide To Meditation is suitable for anyone with an interest in meditation, from beginner to current practitioner.

Favorite quote

I found myself overwhelmed by emotion. I thought I could think my way out of it – it turned out I couldn't. So I quit my degree and became a Buddhist monk instead.

- Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of Headspace

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