Jay Michaelson is a columnist for The Daily Beast and a frequent commentator on MSNBC and NPR. Jay is also a teacher and an editor at Ten-Percent Happier, a leading meditation platform. He has written several books on contemplative practice.
In this episode, Eric and Jay discuss his book, Enlightenment by Trial and Error: Ten Years on the Slippery Slopes of Jewish Spirituality, Postmodern Buddhism, and Other Mystical Heresies
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In This Interview, Jay Michaelson and I Discuss Enlightenment by Trial and Error and …
- His book, Enlightenment by Trial and Error: Ten Years on the Slippery Slopes of Jewish Spirituality, Postmodern Buddhism, and Other Mystical Heresies
- The goal of becoming 10% happier by meditating
- The myth that meditation is about finding your Zen
- Realization and responsibility in the Jewish mystical path
- His review of Leonard Cohen’s song “The Goal”
- His short story “The Beard”
- How letting go allows for more opening
- Living aspects of the middle way
- How his LGBT activist work and meditation work enriched each other
- The commonality between his Buddhist and Jewish spiritual practices
- Remembering to remember – how the mind eventually learns to remember with practice
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