Everything Meditation with David Gandelman

This week I’m joined by David Gandelman, meditation teacher and founder of Meditation School. David answers all of my questions about how and why to meditate, what makes it hard and how to make it easier. In this episode of 60 Mindful Minutes we dive into:

  • The purpose of meditation and why it’s helpful;
  • What we might expect if we meditate regularly for a few months;
  • What we should be aiming for and how to create practice goals;
  • Different meditate/different techniques/approaches;
  • Why we can often find meditation difficult;
  • Myths of meditation.

There’s a reason why this ancient stress reliever has gone mainstream; it works! Take everything you think you know about meditation and join this conversation with fresh ears.


David Gandelman is the founder of Meditation School. He is also the co-host of the Energy Matters podcast, Grounded Sleep Podcast, and teaches meditation at Cornell University and NBC Studios. His meditations have been streamed for over 30 million minutes on the meditation app, Insight Timer. He connects energetic experience, ancient wisdom traditions, and humor, to create a safe atmosphere for people interested in learning to meditate, and developing their natural spiritual abilities.

David Gandelman


See you next time!



Kristen Manieri is a Certified Mindfulness and Resilience Teacher specializing in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, meditation, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 100 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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