Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe wants to make meditation accessible to everybody: for a happier, healthier you.

Why you should listen

Andy Puddicombe wants you to take a break -- not just from work, but from your own mind, which is so full of anxieties about the world and anxieties about its own anxieties. To help you do that, Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, co-founded Headspace, a project to make meditation more accessible to more people in their everyday lives. Puddicombe also writes prolifically for the Huffington Post and the Guardian, on the benefits of mindful thinking for healthy living.

Andy Puddicombe’s TED talk

Andy Puddicombe on the TED Blog

Quotes from Andy Puddicombe

Most people assume that meditation is all about stopping thoughts, getting rid of emotions, somehow controlling the mind. But actually it's … about stepping back, seeing the thought clearly, witnessing it coming and going.
Andy Puddicombe
TEDSalon London Fall 2012 • 4.5M views Jan 2013
Inspiring, Persuasive
We spend so little time in the present moment that it's anything but ordinary.
Andy Puddicombe
TEDSalon London Fall 2012 • 4.5M views Jan 2013
Inspiring, Persuasive