Episode 207 :: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang :: The Distraction Addiction

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Author Alex Soojung-Kim Pang joins us to speak about his book The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul.

Do you ever get distracted? If you’re like me and practically everyone else on the planet, of course you do, and it’s usually when you most want to not be distracted, like during meditation. Our practice may help us with that, but also need to live in a world of distractions, and understand our love affair with them.

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a visiting scholar at Stanford University and Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Previously he held fellowships at Microsoft Research Cambridge, University of California-Berkeley, and Williams College. Alex has has a Ph.D. in history of science from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a senior consultant at Strategic Business Insights, a Silicon Valley think tank. His work has appeared in Scientific American, The Atlantic Monthly, American Scholar, Los Angeles Times, and many scholarly journals.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Razzberry Zinger tea.

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Ted Meissner

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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