The latest brain research has begun to confirm the central insights of the Buddha and other great teachers. And it’s suggesting ways you can help your brain to enter deeper states of mindfulness and concentration, love, and happiness. Suffering, joy, and freedom all depend on what happens within your nervous system. Skillful practice thus means being skillful with your own brain.
This experiential workshop with Rick Hanson explores the intersection of mindfulness, brain science, and the Buddha’s teachings about liberating insight. Presented as user-friendly information and practical methods, this workshop does not require any background in neuroscience or mindfulness.
We’ll cover: the relationship between body and mind, mind and brain; strengthening neural factors of mindfulness; traditional factors of deepening concentration and meditative absorption; and useful ways to steady your mind, quiet it, and bring it to “singleness”.
This material is accessible to anyone, and no background in meditation or brain science is required. And therapists and other health care professionals can get Continuing Education (CE) credits.