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 co-teachers Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius, will offer user-friendly information with lots of practical methods. No background in neuroscience or mindfulness is needed. We’ll cover: the relationship between body and mind, mind and brain; strengthening neural factors of mindfulness; the role of concentration in practice; practical help from brain research for steadying the mind, quieting it, and bringing it to singleness, and how attending to our physiology (mindfulness of the body) affects the mind state and the nature of the thoughts arising.
Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available.