The Neurology of Awakening

Northwest USA  

March 16, 2013
9:30 amto5:00 pm

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Teachers: Rick Hanson, Richard Mendius

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, quiet, and concentration.

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 will offer user-friendly information, with lots of practical methods. No background in neuroscience or mindfulness is needed, though the teachings are also appropriate for health care professionals. We’ll cover:

– Implications from brain research for steadying the mind…quieting it…and bringing it to singleness
– The brain during the jhanas or other states of deep concentration
– How to help lay the neurological foundation for liberating insight

Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.

Young Adults (18 – 26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this day for $25.

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