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All the above amazing dialogues, presentations and guided meditations are shared from the Five Day 2016 Science of Meditation Summit. We are so glad to be offering this inspiring collection of dialogues and meditation teachings with such incredible teachers, and deeply hope it will be of benefit to you. The summit teachers are speaking about the benefits of meditation and sharing their insights, but more than anything, they’re providing instruction on how to live a rich and meaningful life. They’re guiding you through meditation practices and offering tips for bringing these principles into your daily life.
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The Neuroscience of Attention
What You'll Learn:
Explore the relationship between sustaining attention and “mind wandering”— and how they can interact through practice to create more stable attention
Find out how some of our conceptions on rest might actually be making us more un-rested, and get tips on how to transform those into new modes of rest and relaxation
Learn about resilience and how it can be achieved through attention training
Dr. Amishi Jha
Dr. Amishi Jha is a Principal Investigator, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience, Mindfulness Research & Practice Initiative, University of Miami. Her research focuses on the brain bases of attention, working memory, and mindfulness-based training.
Buddha’s Brain: The Science of Attention and Mind Training
What You'll Learn:
Understand the science of attention and how to train yourself through meditation practice
Discover how intentional attention can make you more effective in your daily activities
Learn how to integrate positive and negative states of mind to lead to a better sense of well-being
Dr. Rick Hanson
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 26 languages and include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. To learn more about Dr. Rick Hanson check out his personal website as well as The Foundations of Well Being to explore neuroscience and how to shape your brain for lasting well-being.
Acharya Fleet Maull
Fleet Maull is an intrepid social activist/peacemaker and itinerant meditation teacher who travels the world leading retreats, peacemaker trainings, prison programs and transformational seminars. He is an empowered senior teacher in two Buddhist lineages, as an Acharya in the international Shambhala Buddhist Community and a Sensei in the Zen Peacemaker Order. Fleet is well known as a prison reform activist and the founder of Prison Mindfulness Institute and the Engaged Mindfulness Institute.
The Mind Illuminated: Attention & Awareness
What You'll Learn:
Learn how sustaining attention generates awareness and why that may be the most important aspect of attention training
Attitude is the key to creating an enjoyable and routine practice, find out how to establish a positive one
Follow along in a guided meditation on attention and awareness
Culadasa has practiced Buddhist meditation for over four decades and is the guiding teacher at Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha in Tucson. He has studied in both the Theravadin and Tibetan traditions, and this unique lineage allows him to draw upon a broad and in-depth perspective on Buddha’s Dharma. He also taught neuroscience for many years. Combining the original teachings of the Buddha with a scientific understanding of the mind, he provides his students with a rare opportunity for rapid progress and profound insight.
You can learn more about Culadasa by visiting his website or the Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha website. You can also engage with the Dharma Treasure Community here and be sure to check out his new book The Mind Illuminated.