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Mindsight: Finding Meaning in Our Internal World

What You'll Learn:

Discover mindsight: your ability to work with your thoughts, feelings, and emotions and develop a more balanced and fulfilling relationship to your internal world

Learn how you can use your intention and attention to literally change your brain

Understand the nature of “integration” the #1 indicator of well-being




Dr. Dan Siegel

Bio:

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founding Editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute.

The Mindsight Institute is an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities to learn more click here . You can also find more of Dr. Siegel’s work and the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology here and look out for his upcoming book the Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human now available.

Acharya Fleet Maull

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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.

Learn more about Fleet Maull by visiting his personal website and check out the work he is doing at the Prison Mindfulness Institute and the Engaged Mindfulness Institute.

The Waking World: 4E Cognition and the Enacted Self

What You'll Learn:

Consider the shifting sense of self we experience in waking, dreaming, and deep sleep

Find out why focusing on the brain doesn’t tell the full story of the phenomenon of meditation

Contemplate a way of being in which the world is brought forth and enacted through our imaginative perception


Dr. Evan Thompson

Bio:

Evan Thompson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and the author of Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy. His research interests include cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and cross-cultural philosophy, especially Buddhist philosophy in dialogue with Western philosophy and science. He divides his time between Vancouver and the Slocan Valley, BC, and his personal interests include the study and practice of taijiquan.

To learn more about Dr. Thompson check out his website! You can also receive updates on him and his work through Facebook and Twitter.

Dr. Aaron Snyder

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Aaron Snyder became a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974, and has been a teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition for thirty-five years. Dr. Snyder was a personal attendant to Trungpa Rinpoche, and is now a personal physician to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and his family.

Insight and Identity

What You'll Learn:

Hear how meditation changes your relationship to your discursive mind: the ongoing story we tell about ourselves

Discover how fulfillment and joy are found by opening to the pain of our world and meeting it with tenderness and authenticity

Join in a guided meditation



Rev. angel Kyodo Williams

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Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei, is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer and founder of Center for Transformative Change. She has been bridging the worlds of personal transformation and justice since the publication of her critically-acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace. Her new book, Radical Dharma, explores racial injustice as a barrier to collective awakening.

See more about Rev. angel Kyodo on her website and look into her seasonal program 27 Days of Change. 27 Days of Change is an innovative and accessible 6-point, 360-degree training program designed for people that want to be their best so they can give their best to make the world a better place. Learn more here.

Acharya Dan Hessey

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Acharya Daniel Hessey has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1973 and has taught extensively throughout the U.S. and South America. He is currently the resident Acharya at Shambhala Mountain Center.

Empowering the Subject: A Buddhist Critique of the Science of Consciousness

What You'll Learn:

Learn about “scientific materialism” and its problematic influence on the study of meditation

Hear a provocative discussion of consciousness from a Buddhist and scientific perspective and how that seemingly abstract matter affects our culture and our selves

Understand how the “8 worldly concerns” compromise the clarity of our minds


Dr. B. Alan Wallace

Bio:

Dr. Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science.

Wallace’s Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies is dedicated to furthering interdisciplinary and cross-cultural investigation of the nature and potentials of consciousness and extending its benefits to the general public. Learn more here.

Acharya Dan Hessey

Bio:

Acharya Daniel Hessey has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1973 and has taught extensively throughout the U.S. and South America. He is currently the resident Acharya at Shambhala Mountain Center.

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