Mental practices aimed at the heights of human potential – what could be called “awakening” – have been around for thousands of years. Now, modern neuropsychology is beginning to reveal the underlying biological basis of these practices and higher states of consciousness.
The breakthroughs of the great teachers are not reserved for the chosen few; they are available to each of us. Remarkably, we can gradually strengthen the embodied basis of unshakable presence of mind, a courageous heart, and serenity in a changing world, even in extraordinary times such as these.
Join Dr. Rick Hanson to explore seven practices of awakening and what could be happening in the brain as we engage them – with a focus on resilient love and happiness in everyday life. These practices are for everyone, and no background in neuroscience or meditation is needed. There will be time for discussion and some experiential practice.
This special benefit event celebrates the release of New York Times bestselling author Dr. Rick Hanson's newest book: Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness.
Thanks to the generosity of Rick Hanson, proceeds from this benefit event will support the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP). The "Member Rate" is available for both CIMC and IMP members.
RICK HANSON, PhD, is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 29 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. His free weekly newsletter has 150,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial need. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He loves wilderness and taking a break from emails.