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.
Mental practices aimed at the heights of human potential – what could be called “awakening” – have been around for thousands of years. And 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. Join Rick Hanson to explore seven practices of awakening and what could be happening in the brain as we engage them – with a focus on bringing this into 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.
By strengthening the neural circuitry of profound contentment and inner peace, we can cultivate unshakable presence of mind, a courageous heart, and serenity in a changing world.
Rick’s new book, Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness will be available for purchase and signing after his talk.
VENUE: First Parish in Cambridge, 1446 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139
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.