Scientific research is confirming that genuine and enduring happiness depends on mental balance rather than fleeting emotions or momentary pleasures. This workshop, for new and long-time meditators, will explore a complete program to create mental balance and open the heart.
Discover an innovative model, developed by renowned scholar Alan Wallace, which integrates recent scientific discoveries with time-tested meditative practices to cultivate four distinct dimensions of a harmonious mind: motivational, attentional, cognitive and emotional.
We'll also review the practices of shamatha and vipashyana that cultivate stable vivid attention to examine our experience of the world, and build on those practices to experience the qualities of a mind in balance.
With Douglas Veenhof
Fri. Nov 21 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Sat. Nov 22 1 - 3:30 pm, 4:30 - 7 pm
Sun. Nov 23 12 - 2:30 pm, 3:30 - 6pm
Sliding Scale: $30-$40 per class or $110-$130 for 3-day Workshop
Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure that those who pay less can attend. If you're unable to pay within the price range, Alicia Tolbert (contact email). No one is turned away for lack of funds, work-study is available.
About the teacher:
Douglas Veenhof has studied and practiced Buddhism for more than 20 years. He teaches, writes and blogs on Yoga philosophy, Buddhist meditation practice, the philosophy of mind, and cultural analysis, and has completed many retreats, most recently, a 2 month intensive retreat with Alan Wallace in Phuket, Thailand. His workshops and philosophy modules for Yoga teacher trainings in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, are well known for the breadth and clarity of their presentations and insights drawn from cognitive science, developmental psychology, and quantum physics. He is a former mountain guide, an award-winning journalist, and author of "White Lama," the acclaimed biography of Yoga pioneer and Tibet explorer, Theos Bernard.
Los Angeles, CA
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