The Science of Meditation: Buddhist Wisdom Meets Modern Brain Science
July 5–9, 2017
The path of meditation is a systematic process for training the mind, transforming the psyche, and opening the heart. In this 4-day retreat you’ll be invited to explore this path with step-by-step guidance derived from ancient Buddhist wisdom, modern cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Through the practice of stabilizing attention and cultivating mindfulness, deeper ways of knowing yourself and your world will be illuminated. With plenty of time in formal meditation, nuanced meditation instructions, and insights from modern science, a rich environment will be created for wisdom to dawn.
Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.) is the director of Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha in Tucson, Arizona and author of The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Using Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science. A meditation master with over four decades of experience in the Tibetan and Theravadin Buddhist traditions, Culadasa also taught physiology and neuroscience for many years. He combines the original teachings of the Buddha with an emerging, scientific understanding of the mind to give students a rich and rare opportunity for rapid progress and profound insight.