The Science of Meditation: Buddhist Wisdom Meets Modern Brain Science

Culadasa

July 5–9, 2017

Tuition $275 + 4 nights

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

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.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.