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Nature of Mind 
Buddhist practitioners in conversation with Western psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers. Come and join the conversation - all welcome!

The mind is our most valuable asset and our most dangerous possession. It can be amazingly creative or terrifyingly destructive. Every experience we have, or could possibly have, is mediated through the mind. From a Buddhist point of view our greatest danger is not realising the potential of our mind, and not finding ways of living out that potential.

A 6-month season of events featuring prominent psychologists, neuroscientists, and meditators; including interactive seminars, meditation masterclasses, and retreats. Open to all. Some events are at Croydon Buddhist Centre, some are online from Adhisthana, London Buddhist Centre, and other locations.

  • Four Paths to Truth
    04 Feb, 19:00 – 21:00
    Online via Zoom
    7 - 9pm. An online seminar on the work of Iain McGilchrist, author of the critically acclaimed The Master and His Emissary and The Matter With Things, which explore the implications of our divided brain, with profound consequences for how we experience our life.
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  • Meditation Masterclass - Embodied Mind
    07 Feb, 07:00 – 11 Feb, 08:30
    Online via Zoom
    7 - 8.30am each morning Monday to Friday. A series of meditation workshops that follow-on from the seminar on Iain McGilchrist. Online via Zoom.
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  • Mind and Cosmos
    19 Feb, 10:30 – 12:45 GMT
    Croydon Buddhist Centre, 98 High St, Croydon CR0 1ND, UK
    According to Buddhism, we live in a universe whose nature is intimately connected to the nature of our own minds. This series of three workshops will show how ancient Buddhist teachings about the nature of the cosmos can speak to urgent contemporary problems. In-person and Online via Zoom.
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  • The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences
    04 Mar, 19:00 – 20:30
    Online via Zoom
    7 - 8.30pm. An interactive seminar on the work of Dr Penny Satori, who has spent years observing and researching near-death experiences. ​Please note: clicking to receive more information and register will take you to the Nature of Mind website.
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  • Meditation Masterclass - The Wisdom of Impermanence
    07 Mar, 07:00 – 11 Mar, 07:00
    Online via Zoom
    7 - 8.30am each morning Monday to Friday. A series of meditation workshops that follow-on from the seminar on Penny Satori and near-death experiences. Online via Zoom.
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  • Meditation Masterclass - This Unfolding Mystery
    28 Mar, 07:00 – 01 Apr, 07:00
    Online via Zoom
    7 - 8.30am each morning Monday to Friday. A series of meditation workshops with Vidyamala, exploring the unfolding mystery of experience. Online via Zoom.
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  • Mind or Matter?
    16 Apr, 10:30 – 12:45 BST
    Croydon Buddhist Centre, 98 High St, Croydon CR0 1ND, UK
    Is everything reducible to physical matter? Or is is made of mind? Three workshops with Viryadeva, including footage of his interview with philosopher and physicist Bernardo Kastrup. 10.30am to 12.45pm. In-person and Online via Zoom.
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