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.
- 04 Feb, 19:00 – 21:00Online via Zoom7 - 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.
- 19 Feb, 10:30 – 12:45 GMTCroydon Buddhist Centre, 98 High St, Croydon CR0 1ND, UKAccording 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.
- 04 Mar, 19:00 – 20:30Online via Zoom7 - 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.
- 07 Mar, 07:00 – 11 Mar, 07:00Online via Zoom7 - 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.
- 16 Apr, 10:30 – 12:45 BSTCroydon Buddhist Centre, 98 High St, Croydon CR0 1ND, UKIs 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.