We all know that study, memorisation, and filling our library shelves is not enough. What is the key for making all the words come alive as experience? New discoveries in neuroscience reveal that we co-create the universe of our perceptions and that what we create depends on which hemisphere of the brain is paying attention. Creativity, empathy, new insights, and the feeling of a living experience all depend on a three-step dance between the hemispheres. But according to a provocative new theory, the very design of modern life keeps us stuck at the second step where our own lives are an abstraction to us.
This is not the first time in history this has happened and, remarkably, the three thousand year old practice of meditation may be one of the best tools ever developed to discover the rest of the dance.
Join Douglas Veenhof for a clear, concise and accessible exploration of the science of mediation… as well as the dangers of taking mind science too seriously!
When: Friday, June 14th 2013
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Civil Service Club Auditorium @ L3, 60 Tessensohn Road (MRT Farrer Park)
Douglas Veenhof is a former mountain guide, an award-winning journalist, and author of White Lama, the newly released biography of Yoga pioneer and Tibet explorer, Theos Bernard. He has studied and practiced Buddhism for more than twenty years and graduated with honors from the seven-year program of advanced Buddhist studies at Diamond Mountain. He writes and blogs on Yoga philosophy and Buddhist meditation drawing from multiple Buddhist traditions and teaches workshops in the United States, Canada, and Europe.