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Buddhism and Science: Where They Meet, Where They Don’t, And Why It Matters To Your Mental Health
Tuesday 10 May @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
What can 2,500 years of striving for Buddhist enlightenment tell us about mental health in the 21st century? Is there a place for science in the path to enlightenment and a place for Buddhist views in the scientific attempt to understand the mind?
This six-week exploration of Buddhist and scientific approaches to mental health will give insights into the best of what humanity has to offer to be happy and well.
Learn why Buddhists still get angry, why psychology can’t cure anxiety or depression, and how to strive for long term mental health while still reaping short-term rewards.
About Corey Jackson
Corey is a PhD candidate researching the underlying causes of anxiety, depression and emotional dysfunction. His research is the culmination of a degree in Psychology and Sanskrit plus more than twenty years studying and translating Buddhist philosophy from Tibetan to English.
Comfortable in a research lab or mountain monastery, Corey’s work and research sits at the intersection of scientific and contemplative tradition. These days he works as a meditation teacher, emotion and stress management coach.
Before any of this, he was a jazz pianist in Toronto, Canada.
Presented by :
Buddhist and Psychological Perspectives on Wellbeing, Mattieu Riccard
The Universe in a Single Atom, HH the Dalai Lama
Destructive Emotions, Daniel Goleman
Hidden Dimensions: The Unification of Physics and Consciousness, B Alan Wallace
“Buddhism and science are not conflicting perspectives on the world, but rather differing approaches to the same end: seeking the truth. In Buddhist training, it is essential to investigate reality, and science offers its own ways to go about this investigation. While the purposes of science may differ from those of Buddhism, both ways of searching for truth expand our knowledge and understanding.”HH the Dalai Lama