Understanding Happiness: Modern and Meditative Technology for Wellbeing with Corey Jackson
Chenrezig Institute 9:00am - 4:30pm
General Interest, Special Interest, Spiritual
33 Johnsons Road
Eudlo , Queensland, 4554
Description“Suppose that something is definitely proven through scientific investigation … And suppose that fact is incompatible with Buddhist theory. There is no doubt that we must accept the result of the scientific research.” HH Dalai Lama. For over two millennia in retreat hermitage laboratories, meditative technology has been used to test the Buddhist teachings. This research has been published, peer reviewed and replicated by scholars and yogis of the ages who have found Buddhist practice to be a reliable technique for achieving high levels of mental health. With only about four hundred years of history, science is a relative newcomer to studying the human condition. The tradition of scientific inquiry has made inconceivable improvements to the length and quality of our lives and has only recently begun studying Buddhist theories and practices to find a more complete understanding of people and how they relate to the world. This workshop teaches Buddhist theories and practices that are points of intersection in the growing field of ‘contemplative science.’ It examines the possible pitfalls the field is facing as it progresses and its stunning potential to impact human lives in the future. Most importantly it cuts through the hype and presents tools to better understand meditation, psychology and how we can combine them to improve our lives. Sunday 5th June 9 am - 4.30 pm, in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. Facility fee $75. Accommodation and meals available separately. Meals must be booked before 10 am on the day of the event.
Established 1974, Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat and practice nestled in the foothills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The Institute is home to a Tibetan Geshe (Lama), a large community of ordained Sangha (monks and nuns), students, residents, volunteers, retreat goers and guests.
Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks. Stroll along the bush paths, wander in formal garden, espresso in the cafe or a vegetarian meal.
Teachers’ availability subject to change; please refer http://www.chenrezig.com.au/programme/monthly-calendar/ for updated information.