An investigation into the Buddhist science of the mind
Sat 2nd December, 10.00 – 5.00
John Williams Room, Bath Central United Reformed Church, 7 Grove St, Bath BA2 6PJ
Suggested donation to cover costs: £20 – tea and coffee included
All very welcome.
Over the last twenty years there has been a growing discussion between Buddhist practitioners and scientists seeing where the two traditions can learn from each other.
In advance of the first volume in a series of books to be published by Wisdom Publications called ‘Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics’ we will look at Buddhist discoveries in what might be called the science of mind or the science of experience. What, for Buddhists, is the mind. What constitutes our experience.
Is it possible to broaden and deepen our understanding, improve our ability to concentrate, improve our memory, improve our ability to reason, improve our general mental welfare and happiness ? If so how ?
The day will involve group sharing of experience and discussion and contemplation of some of the Buddhist propositions about healthy (and unhealthy) mental development. Come along and join in the fun.
“How lucky we are to be alive at this unique moment in human history, when the collaboration between Western and Buddhist scientists is poised to offer all humanity the possibility of achieving a level of well-being that defies imagination!” yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, ‘The Joy of Living’
Mike Murray is a recognised teacher of courses at the Introductory, Foundational and Basic levels in the education structure of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a Tibetan Buddhist organisation following His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Until recently he was the spiritual programme coordinator, and for a short time the director, of Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, one of a number of FPMT Buddhist groups in the UK.
His teaching style is more seminar room than lecture hall and his courses are based around student participation in processing and finding the daily life relevance of the topics covered through a mix of study, group discussion, contemplation and meditation.