Meditation: A Science of Wellbeing and a Path to Wisdom
November 14, 2018
Public lecture and teachings, also with Mr Javier Garcia Campayo, hosted by Padma Ling Spain in Zaragosa.
Over 2,500 years ago, Sakyamuni Buddha laid down the foundations of a philosophy and a methodology to study the mind, whose main pillar was the practice of meditation. Driven by the aspiration to find a way to put an end to suffering, he found – through the practice of meditation – the source of suffering and the key to put a definite end to suffering.
In recent decades, the practice of meditation has generated growing interest among health professionals as an effective tool to cultivate mental and emotional well-being. Scientifically proven studies show that as short as ten minutes of daily practice helps to reduce stress and regulate emotional responses to difficult circumstances.
Ven. Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Dr Javier Garcia Campayo will talk about science and tradition, with a special emphasis on the following aspects:
– What are the philosophical and empirical bases that Buddhism proposes for a science of the study of the mind?
– What are some of the most relevant neuroscientific discoveries about meditation in recent decades?
– What is the purpose of meditation, yesterday and today?