K2021-2: Neuroscience Retreat20.05.2020 - 24.05.2020
Br. Phap Xa, Br. Phap Luu, and Dr. Liam Kavanagh
How can neuroscience help us transform our own minds, becoming happy and free? Buddhist psychology, using first-person empirical research, teaches that two obstacles prevent us from seeing things as they truly are: the obstacle of our knowledge and the obstacle of our afflictions.
In this retreat, applying the latest neuroscientific research with mindful inquiry through talks, walking in nature, sitting and eating meditation, we explore how science and Buddhist psychology can help us understand how our mind operates. In this way we reduce suffering, cultivate more happiness in our daily life, and remove the imagined boundaries between body and mind, subject and object and brain and consciousness. The insight of non-duality provides a firm base from which to explore and interpret our experience, so we may learn how to take better care of our relationships, leading to more happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.
A tentative schedule for the retreat can be found here. More information on Dr. Liam Kavanagh - he helped organise the Neuroscience Retreat in Plum Village last year 2019 - can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hH1at0wVnlWA0YhdQFGcW_l6FR7aJNK9sS1baOsObc4/edit#gid=0
Course Language: English with German Translation
Brother Phap Luu
Thay Phap Luu, Br. Stream, originates from the USA and was ordained as a monk in 2003. He completed his B.A. in English literature in 1997, and taught English as a foreign language in Madrid. He also worked for 1 year as a teacher in New Haven, CT. In 2011 he received transmission of the lamp from Thay and has taught around the globe. He is active in the Wake Up movement for young people and also ...
Brother Phap Xa
Thay Phap Xa is a Dutch monk and Dharma teacher, who has been living and teaching at the EIAB since 2010. He studied and taught mathematics at the university in Enschede (Netherlands), but prefers to concentrate on solutions for a happier and more fulfilled life. Apart from his great interest in the teachings of the Buddha, he enjoys spending his time in contemplation and stillness in the way that...
Art Earth Tech Director
Liam Kavanagh is Director of research at Art Earth Tech, an organisation for people seeking a wiser world. Members are engaged in social change, and the Art Earth Tech's research exists to help create shared vision to bind together their work. AET’s research draws from the developing science of the mind, as w...