Once it was thought that the brain was incapable of changing. Now we know that’s not the case, and that our thoughts and other mental activities almost literally rewire and sculpt our brains. One of the most potent tools for changing the brain—and thus our ability to live happy and fulfilling lives—is meditation.
Hundreds of studies on the effectiveness of meditation are now carried out each year in research institutions and universities around the world. The evidence is now conclusive that meditating regularly, even for just a few minutes a day, has substantial benefits for our lives and our health.
In Optimize Your Brain, which runs from January 1–28, we’ll draw on the latest research to explore a variety of approaches to meditation that can help to bring about these, and other, beneficial changes.
You’ll learn how to activate states of calm instead of worry; kindness and compassion instead of irritability and anger; mindful presence instead of distractedness; and joy instead of sadness and despair.
This course will help you to experience:
Clear, practical and down-to-earth, this course will help you to transform not just your brain, but your life. You’ll receive:
Bodhipaksa has been practicing Buddhist meditation for over 30 years, and teaching for around 25 years. He formerly taught meditation in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Montana, and for several years ran a thriving retreat center in the Scottish Highlands. He is the author of more than a dozen books and audiobooks, and has been published in six languages. In 2001 he founded Wildmind, an online meditation center. He has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist order since 1993. He is originally from Scotland, but now lives in New Hampshire. He has two children.
Registration for Optimize Your Brain (Jan 1-28) is closed.
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