When9:00 am to 5:00 pm, June 11, 2016
LocationPaul Brest Hall
555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA, United States
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About The Event
Join CCARE and Tergar Meditation Community for a Meditation and the Science of Human Flourishing workshop followed by a Conversation on Compassion.
Can we cultivate well-being in the same way that we can train our bodies to be healthier and more resilient? If so, how might we use the practice of meditation to experience equanimity, to open our hearts fully to others, and to cultivate insight and wisdom? In this workshop, two world-renowned experts, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Richard J. Davidson, PhD, will share their perspectives and insights on meditation and the cultivation of well-being. This workshop will include teachings on simple meditation practices that help us to recognize and nurture the mind’s natural qualities of awareness, compassion, and wisdom, as well as discussions on the practice and science of self-transformation and the cultivation of well-being. There will also be short periods of guided meditation and opportunities for participants to ask questions.
This workshop will conclude with a Conversation on Compassion with CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty. He will ask Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Richard Davidson about their life’s work and what role compassion has played.
About The Speakers
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a rising star among the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist teachers. With a rare ability to present the ancient wisdom of Tibet in a fresh, engaging manner, Rinpoche’s profound teachings and playful sense of humor have endeared him to students around the world. His first book, The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into over twenty languages. Rinpoche teaches throughout the world, with centers on four continents. In early June, 2011, Mingyur Rinpoche left his monastery in Bodhgaya, India to begin a period of extended solitary retreat. In November of 2015 Mingyur Rinpoche returned after four years of solitary retreat. He is currently teaching his monastic and western students living around the world.
Richard J. Davidson, PhD is the William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, and Founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Davidson’s research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style and methods to promote human flourishing including meditation and related contemplative practices. He has published over 360 articles, numerous chapters and reviews and edited 14 books. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2006. He is the author (with Sharon Begley) of The Emotional Life of Your Brain published in 2012.
James Doty, MD is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and the Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University School of Medicine. As Director of CCARE, Dr. Doty has collaborated on a number of research projects focused on compassion and altruism including the use of neuro-economic models to assess altruism and use of the CCARE developed compassion cultivation training in individuals and its effect.
Dr. Doty is also an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist having given support to a number of charitable organizations. He is on the Board of Directors of a number of non-profit foundations including the Dalai Lama Foundation, of which he is chairman and the Charter for Compassion International of which he is vice-chair. He is also on the International Advisory Board of the Council for the Parliament of the World’s Religions.
He is the author of New York Times bestselling book, Into the Magic Shop (Penguin, 2016).
7:30am – 9:00am Registration check-in
9:00am – 12:00pm Session 1
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch (included in ticket price)
1:00 – 3:00pm Session 2
3:30 – 4:30pm Conversations on Compassion
4:30 – 5:00pm Audience Q&A
General Admission: $150.00
Sponsor Level: $200.00
*This level allows us to provide a needs-based ticket option for those with limited financial resources.
Need-based Admission: $75.00
*Limited number of subsidized tickets are available for this workshop. In order to apply, please fill out this form. Applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Students (Stanford & Non-Stanford): $25.00
*Student ID card is required for entry with ticket.
*Cancellation/Refund Policy: There are no refunds available for cancellations.
From 280 North or South, take Alpine Road exit East toward Stanford University. Turn right at the stop light onto Junipero Serra Street. Turn left at the second stop light onto Campus Drive East. At the fourth stop sign, turn left onto Bowdoin Lane. At first stop sign, turn left onto Wilbur Way. The entrance to Parking Structure Six, the Wilbur Lot, is underground and immediately on your right.
Once parked, walk along Bowdoin Lane. Turn slight left towards Nathan Abbott Way. Continue to Nathan Abbott Way. Paul Brest Hall will be immediately on the left.
Disability-Related Accommodations and Services
The main entrance to the Paul Brest Hall, equipped with a power-operated door, is located along Nathan Abbott Way. Additional entrances are located along Salvatierra Walk and on the opposite side, however these entrances lead directly into the hall.
A limited amount of disabled parking is located behind the Haas Center and in the small parking lot (L-59) across the street along Campus Drive. Additional disabled parking is also available on Lane A and in Parking Structure 6 (Campus Drive & Arguello Mall).
If a disability-related accommodation is needed, please contact CCARE staff by phone (650) 721-6142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made by Monday, June 6, 2016.
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