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Timeless Happiness: Achieving Life’s Most Important Aims, Mental and Physical Wellbeing #HealingBodyHealingMind
June 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
This event is part of the online conference ‘Healing the Body, Healing the Mind’
Healing the Body, Healing the Mind is a free event – a weekend of online talks, workshops and classes on the art and science of healing.
In these 2-day digital events (12 – 13th June) the speakers will explore the relationship between mind and body from the perspectives of contemporary science, spirituality, and traditional medicine.
Find practical methods to improve and maintain your own mental and physical wellbeing.
Timeless Happiness: Achieving Life’s Most Important Aims, Mental and Physical Wellbeing with Geshe Tenzin Namdak
About the talk and meditation session
Buddhist psychology, as thought by the Buddha and elucidated by the scholars of ancient Nalanda Monastic University in India, is a science of the mind that explains methods to eliminate destructive emotions, through the mind trainings of generating greater self-awareness, self-discipline, loving kindness, and compassion. This leads not only to the achievement of more inner peace of mind but also generates a more harmonious world around us and has positive effects on our physical wellbeing.
Research in psychology suggest that destructive emotions—like anger, strong excessive desire, and egocentric forms of narcissism—cause mental suffering but also influence our breathing patterns, blood pressure and heart function in a negative way. The elimination of these destructive emotions and generation of constructive emotions leads to a more peaceful inner and outer world and a healthy neutral functioning of our longs, hearts, and blood circulation. In the fields of neuroscience, a correlation between our emotional life and brain activity is evident. And the positive effects of training-your-mind-training-your-brain is well documented in research on neuroplasticity. Thus, certain trainings of healing the mind can cause various aspects of healing the body.
Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher having graduated in hydrology from Van Hall Larenstein University, The Netherlands. He started studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in 1993 and took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India, in 1997. He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe program at Sera Jey in 2017 and the traditional one-year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College in January 2019, the first Westerner to do so. Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches worldwide. Because of his deep interest and background in science and as a member of Sera Jey’s Education Department he spoke on and organized various dialogues and conferences on contemporary science and ancient Buddhist contemplative wisdom of the mind and its philosophy.
How to join the event?
This is a free event, you can register for the entire weekend on Eventbrite.
PLEASE NOTE: All times are in British Summer Time.