Introduction to Buddhist Mind Science (Day 3)

Buddhist Mind Science - Jamyang London

About the Course
How is consciousness defined from the perspectives of the Buddhist tradition and of contemporary science? How do we perceive the world and how do our minds shape those perceptions to form a conceptual understanding of what we perceive? In this course, Geshe Namdak will explain how our minds perceive reality, how destructive emotions cause disturbances of mind and how development of constructive emotions leads to happiness.

Is this for me?
Absolutely! If you are interested in how psychological approaches derived from the Buddhist tradition could help you develop resilience, mental clarity and emotional intelligence, you’re welcome to come along. These classes are not about converting you to Buddhism; they’re about giving you the tools to improve your well-being.

What can I expect?
A comprehensive introductory overview of the Buddhist theory of mind and consciousness, delivered by a world-class teacher.

About Geshe Namdak
Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, was given full ordination by HH Dalai Lama and completed the twenty-year-long Geshe degree. A Dutch citizen who teaches in English, he’s known for his warm, gentle and inclusive style.

Schedule

– Monday 14 June | 19:00 – 20:30

– Monday 21 June | 19:00 – 20:30

– Monday 05 July | 19:00 – 20:30

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Introduction to Buddhist Mind Science (Day 2)

Buddhist Mind Science - Jamyang London

About the Course
How is consciousness defined from the perspectives of the Buddhist tradition and of contemporary science? How do we perceive the world and how do our minds shape those perceptions to form a conceptual understanding of what we perceive? In this course, Geshe Namdak will explain how our minds perceive reality, how destructive emotions cause disturbances of mind and how development of constructive emotions leads to happiness.

Is this for me?
Absolutely! If you are interested in how psychological approaches derived from the Buddhist tradition could help you develop resilience, mental clarity and emotional intelligence, you’re welcome to come along. These classes are not about converting you to Buddhism; they’re about giving you the tools to improve your well-being.

What can I expect?
A comprehensive introductory overview of the Buddhist theory of mind and consciousness, delivered by a world-class teacher.

About Geshe Namdak
Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, was given full ordination by HH Dalai Lama and completed the twenty-year-long Geshe degree. A Dutch citizen who teaches in English, he’s known for his warm, gentle and inclusive style.

Schedule

– Monday 14 June | 19:00 – 20:30

– Monday 21 June | 19:00 – 20:30

– Monday 05 July | 19:00 – 20:30

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Introduction to Buddhist Mind Science

Buddhist Mind Science - Jamyang London

About the Course
How is consciousness defined from the perspectives of the Buddhist tradition and of contemporary science? How do we perceive the world and how do our minds shape those perceptions to form a conceptual understanding of what we perceive? In this course, Geshe Namdak will explain how our minds perceive reality, how destructive emotions cause disturbances of mind and how development of constructive emotions leads to happiness.

Is this for me?
Absolutely! If you are interested in how psychological approaches derived from the Buddhist tradition could help you develop resilience, mental clarity and emotional intelligence, you’re welcome to come along. These classes are not about converting you to Buddhism; they’re about giving you the tools to improve your well-being.

What can I expect?
A comprehensive introductory overview of the Buddhist theory of mind and consciousness, delivered by a world-class teacher.

About Geshe Namdak
Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, was given full ordination by HH Dalai Lama and completed the twenty-year-long Geshe degree. A Dutch citizen who teaches in English, he’s known for his warm, gentle and inclusive style.

Schedule

– Monday 14 June | 19:00 – 20:30

– Monday 21 June | 19:00 – 20:30

– Monday 05 July | 19:00 – 20:30

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Booking
To minimise disruption, students are required to book the entire course (3 Mondays).
Registration will close on Monday 14 June at 18:30.

Your ticket and Zoom link is valid for all three teachings.

Interdependence and the Nature of Reality

Interdependence and the Nature of Reality

Science & Wisdom LIVE Talk

“Interdependence and the Nature of Reality: a Dialogue across Science and Contemplative Traditions.”

About this Talk
Contemplative traditions suggest that the world as we perceive it is the manifestation of a deeper, unseen process, that can be investigated through meditation and personal inquiry. To what extent can this fundamental level be studied scientifically? And what can this investigation tell us about the nature of reality and consciousness?

Biologist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake and Buddhist teacher Geshe Tenzin Namdak will discuss how science and contemplative traditions can tackle big questions regarding the nature of reality, the interconnectedness of all phenomena and the relation between consciousness and the material world.

Our speakers will also touch upon David Bohm’s theory of implicate order and Dr. Sheldrake’s own hypothesis of formative causation, discussing the connections between these ideas and the insight achieved through contemplative practice.

About Our Speakers:
Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author of ninety technical papers and eight books, including The Science Delusion, and the co-author of six books. He studied natural sciences at Cambridge and philosophy at Harvard. As a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, he was Director of Studies in cell biology, and was also a research fellow of the Royal Society. He worked in Hyderabad, India, as Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), and also lived for two years in the Benedictine ashram of Fr Bede Griffiths on the bank of the river Cauvery in Tamil Nadu. From 2005-2010, he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project for the study of unexplained human and animal abilities, funded from Trinity College, Cambridge. He is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, California and of Schumacher College in Dartington, England. He lives in London. His web site is www.sheldrake.org.

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. 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 contemplative wisdom of the mind and its philosophy. Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches worldwide.

About Science & Wisdom LIVE:
Science & Wisdom LIVE is a project of Jamyang London Buddhist Centre.

Each dialogue explores the middle ground between science and contemplative wisdom, focusing on themes such as the ethics of artificial intelligence, gender equality, climate change, and the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for mental health.

Find Out More: www.sciwizlive.com

How to Join

Register here

and join the conversation LIVE on Zoom! You will receive a link via email after registering for the event on Eventbrite. After the dialogue, there will be plenty of time for questions and debate.

Reality Unfolding – A conversation with Prof Basil Hiley on Bohmian Physics

Prof Basil Hiley on Bohmian Physics
Science & Wisdom LIVE presents Reality Unfolding – A conversation with Prof. Basil Hiley on Bohmian Physics.

About this Event

A long-term collaborator of David Bohm, Basil Hiley is a Professor Emeritus of London University and one of the foremost theoretical physicists of our times.

Together with Bohm, he worked on the deep philosophical questions of quantum physics, trying to shed light on the invisible processes that give rise to our reality.

The main idea behind their work, summarised in ‘The Undivided Universe’, is that reality as we perceive it is just a surface phenomenon, emerging from a deeper underlying order. Similarly, Buddhism and other contemplative traditions point to the existence of an invisible, more fundamental level of reality that can be investigated through meditation.

In this online Science & Wisdom LIVE event, Prof. Hiley will enter in conversation with Scott Snibbe, host of the podcast ‘A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment’. They will discuss Prof. Hiley’s collaboration with David Bohm and the similarities between scientific understanding and contemplative insight. The dialogue will compare different interpretations of quantum mechanics and how they can provide us with a deeper understanding of our mind, life, and reality.

About Science & Wisdom LIVE:
Science & Wisdom LIVE is a project of Jamyang London Buddhist Centre.

Each dialogue explores the middle ground between science and contemplative wisdom, focusing on themes such as the ethics of artificial intelligence, gender equality, climate change, and the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for mental health.

Find Out More: www.sciwizlive.com

How to Join

Register here

Join the conversation LIVE on Zoom! You will receive a link via email after registering for the event. After the dialogue, there will be plenty of time for questions and debate