Announcing “The Path of Contemplative Inquiry” — a new meditation retreat for neuroscientists and mental healthcare professionals, presented by the Santa Barbara Institute of Consciousness Studies.
The retreat will be led by B. Alan Wallace (you may recall the video we posted of him the other day). During it, Alan will “first instruct participants in the cultivation of executive attention and metacognitive skills, which are essential prerequisites for any phenomenological study of the body-mind. He will then give detailed instructions in the classic paradigm of Buddhist Insight meditation: the four applications of mindfulness, directed to the careful examination of the body, feelings, mental states and processes, and the interactions among mental and physical phenomena.”
The retreat will be held on March 22-29, 2009, at Old Mission, in Santa Barbara. California. It is open to professionals in the field and anyone with a keen interest in the subject. Click here for more information, or here to register.
And by the way, if you’re one of those who has a “keen interest,” be sure to check out the books in the Health and Psychology section of our website, which include Mindful Therapy: A Guide for Therapists and Helping Professionals, Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures, Medicine and Compassion, Ordinary Mind: The Common Ground of Zen and Psychoanalysis, and many more essential titles.