Mind Hacking: A 5-Week Buddhist Geeks Practice Series
Kick off the new year by deepening your meditation practice in the company of others. In this series we will focus on developing the five skill sets of Mind Hacking which enable a connection to spacious awareness. Mind Hacking is a ethos that begins with the understanding that we can reprogram our inner operating system. In other words that we can reverse engineer and reprogram our human experience using just the mind itself. The mind training programs that are used in service of this aim include: Concentration, Mindfulness, Heartfulness, Inquiry, & Awareness.
Week 1, Jan 13th: Concentration
Week 2, Jan 20th: Mindfulness
Week 3, Jan 27th: Heartfulness
Week 4, Feb 3rd: Inquiry
Week 5, Feb 10th: Awareness
Each session will include a guided meditation practice, short talk, and group exercise and/or discussion. You are welcome to drop in for a single session or attend the entire series.
Vincent Horn is a mind hacker & buddhist geek. He has been practicing meditation intensively since his freshman year in college—including a full year doing intensive retreat practice. He began teaching meditation in 2010 with the encouragement of his own teachers, Kenneth Folk and Daniel Ingram. In addition, in 2006, Vincent co-founded Buddhist Geeks, which has gone on to become one of today's most important venues for exploring Buddhist thought & practice in the 21st century. Buddhist Geeks has been featured on the pages of the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Tricycle, and The Atlantic. Vincent was also honored to be part of Wired’s "Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world." Along with his wife and creative partner Emily Horn, he makes his home in Asheville, North Carolina—that is until the distinction between atoms and bits dissolves.
Emily Horn is a meditation teacher and mind hacker. Her integrativeteaching style is influenced by Mindfulness meditation and revolves around the interwoven nature of contemplation, personal unfolding, and daily life. She has taught mindfulness classes at InsightLA, and is currently in the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Retreat Teacher Training led by Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Joseph Goldstein, and others. Emily has also managed projects in contemplative education environments including Naropa University, InsightLA, and Sounds True. She is currently the director of operations at Buddhist Geeks. Emily lives in Asheville, NC with her husband Vincent and enjoys hiking and gardening in the Blue Ridge mountains.