San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This lecture will describe six common features that all meditations share: self observation, non-violent social attitudes, the ability to question the validity of one’s own thoughts, valuing community, self-directed living, and resilience in the face of frustration and loss.
This year’s lecture with author, psychiatrist, and Vipassana meditation teacher, Dr. Paul R. Fleischman, is free and open to the general public. The format of the talk includes a one hour lecture which will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.
We will provide you with an index card for you to write in a question. We will have a limited number of pencils on hand for audience members to write down questions. Please note, not all questions will be able to be answered in the limited time we have. If you would like to take notes during the lecture, please plan on bringing something to write with.
For those of you who can stay, following the lecture Q&A session, join us for a chai and samosa reception near the literature tables.
Chai & Samosa Reception: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Yale Chaplain’s Office, Being Well at Yale, South Asian Studies Council, Hindu Students Council, South Asian Graduate and Professional Association,Yale Program for Medicine, Spirituality, & Religion, and New Haven Meditation Sangha.
New Haven Meditation Sangha, New Haven, CT
Snow Date: If Yale is closed on Jan 16, talk will be rescheduled for Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 from 4-5.30PM
About Paul R. Fleischman M.D.
Dr. Fleischman trained at Yale University, practiced psychiatry for over thirty years, and has been honored by the American Psychiatric Association for his unique contributions to the study of psychiatry and religion. He has also been appointed a Vipassana Meditation teacher by Mr. S.N. Goenka, who assigned Dr. Fleischman to present meditation to professionals and intellectuals in the West. In the recent past he has lectured at Brown, Harvard, MIT, Tufts, NYU, and Columbia, as well as in many countries around the world. In this year’s second annual presentation at Yale, he will build bridges between Vipassana practice and all forms of inner peace. Dr. Fleischman is the author of Wonder: When and Why the World Appears Radiant, and many other books.
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New Haven Vipassana
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills. Today it is being taught in more than 150 meditation centers throughout the world. For more information, visit: www.dhamma.org