Mindfulness in a Modern World

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Conversations on Science

Once seen as fringe practices in the western world, yoga, meditation and mindfulness can now be found in our schools, health care system, prison reform institutions and elsewhere,. Mindfulness has gone mainstream. A practitioner of Buddhist teachings for over fifty years, Jack Kornfield is the co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California and the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts. In addition to creating cornerstones for Buddhist practice in the western world, Kornfield has taught in centers and Universities worldwide and led International Buddhist Council meetings with the Dalai Lama He holds a PhD in clinical psychology and is the best-selling author of numerous books on meditation. Jack Kornfield will be in conversation with Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University.  Her work demonstrates the various applications of psychology, neuroscience, and medicine to personal health and happiness, as well as organizational success and social change.