Day 2: Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: Cultivating Well-Being in the Present Moment
Keynote speaker: The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen Master
Saturday, October 06, 2007
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Royce Hall Auditorium
A three-day conference by UCLA Extension and Lifespan Learning Institute.
Day 2: Dharma Day
Dharma refers to the basic ground underlying the contemplative teachings and
practices: the transitory nature of all phenomena, including mental states; the
willingness to be intimate with the nature of our ordinary mind, in contrast to
the conceptual, illusory, fantasy mind-world assumed to be permanent and real;
how to find peace, compassion, and wisdom within the heart of change.
This day will feature two of the most influential and respected teachers: Nobel Prize
nominee and Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh (or “Thay” as he is known in
Vietnamese), who will be accompanied by nuns and monks of Plum Village and
Deer Park Monasteries; and Jack Kornfield, Vipassana meditation teacher and
founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Both have been instrumental in bringing
Buddhism to the West. Their innovative teaching styles have made it possible for
the Western world to benefit from Buddhist psychology’s profound understanding
of what it means to be a human being.
Cost: 1, 2, or 3 day package: $175-$440
Sponsor(s): UCLA Extension, Lifespan Learning Institute; The Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy; InsightLA