Faith and Reason – 9.5 minute talk – Pema Chodron
Pema Chodron is a Buddhist teacher, author, nun and mother, a notable American figure in Tibetan Buddhism. A disciple of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, she is resident teacher and founding director of Gampo Abbey, a monastery in Nova Scotia Canada. This 10 minute talk explores Pema’s view of life as a spiritual journey and her passion to end suffering.
Mindfulness Meditation – 72 minute talk – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Jon Kabat-Zinn is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic and Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed the MBSR program (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), which is now offered by medical facilities and hospitals world-wide. In this presentation he talks about mindfulness meditation and its many benefits.
The Benefits of Meditation – 3 minute talk – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Jon Kabat-Zinn, a leading pioneer of research on meditation, outlines some its positive effects on the mind and body.
Change your Mind, Change your Brain – 60 minute talk – Matthieu Ricard
Matthieu Ricard is a French Buddhist monk. After completing a PhD degree in molecular genetics, he forsook his scientific career to concentrate on the practice of Tibetan Buddhism. In this talk Ricard looks at the inner and outer factors that increase or diminish our sense of well-being
A Stoke of Insight – 20 minute talk – Jill Bolte Taylor
Jill Bolte Taylor is an American Harvard-trained neuroanatomist and author of best-selling book ‘My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey’. In this powerful TED talk she tells us about her personal experience of a massive stroke at the age of 37 and how it influenced her work as a scientist.
Eckhart Tolle is a German-born spiritual teacher who currently resides in Canada. He is a best-selling author of books such as ‘The Power of Now’ and ‘A New Earth’. At aged 29 he underwent a spiritual awakening and spent a couple of years living rough in London before becoming a spiritual teacher. Tolle is not identified with any particular religion, but has been influenced by a wide range of spiritual traditions. In these short talks he explores ‘The Painbody’ and looks at how to work with anger and how to deal with continual fear.