We all live under pressure to meld our thoughts into those of larger groups: political, identity, social media, and this can alienate us from our sense of ourselves. At the same time we get isolated in front of our screens. Meditation is a traditional way of enhancing our autonomy and stability, and of stimulating generous and charitable attitudes. It links us to wisdom of the ancients and to contemporary neuroscience.
About the speaker:
Paul R. Fleischman is a retired psychiatrist and former chief resident in psychiatry at Yale who has been honored by the American Psychiatric Association for his contribution to the study of psychiatry and religion. He is a Vipassana Meditation teacher in the tradition of S. N. Goenka.
Dr. Fleischman is the author of Wonder: When and Why the World Appears Radiant, and many other books.
The webinar is free and open to the general public. The format of the talk includes a one hour lecture which will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.
Connecticut Vipassana, Being Well at Yale, Good Life Center, MCDB DEI Committee, New Haven Library, Hindu Life at Yale, Buddhist Life at Yale, South Asian Studies Council, New Haven Insight and Woodbridge Town Library.