11th – 13th May 2018
FESTIVAL OF THE MIND

Mindfulness: Past, Present & Future

We would like to invite you to our first ‘Festival of Mind’ to examine mindfulness from a range of traditional & contemporary perspectives. We will look at the value of mindfulness and it’s possible future applications in the West with a panel of international experts including Ian Baker, Elio Guarisco, Igor Berkhin, Charlie Morley, Laura Donington and Tim Lomas, by exploring such questions as:

  • How can mindfulness help us to enrich our busy daily lives?
  • What are the possible pit-falls of the modern mindfulness movement?
  • Where will the potentiality of mindfulness take us in the future?

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PROGRAMME:

Friday 11th May:
SSIUK LECTURE: ‘Mindfulness Now: Where Has it Come From; Where is it Going?’ with Ian Baker
6pm: Doors Open: Registration & Opening Remarks
6.30pm – 8pm: Ian Baker


Saturday 12th May:
TALKS & ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
10am Registration

10.20am: Julia Lawless (Shang Shung UK Director)
‘Welcome to the Festival’

10.30am-11.00am Elio Guarisco
‘Going Beyond Constraints: Mindfulness as a Relaxed Effortless Presence.’

11.00am – 11.30am. Igor Berkhin
‘Mindfulness: Origins, Perspectives, Challenges’.

11.30am-12.00 Ian Baker
‘Mindfulness in the Buddhist Tantras: Historical Challenges to Monastic-based Contemplative Practice & its Modern Manifestations’

12pm-12.15pm Tea Break

12.15pm-1.30pm Roundtable & Questions

1.30pm- 3.00pm LUNCH

3.00pm -3-30pm Paul Wielgus
‘Mindfulness: The Attention Revolution’

3.30pm – 4.00pm Dr Tim Lomas
‘The Importance of Re-contextualising Mindfulness ’

4.00pm- 4.30pm Laura Donington
‘Buddhism meets Psychotherapy: The Karuna Approach to Mindfulness’.

4.30pm- 5.00pm Charlie Morley
‘Lucid Dreaming: Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep’

5.00 – 5.15 Tea Break

5.15–6.30pm Roundtable & Questions:

6.30pm -10pm RECEPTION, BAR & PARTY


Sunday 13th May
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS

10.30am Registration

11.00am – 1.00pm Elio Guarisco – ‘Living with Mindfulness’

1.00 – 2.30pm LUNCH

2.30pm- 4.30pm Igor Berkhin – ‘What is my Mind?’

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