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Gil at the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies

4 Nov

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Tania Singer, PhD

The Dalai Lama Speaks at the Conference

The Dalai Lama Speaks at the Conference

I am still so blown away after four amazing days at the Mind and Life International Symposium for Contemplative Studies. In meeting after meeting, from the dialog with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, though the amazing closing presentation by Tania Singer, PhD, who electrified the audience with her amazing research at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, it was the most amazing conference I have ever been a part of. I presented a poster

Rebecca School's Mindfulness Group Poster

Rebecca School’s Mindfulness Group Poster

At the Symposium in front of Rebecca School's poster.

At the Symposium in front of Rebecca School’s poster.

about the Mindfulness Support Group I run at the Rebecca School. Arianna Huffington was wonderful, and remarkably funny and mindful at the banquet on Saturday night. But the really amazing part for me were the presentations and the practice support. I had the chance to meditate, several times, with Roshi Joan Halifax, John Kabat-Zinn, and Sharon Salzburg. One of the meditations I attended with Sharon Salzberg, along with the closing address by Tania Singer inspired me to take our simple meditation group in a direction which I hope will directly influence our work with the kids and families at the Rebecca School. All in all, an entirely amazing and life affirming four days!

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg

John Kabat-Zinn

Roshi Joan Halifax

Roshi Joan Halifax

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