Mixing conversation with practical exercises, join the geneticist turned Buddhist monk and the world-leading neurologist for an exploration of the scientific impact of meditation on our brains.
Meditation costs nothing and you can do it anytime and anywhere, and mindfulness is one of the easiest ways to improve your quality of life. Yet many people experience a barrier to offering some rest to their busy minds, and we don’t always know how to get started or how to make the time for it. Do what you can: this is the basic philosophy of top neuroscientist Steven Laureys.
Laureys has been researching the power of the mind for over 20 years. For his research into the effects of meditation on the brain, he examined the brain of Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, and the results were remarkable. Ricard was able to control his brain activity through meditation, and results showed beneficial effects regarding his brain function.
In this livestream, In Conversation event, Dr Laureys and Dr Ricard will explore the life-changing benefits of meditation on the mind and body as well as sharing their personal journeys and offering practical exercises and tips for your own practice.
You don’t need to be an expert to experience the life-changing effects of meditation: this highly accessible, scientifically questioning guide will show you how.