AN INNOVATIVE PROGRAM
Beyond the view of meditation as a personal practice, this shared dialogue will consider how the myriad forms of meditation contribute at a societal level, enhancing collective wellbeing and creating cultural change.
- Meditation in schools, workplaces and communities
- Mindfulness and compassion; is mindfulness enough?
- Meditation in comparative theology
- Meditation and neuroplasticity
- The mind-body connection, meditation as therapy and
- Ethics in contemplative practices.
The primary aim of the 2018 Australian Meditation Conference is to provide a platform for a collaborative dialogue involving a wide range of speakers, representing a rich diversity of philosophies and applications of meditation, mindfulness, contemplation and refection.
Innovative national and international meditation thought leaders will gather to share their research and insight across the fields of health, philosophy, education, business, neuroscience and psychology.
A cross section of dialogue from secular and religious discourses will also be presented in a manner that is collaborative and unifying.
These proceedings will gather over sixty national and international meditation thought leaders to share their research and insight across the fields of health, philosophy, education, business, neuroscience and psychology.
Dr Rick Hanson
Dr Addie Wootten
Dr Pak-Wah Lai
Dr Neil Bailey
Dr Craig Hassed
Dr Richard Chambers
Reverend Dr John Dupuche
Dr Maura Kenny
Venerable Alex Bruce
Evening presentation by Dr Rick Hanson
7.30pm Cathedral Hall. Separately ticketed event
Presented by Openground and Mindfulness Training Institute
Dr Rick Hanson, psychologist, neuroscientist and New York Times best-selling author will be joining us on Friday evening. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing and Mother Nurture and are available in 26 languages.
Rick is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and has spoken at Oxford, Stanford, Harvard and other major universities and taught in meditation centres worldwide. We are honoured to have Rick join us for our inaugural conference as part of his Australian Tour.
CONFERENCE FORMAT AND PRICING
ENTRY TO ALL EVENTS: THREE DAY GOLD PASS
$490 Member – $590 Non-member
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ENTRY TO ALL EVENTS
THREE DAY GOLD PASS
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Two Education Forums
Morning K-12 Forum
Afternoon Tertiary Forum
$90 each. Choose between
1 of 3 morning Masterclasses
1 of 3 afternoon Masterclasses
Free Public Event
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
$220 Member Single Day Pass
$390 Member Weekend Pass
$290 Non-member Single Day Pass
$490 Non-member Weekend Pass
Full conference program available in early 2018.
Meditators Without Borders
Free meditation gathering
6-7pm Phillipa Brazil Lecture Theatre
Presented by Calm in the City
Join us at dusk, at the end of the working week, for this deeply relaxing experience. This one hour free mass meditation will feature spoken word guided meditation, augmented by a harmonic soundscape.
Calm in the City is a not-for-profit community initiative which aims to make meditation and calm easily accessible for all.