Passion without Attachment: Practicing with Embodied Emptiness | Archive Online Retreat
with Rick Hanson and Robert Thurman
Join Dr. Rick Hanson and Bob Thurman for a fascinating dialogue and experiential practicum online. Explore personal practice in the contexts of Rick’s wonderful and practical book, “Neurodharma”, making accessible seven classical meditative practices in the context of being a neurologically guided, mind-bodied human being, and of Bob’s understanding of Indo-Tibetan “Buddhist neuroscience”, drawing from his translations of Tibetan tantric scientific manuals for managing the subtle and super subtle body-minds of the human being.
A shared basis of their explorations is their dedication to cultivate the positive mental and physical ways of being and deconstruct negative mental and physical ways of being, both for our own sake and for the benefit of others.
Both Rick and Bob continually grapple with the mind and body inter-entanglement from the complementary perspectives of the modern physical “outer” sciences and the Buddhist mental “inner” sciences.
Streamed live January, 2021. Length: 1 Hour 30 Minutes.
Includes lifetime access to video stream, downloadable transcript and bonus audio.
Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as Co-Founder and President of Tibet House US/Menla in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet. His most recent book is the 300 page graphic novel, Man of Peace: the Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet.
In partnership with Nena Thurman and dedicated contributors, he now focuses on making Tibet House US and its Menla Retreat & Spa a global center for the promotion, study and practice of Tibetan Buddhist healing arts and sciences of body, mind, and spirit, dedicated as a complement to the vast life work of its patron, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Rick Hanson, PhD is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 29 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture - with 900,000 copies in English alone. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.
An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He and his wife live in northern California and have two adult children.