I have long had on my vision board a postcard from the Mind & Its Potential conference .. it is a reminder that for many years I have wanted to attend this amazing conference .. to soak up and immerse myself in all the amazing research and 'be' in the presence of speakers that I have long followed online or in the media. Organised by the Vajrayana Institute, and held in Sydney each year, while it is has always been my intention to attend the conference 'one day' .. in reality it is the $$ that have held me back from attending thus far .. SO I was so excited to receive this link to an amazingly thorough and insightful blog by Paul Mason and his review of this years conference. Extra bonus is that Paul has inserted some great website links for some of the presenters, and included some valuable video footage (from other events) ... we are talking about the likes of Dr Daniel Seigel, B. Alan Wallace and His Holiness the Dalia Lama (who I saw last week in Melbourne .. more in my next post).
Last year I could scarcely find a decent report on the conference .. other than the occasional media report .. all that influence, shared knowledge and understanding seemed to just disappeared (or was at least out of reach to me). How fantastic (again I say) to live in the era of cyber worlds and blogging!
The conference is premised on this theme:
Science is only just beginning to understand the extraordinary capacity of the brain to change and develop. The implications for how we learn, work and care for one another are profound. Here is your opportunity to hear the world’s top scientists, psychologists and philosophers explain how to apply the new science of the brain in education, medicine, business and your life.
Bringing together a vast array of different views and research that investigates how the mind works, psychologically and spiritually .. and how science (and neuro-metrics) has begun to validate the claimed effects of meditation (I love that meditation is thousands of years old and science is now 'catching up').
Please visit this site and read Paul's brilliant review of the Conference at the blog Neuroanthropology .. and check out all the links (this will keep you busy for days!).
Next year I hope to attend the Conference and write something myself .. we do live in amazing times!