Wonderful news this week .. confirming details of this years Australian Meditation Conference Meditate10.
I totally loved attending the two previous conferences .. a whole weekend to soak up, talk, review and meet with our tribe. I have blogged previously about the inaugural Meditate08 which was an outstanding success and potent for the opportunities it opened up for future conferences (and where I presented a free meditation workshop on The Breath) .. and then a bigger and bolder Meditate09 with an excellent line up and workshops from Australian meditation teachers including Paul Wilson and Petrea King.
So again .. on Saturday 31 July, 2010 .. we have another amazing opportunity to gather together, explore and play with all things Meditation! Listen to some of Australia's leading meditation teachers .. learn from recent research .. meet and discuss, and wander the hall of excellent exhibitors (ahh .. all those books and CDs I will want to add to my collection!).
I am particularly excited this year that one of my favourite meditation bloggers Clarke Scott will be presenting to the Conference .. you will have met him here recently when he unveiled the Australian Institute for Consciousness Studies .. a center for people to learn meditation and participate in retreats, but also providing a ‘meeting of minds’ bringing together contemplatives, scientists, academics, philosophers and psychologists to develop a collective understanding of consciousness and the human condition. Clarke is a Buddhist monk ordained in the Tibetan tradition and his conference talk will present current research detailing the efficacy of meditation as both a diagnostic and therapeutic tool.
Also, speaking will be one of my favourite meditation authors .. David Mitchie .. in my bookcase sits Buddhism for Busy People and Hurry Up and Meditate AND he is also releasing a new book Enlightenment to Go later this year. David is now living in Australia and his conference talk is titled 'What Buddhism Brings To The Meditation Party' a review of how meditation can bring 'astonishing discoveries about the nature of mind and our innate capacity for enlightenment'.
As more information comes to hand .. I will post more here .. better yet check out the links and maybe I will meet you there?