"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Mindfulness and Technology
Anushka Fernandopulle
Friday, May 12, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code AF2D17.
OPEN-Register Here

Technology is an essential part of modern communication, but it is easy to feel overwhelmed by it all. Mindfulness, which comes from ancient Buddhist teachings, can help us deal with this area of our life in a more balanced and helpful way.

Join us for this day of exploring Dharma teachings that can help us deal with modern technology. We will learn practices that can help manage technology better, which include learning to manage our own heart and mind with more grace and ease. We will discuss changing our relationship to inputs like email and texts, to the concepts of inner and outer worlds, and to our idea of self. We will touch upon concepts of impermanence, achievement, self/non-self and time.

Bring your most helpful or troublesome devices for a day of practice and discussion. Much of the day will be spent in experiential exercises that you can later do at home. Come see how these ancient practices can inform a modern life in surprising ways.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

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