Mindfulness of Thinking: What the Suttas Say and How It’s Practised
Saturday June 1
9.30am - 4.30pm
Buddhist Society of Victoria
71-73 Darling Road, East Malvern, VIC 3145
In this workshop, Jason Siff will present ways of being aware of thoughts and emotions in meditation.
Although thoughts are often either actively discouraged or neglected in many meditation practices, Jason will illustrate how thinking (in meditation) need not be a problem.
Furthermore, he'll describe how awareness of thoughts can actually lead to a greater understanding of both thoughts and emotions — and into states of tranquility and well-being.
If you've ever wondered whether there were more constructive ways of relating to your thoughts in meditation, then this workshop is for you.
No booking required.
Cost: Dana (Donation Only)
Mindfulness of Emotions
Sunday June 2
9.30am - 4.30pm
172 Noone St, Clifton Hill, VIC 3068
Did you take up meditation as a way to feel better, perhaps hoping that you'd learn more skillful ways of managing your stress, moods and emotions?
Of course, meditation can help to regulate your moods, but the calm found during meditation doesn't always translate into calm 'off the cushion'.
In this workshop, Jason Siff will compare and contrast meditation practices, describing the ways in which meditation can be used to more skillfully manage emotions, and the ways in which you can become more comfortable with difficult emotions.
About Jason Siff
Jason Siff was a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka in the late 1980s, where he began studying Pali and teaching meditation. After he left the Buddhist monastic order and returned to Los Angeles in 1990, he studied counselling psychology and worked as an intern for four years, at the end of which he decided to devote his life to meditation teaching instead of practising psychotherapy. He co-founded the Skillful Meditation Project around that time, and began teaching meditation as his primary occupation, further developing his own approach to awareness meditation practice, which is called Recollective Awareness.
He has written several books, including Unlearning Meditation.
We would like to thank everyone who attended any or all of the three-day extravaganza that was the 2011 Australian Meditation Conference and we look forward to bringing you many more opportunities for personal and professional development in the years to come.
We were very pleased with the way that the conference unfolded in the skilled hands of AMC MC Dr Craig Hassed and we are very grateful to all our wonderful presenters and musicians for their high quality and diverse contributions.
We know that many of our audience members have amassed a great deal of meditation experience and understanding and we look forward to presenting some new event formats for participants to gain further skills and dialogue with our presenters more closely.