Sydney Alumni PD Session : Beyond Mindfulness by Dr Daniel Brown

Posted by the Alumni Team on 17 March 2015

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The ACAP Alumni Team is pleased to welcome Dr Daniel Brown to present our next professional development session in Sydney on;

Beyond Mindfulness: The Implications of Indo-Tibetan Meditation for Mental Health

If you are a member of the ACAP Alumni Community we encourage you to register for this seminar.

Date:                 Thursday 9th April
Times:               5.30pm to 6.30pm Registrations, Refreshments & Networking
                           6.30pm to 8.00pm Presentation and Q&A
Cost:                  Covered by ACAP
Location:          Lecture Room 1, Level 5, 11 York Street, Sydney
Registrations:  Please see below

Daniel P. Brown, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Integrative Psychotherapy, Newton MA (USA) and Associate Clinical Professor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School. He has published 15 books and taught Hypnotherapy for 42 years. He won the 1999 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association for "outstanding contribution to forensic psychiatry", serving as an expert witness in many court cases related to trauma and abuse.

Dr Brown spent 43 years studying Buddhist meditation and co-authored Transformations of Consciousness with Ken Wilber and contributed to 2 books of East-West dialogues in psychology with H.H. the Dalai Lama. His recent book is on Tibetan Meditation, Pointing Out the Great Way: The Mahamudra Tradition in Buddhist Meditation. Dr Brown's translation of the Bon A Khrid text and commentary is due out later this year from Wisdom Publications.

Through 44 years of clinical practice and outcomes studies on meditation, and as a translator and teacher of Indo-Tibetan meditation retreat,  Dr. Brown offers a unique perspective to clarify the issues. In the session he will clarify the differences between concentration and pure awareness meditations, and offer a perspective on how to understand different meditation methods through the lens of neuroscience. Dr Brown will mainly review the current findings on mindfulness and mental health, then will review the stages of meditation from an Indo-Tibetan perspective with emphasis on the mental health benefits of the main meditation attainments—awakening, the exhaustion of all negative states, and the flourishing of all positive states. The implications of these attainments go beyond mindfulness as currently understood in the West.

By attending this event you will receive a certificate crediting you with 2 PD hours.

Registrations are essential as places are limited. Please register via the online form ONLY by Thursday 2nd April. Your registration will be confirmed via email.

We look forward to receiving your registration and seeing you at the seminar.