Mindfulness is often spoken of as “the heart of Buddhist meditation.” However, its essence is universal. As the Theravadan monk and Buddhist scholar, Nyanaponika Thera, put it in his classic work, The Heart of Buddhist Meditation, mindfulness is the unfailing master key for knowing the mind, and is thus the starting point; the perfect ...Learn More
Practice is at the heart of mindfulness, whether we are aiming to decrease suffering, teaching meditation, or trying to understand its scientific underpinnings. Before we can take any of these steps, we must explore what suffering is on an experiential level.
As we develop our ability to see the causes of suffering, we learn to ...Learn More
Under the leadership of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, colleges and universities nationwide have integrated contemplative practices into a variety of their courses—from literature to physics to architecture. These practices include yoga, contemplative reading and writing, mindful listening, and other practices that cultiv ...Learn More
Tai chi chuan is a system of beautiful, flowing movements used by millions of people around the world as a graceful, meditative exercise. Qigong is an ancient mind-body system for cultivating our natural energy. Both systems foster deep awareness and are traditionally taught alongside the complementary practice of mindfulness meditation.& ...Learn More
Acceptance and mindfulness-based practices are rapidly making their way into mental health care, medicine, and society. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a newer evidence-based approach that offers empowering solutions to the problem of human suffering.
ACT seeks to transform the root sources of human suffering by bala ...Learn More
Faster, smarter, cheaper—that’s what the modern workplace is all about. Yet science is now telling us what millions of people have known for hundreds of generations: Learning to mindfully sit still is a very healthy thing to do.
Are these two approaches at odds? Or can our drive for success and creative excellence find much ...Learn More
Intensive Price Tiers: One of the ways Convergence stands for equality and access for all is by creating a pricing tier structure that invites participants to pay based on their income level. Please consider what is truly sustainable for you, and choose a price that feels in integrity: $1,500; $1,100; or $800.
To register, plea ...Learn More
Are you ready to be proactive about your health and well-being? Do you want to acquire new tools for living with more strength and resilience, and support your clients and patients to do so, too?
Integrating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practices into your life is a short-term investment that will help you live wit ...Learn More
There are many diverse ways to alleviate suffering, but compassion and connection are always part of the process. In the growing field of compassion teaching, it’s not easy to keep up with the latest programs, developments, challenges, and successes. Join top leaders in the field to explore how compassion work is affecting change and ma ...Learn More
December 1 at the David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Friday
General Admission $75-150 ticket fee + additional Box Office fees
Register and purchase tickets at the David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center Website.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, best-selling author of Full Catastrophe Living; Wherever You Go, There ...Learn More