SCHEDULE OF TALKS/ COURSES (Piya Tan's Talk) YEAR 2012
Health is the highest gain, especially mental health.
For a healthy mind in a healthy body, early Buddhism has a lot to teach us.
JANUARY - FEBRUARY PROGRAMMES
(1) PRACTICAL BUDDHIST COUNSELLING (Non-religious/for beginners)
Buddhist counselling continues where clinical counselling ends. It is a life-long skill, self-help and people helping skill.
We have a healing "heart of light and love" inside us, which helps us to touch and heal our problems and those of others at their roots. Intake 10: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm) Fees: $140 with coursebook For registration & details:http://themindingcentre.org/wp/practical-buddhist-counselling-course-forthcoming/
(3) MEDITATION & THE MIND (Non-religious)
Recommended as foundation for practice for those who have learned meditation or plan to take up meditation. Intake 6: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm) Course highlights:
(1) MEDITATION & THE MIND (Non-religious)
Recommended as foundation for practice for those who have learned meditation or plan to take up meditation.
Intake 6: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
Course instructor: Piya Tan
Fees: $120 (incl course book)
The 3 brains; scientific study of meditation;
Psychology of meditation; mind-body theory; feeling & emotions;
Mental phenomena: the mind during meditation; the Mind is more than the brain;
Mindfulness in daily life; present moment awareness; focusses of mindfulness;
Buddhist Psychology course summary: Healing yourself: how the mind creates problems: 2 kinds of pain; perception.
The conscious body: Mind-body interbeing (the 5 aggregates & mental networking)
The unconscious: Are we really in control, or How can our mind work for us?
Minding the mind: Mental distractions and the nature of the attention; consciousness.
The art of loving: Negative emotions & healing emotions; type of love.
The brain or the mind? Neuroplasticity: how the mind grows the brain; do we need the brain?
Don't believe everything you think: Mental defences and emotional resilience.
Non-judgement day is here: Mindfulness in daily life: meditation on the move.
The still eye of the storm: The brain during meditation; cultivating a still centre.
Ancient wisdom, modern science: Scientific development in Buddhist Psychology.
Psychology of Death & Living Course contents: "The Last Breath": The last moments of a death row inmate.
The last 48 hours of life; The four tasks of grief.
Understand what life really is; Dealing with fear and mental pain
What happens when we die? Have we lived before, will we live again?
How we create our own world; Can we communicate with the dead?
How to "transfer" merit to the dead; The 12 links of life, death, and rebirth
Is rebirth immediate or takes 49 days? Good life, good death, good rebirth
Gods, demons and ghosts: do they exist?
How not to fear death and dying; The Tibetan Book of the Dead
(4) EASY PALI COURSE (ESP)
Drop-in class, the more committed you are, the easier it becomes
Learn the language of early Buddhism to touch the Dharma directly
Dates: 16 & 30 Aug; 13 & 27 Sep
Time: 7.30 – 9.00 pm (fortnightly Thu)
Course fees: By donation (with course notes); registration required
For registration and course details:http://themindingcentre.org/wp/pali-workshop-new/
OCTOBER - DECEMBER PROGRAMMES
(1) BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY (A non-religious exploration with Piya Tan)
The mind, consciousness & well-being
Intake 14: 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct (Sat; 7.00 -9.00 pm)
Healing yourself: how the mind creates problems; 2 kinds of pain; perception
The conscious body: mind-body interbeing (the 5 aggregates & mental networking)
The unconscious: are we really in control, or how can our mind work for us?
The art of loving: negative emotions & healing emotions; types of love
Brain or mind? Neuroplasticity: how the mind grows the brain; do we need the brain?
Don't believe everything you think: mental defences & emotional resilience