Monk vs. Scientist: Why Meditate? @ Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch, London [11 October]

Monk vs. Scientist: Why Meditate?


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11
October
19:00 - 21:00

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Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch
19-23 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA London, United Kingdom
Tickets & Info: https://bit.ly/2PEipk5
Venue: Beach, Blanket, Babylon
Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

Is yoga and meditation really as good for you as everyone says it is? In the age of mindfulness, a balanced view can be hard to come by. Hosted by yogic monk, Dada Jyotirupananda, and scientist, Miguel Farias, this talk aims to explore where science and spirituality meet.

Why should I meditate (or not meditate)? Many people do it to relieve stress or improve their health and well-being; others because they are looking for something deeper within themselves or even trying to find spiritual enlightenment. But there are also critical voices, who call this current hype ‘macmeditation’ and have even suggested that there may be dangers in meditating.

Funzing is inviting two experts, a monk and a scientist, to explore meditation and other topics about the meeting and clash between spirituality and science.

— Dada Jyotirupananda is a yogic monk from an Indian Tantric tradition and the author of Meditation: Searching for the Real You, and the editor of New Renaissance magazine (ru.org).

Dr Miguel Farias is the founder and director of the Brain, Belief, & Behaviour Lab at Coventry University and the co-author of The Buddha Pill: Can Meditation Change You?

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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