New Class: Buddhism, the Brain, and Psychology

This class will explore the intersection of these 3 in our internal & external lives.
Our journey will broadly aim to explore modern Psychology using traditionally Buddhist tools, in light of new technologies that can peer inside the living Brain. The class will be didactic as well as interactive.

Topics will include: just about anything you can imagine.

We will pull from several popular sources, including:
Mindsight, by Dr Daniel Siegel
Radio Lab the Podcast, by WNYC
Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl
A Path with Heart, by Jack Kornfield
The Century of the Self, by BBC
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, by Jonathan Haidt
Drive: the Hidden Truth about what Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink

All are available at Powell’s Books as well as online. Feel free to engage these sources before the start of class.

Class begins the next to last weekend of January and continues for 7 weekly sessions, at Tabor Space on Belmont, unless otherwise noted on the Freeskool Calendar.

Please email portlandfreeskoolgmailcom for more information, or if you’d like to ask the instructor a specific question.

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