Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Maximize Your Meditation: Attention & Awareness as Essential Mindfulness Tools
Eve Smith, Matthew Immergut
Offered by donation; pre-registration is not required
June 24, 2016
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
The words “attention” and “awareness” are often used interchangeably, but they are actually two very different modes of consciousness. A clear understanding of these two ways of knowing is essential for meditators to break through plateaus and experience the deepest states of peace and insight. This approach combines groundbreaking research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience with the classical Buddhist framework of Asanga’s Nine Stages. Led by meditation teachers and longtime students of Culadasa, Matthew Immergut, PhD and Eve Smith, Friday night will include both a theoretical introduction and guided meditation.
Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.
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A longtime meditator and yoga practitioner, Eve Smith teaches meditation in New York. She has been studying the Samatha-Vipassana method with Culadasa for the past 6 years (6 months of which have been in deep retreat) and is currently participating in his two-year Teacher Training Program. Eve is also founder of Smith & Co. Creative and a professor of branding and marketing at Parsons, The New School for Design.
Matthew Immergut, PhD is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Purchase College, SUNY. He is a longtime and passionate meditator, and the second author of the book, "The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science", with his teacher, Master Culadasa (John Yates PhD).