This public talk is the first session of the weekend program: The weekend program will be a meditation-based, experiential weekend intensive designed to prepare participants to address our toughest social, cultural, environmental and political challenges from the perspective of the sacredness of our world and the innate basic goodness of all beings. Using skills grounded in Shambhala meditation, emotional intelligence and current neuroscience (especially interpersonal neurobiology), participants will train in increasing their capacity for mindsight*, interoception, presencing, empathy, compassion, deep listening, rapport, genuine dialogue and resonant leadership. We will explore the meaning of unconditional confidence and discover the bravery and fearlessness needed to face our toughest challenges with open heartedness, compassion, skillful means and wisdom.
*Mindsight is a term coined by neurobiologist Dr. Dan Siegel to describe our human capacity to perceive the mind of the self and others, understand our inner lives with more clarity, integrate the brain, effectively manage our emotions and enhance our relationships with others.
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Suggested donation: $10 at the door (no pre-registration required)
Please note that this talk is included in the weekend program, so those registered for the weekend program do not need to make a donation for the talk.
Teacher Bio: Fleet Maull has been a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche since 1977 and is now a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He is currently completing his dissertation for a Ph.D in social psychology.
Fleet founded Pr*son Dharma Network in 1989, National Pr*son Hospice Association in 1991, Peacemaker Institute in 2001, and the Center for Contemplative End of Life Care Programs at Naropa University in 2003. He served on the Naropa University faculty from 1999 to 2009, teaching courses in psychology, meditation, and socially engaged buddhism.
Fleet is also a Dharma successor of Zen master and social entrepreneur, Roshi Bernie Glassman. As a Zen peacemaker, he serves as a spirit holder of the annual Bearing Witness Retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland and leads street retreats and other bearing witness retreats.
Acharya Maull's teaching and peacemaking activities range from retreat and Dharma centers to the streets of major cities, to former death camps in Poland, to Rwanda and Israel-Palestine, to corporate board rooms and to the forgotten world inside our jails and prisons. Fleet is the author of Dharma in Hell, the Pr*son Writings of Fleet Maull and numerous articles and book chapters in the fields of corrections, end of life care and socially engaged buddhism.
For further information see: www.FleetMaull.com