"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Altered Traits: The Science of Meditation
Daniel Goleman
Sunday, September 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $30 - $100. Code GO1E17.
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The claims for the benefits of vipassana and mindfulness range from scientifically sound to pure hype. Daniel Goleman answers your questions about what science actually has found, what's not known, and what's simply not true. His new book with neuroscientist Richard Davidson, "Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body," sifts through the more than 6000 peer-reviewed articles on meditation to pinpoint the strongest one percent. The news here for long-term vipassana meditators is compelling.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this evening for $20.

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