Screening of Hall + Dutton

    Wednesday August 13, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

    Price: $15.00

    Presented in association with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science

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    Michael C. Hall and Kevin Dutton discuss the emotional lives of psychopaths and serial killers. They relate the scientific understanding of a serial killer's mind to M.C. Hall's character Dexter and explore the impulses that drive them to kill.This is a screening of a previously recorded talk from the 2012 conversation series, Happy TalkPost-screening discussion with Dr. Pilar Jennings, member of the core faculty at the Nalanda Institute Four Year Program in Sustainable Happiness.

    About Happy Talk (2012)
    "Central to Buddhist belief is the alleviation of suffering - with the end result a form of happiness. Central to our founding fathers’ belief was the inalienable right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. But do these two expressions of Enlightened thought mean the same thing? Join us as we explore that theme in this series of on-stage conversations between personalities and experts." - Tim McHenry, Director of Public Programs and Performance

    About The Speaker

    Pilar Jennings, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst in private practice who has focused on the clinical applications of Buddhist meditation. She received her Ph.D. in Psychiatry and Religion from Union Theological Seminary, and has been working with patients and their families through the Harlem Family Institute since 2004. Prior to this training, she earned a Masters in medical anthropology from Columbia University, where she focused on illness narratives, and a Bachelor’s in interdisciplinary writing from Barnard College of Columbia University. Pilar is a researcher at the Columbia University Center for Study of Science and Religion and Co-chair of the Columbia Faculty Seminar on the Slavery of Memory, where she explores the intergenerational transmission of trauma. She is the author of Mixing Minds: The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism.