Screening of Anderson + Gilbert

    Wednesday August 27, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

    Price: $15.00

    Presented in association with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science

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    As psychologist Daniel Gilbert explains, the job of our brain is to fool us, to make believe in what we see so that we can concentrate on what's truly important. In this "Happy Talk," Gilbert and artist Laurie Anderson discuss the nature of reality in the pursuit of happiness, touching on the act of being God. This is a screening of a previously recorded talk from the conversation series, Happy TalkPost-screening discussion with Dr. Joe Loizzo, Founder and Director, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science.

    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

    Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. is a contemplative psychotherapist, researcher and teacher who integrates ancient contemplative science and technology with current breakthroughs in neuroscience and optimal health. After training in psychiatry at Harvard and completing a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies at Columbia, he founded Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, a contemplative learning community that teaches timeless tools of self-healing and interdependence for today’s complex world. His latest book is Sustainable Happiness: The Mind Science of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration (Routledge, 2012).