Notizie ed Eventi
Meditation conference


Conference on Buddhist meditation and neuroscience
Saturday 14 April 2018
Aula Magna (fourth floor) of the Psychology office, Sapienza University of Rome, via dei Marsi 78
Event open to the public with the invitation of an offer in support of an initiative for the community of the Amaravati monastery in England

Conference program:

08:30 - 09:15. Registration of participants
09:15 - 09:30. Introduction: Prof. Tiziana Catarci and Prof. Antonino Raffone (Sapienza University of Rome and ECONA)
09:30 - 10:45 am. Ven. Ajahn Amaro (Amaravati Monastery, UK): Pain, loving kindness and wisdom - how can we change our minds for the better
10:45 am - 11:15 am. Ven. Ajahn Amaro: Guided meditation
11.15 - 11.30. Pause
11:30 am - 12:15 pm. Ven. Ajahn Chandapalo (Santacittarama Monastery): The integration of meditation, mindfulness in daily life and the cultivation of virtues
12:15 - 13:00. Maestro Mario Thanavaro ( Amita Infinite Light): The importance of meditation retreats for transformative insights
13:00 - 14:30. Pause
2.30pm - 3.45pm. Prof. Giuseppe Pagnoni (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia): The contemplative exercise in the prophetic-imaginal activity of the mind
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm. Prof. Antonino Raffone (Sapienza University of Rome). Neuroscientific studies on meditation, pain and emotions with Theravada Buddhist monks
17:00 - 17:30 Discussion

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