Harnessing Neuroplasticity for Wisdom and Compassion

In this workshop we learn how to integrate the most recent findings about neuroplasticity, with the pragmatic teachings of Buddhism on how to cultivate wisdom and compassion, and with the empirical sciences of Classical Yoga and Taoist Qigong.  Practitioners of the ancient healing traditions of India and China have known for thousands of years what neuroscience is just beginning to confirm: that the body is not simply a biological machine but a vast energetic network, and that the mind and body are inextricably connected. We will discuss the most recent discoveries of neuroscience about how our perceptions, actions and responses/reactions actually shape our brain and the world we bring forth. We will also learn simple daily routines to keep our energy flowing and foster positive neuroplasticity for ongoing learning, happiness, and health.