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Exploring neuroscience and mindfulness

October 13, 2011

Can we heal and transform our culture through wisdom, compassion, and mindfulness? Two Zen teachers will speak about recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and mindfulness that point toward the possibility that thoughts and behaviors can influence perceptions, decisions, and outcomes.

Larry Ward and Peggy Rowe Ward are experienced Zen teachers and practitioners.

Friday, October 14
7-9 p.m.
Lory Student Center
Room 228

We live in turbulent times in American and world history.

  • How might we discover fresh understandings beyond simple dualism?
  • How do the energies of our thoughts, speech and behaviors linger, influencing present and future perceptions, decisions and outcomes?

New realm for 'taking action'

We will explore how recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and mindfulness can offer a rich and deep appreciation of our potential for healing and transforming America’s karma through wisdom and compassion.

Ordained Zen teachers to lead

Larry Ward and Peggy Rowe Ward are experienced Zen teachers and practitioners. In 2001, they were ordained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh as dharma teachers. Larry is adjunct faculty at Claremont Graduate University and the Director of Cultural and Linguistic Services at Palomar Pomerado Health Systems.  

Peggy has a Ph.D. in adult education and has worked in adult education, coaching, and training in corporate, community and academic settings. Larry and Peggy co-authored Love’s Garden: A Guide to Mindful Relationships, which received the award as one of the Best Buddhist Books of 2009. They are highly sought after and inspired speakers.

Sponsored by ASCSU, the Zen Club at CSU, the Colorado Community of Mindful Living, and Peaceful Heart Sangha

Contact: Erich Stroheim
Phone: (970) 482-3811