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The Science of Perception

May 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+11

The science of perception

The science of perception

Speakers: Ven. Dr. Mahinda Thero

Dr Hannah Gould hosts this enlightening session with Venerable Dr Mahinda Thero for the Contemplative Studies Centre.

This event promises an engaging dialogue for students, academics, meditation practitioners, and anyone interested in the science behind how your mind works and how this knowledge can help you promote wellbeing and mental health.

Venerable Dr Mahinda Thero, a former research scientist with a PhD from the Australian National University, will share his transformative journey from a life of material success to one of spiritual enlightenment. Delve into his personal experiences and struggles within the Australian context, highlighting the profound effects Buddhism has had on his life.

As sentient beings, we experience the world through our minds, and every moment is a new opportunity to perceive it differently. From the Buddhist perspective, the world as we see it is a creation of our mind, shaped by our beliefs, experiences, and emotions. Science and technology have advanced our understanding of the external world, yet we have yet to fully understand our internal world and how it affects our experience and understanding of the external world. The mind is like a tool, one we’ve had since birth yet don’t know how to properly use, which, quite obviously, results in day-to-day troubles and mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression.

This seminar offers an opportunity to delve deeper into understanding the mind. It explains how perception occurs in our minds, how our beliefs shape our reality, and how mindful awareness can help us develop a deeper awareness of our mental processes. By better understanding the mind, we can learn the underlying mechanism of negative thought patterns and emotions, which can guide us to achieve inner peace.

Moreover, the seminar opens a gateway to understanding the theory of cause and effect, which is essential to unpuzzling the reality we perceive. Gain insight into your mind, the science of perception, and a deeper understanding of how we experience the world, which will help you work with any environment in your day-to-day life.

Join us for a discussion that promises to be both informative and transformative, catering to both the mind and the heart.

Venue: Kenneth Myer Building, The University of Melbourne, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052


May 22
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+11
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