Past Meetup

Buddhist Geeks and the Evolution of Traditional Practice

This Meetup is past

85 people went

Price: $5.00 /per person

Pivotal

875 Howard St., 5th Floor · San Francisco, CA

How to find us

Located two blocks from the Powell Street Bart Station and there are several parking garages nearby- including one at 5th and Howard.

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Vincent Horn is one of the most influential thinkers and voices at the intersection of meditation, media, and tech. His hugely impactful Buddhist Geeks (http://www.buddhistgeeks.com/) has generated a popular podcast, conference, online community, and ultimately fueled new perspectives on the future of contemplative practice. Over the years Vincent has synthesized just about every imaginable perspective on the space, from neuroscientists, engineers, spiritual teachers, philosophers, and beyond. Recently he has started a new project aimed at a rethinking how we can learn meditation in an online context. He'll be sharing his wisdom at the upcoming meetup with a talk, and open discussion.

Vincent Horn // Buddhist Geeks (http://www.buddhistgeeks.com/)

Vincent Horn is part of a new generation of teachers who are translating the wisdom traditions of the past into 21st century code. In his 20s Vincent spent over a year doing silent meditation practice in Buddhist retreat centers across the country. During this time he also started Buddhist Geeks (http://www.buddhistgeeks.com/), a media project which explores the convergence of Buddhism, technology, and global culture. After years of prototyping and learning he developed a way of training the mind that is neither framed in terms of ancient religions nor which denies their powerful influence. At mindtraining.io (http://www.mindtraining.io/) he teaches meditation for the digital age, and as the resident mindfulness coach at reboot.io (http://www.reboot.io/) he works with CEOs and tech-startups who want to transform the world by reprogramming their inner operating systems.

Vincent’s work has been featured on the pages of the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and The Atlantic. He has been referred to as one of the “power players of the mindfulness movement” by Wired magazine and was honored to be part of Wired UK’s “Smart List: 50 people who will change the world.” Along with his wife and creative partner Emily Horn, and their (soon-to-be-born) son Zander, he makes his home in mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.

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P/s: We will never turn people away. If you can't afford the admission at the moment, speak to Vienna via the "Contact" button << for scholarship or volunteering opportunities. A friend in need is a friend indeed. If you're feeling the volunteerism spirit, an extra pair of compassionate hand is always greatly appreciated! (+you get to know the team ;)) Finally, if you can't come, but would like to "Pay-It-Forward" for a friend, for someone in need via the Scholarship Fund or for sponsorship, hit the magic button.