This is a group for anyone interested in learning about meditation and Buddhism from a secular / scientific perspective.
To start the group, we will will first be discussing content from the book "Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment" by evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright as well as some meditation concepts popularized by Sam Harris in the book "Waking Up"
This is an exploration into two forms of meditation; mindfulness and insight, so following all of our discussion we will end each with a short 10 minute guided group meditation.
Who this isn't for: Any "purists" Buddhist or otherwise - who think there is only one way meditate and or only mystical interpretations of Buddhist philosophy and love to argue them.
I'm a seeker and looking for like minded people. I do not claim to be an expert in Buddhism and the philosophy interests me only as it pertains to understanding the nature of consciousness and personal well being.
I want to be more aware, I want to explore the relationship between the mind and happiness.