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Meditating in Troubled Times, a lecture by Paul R. Fleischman, MD

Modified: October 3, 2017

Paul R. Fleischman trained in psychiatry at Yale University, and practiced psychiatry for over thirty years until his retirement in 2006. He was appointed a Vipassana meditation teacher by the late S.N. Goenka. Dr. Fleischman’s books include, Karma and Chaos, Cultivating Inner Peace, and Wonder: When and Why the World Appears Radiant. He has lectured widely at American universities and in other countries.

Dr. Fleischman will deliver a lecture at Northwestern University on November 15 at 7 PM. More information can be found here.

Lecture description:
Vipassana meditation helps meditators walk upon a path that forms a way of life. When it retains its authentic roots, meditation has more power to reduce suffering, to create friendships, and to forge a line of resistance against the incursions of negative social forces. Meditation does not occur in an isolated, narcissistic bubble, but occurs in the context of our historical time and place. Meditation can increase self knowledge, decrease reactivity, increase calmness, decrease anger and resentment, increase gratitude and improve life in many other ways.

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