March 2019

01Mar1:30 PM4:30 PMTechnology as an Existential Threat to MindfulnessA Day of Practice and Reflection1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Randy Fernando No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date: March 1, 2019; 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Sliding Scale: $50 – 150. Code MB1H19.


Description:
While the value of technology is indisputable, compulsive use undermines many qualities developed by mindfulness. We train ourselves in meditation for perhaps 15, 30 or 60 minutes a day. But the rest of time, our technology is training us. As corporations make money by keeping us glued to screens, there is a perverse incentive to hijack our attention – harming ourselves but also the fabric of our society.

During this afternoon of practice and reflection, we’ll explore how we, as practitioners, can relate to technology in a sane way and use mindfulness to preserve a most precious resource: our attention.

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Teacher(s)

  • Matthew Brensilver, PhD

    Matthew Brensilver, PhD

    View Matthew's upcoming programs or profile.

  • Randy Fernando

    Randy Fernando

    Randima (Randy) Fernando is a Co-Founder and COO at the Center for Humane Technology, which is dedicated to realigning technology with humanity’s best interests. For 7 years he was Executive Director at Mindful Schools, a nonprofit that has brought mindfulness training to millions of children and tens of thousands of educators worldwide in mindfulness. Prior to that, Randy ran several award-winning projects over 7 years at NVIDIA, including authoring three books on real-time computer graphics. For many years, he had been a dedicated Buddhist practitioner.

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