From Digital Overwhelm to Deep Wisdom: What Buddhist Meditation Practices Can Tell Us About Thriving in a Complex World
with Ted Usatynski
How do the ancient practices of Buddhist meditation help us understand, navigate and thrive in the complex contemporary world we live in? In this Dharma Off the Cushion talk, Ted Usatynski brings us his insight into the philosophy, psychology and neurobiology of Buddhist practice, and how connecting to it’s deep wisdom will help us thrive in our world of big data and constant communication.
Our modern world is growing more complex every day. And for those of us working to make a real difference in this world, it’s more challenging than ever to combat the forces of stress and disconnection. The desire to retreat into a meditative cocoon can be strong, but when you get off the cushion, the return to daily life can feel overwhelming, and the peace you felt in meditation quickly fades away.
Here is the good news: There is a way to maintain inner balance and still thrive in the modern world.
Join us for a fascinating and inspiring evening with Ted Usatynski. Ted is a high performance business coach and online educator. Using state-of-the-art animation of brain science and Tantric visualization practices, he will reveal the modern neuroscience that is encoded in the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He is going to demonstrate how the meditation practices of the Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana system actually prepare the brain to deal with complexity and emotional intensity.
He will bring real-life examples of how he coaches entrepreneurs to engage the complexity of the modern world, while simultaneously reducing stress and maintaining high performance.
Cost: Siding Scale $20-$30. This evening is a benefit for Sukhasiddhi Foundation
Ted Usatynski is the author of Instinctual Intelligence and academic articles on psychology, the neurobiology of Tibetan Buddhism, and healing trauma as part of spiritual development. He is the founder of Sustained High Performance Coaching, which provides personal and professional training through on-line educational programs and workshops in the US, Europe, and Africa. He holds graduate degrees from Harvard University in Bio-physical Anthropology and from Naropa University in Counseling Psychology and has completed training from the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute in the Treatment of Trauma in the US. His newest book, Men: Myths, Lies, and Reality, co-authored with internationally acclaimed men’s group leader Dag Furuholmen, has just been published in Europe. Ted lives with his wife, Gabrielle, in Colorado in the US