The One Who Is Not Busy: Living and Working Calmly and Effectively in an Accelerating, Information-Saturated World
November 12, 2009, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
David Levy will provide an overview of the work currently being done in the iSchool (in collaboration with Darlene Cohen, Al Kaszniak, and others) which is investigating how to restore "contemplative balance" to our overly rushed and busy days. Darlene Cohen, a Bay Area Zen teacher, will describe how training the attention through meditation can improve people’s ability to stay focused on task and thus remain "not busy" even while being productively engaged; she will also lead attendees in an attention-training exercise. Al Kaszniak will discuss some of the recent findings from neuroscience about the place of meditation and other contemplative practices.
This event is free and open to the public. To register for this event, please visit catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/nataliem/87399.
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