Medicine and Health

Mindfulness and Mental Health: A Buddhist Monk’s Perspective

A public talk by Ajahn Tiradhammo, a Thai Forrest Monk for over 40 years, about the benefits of the development of mindfulness, clear awareness of bodily sensations and states of mind.

The development of mindfulness, clear awareness of bodily sensations and states of mind has been found to be beneficial in a variety of contexts from everyday stability of mind to the treatment of mental disorders. Some initial mindfulness helps us to know what bodily actions, speech and thought we create. Sometimes this allows us to release them or change them if we find them unpleasant. With some continuity of mindfulness we begin to observe the cause of some of our habitual actions and reactions. Knowing just what causes them gives us the possibility to be free of them through working on their fundamental causes. In this way we can take responsibility for how we act and think, and also our ability to free ourselves from our negative actions.

Ajahn Tiradhammo, a Thai Forrest Monk for over 40 years, is one of the most senior monks in the tradition of Ajahn Chah. He became interested in Buddhism in his student years while travelling through Sri Lanka. He became a monk in 1974. He journeyed through the northeast of Thailand and the mountains of Chiang Mai, visiting many famous forest meditation masters. In 1982 he was invited to England to help with the development of Buddhism in the West. He is currently travelling Europe. He has a strong connection with Ireland as he was the first monk to visit and take retreats in Belfast during the troubles in the 1980s.



Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Medicine and Health
Date:
Time: 6.15 - 8.00 pm
Location: Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Road, University College Cork, Room G10
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Harry Gijbels, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery
085 7554220
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