The Jung Center

Why Meditate?

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

05:45 PM – 07:15 PM


Why in the world would you waste twenty (or even just five) minutes a day watching your breath?! This lecture is designed to help you understand the powerful skills that can develop with a meditation practice. It will provide an insight into the reactive patterns many of us have that amplify the stress in our lives, impacting us physiologically and psychologically. Understanding mindfulness and developing a meditation practice can ease stress and help you focus your energy on constructive solutions to problems.

Recommended reading: "10% Happier," Dan Harris

About the Lecture

Stanley Merrill worked at IBM for 23 years where he was a systems engineer, systems engineer manager, and an application development consultant. He has studied Buddhist philosophy and meditation for 15 years. He attended a teacher training class “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction,” taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Mr. Merrill has taught meditation techniques at the Veterans Administration, the Houston Area Parkinson’s Society, the West University Seniors Center, and Chevron.

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