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Navigating Buddhism & Science: Technology of Enlightenment and Mental Health with Corey Jackson

15 March @ 6:30 pm - 17 March @ 3:30 pm AEST



What can 2,500 years of striving for Buddhist enlightenment tell us about mental health in the 21st century? Is there a place for science in the path to enlightenment and a place for Buddhist views in the scientific attempt to understand the mind?

Is happiness and wellbeing a journey or destination?

Corey’s back for a weekend to give a hands-on demonstration of the potential benefit in the ongoing conversation between Buddhism and science.

Run in the format of a meditation retreat, this is a unique exploration of how Buddhist and scientific approaches could steer humanity to be happy and well. We’ll go on a thorough exploration of mindfulness, meditation, mental health, kindness, compassion, consciousness and more, in an honest look at how the two approaches are collaborating. An inspiring and honest look at the potential, the pitfalls, the obstacles, successes, what’s been done and how the field can be of the most impact to improve the daily life of us all on planet Earth.

Learn why Buddhists still get angry, why psychology can’t cure anxiety or depression, and how to strive for long term mental health while still reaping short-term rewards.

This is for you if you are:
– Interested in meditation but don’t want to be Buddhist
– A Buddhist who wants more tangible effects from your practice
– Interested in research and/or spiritual traditions
– Hopeful of a better future for our planet.

Comfortable in a research lab or mountain monastery, Corey’s work and research sits at the intersection of scientific and contemplative tradition. As always, Corey loves questions, comments, discussions and diversions along the way. So join us online or in-person for a weekend like no other.

“Buddhism and science are not conflicting perspectives on the world, but rather differing approaches to the same end: seeking the truth. In Buddhist training, it is essential to investigate reality, and science offers its own ways to go about this investigation. While the purposes of science may differ from those of Buddhism, both ways of searching for truth expand our knowledge and understanding.”

– HH the Dalai Lama 

The weekend’s schedule:


5:00pm-6:00pm – Dinner

6:30pm-8:00pm – Intro/Welcome/Meditation


6:30am-7:00am – Session 1 (Meditation)

7:00am-8:00am – Breakfast

8:30am-10:00am –   Session 2

10:00am-10:30am – Tea break

10:30am-12:00pm – Session 3

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch

1:30pm-3:00pm – Session 4

3:00pm-3:30pm – Tea break

3:30pm-5:00pm – Session 5

5:00pm-6:00pm – Dinner

6:30pm-8:00pm – Session 6


6:00am-7:00am –  Session 1 (Meditation)

7:00am-8:00am – Breakfast

8:30am-10:00am –   Session 2

10:00am-10:30am – Tea break

10:30am-12:00pm – Session 3

12:00pm-1:15pm – Lunch

1:15pm-2:30pm – Session 4 (conclusion)

About the facilitator

Corey is a PhD candidate researching the underlying causes of anxiety, depression and emotional dysfunction. His research is the culmination of a degree in Psychology and Sanskrit plus more than twenty years studying and translating Buddhist philosophy from Tibetan to English.

These days he works as a meditation teacher, emotion and stress management coach.

Before any of this, he was a jazz pianist in Toronto, Canada. 

Corey wired up for meditation…



The recommended contribution for this weekend is $150.

BUT – under our new payment policy, you may pay whatever you feel comfortable starting at only $1

Offering the course at a $1 payment will make sure anyone at all will be able to attend.

A payment of $60 (or $30 for a single day) will be very helpful

A payment of $150 (or $75 for a single day) will cover our basic costs.

A generous contribution of $200 (or $100 for a single day) will cover our costs and help us to continue to offer other teachings to so many – often free of charge.

Sangha are always able to attend our courses free of charge but are encouraged to please register (using their coupon).

This workshop is open to everyone – in person or online – please save these dates and register when the pricing is clarified.

Always contact to book your accommodation and meals at the centre separately.

Register to attend in person (for the entire weekend):

Suggested contribution: $200.00

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Suggested contribution: $100.00

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Note: when you register to attend online, please read the attached information and requests for the benefit of our students and volunteers: Information for online participants

Suggested contribution: $200.00

Minimum contribution: $1.00

Register to attend online (for a single day):

Suggested contribution: $100.00

Minimum contribution: $1.00


15 March @ 6:30 pm AEST
17 March @ 3:30 pm AEST
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