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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne County Michigan

The Science of Meditation

Jewel Heart Ann Arbor has been studying the teachings of Gelek Rimpoche since 1988 and hosts preeminent teachers and scholars in Tibetan Buddhism. The 14th Dalai Lama visited in 2008. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m., February 27, Anthony King, Ph.D., will present a workshop, Neuroscience & Psychology of Meditation: Mindfulness and Mind-Body Approaches to Health and Stress-Management.

 King is an assistant professor of psychiatry at University of Michigan Medical School, and adjunct assistant professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. He is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and a staff psychologist at Michigan Medicine Anxiety Disorders Program, where he leads the MBCT program for Anxiety and Depression. He is director of the Michigan Laboratory for Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy, and conducts NIH-funded clinical neuroscience research on mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy for PTSD, anxiety and depression, and their effects on neural networks using functional MRI neuroimaging.

 Admission is $80 members/$100 non-members (no one is turned away). Location: 1129 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor. To register, email [email protected] For more information, visit