Meditation and Creativity: Leaping Beyond the Confines of the Conditioned Mind

Meditation and Creativity: Leaping Beyond the Confines of the Conditioned Mind

Date: Sat, May 12, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Duration: 2 Hours

JeffColombeResized03Mar2017 1We are pleased to welcome back Jeff Colombe, Ph.D, as part of an occasional series of supplementary talks regarding mind in the modern world.


In our ongoing quest to navigate an uncertain world, we are continually faced with problems that exceed the reach of our existing habits or available social doctrine. Creativity is what allows us to expansively forage for solutions, and to recognize and be willing to act boldly upon those solutions when they manifest. Research has identified several key factors in creativity, including the importance of novelty-seeking in patterns of thought. Meditation has been shown to improve key cognitive and emotional functions necessary to navigate beyond apparent limiting factors. Perhaps the biggest problem to solve, requiring creativity, is to expand awareness beyond the confines of the 'narrative self' we assume in conditioned samsaric existence.


Jeff Colombe has a B.S. in biomedical engineering and a Ph.D. in neurobiology, and works for a not-for-profit advising the federal government in science and technology issues in the public interest. He has over 20 years of study under teachers of Kashmir Shaivism and Dzogchen meditation.

Admission is free


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