Thanyapura offers the opportunity to guide you to tranquillity and inner clarity. While you enjoy an environment of peace and silence, you learn to apply breathing and mind control techniques that gradually lead to a natural state of consciousness of deep stillness and clarity and bring the nervous system to balance. Thanyapura’s Mind Trainers will guide you in achieving mental balance & well-being through cultivating and integrating the balance in these four areas of mind: Attention, Cognition, Emotion, Conation (desire to perform an action).
Stress makes us excitable, anxious, jumpy and irritable. It reduces our capacity to work and impairs our ability to make sound judgements. It causes us to be more accident-prone and lessens our abilities to make good decisions.
- Improved stress management skills
- Higher mental clarity
- Gaining new perspectives on stressful situations
- Building stress management skills
- Increasing self-awareness
- Focusing on the present
- Reducing negative emotions
1 June – 15 July 2017
About the Author
Pierre Gagnon practised concentration and insight meditation intensively from 2010 to 2012, then went on to study meditation at Wat Suan Mokkh with the venerable Ajahn Po from 2013 to 2015. As well as his own practice, he has coordinated meditation retreats in the south of Thailand which were attended by more than 1,000 people.
Having a great passion in the field of neuroscience, he likes to integrate these concepts into meditation practice. He believes that much of our life is lived resisting and defending against internal and external experiences that people perceive as threats. Through the development of concentration and meditation, we can insightfully see that all experiences are harmless and there is no need to defend of contract around them. Pierre has experience coordinating concentration and insight meditation retreats, teaching the relationship that exists between Buddhism and neuroscience.