Sunday, May 09, 2010

All in the Mind - Is Ignorance bliss? - The Getting of Wisdom

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Is Ignorance bliss? - the getting of wisdom

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8 May 2010

Four wise souls consider the making of a wise mind. Does knowing more necessarily make you happier? Can ignorance be bliss? 'Lateral thinker' Edward de Bono, Harvard neuroscientist Sara Lazar, Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, and author and counsellor Petrea King join Natasha Mitchell at the Happiness & Its Causes conference.

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Edward de Bono
Author and creative thinker

Petrea King
Author and Founder, The Quest for Life Foundation

Dr Sara Lazar
Assistant in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Robert Thurman
Author, and Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies
Columbia University, USA.
Co-founder & President of Tibet House U.S in New York City.

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Happiness and Its Causes Conference

All in the Mind blog with Natasha Mitchell
Natasha's posts, and your discussion. You can comment on the program here directly too - look for Add Your Comment above.


Title: Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness.
Author: Sara W. Lazar SW et al.
Publisher: NeuroReport, 2005; 16: 1893-1897

Title: Think! Before It's Too Late
Author: Edward de Bono
Publisher: Vermilion, 2009

Title: Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness
Author: Robert Thurman
Publisher: Penguin Group, 1998

Title: Your Life Matters: The Power of Living Now
Author: Petrea King
Publisher: Random House Australia, 2005


Natasha Mitchell

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