In October, Susan Clark and Chris Wallach attended the Mind and Life International Symposium for Contemplative Studies. The Mission Statement of the Institute states:
The Mind & Life Institute is a non-profit organization committed to building a scientific understanding of the mind as a way to help reduce suffering and promote human flourishing. To accomplish this, we foster interdisciplinary dialogue between Western science, philosophy, humanities, and contemplative traditions, supporting the integration of first-person inquiry through meditation and other contemplative practices into traditional scientific methodology.
Susan and Chris will discuss insights they gained during their favorite sessions, the wonderfulness of the overall experience, and the joy of sitting meditation with Zen Masters. Susan has been interested in contemplative studies, particularly Zen Buddhism and Insight Meditation, for many years. She has attended several retreats and has practiced with different meditation groups within the St. Louis area over the years. Chris is a first grade teacher at the New City School who has practiced mindfulness for several years, facilitating the practice for her students, their families, and staff members.
Sunday 11 January
Potluck dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.
Susan and Chris begin sharing at 6:45
At the home of Cristina and Patrick Cousins
3856 Utah Place
Saint Louis 63116