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An evening with Eric Harrison - explaining mindfulness

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Subiaco Library

237 Rokeby Road

Subiaco, WA 6008

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Subiaco Library is pleased to present an evening with Eric Harrison - explaining mindfulness.

Mindfulness is the mental skill of focusing, or paying attention. This function can be described as 'the conscious perception and evaluation of something prior to a response'. To be mindful, or to pay attention, is an integral part of meditation but it has far more scope. 'Meditation' is about relaxation: it lowers one's arousal and reactivity. Mindfulness however, is about the control of attention in general. Its purpose is clarity of thought, good judgement in the moment and efficient action. It aims for a controlled, well-directed, satisfying life, which is what the Greeks call 'Eudaimonia' or 'happiness'. Eric will explain how the modern concept of mindfulness evolved from the original Buddhist sources.

About Eric Harrison

Eric Harrison started Perth Meditation Centre in 1987 and has now taught 35,000 people how to meditate. He is a sceptical thinker who has extracted meditation as a practical skill from its Asian sources. He runs workshops continuously and has worked extensively in the corporate world whilst penning a number of books. His books have been translated into 14 languages and his most recent publication, 'The Foundations of Mindfulness' was published in New York in 2017.


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Getting to the event: Subiaco Library has limited parking bays available at the rear of the building including two accessible parking bays. Three hour ticketed parking is available behind Subiaco Church off Rowland Street. For more information on getting around Subiaco visit the city’s website.

Access and inclusion: Subiaco Library is wheelchair accessible for additional information please contact Subiaco Library on 9237 9300.

Ticket information: You are not required to bring a ticket with you. In the case of a booked-out event, names may be checked at the door.

More information: For more events and programs at Subiaco Library visit the City of Subiaco events calendar, follow the Subiaco Library on Facebook or join the Cultural Services e-newsletter database by emailing library@subiaco.wa.gov.au

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Australia

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