Conference 2019, November 15
Happiness is there. It exists in every person. It is there when we discover the silence within ourselves. It is there in repose and pleasure, but also in pain and sadness. It is there when we can look at and listen to one another without judging.
At the conference True happiness has no cause, on Friday 15 November 2019 in Conference centre Kontakt der Kontinenten, Soesterberg Netherlands, scholars Dan Lusthaus (Harvard, USA) and Erik de Jongh (VU, Amsterdam) join the founder of Mind Only, Cuong Lu, in exploring how our awareness and our perceptions work and how we respond to them. The speakers work on the basis of Buddhist psychology, which revolves around awareness. They discuss whether our awareness perceives things correctly, or whether this perception might be very limited. Whether we make the right decisions. And whether our perceptions allow us to do our work well and make wise decisions.
Actress Birgit Schuurman talks about her theatre piece Gevangenis Monologen 2 (Prison Monologues 2) and asks the question: what is true and what is untrue? What is an offender and what is a victim?
In the afternoon, there are workshops and presentations for practicing silence, concentrating and recognising clear insight.
The conference is for those who work with people: in aid organisations, mental healthcare, education and the law.