ISR Public Event: 2nd December 2020

A Peaceful Society or a Docile One?
The Impact of Meditation

Barry Spivack

It is generally accepted that Transcendental Meditation increases energy and inner peace on the individual level, but can it produce a similar effect on society? Barry’s book, written with Patricia Saunders, An Antidote to Violence: Evaluating the Evidence, examines 20 peer-reviewed studies and 50 demonstrations suggesting that it can. Weaving together psychology, sociology, philosophy, statistics, politics, physics and meditation An Antidote to Violence provides evidence that we have the knowledge to reduce all kinds of violence in society. Recent criticism of meditation suggests that the practice risks creating a docile society. The seminar will offer an opportunity for lively debate.

This event is part of ISR’s ‘What Makes A Good Society?’ series which is intended to engage the public, professionals and practitioners as well as academics.

This event takes place Online (a secure link will be distributed following registration.


Date: Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Programme:
7.00pm Event start
8.00pm Event close

Venue: Online (a secure link will be distributed following registration).

Registration: This event is FREE but please click here to register your place.


BARRY SPIVACK
Barry studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University before training as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. For 25 years he combined working in industry with teaching Transcendental Meditation part time. He currently teaches Transcendental Meditation in Essex, mainly in schools, companies and with patients in the UK National Health Service.


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