2019 Spring Semester Dharmic Discussion Series - Dr. Paul R. Fleischman: Meditation for Adaptive Resilience

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:30pm
Branford College Common Room See map

Meditation is a practice that utilizes biological adaptation in people to hone a psychological practice that facilitates adaptive resilience. Dr. Fleischman will discuss how meditation impacts four spheres regulating psychological wellbeing: intelligence, emotions, sociality and spirituality.  

Our Dharmic discussion series will focus on resilience, equanimity and gratitude. In this co-sponsored talk we hear about a practice steeped in dharmic philosophy.


Dr. Paul R. Fleischman is the author of many books and was the fifth psychiatrist to be honored by the American Psychiatric Association with the Oskar Pfister Award for being an “…outstanding contributor to the humanistic and spiritual side of psychiatric and medical issues.” His legacy book is “Wonder: When and Why the World Appears Radiant.” Dr. Fleischman graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and trained in Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Resident. He practiced psychiatry in Amherst, Massachusetts for over thirty years and is now retired. Dr. Fleischman has practiced Vipassana meditation under the guidance of Mr. S.N. Goenka, founder of the practice, for over thirty years and has been asked to take up the responsibility of explaining Vipassana to professional audiences in the West.

Co-sponsored by Connecticut Vipassana, Being Well at Yale, Yale MacMillan Center, South Asian Studies Council, Yale Chaplain’s Office Hindu Life Program, Yale Hindu Students Council, Yale Buddhist Sangha, New Haven Insight, Branford and Pierson Colleges.

A catered vegetarian Indian dinner will be served

This event is free and open to the Yale community

** If you cannot attend on Wednesday**, the same lecture will be given on Feb. 19th at the New Haven Public Library Program Room, reception 4:30-5:00 pm, lecture 5:00-6:30 pm. RSVP: http://goo.gl/192nb5.

For more details please contact Dr. Asha Shipman: asha.shipman@yale.edu