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Lodro Rinzler + Judson Brewer

Buddhist advice for the heartbroken

Friday, February 10, 2017
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Prepare for the agony and the ecstasy of Valentine’s Day. Shambhala teacher Lodro Rinzler and psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer will dive into a conversation about love, suffering, and how emotion colors perception.

A book signing of Lodro Rinzler’s Love Hurts: Buddhist Advice for the Heartbroken and Judson Brewer’s The Craving Mind will follow the program.

Brainwave is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


About the Speakers

Lodro Rinzler is a teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and the author of six books on meditation, including the newly released Love Hurts: Buddhist Advice for the Heartbroken and the best-selling The Buddha Walks into a Bar. Over the past fourteen years he has spoken at meditation centers, college campuses, and other locations as diverse as Google and Capitol Hill. Rinzler’s work has been featured on WNYC, WBUR, FOX, and the CBC as well as in Fast Company. He is the founder of the Institute for Compassionate Leadership, an authentic leadership training program, and MNDFL, a meditation studio in New York City. This is his fifth appearance at the Rubin.

Judson Brewer, MD PhD is currently an associate professor of psychiatry and medicine at University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, where he is director of research at the Center for Mindfulness. An internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Brewer has developed novel treatments to help individuals with substance abuse and eating disorders. He has also studied the underlying neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard and real-time fMRI and is currently translating these findings into clinical use. In 2012 Brewer founded Claritas MindSciences to combine mindfulness and neurofeedback techniques for a variety of conditions; the company’s latest apps are Craving to Quit and Eat Right Now. His TED talk on “A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit” has been viewed over 5.5 million times.

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