november, 2018

wed07nov7:30 pm9:30 pmEvent OverRadically HappyA book talk and Q&A with Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Teacher: The Aligned Center Aligned Living Quadrant:Knowledge of Systems,Mind-Body Awareness


(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Aligned Center

1 Bridge Street, Foundry Building Suite 64, Irvington, NY 10533

Event Details

Join us for this special evening where Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon will speak about their new book, Radically Happy.

In the book, two meditation experts—a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and a young, traditionally educated Tibetan Rinpoche—meet to present a path to happiness through accessible meditation and mindfulness techniques. Using ancient wisdom with modern methods, the authors break down mindfulness into its most basic elements, guiding readers through a three-part program that teaches how to:

• Get to know your own mind

• Stop the looking-for-happiness conundrum

• Relax the comparing and judging

• Be more present, attentive, and aware

• Access a subtle sense of well-being, even in the face of daily stress

Filled with personal stories, scientific studies, tailored daily plans, and accessible step-by-step exercises, it is the perfect introduction to meditation and Buddhist thought.

During this evening presentation, Phakchock Rinpoche and Erric Solomon will lead discussion, reading, and Q&A and have a book signing after the talk.

Attendance: $25 / Students: $10

Sponsorship: $100 — help support Phakchok Rinpoche’s work, receive an autographed copy of Radically Happy, and attend a pre-talk reception, 6:30 – 7:15.

Registration required.  Space is limited!


About the authors:

Phakchok Rinpoche is a premier example of a new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters. He combines the most profound aspects of traditional wisdom teachings with his pithy, humorous observations of their ongoing relevance to the incredibly fast pace of modern urban life. Born in 1981 to a family recognized for their generations of spiritual accomplishment, Rinpoche was recognized as the seventh Phakchok Rinpoche and incarnation of a great teacher and meditation master. Receiving ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rinpoche received a thorough education and training in Buddhist philosophy and meditation, studying with some of the most accomplished masters of modern times. Rinpoche travels the world, teaching in Buddhist centers, universities, and monasteries from Asia to the United States, from South America to Europe.

Erric Solomon throughout his career as a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur and now as an author and innovative meditation teacher, has been interested in understanding the mind and how it functions, both as a user-experience designer and as a mind hacker. Erric’s interest in human computer interaction took shape when, as a teenager, he taught programming to children and school teachers. As a participant in the Logo Group at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, he interacted with some of the world’s deepest thinkers on how to make intelligent machines. This experience inspired a lifelong passion to understand the mind and how it functions, and it led Erric to the study of Buddhist theories of mind and the nature of consciousness. He has been an invited speaker to lead seminars and retreats in corporate settings—such as the World Bank and Silicon Valley tech firms—as well as in prisons, temples, and Buddhist centers across the United States and Europe.


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