Mind the Hype: Is Meditation all it’s Cracked Up to be?

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Mind the Hype: Is Meditation all it’s Cracked Up to be?

Cinema 10
Hoyts Melbourne Central

Swanston Street & La Trobe Street, Melbourne

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Meditation is hailed as a sure-fire solution to everything from workplace stress to trauma recovery, a way to cope with mental illness and the key to emotional balance. In the age of the selfie, wellness sells. But what are the facts, and what’s just hype?

Watch a preview of the new documentary My Year of Living Mindfully, and join the film’s director, Shannon Harvey, along with a psychologist and neuroscientist, a mindfulness teacher and a Buddhist monk to discuss the mindfulness movement. Dive into the science and explore how the movement has led to changes in the practice to decide for yourself – is meditation really all it is cracked up to be?

This event is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week, 20–26 May 2019, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne.

All Free Public Lectures