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Meditation and Human Flourishing

Week of January 26, 2019

Meditation is not what you think it is. It’s much more. Perhaps you’ve tried meditation, but you just couldn’t do it. Perhaps you couldn’t fit it into a hectic schedule, or you were overcome by a restless monkey-mind. You gave up more than once in frustration or boredom. In the news, media, and from friends you hear about the benefits of this practice, but you never experienced these for yourself. Dr. Elliott Dacher will share his unique perspective as a trained physician and lifelong meditator. He will demonstrate, with clear scientific evidence, personal experience, and precise instructions what wise women and men have long understood – effective meditation has the power to heal the body at gross and subtle levels, awaken your mind, and ignite your spirit. It offers that illusive “more to Life.” This experiential and progressive five-session program will provide you with the understandings and skills that will enable you to develop a successful meditation practice, experience its full benefits, and effectively integrate it into in your daily life. 

Meditation Series: Five Sessions

Meditation: The Meeting of Science and Spirit
Healthy Mind – Healthy Body 

The Technique, Practice, and Three Stages of Meditation Practice
Integrating Practice into Daily Life

Overcoming the Overactive Mind
Cultivating and Abandoning: Creating a Healthy Human Life

The Cause and Final Remedy for Mental Stress, Distress, and Suffering

Human Flourishing: Enduring Happiness, Serenity, and Freedom
Resources to Take Home to Progress in One’s Practice


Elliott S. Dacher, M.D. practiced internal medicine for 20 years before pursuing an extensive education in Eastern psychology and practices amongst the wise healers of Asia. His last book –Aware, Awake, Alive is the course text. He is a past fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and a past advisory board member of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. A frequent presenter and seminar leader, his previous books include: Integral Health: The Path to Human Flourishing (Basic Books, 2006), Whole Healing (Dutton/Plume, 1996), and Intentional Healing (Marlowe, 1996). Currently he teaches and counsels individuals seeking a larger health and life.