The Future of Digital Mindfulness with Rohan Gunatillake | University of Oxford

The Future of Digital Mindfulness with Rohan Gunatillake

Speaker
Rohan Gunatillake
Event date
Event time
16:30 - 18:00
Venue
The Meeting House
Oxford Quaker Meeting
43 Saint Giles
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3LW
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

We now live in a world where many people who try mindfulness training for the first time do so via an app. This rapid evolution of meditation into a primarily digital and primarily commercial experience is changing how we as a culture understand and practice mindfulness and in this session, Rohan Gunatillake will share his vision of the opportunities and challenges the mindfulness world faces in next five years with respect to its relationship with technology. How is technology and digital culture changing mindfulness? What can the mindfulness community do to impact the technology industry in return? Why is so much of the mindfulness community ignorant of or in denial about technology? Is mindfulness as we know in threat of extinction? Based on his experience as a leading mindfulness entrepreneur and long-time insight meditation practitioner, Rohan will explore these questions in what will likely be a fascinating and provocative talk.