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Mind the hype: Is meditation all it’s cracked up to be?

  • Cinema 10, HOYTS Melbourne Central Swanston St &, La Trobe St 3000 Australia (map)

Meditation is hailed as a sure-fire solution to everything from workplace stress to trauma recovery, a way to cope with mental illness to 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, 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 free!

Wheelchair accessible, Auslan interpretation on request

Date:  Tuesday 21 May, 7.30pm - 9pm