Crystal mind: science, practice and culture of mindfulness

1st international conference

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Digital October
Moscow, Bersenevskaya quay (embankment), 6, bld.3
27-28 February
duration 2 days
30 speakers
best experts
400 invitations
number of seats is limited

Conference topics

Mind and consciousness as objects of research

Cultural ground of mindfulness

Application of practices of mindfulness in professional societies

Development of potential of collective mindfulness


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МЫ ОРГАНИЗОВАЛИ ОНЛАЙН-ТРАНСЛЯЦИЮ КОНФЕРЕНЦИИ И ВЫ МОЖЕТЕ СМОТРЕТЬ ВИДЕО ПРЯМО НА САЙТЕ

Speakers

We invited more than 30 Russian and international experts

Program

We developed the program of our conference in such a way for each day of the conference to be full of interesting events

10:00 - 10:30

Why do we want to discuss the subject of mindfulness?

Conversation on the subject matter of the conference, relevance of discussion, society and sacral culture. Moderator: Nikolay Verkhovskiy. Participants: Pavel Luksha, Igor Berkhin, Boris Ryabov, Elena Sokolova, Timur Schukin, Aleksandra Galitskaya.

10:30 - 11:00

Why does modern human being require mindfulness?

About evolution and essence of mindfulness. Speaker: Al-r Laszlo.

11.00 - 11.30

Культурные основания осознанности

Диалог: Игорь Берхин и Сергей Хоружий

11:30 - 12:30

Ethics of happiness and compassion, panel

Conversation about choices and meanings and about where they are born. Moderator: Boris Ryabov. Participants: Viktor Vakhstein, Dmitry Leontiev.

12:30 - 13:00

Media revolution: can we avoid matrix scenario?

Conversation regarding change of our interaction with media and what can be the result of it. Moderator: Nargiz Asadova. Participants: Vladislav Sorokin, Anton Gumensky

13.00 - 14.00

Who takes your decisions?, battle

Moderator: Pavel Luksha. Participants: Igor Berkhin, Vasiliy Klyucharev, Valeriy Solovey, Bulat Stolyarov.

14.00 - 15.00

Lunch / Music Bahar trio

Virtuoso musicians, which are for many years involved in study of Indian and Eastern music, which brings into sound of the project unique coloring of the East and spiritual wanderings. Participants: Gennadiy Lavrentiev, Andrey Tanzyu, Kirill Parenchuck.

15.00 - 16.00

Is there a bar against neuromarketing?

Discussion between those who actively apply techniques of manipulative marketing, those who study it and who offers methods of training of protection against manipulation

16.00 - 17.15

Lunch

Люди всё более погружаются в игры, игры программируют людей. Поколение детей minecraft отличается от предыдущих. Почему это происходит и какие возможности открывает? Участники: Петр Немой, Алексей Юдаев-Виннс, Сергей Орловский, Павел Мунтян, Бронислав Виногродский.

17.15 - 18.00

Art and games with brain

People are sinking deeper and deeper into the games, the games were always programming people. Generation of minecraft children is different from previous generations. How is it done, and which opportunities does it provide or take away? Participants: Petr Nemoy, Aleksey Yudaev-Vinns, Sergey Orlovskiy, Pavel Muntyan, Bronislav Vinogradskiy.

18.00 - 18.30

Re-assembly of food habits

Many problems of urban dwellers is related to established patterns of his unhealthy behavior – food, sleep, rhythm of life. And it seems that there started to appear new massive social technologies, which found a key for transformation. Founders of the projects SEKTA и ELEMENTAREE will explain how their methods are working. But what do we become? How those methods, which are changing us and - changing very efficiently - are becoming our new owners? Does our ability to independent management of our habits decrease? Do those who create services for a human being need his independency? Participants: Olga Markes, Olga Zinovieva.

18:30 - 19:30

Memento mori, panel

Moderator: Igor Berkhin. Participants: Sergey Enikolopov, Dmitry Pushkarev, Irina Zingerman.

20.30-22.30

Концерт Далера Назарова

Далер Назаров - живая легенда памирской музыки. Его произведения - классическая поэзия персидской литературы и многомерная музыка, объединяющая древние традиции и современное звучание.

10.30 - 11.30

“Meditative approach of holoscendence”, practice

Holoscendic meditation is an integrative contemplative practice, combining flexible reference to different areas of experience (sensor field, interpersonal field, etc.). The most important instrument in this is dynamic application of methods of concentration and deconcentration of attention, as well as a number of other psychotechnical methods. Meditation is usually performed with open eyes in daylight in everyday communication and suits to increase efficiency of communication with people and extensions of your heart openness. Through distribution direct access to open perception mental silence is provided. Working meditative condition, which can be supported by any events and impressions, is opened just within one minute. This efficient means of self-regulation, interhemispheric integration, open access to reserve opportunities of conscious and brain, increase of mindfulness and quality of communication between people. Moderator: Evgeniy Pustoshin.

11.30 - 12.30

“Russian traditions of social mindfulness”, panel

Moderator: Yury Lapshin Participants: Oleg Bachtiyarov, Alan Francis, Puzyrey, Sekatskiy

13.00 - 14.00

Body mindfulness (discussion)

Moderator: Elena Sokolova Participants: Pavel Shneiderman, Andrey Galitskiy, Aleksandr Tkhostov

14.00 - 15.00

«Deconcentration of attention and activation of conscious” practice

Deconcentration of attention is originally consecutive dissipation of contents of conscious at general background (by means of which “complete knowledge” of situation is achieved – not like a list of components of the situation of parts and elements but as an integral and undivided knowledge) and after that the transfer to what is laying behind revealed contents of conscious – to meanings and “knowledge outside of forms”. The next step is activation of conscious, transformation of unrevealed side of conscious, which is perceived like “something” into active and bringing birth beginning. This step is provided by a number of techniques, which are altogether called “willful meditation”. It is clear that within limited time we could show only “demo version” of this process. Moderator: Oleg Bakhtiyarov

15.00 - 16.00

“Balance of opposites” practice

Meditative practice, oriented to training of skills of exit into meta position in relation to your own internal experience through perception of dualistic characteristics of reality. Moderator: Anastasiya Sorokina

16.00 - 17.15

«Control of attention, breath and movement”, practice

Practical exercise is devoted to the topic of control in yoga. In other words we can use some special situations to study interdependence of attention, breath and movements, from which we get understanding of our own condition. Control or knowledge of our own condition does not mean that someone knows about something as subject knows about the object. Special method of distribution of attention and feeling. Special method of understanding of movement and relaxation in natural condition of movement. Special principle of control of our condition as development of clarity of mind. It is a special quality of knowledge if practiced in Tibetan tradition of yantra yoga or movement yoga. We will practically consider these aspects of knowledge. Using the example of special attitude to the control of breath in some positions and situations of our exercise. We are using simple positions and movements in order to get practically some experience of interdependence of attention and feeling. To get experience of control of own condition as clarity at natural condition. Moderator: Viktor Krachkovskiy

17.15 - 18.30

Attention Revolution

Association of mindfulness teachers and Alan Wallace.

18.30 -19.30

“Осознанное родительство” ДИСКУССИЯ

Почему важно практиковать осознанность родителям? Как это делать вместе с детьми, зачем и как практики медитации влияют на успешность и гармоничность семьи. Почему важно признавать не только позитивные эмоции, но и негативные состояния. Как с этим работать и найти в этом ресурс? Участники: Нина Добрынченко-Матусевич, П.Лукша, Екатерина Лукша, Максим Голуб, Анастасия Изюмская

13.00 - 14.00

Интуиция времени и границы ясного сознания

Ведущий: Александр Секацкий Время, в отличие от линеек, котрым оно измеряется, составляет скрытую суть всего происходящего вообще. Это совокупность регулярностей, ритмов, устойчивых вариаций — в соответствии с позицией современной физики это избранная музыка суперструнного оркестра, постепенно сложившегося в Универсум.

15.00 - 16.00

Исследуя ощущение и внимание

Как мы направляем внимание ближе к восприятию и ощущению туда, где отмечаются внутренние и внешние впечатления? Как воспринимать мир в его чистоте? Как вырабатывается более точное восприятие мира и жизни? Алан Франсис, исследователь и практик в традиции гурджиевской работы, предлагает разговор о дверях восприятия и свидетельствовании. Ведущий: Алан Франсис (выступление на английском языке).

18.00 - 18.30

“Internal fortune telling”, keynote

Moderator: Bronislav Vinogradskiy.

18.30 - 19.30

“Tea and ritual”

Участники: Василий Ляхов, Денис Крючков, Наталия Синельникова

9.00 - 9.30

Разговор с Борисом Гребенщиковым

Идея осознанности пришла к нам отчасти через культуру Запада – концепцию mindfulness. Однако, по сути своей, внимательность и бдительность, осознанность за пределами рассудочного мышления – не чуждые нам категории. Как обнаружить здравый смысл и человечность на стыке культур Востока и Запада? Как через призму наших ценностей и истории воспринять это? Как разрушаются ветхие иллюзии и можно ли помочь массовому преобразованию ценностей в среде, подавляющей самостоятельность? Как проявляются вечные истины во всё менее предсказуемом мире?

09:30 - 10:45

“Future of brain and technology: opportunities and threats”, battle

What is happening to psychics when it comes to technologies, which are able to take on its functions? May we enter into symbiosis with them and come to a higher level of consciousness or we will inevitably lose to artificial intellect? Are we becoming more stupid already now? How can we adapt to the wave of information and attractive incentives without turning into slaves of “pleasure principle”? We will discuss these and other issues, related to development of psychics in times of machines, which are getting clever and clever more quickly. Moderator: Andrey Konstantinov. Participants: Tkhvostov, petr levich, Aleksey Turchin, Mikhail Burtsev, Konstantin Frunkin Conversation about what is waiting for us in the future – evolution of mind, technologies, human beings and machines; evolution of psychics and self-consciousness under influence of technium.

10.45 - 11.15

“Taboo on subjectiveness”, video record

15 years passed from the day of publication of the book of Alan Walles “Taboo on subjectiveness” dedicated to opposition of scientific environment in relation to experience in the first person in research of mind nature. Why this question is important and what happened within the past 15 years, when movement regarding mindfulness spread all over the world including academic environment. What is happening when ancient, mainly Eastern, contemplative practices are transferred into modern Western world? Is conflict of two paradigms happening or is their symbiosis born? Is contemplative practice possible outside ideological context? Alan Walles about why contemplative methods are so important for a modern human being and if “revolution of attention” is possible in our world of deficit of attention and hyperactivity. Moderator: Alan Walles.

11.15 - 12.30

How can we understand consciousness: whose version is more truthful?

Perception of mind: diversity of research paradigms. It is obvious that position of observer determines observed features of the object. In quantum physics it is known that the fact of observation changes the features of observed object. The same is fair to the research of mind. Philosophers conceive mind by finding ways of verbal expression of psychic processes including nature of mind in public discourse. Traditional science is trying to study mind “objectively” with minimum interference. But with such approach we do not observe mind as such but his neurocorrelates and behavioral expressions. The task of psychotherapist is to perceive mind up to the point in order to transform it from sick condition into healthy condition by means of interaction of two minds – patient and therapist. But observation does not change only the object but also the subject of observation. Not only psychotherapists and psychiatrists but mainly contemplators, which introspectively metacognitively perceive their own mind, face this effect. So, what are we studying when studying mind? What are strong and weak points of different paradigms and is it possible to establish dialogue between them? Conversation about differently we, scientists, psychologists, psychotherapists, anthropologists, practitioners understand consciousness and thinking, including participants on the stage and audience. Moderator: Karen Shainyan. Participants: Mikhail Burtsev, Denis Andryuschenko, Igor Berkhin, Paribock.

12.30 -13.00

“Engineering of psychics” keynote

Moderator: Anatoliy Levenchuck.

13-00 - 14.00

“Evolution of relations”, panel

Moderator: Anton Matorin. Participants: Mark Palchick, Vasumati Sharon Hancock, Elena Kaiko. Conversation about breakdown of old models and roles and appearance of new ones.

14.00-15.00

“I-Amness” music

Participants: Aleksandr Vasiliev – acoustic and electro guitar, Andrey Tanzyu – percussion, Andrey Koval – bass. Intercontinental, interstyle music, filled with delicate feelings and spirit of legends, myths, shamanism and fairy tales. Mission of the project is healing and harmonization of environment. This music always has space for improvisation, search, synchronization with spectators, time and place of the concert.

15.00 - 15.25

“Extract from the play UFO”

Ivan Vyrypaev. It is a play about people, which had contacts with aliens, is directly related to our seminar, because the question is about “knowledge”, the part of which is clarity of mind and conscious presence. Performance under this play is running successfully in Moscow theatre “Praktika” and for several times was among 10 best performances of Moscow as per various printed and Internet media.

15:25 - 16:00

«Healing of civilization and transformation of personality”, (video record)

Moderator: Claudio Naranjo.

16:00 - 17.00

“Transformation of human being” panel

Research dedicated to the subjects of “skills of 21st century” show the ability to support mindfulness as critical competence of the future necessary in information intensive world. Application of mindfulness practices at the primary and medium school shows their positive influence on intellectual and emotional condition of the pupils. In this sense spread of mindfulness practices in educational system is desirable and long pending requirement. But what is standing against this process? Under which conditions one can more widely apply mindfulness practices in education of children and adults? Is it necessary to change educational [process in case of increase of mindfulness of the pupils? Moderator: Yuliya Gryaznova. Participants: Pavel Luksha, Anatoliy Prokhorov, Aleksandr Ross-Johnson, Vasiliy Bogin, Viktor Shiriyaev.

17.00 - 18.00

“Being conscious of health”, panel

Conversation about health, healthy style of life and thoughts and comprehensive view on the medicine. Moderator: Egor Lobusov. Speakers: Zinoviy Rpginskiy, Iakov Marshak, Egor Lobusov, Aleksandra Galitskaya. Judith hendin, Dmitry Shamenkov.

18.00 - 19.00

“Appearance of collective mindfulness”, panel

Recently the opinion that mindfulness is not only individual but also collective phenomenon and that development of mindfulness has to be implemented not only as individual but also as social practice started to spread. As modern society is facing continuous growth of complicity and acceleration of changes we need a qualitative jump in abilities of people to solve complicated problems and to manage changing world. One of proposed solutions is in creation of artificial intellect, capable of more efficient management of society but then risk of “revolution of machines” is more probable. The other option is to increase collective opportunity for interaction with supercomplicated world by developing our collective conscious and generating collective mindfulness. Can we say that we are at the edge of qualitative transfer? Issues we offer to discuss: - Are associations of mindfulness practitioners getting some additional collective (system) qualities, including quality of collective action? If yes, which qualitites? - Processes of globalization, networkization and sophistication of society show that existing rules and taboos in society are quickly taken into pieces and washed out. New society can be assembled either according to the strategy of archaicism (simplification) either around new point of assembly, increasing its complicity. Is mindfulness such a way of generation of points of crystallization? - If new society is assembled, then will we have evolutional jump (or meta system transfer), will there appear a new quality (similar to the process when unicellular organism at some point gathered into a multicellular organism)? And what will it look like for us individual observers? Moderator: Pavel Luksha. Speakers: Akop Nazaretyan, Timur Schukin, Oleg Bakhtiyarov, Alexander Laszlo First row: Boris Ryabov, Anatoliy Prokhorov.

19.00 - 19.15

Closing comments

Борис Рябов, Павел Лукша, Игорь Берхин

9.30 - 10.45

“Art of walking under the rain”, practice

RAIN strategy is consequence of steps coded in English acronym (Recognize - Accept - Investigate - Non-Identify) aimed at conscious coping with complex emotions. In situations when our emotions do not bring us benefit it will be enough to remember this algorithm and to execute studies consequence of actions and we will have freedom of choice of our reaction towards external circumstances. In the course of our practice we will discuss what mindfulness is from the point of view of cognitive approach, how to learn to recognize our emotions, what to do to accept our emotions and how investigation of emotions leads to disengagement with them. I will try each visitor to receive experience of being in the state of mindfulness and to walk out with specific instrument helping to cope with complex emotions. Moderator: Vadim Matyushin.

10.45 - 11.30

«See – hear – feel: practice of basic mindfulness”, practice

Basic Mindfulness is a system of contemplative practice, which was founded and continues to be developed by one of the oldest American teachers of social meditation Shinzen Young. At the training we will get acquainted with one of the simple techniques of this system – “see – hear – fee”, which is a modern adaptation of early Buddhist techniques of separation of direct experience at the qualitatively different sensor components (ayatanas, basics of mindfulness, khandhas). Moderator: Viktor Shiryaev.

11.30 - 12.30

“Practice of loving kindness” (author Sharon Salzberg), practice

Imagine for one minute the amount of energy which you use – thinking of the future, meditating of the past, comparing yourself with the others, estimating yourself, worrying about what may happen, etc. It is a huge amount of energy. It is often difficult for us to take care of ourselves, to give love to ourselves and faith that we can be happy. This practice is from Sharon Salzberg, meditation practitioner with 40 years of experience, author of the books “Love your enemies” and “Happiness at work”. At the basis of practice is visualization and feelings (experience). While observing listeners of the course “Mindfulness 101”, getting feedback from them, we understand that our splendid men and women catastrophically lack of resource of deep kindness and absolute unbiased acceptance of ourselves. For the whole life we are trying to deserve it. But conscious adulthood also includes permitting ourselves to ask and to get help, support, as well as to create our own resource of love. This practice is a step into the resource of deep kindness. Come to practice. Moderator: Nataliya Donskaya.

12.30 - 14.00

“Psychotherapy by perception", round table

Psychotherapy and mindfulness. within the last thirty years the third wave of behavioral therapy, in which all approaches are using methods of cognitive and behavioral therapy with addition of mindfulness a s key element of therapeutic process is gaining popularity. Also mindfulness is one of the basic principles of gestalt therapy. Within this round table participants, existing psychologists, working with methods of mindfulness, will discuss the way these approaches are developing in Russia, what are their peculiarities, crossing points and discrepancies: how mindfulness practice is performed within these approaches and why it is paid so much attention. Moderator: Viktor Shiryaev. Participants: Aleksandr Stachenko, Igor Kanifolskiy, Dmitry Pushkarev, Daniyal Ibragimov, Amina Nazarlieva, Vadim Matyushin.

14.00 - 15.00

“Emotion management in stressful situations”, practice

Stress will exist always and load on us will only increase .our task is to learn to have fine appreciation, to react adequately and to rehabilitate quickly in those cases, when after all we are involved emotionally. And if in brief – to learn to manage ourselves. One can learn to manage only ones own mindfulness practice, which is using ability of neuroplasticity of the brain. And to understand the essence and idea of management is easier due to neurocognitive and behavioral approach, developed by Jacques Fradan. We will learn how functionally our brain is composed, which divisions are responsible for what and the main thing how we can manage our behavior – in general, and in particular in stressful situations. We will make several short mindfulness practices – analysis of emotions via “Fan of emotions”, meditation on breath and practice of emotional reload, which will help to learn to manage our emotions. Moderator: Aleksandr Stashenko.

15.00 - 16.00

“Mindfulness in coach”, panel

Moderator: Anton Matorin. Participants: Elena Kaiko, Elena Yakovenko, Mark Palchick (video record).

16.00 - 17.00

“Evolution of consumer economics: markets of the future”, round table

The aim of round table is to discuss principles, according to which high technology markets in 20 years will be built. Examples for discussion are 4 markets of National technological initiative: • EnergyNet (first of all, micro-grids) • FoodNet (first of all, change of chains of deliveries to cities and personalized food) • NeuroNet (NeuroNet as Internet of next generation and market of products of development of collective mindfulness) • HealthNet (first of all, personalized medicine and preventive medicine). Issues for discussion at the round table: • How do traditional consumer practices change with introduction of new technologies • How do roles of main players at high technological markets, corporations and states change • How does culture of network cooperation change principles of organization of the market • Prototypes of network cooperation between consumers and providers at the example of four markets of National technological initiative • Search for non-standard consumer niches for products and services, developed at these markets. Moderator – Boris Ryabov, head of working group of EnergyNet National technological initiative. Participants: Devin Fidler, Olga Zinovieva, Timur Schukin, Dmitry Shamenkov, Viktor Vachstain, Aleksey Gusev, Ruslan Abdikeev.

17.00 - 18.00

“Meditation without object”, practice

If we want to observe our own mind, sphere of mind perception by distributed, unfocused but at the same time stable attention, it turns out to be a very complicated task. This concentration as such is not directed to any specific object and is not distributed to any sphere of sense perception. One can say that its object is not presence but absence. Such condition of concentration or quietness is called concentration without object. Moderator: Igor Berkhin.

18.00 - 19.00

“In over head” (“Brain for mind”)

1. LET US IMAGINE that humanity is invited to the intergalaxy exhibition of achievements of civilization. What are we willing to exhibit there? 2. "Basic program” are main ways of our relations with the planet, with other kinds of life on it, among our own kind. 3. "Clarity” of “clever” goals of modern civilization as mortal threat for life – at personal and global levels. 4. Clear and clever consumers as main resource of modern society. 5. Prepacked clarity of mind as ultimate goods. 6. Another way of earth conscious: dolphins. Possibility of differently organized Mind. Another humanity. 7. And still: what is in us about Life? Do we Now have a reason justifying continuation? Mind, giving clarity? Address of needle hole. Participants: Alexander and Nicole Gratovsky.

11:00 - 11:30

Презентация "О"

Ведущий: Алексей Каптерев

11.30 - 12.30

Осознанность в искусстве

Как осознает человек, который творит Режиссер, продюсер и Художник Алексей Юдаев-Виннс представит эпизоды своего фильма “Дабдог”

13.00 - 14.00

"Creativity changing creator”

Speaker: Pavel Muntyan.

14.00 - 15.30

Привлечь к себе любовь пространства: путешествия и трансформация

Разговор о путешествиях как инструменте развития осознанности и том, насколько наша коллективная идентичность формируется пространством, в котором мы живем. Модератор: Алексей Гусев Участники: Бронислав Виногродский, Павел Лукша, Александр Пономарев, Анатолий Казакевич, Виктор Вахштайн, Олег Продан

15.30 - 17.00

Интегральный подход

Участники: Виктор Ширяев, Иван Вырыпаев, Евгений Пустошкин, Лев Гордон, Алина Чумакова Предложенный Кеном Уилбером и развиваемый по всему миру интегральный подход может сыграть ключевую роль в повышении осознанности человека и общества. Он последовательно высвечивает ошибочность редукционизма в любой сфере. Системные проблемы нашего общества связаны с пренебрежением на уровне культур измерениями бытия: сознание и психика; культура и отношения; мозг и поведение; окружающая среда и социальные системы. Интегральный подход показывает, что сознание может разворачиваться через прогрессию состояний сознания, достигать всё более сложные структуры-стадии. Исследуя интегральный подход, мы поговорим про красоту и ограничения ментальных моделей, даже очень сложных и точных.

17.00 - 18.00

“School of internal growing up” project

Participants: Pavel Luksha, Yuliya Gryaznova, Anatoliy Prokhorov.

18.00 – 19.00

Концепция методологического времени

Выступление Анатолия Левенчука

Day 1, conference room   |  27  February
10:00 - 10:30

Why do we want to discuss the subject of mindfulness?

Conversation on the subject matter of the conference, relevance of discussion, society and sacral culture. Moderator: Nikolay Verkhovskiy. Participants: Pavel Luksha, Igor Berkhin, Boris Ryabov, Elena Sokolova, Timur Schukin, Aleksandra Galitskaya.

10:30 - 11:00

Why does modern human being require mindfulness?

About evolution and essence of mindfulness. Speaker: Al-r Laszlo.

11.00 - 11.30

Культурные основания осознанности

Диалог: Игорь Берхин и Сергей Хоружий

11:30 - 12:30

Ethics of happiness and compassion, panel

Conversation about choices and meanings and about where they are born. Moderator: Boris Ryabov. Participants: Viktor Vakhstein, Dmitry Leontiev.

12:30 - 13:00

Media revolution: can we avoid matrix scenario?

Conversation regarding change of our interaction with media and what can be the result of it. Moderator: Nargiz Asadova. Participants: Vladislav Sorokin, Anton Gumensky

13.00 - 14.00

Who takes your decisions?, battle

Moderator: Pavel Luksha. Participants: Igor Berkhin, Vasiliy Klyucharev, Valeriy Solovey, Bulat Stolyarov.

14.00 - 15.00

Lunch / Music Bahar trio

Virtuoso musicians, which are for many years involved in study of Indian and Eastern music, which brings into sound of the project unique coloring of the East and spiritual wanderings. Participants: Gennadiy Lavrentiev, Andrey Tanzyu, Kirill Parenchuck.

15.00 - 16.00

Is there a bar against neuromarketing?

Discussion between those who actively apply techniques of manipulative marketing, those who study it and who offers methods of training of protection against manipulation

16.00 - 17.15

Lunch

Люди всё более погружаются в игры, игры программируют людей. Поколение детей minecraft отличается от предыдущих. Почему это происходит и какие возможности открывает? Участники: Петр Немой, Алексей Юдаев-Виннс, Сергей Орловский, Павел Мунтян, Бронислав Виногродский.

17.15 - 18.00

Art and games with brain

People are sinking deeper and deeper into the games, the games were always programming people. Generation of minecraft children is different from previous generations. How is it done, and which opportunities does it provide or take away? Participants: Petr Nemoy, Aleksey Yudaev-Vinns, Sergey Orlovskiy, Pavel Muntyan, Bronislav Vinogradskiy.

18.00 - 18.30

Re-assembly of food habits

Many problems of urban dwellers is related to established patterns of his unhealthy behavior – food, sleep, rhythm of life. And it seems that there started to appear new massive social technologies, which found a key for transformation. Founders of the projects SEKTA и ELEMENTAREE will explain how their methods are working. But what do we become? How those methods, which are changing us and - changing very efficiently - are becoming our new owners? Does our ability to independent management of our habits decrease? Do those who create services for a human being need his independency? Participants: Olga Markes, Olga Zinovieva.

18:30 - 19:30

Memento mori, panel

Moderator: Igor Berkhin. Participants: Sergey Enikolopov, Dmitry Pushkarev, Irina Zingerman.

20.30-22.30

Концерт Далера Назарова

Далер Назаров - живая легенда памирской музыки. Его произведения - классическая поэзия персидской литературы и многомерная музыка, объединяющая древние традиции и современное звучание.

1 Day, small conference room   |  27 февраля
10.30 - 11.30

“Meditative approach of holoscendence”, practice

Holoscendic meditation is an integrative contemplative practice, combining flexible reference to different areas of experience (sensor field, interpersonal field, etc.). The most important instrument in this is dynamic application of methods of concentration and deconcentration of attention, as well as a number of other psychotechnical methods. Meditation is usually performed with open eyes in daylight in everyday communication and suits to increase efficiency of communication with people and extensions of your heart openness. Through distribution direct access to open perception mental silence is provided. Working meditative condition, which can be supported by any events and impressions, is opened just within one minute. This efficient means of self-regulation, interhemispheric integration, open access to reserve opportunities of conscious and brain, increase of mindfulness and quality of communication between people. Moderator: Evgeniy Pustoshin.

11.30 - 12.30

“Russian traditions of social mindfulness”, panel

Moderator: Yury Lapshin Participants: Oleg Bachtiyarov, Alan Francis, Puzyrey, Sekatskiy

13.00 - 14.00

Body mindfulness (discussion)

Moderator: Elena Sokolova Participants: Pavel Shneiderman, Andrey Galitskiy, Aleksandr Tkhostov

14.00 - 15.00

«Deconcentration of attention and activation of conscious” practice

Deconcentration of attention is originally consecutive dissipation of contents of conscious at general background (by means of which “complete knowledge” of situation is achieved – not like a list of components of the situation of parts and elements but as an integral and undivided knowledge) and after that the transfer to what is laying behind revealed contents of conscious – to meanings and “knowledge outside of forms”. The next step is activation of conscious, transformation of unrevealed side of conscious, which is perceived like “something” into active and bringing birth beginning. This step is provided by a number of techniques, which are altogether called “willful meditation”. It is clear that within limited time we could show only “demo version” of this process. Moderator: Oleg Bakhtiyarov

15.00 - 16.00

“Balance of opposites” practice

Meditative practice, oriented to training of skills of exit into meta position in relation to your own internal experience through perception of dualistic characteristics of reality. Moderator: Anastasiya Sorokina

16.00 - 17.15

«Control of attention, breath and movement”, practice

Practical exercise is devoted to the topic of control in yoga. In other words we can use some special situations to study interdependence of attention, breath and movements, from which we get understanding of our own condition. Control or knowledge of our own condition does not mean that someone knows about something as subject knows about the object. Special method of distribution of attention and feeling. Special method of understanding of movement and relaxation in natural condition of movement. Special principle of control of our condition as development of clarity of mind. It is a special quality of knowledge if practiced in Tibetan tradition of yantra yoga or movement yoga. We will practically consider these aspects of knowledge. Using the example of special attitude to the control of breath in some positions and situations of our exercise. We are using simple positions and movements in order to get practically some experience of interdependence of attention and feeling. To get experience of control of own condition as clarity at natural condition. Moderator: Viktor Krachkovskiy

17.15 - 18.30

Attention Revolution

Association of mindfulness teachers and Alan Wallace.

18.30 -19.30

“Осознанное родительство” ДИСКУССИЯ

Почему важно практиковать осознанность родителям? Как это делать вместе с детьми, зачем и как практики медитации влияют на успешность и гармоничность семьи. Почему важно признавать не только позитивные эмоции, но и негативные состояния. Как с этим работать и найти в этом ресурс? Участники: Нина Добрынченко-Матусевич, П.Лукша, Екатерина Лукша, Максим Голуб, Анастасия Изюмская

Day 1 Lounge  |  27 февраля
13.00 - 14.00

Интуиция времени и границы ясного сознания

Ведущий: Александр Секацкий Время, в отличие от линеек, котрым оно измеряется, составляет скрытую суть всего происходящего вообще. Это совокупность регулярностей, ритмов, устойчивых вариаций — в соответствии с позицией современной физики это избранная музыка суперструнного оркестра, постепенно сложившегося в Универсум.

15.00 - 16.00

Исследуя ощущение и внимание

Как мы направляем внимание ближе к восприятию и ощущению туда, где отмечаются внутренние и внешние впечатления? Как воспринимать мир в его чистоте? Как вырабатывается более точное восприятие мира и жизни? Алан Франсис, исследователь и практик в традиции гурджиевской работы, предлагает разговор о дверях восприятия и свидетельствовании. Ведущий: Алан Франсис (выступление на английском языке).

18.00 - 18.30

“Internal fortune telling”, keynote

Moderator: Bronislav Vinogradskiy.

18.30 - 19.30

“Tea and ritual”

Участники: Василий Ляхов, Денис Крючков, Наталия Синельникова

Day 2, conference room   |  28  February
9.00 - 9.30

Разговор с Борисом Гребенщиковым

Идея осознанности пришла к нам отчасти через культуру Запада – концепцию mindfulness. Однако, по сути своей, внимательность и бдительность, осознанность за пределами рассудочного мышления – не чуждые нам категории. Как обнаружить здравый смысл и человечность на стыке культур Востока и Запада? Как через призму наших ценностей и истории воспринять это? Как разрушаются ветхие иллюзии и можно ли помочь массовому преобразованию ценностей в среде, подавляющей самостоятельность? Как проявляются вечные истины во всё менее предсказуемом мире?

09:30 - 10:45

“Future of brain and technology: opportunities and threats”, battle

What is happening to psychics when it comes to technologies, which are able to take on its functions? May we enter into symbiosis with them and come to a higher level of consciousness or we will inevitably lose to artificial intellect? Are we becoming more stupid already now? How can we adapt to the wave of information and attractive incentives without turning into slaves of “pleasure principle”? We will discuss these and other issues, related to development of psychics in times of machines, which are getting clever and clever more quickly. Moderator: Andrey Konstantinov. Participants: Tkhvostov, petr levich, Aleksey Turchin, Mikhail Burtsev, Konstantin Frunkin Conversation about what is waiting for us in the future – evolution of mind, technologies, human beings and machines; evolution of psychics and self-consciousness under influence of technium.

10.45 - 11.15

“Taboo on subjectiveness”, video record

15 years passed from the day of publication of the book of Alan Walles “Taboo on subjectiveness” dedicated to opposition of scientific environment in relation to experience in the first person in research of mind nature. Why this question is important and what happened within the past 15 years, when movement regarding mindfulness spread all over the world including academic environment. What is happening when ancient, mainly Eastern, contemplative practices are transferred into modern Western world? Is conflict of two paradigms happening or is their symbiosis born? Is contemplative practice possible outside ideological context? Alan Walles about why contemplative methods are so important for a modern human being and if “revolution of attention” is possible in our world of deficit of attention and hyperactivity. Moderator: Alan Walles.

11.15 - 12.30

How can we understand consciousness: whose version is more truthful?

Perception of mind: diversity of research paradigms. It is obvious that position of observer determines observed features of the object. In quantum physics it is known that the fact of observation changes the features of observed object. The same is fair to the research of mind. Philosophers conceive mind by finding ways of verbal expression of psychic processes including nature of mind in public discourse. Traditional science is trying to study mind “objectively” with minimum interference. But with such approach we do not observe mind as such but his neurocorrelates and behavioral expressions. The task of psychotherapist is to perceive mind up to the point in order to transform it from sick condition into healthy condition by means of interaction of two minds – patient and therapist. But observation does not change only the object but also the subject of observation. Not only psychotherapists and psychiatrists but mainly contemplators, which introspectively metacognitively perceive their own mind, face this effect. So, what are we studying when studying mind? What are strong and weak points of different paradigms and is it possible to establish dialogue between them? Conversation about differently we, scientists, psychologists, psychotherapists, anthropologists, practitioners understand consciousness and thinking, including participants on the stage and audience. Moderator: Karen Shainyan. Participants: Mikhail Burtsev, Denis Andryuschenko, Igor Berkhin, Paribock.

12.30 -13.00

“Engineering of psychics” keynote

Moderator: Anatoliy Levenchuck.

13-00 - 14.00

“Evolution of relations”, panel

Moderator: Anton Matorin. Participants: Mark Palchick, Vasumati Sharon Hancock, Elena Kaiko. Conversation about breakdown of old models and roles and appearance of new ones.

14.00-15.00

“I-Amness” music

Participants: Aleksandr Vasiliev – acoustic and electro guitar, Andrey Tanzyu – percussion, Andrey Koval – bass. Intercontinental, interstyle music, filled with delicate feelings and spirit of legends, myths, shamanism and fairy tales. Mission of the project is healing and harmonization of environment. This music always has space for improvisation, search, synchronization with spectators, time and place of the concert.

15.00 - 15.25

“Extract from the play UFO”

Ivan Vyrypaev. It is a play about people, which had contacts with aliens, is directly related to our seminar, because the question is about “knowledge”, the part of which is clarity of mind and conscious presence. Performance under this play is running successfully in Moscow theatre “Praktika” and for several times was among 10 best performances of Moscow as per various printed and Internet media.

15:25 - 16:00

«Healing of civilization and transformation of personality”, (video record)

Moderator: Claudio Naranjo.

16:00 - 17.00

“Transformation of human being” panel

Research dedicated to the subjects of “skills of 21st century” show the ability to support mindfulness as critical competence of the future necessary in information intensive world. Application of mindfulness practices at the primary and medium school shows their positive influence on intellectual and emotional condition of the pupils. In this sense spread of mindfulness practices in educational system is desirable and long pending requirement. But what is standing against this process? Under which conditions one can more widely apply mindfulness practices in education of children and adults? Is it necessary to change educational [process in case of increase of mindfulness of the pupils? Moderator: Yuliya Gryaznova. Participants: Pavel Luksha, Anatoliy Prokhorov, Aleksandr Ross-Johnson, Vasiliy Bogin, Viktor Shiriyaev.

17.00 - 18.00

“Being conscious of health”, panel

Conversation about health, healthy style of life and thoughts and comprehensive view on the medicine. Moderator: Egor Lobusov. Speakers: Zinoviy Rpginskiy, Iakov Marshak, Egor Lobusov, Aleksandra Galitskaya. Judith hendin, Dmitry Shamenkov.

18.00 - 19.00

“Appearance of collective mindfulness”, panel

Recently the opinion that mindfulness is not only individual but also collective phenomenon and that development of mindfulness has to be implemented not only as individual but also as social practice started to spread. As modern society is facing continuous growth of complicity and acceleration of changes we need a qualitative jump in abilities of people to solve complicated problems and to manage changing world. One of proposed solutions is in creation of artificial intellect, capable of more efficient management of society but then risk of “revolution of machines” is more probable. The other option is to increase collective opportunity for interaction with supercomplicated world by developing our collective conscious and generating collective mindfulness. Can we say that we are at the edge of qualitative transfer? Issues we offer to discuss: - Are associations of mindfulness practitioners getting some additional collective (system) qualities, including quality of collective action? If yes, which qualitites? - Processes of globalization, networkization and sophistication of society show that existing rules and taboos in society are quickly taken into pieces and washed out. New society can be assembled either according to the strategy of archaicism (simplification) either around new point of assembly, increasing its complicity. Is mindfulness such a way of generation of points of crystallization? - If new society is assembled, then will we have evolutional jump (or meta system transfer), will there appear a new quality (similar to the process when unicellular organism at some point gathered into a multicellular organism)? And what will it look like for us individual observers? Moderator: Pavel Luksha. Speakers: Akop Nazaretyan, Timur Schukin, Oleg Bakhtiyarov, Alexander Laszlo First row: Boris Ryabov, Anatoliy Prokhorov.

19.00 - 19.15

Closing comments

Борис Рябов, Павел Лукша, Игорь Берхин

Day 2, small conference room   |  28 февраля
9.30 - 10.45

“Art of walking under the rain”, practice

RAIN strategy is consequence of steps coded in English acronym (Recognize - Accept - Investigate - Non-Identify) aimed at conscious coping with complex emotions. In situations when our emotions do not bring us benefit it will be enough to remember this algorithm and to execute studies consequence of actions and we will have freedom of choice of our reaction towards external circumstances. In the course of our practice we will discuss what mindfulness is from the point of view of cognitive approach, how to learn to recognize our emotions, what to do to accept our emotions and how investigation of emotions leads to disengagement with them. I will try each visitor to receive experience of being in the state of mindfulness and to walk out with specific instrument helping to cope with complex emotions. Moderator: Vadim Matyushin.

10.45 - 11.30

«See – hear – feel: practice of basic mindfulness”, practice

Basic Mindfulness is a system of contemplative practice, which was founded and continues to be developed by one of the oldest American teachers of social meditation Shinzen Young. At the training we will get acquainted with one of the simple techniques of this system – “see – hear – fee”, which is a modern adaptation of early Buddhist techniques of separation of direct experience at the qualitatively different sensor components (ayatanas, basics of mindfulness, khandhas). Moderator: Viktor Shiryaev.

11.30 - 12.30

“Practice of loving kindness” (author Sharon Salzberg), practice

Imagine for one minute the amount of energy which you use – thinking of the future, meditating of the past, comparing yourself with the others, estimating yourself, worrying about what may happen, etc. It is a huge amount of energy. It is often difficult for us to take care of ourselves, to give love to ourselves and faith that we can be happy. This practice is from Sharon Salzberg, meditation practitioner with 40 years of experience, author of the books “Love your enemies” and “Happiness at work”. At the basis of practice is visualization and feelings (experience). While observing listeners of the course “Mindfulness 101”, getting feedback from them, we understand that our splendid men and women catastrophically lack of resource of deep kindness and absolute unbiased acceptance of ourselves. For the whole life we are trying to deserve it. But conscious adulthood also includes permitting ourselves to ask and to get help, support, as well as to create our own resource of love. This practice is a step into the resource of deep kindness. Come to practice. Moderator: Nataliya Donskaya.

12.30 - 14.00

“Psychotherapy by perception", round table

Psychotherapy and mindfulness. within the last thirty years the third wave of behavioral therapy, in which all approaches are using methods of cognitive and behavioral therapy with addition of mindfulness a s key element of therapeutic process is gaining popularity. Also mindfulness is one of the basic principles of gestalt therapy. Within this round table participants, existing psychologists, working with methods of mindfulness, will discuss the way these approaches are developing in Russia, what are their peculiarities, crossing points and discrepancies: how mindfulness practice is performed within these approaches and why it is paid so much attention. Moderator: Viktor Shiryaev. Participants: Aleksandr Stachenko, Igor Kanifolskiy, Dmitry Pushkarev, Daniyal Ibragimov, Amina Nazarlieva, Vadim Matyushin.

14.00 - 15.00

“Emotion management in stressful situations”, practice

Stress will exist always and load on us will only increase .our task is to learn to have fine appreciation, to react adequately and to rehabilitate quickly in those cases, when after all we are involved emotionally. And if in brief – to learn to manage ourselves. One can learn to manage only ones own mindfulness practice, which is using ability of neuroplasticity of the brain. And to understand the essence and idea of management is easier due to neurocognitive and behavioral approach, developed by Jacques Fradan. We will learn how functionally our brain is composed, which divisions are responsible for what and the main thing how we can manage our behavior – in general, and in particular in stressful situations. We will make several short mindfulness practices – analysis of emotions via “Fan of emotions”, meditation on breath and practice of emotional reload, which will help to learn to manage our emotions. Moderator: Aleksandr Stashenko.

15.00 - 16.00

“Mindfulness in coach”, panel

Moderator: Anton Matorin. Participants: Elena Kaiko, Elena Yakovenko, Mark Palchick (video record).

16.00 - 17.00

“Evolution of consumer economics: markets of the future”, round table

The aim of round table is to discuss principles, according to which high technology markets in 20 years will be built. Examples for discussion are 4 markets of National technological initiative: • EnergyNet (first of all, micro-grids) • FoodNet (first of all, change of chains of deliveries to cities and personalized food) • NeuroNet (NeuroNet as Internet of next generation and market of products of development of collective mindfulness) • HealthNet (first of all, personalized medicine and preventive medicine). Issues for discussion at the round table: • How do traditional consumer practices change with introduction of new technologies • How do roles of main players at high technological markets, corporations and states change • How does culture of network cooperation change principles of organization of the market • Prototypes of network cooperation between consumers and providers at the example of four markets of National technological initiative • Search for non-standard consumer niches for products and services, developed at these markets. Moderator – Boris Ryabov, head of working group of EnergyNet National technological initiative. Participants: Devin Fidler, Olga Zinovieva, Timur Schukin, Dmitry Shamenkov, Viktor Vachstain, Aleksey Gusev, Ruslan Abdikeev.

17.00 - 18.00

“Meditation without object”, practice

If we want to observe our own mind, sphere of mind perception by distributed, unfocused but at the same time stable attention, it turns out to be a very complicated task. This concentration as such is not directed to any specific object and is not distributed to any sphere of sense perception. One can say that its object is not presence but absence. Such condition of concentration or quietness is called concentration without object. Moderator: Igor Berkhin.

18.00 - 19.00

“In over head” (“Brain for mind”)

1. LET US IMAGINE that humanity is invited to the intergalaxy exhibition of achievements of civilization. What are we willing to exhibit there? 2. "Basic program” are main ways of our relations with the planet, with other kinds of life on it, among our own kind. 3. "Clarity” of “clever” goals of modern civilization as mortal threat for life – at personal and global levels. 4. Clear and clever consumers as main resource of modern society. 5. Prepacked clarity of mind as ultimate goods. 6. Another way of earth conscious: dolphins. Possibility of differently organized Mind. Another humanity. 7. And still: what is in us about Life? Do we Now have a reason justifying continuation? Mind, giving clarity? Address of needle hole. Participants: Alexander and Nicole Gratovsky.

Day 2 Lounge  |  28 февраля
11:00 - 11:30

Презентация "О"

Ведущий: Алексей Каптерев

11.30 - 12.30

Осознанность в искусстве

Как осознает человек, который творит Режиссер, продюсер и Художник Алексей Юдаев-Виннс представит эпизоды своего фильма “Дабдог”

13.00 - 14.00

"Creativity changing creator”

Speaker: Pavel Muntyan.

14.00 - 15.30

Привлечь к себе любовь пространства: путешествия и трансформация

Разговор о путешествиях как инструменте развития осознанности и том, насколько наша коллективная идентичность формируется пространством, в котором мы живем. Модератор: Алексей Гусев Участники: Бронислав Виногродский, Павел Лукша, Александр Пономарев, Анатолий Казакевич, Виктор Вахштайн, Олег Продан

15.30 - 17.00

Интегральный подход

Участники: Виктор Ширяев, Иван Вырыпаев, Евгений Пустошкин, Лев Гордон, Алина Чумакова Предложенный Кеном Уилбером и развиваемый по всему миру интегральный подход может сыграть ключевую роль в повышении осознанности человека и общества. Он последовательно высвечивает ошибочность редукционизма в любой сфере. Системные проблемы нашего общества связаны с пренебрежением на уровне культур измерениями бытия: сознание и психика; культура и отношения; мозг и поведение; окружающая среда и социальные системы. Интегральный подход показывает, что сознание может разворачиваться через прогрессию состояний сознания, достигать всё более сложные структуры-стадии. Исследуя интегральный подход, мы поговорим про красоту и ограничения ментальных моделей, даже очень сложных и точных.

17.00 - 18.00

“School of internal growing up” project

Participants: Pavel Luksha, Yuliya Gryaznova, Anatoliy Prokhorov.

18.00 – 19.00

Концепция методологического времени

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F.A.Q

We gathered all main questions, which arise for participants of the conference

Why is mindfulness important?

Mindfulness helps to solve many problems and even to prevent their occurrence. When we clearly realize what we think and do, then we do not make any stupid deeds. Our actions become less automatic. Finally, we understand that our feelings are the reasons of our deeds. And vice versa.

Besides, mindfulness helps us to discover more easily the source of our problems. It is not a panacea but it is a very good instrument for it.

 

What were you thinking of when developing this conference?

We were thinking that never breath of time was felt so acutely as it feels now. On our planet at the same time with higher and higher speed several, as it may seem, controversial process are going on. On one hand, it is a fantastic breakthrough – technological, social, cultural. On the other hand, appearance of the worse examples of nationalism, intolerability, cruelty. And each of us is in the centre of these processes. In fact, the conference is about us, about people. About the way we look at the world and at ourselves. And how we change. As everything starts from our consciousness, it seemed to us important to talk about its evolution at the joint of areas of professional knowledge.

Why is “Crystal mind” not esoterics?

In true meaning esoteric knowledge is something lurking and sacral. As Ludwig Wittgenstein said remarkably at the end of his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus “whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent”. And esoterics, which is very often mentioned pejoratively, is not close to me: it relegates deep and requiring silence knowledge to the level spiritual supermarket. There is nothing more remote from clarity than such hodgepodge.

 

What do you want to reach with this conference?

First, we want to arrange an interesting conversation, which we would like to continue. Second, to found a community of people, for which discussed topics are practically important. And third, to arise healthy interest to the subject of “mindfulness” of wide audience. We would like to talk about events, which are quire clear from scientific point of view, about which think or start thinking many researchers and practitioners. At its time from these questions started philosophy and psychology and they are up-to-date and acute always and for everyone. It is mindfulness, attention, happiness, compassion, wisdom. If it is not important, then what is important?

Is the conference for those who never thought about mindfulness?

At the conference we address many aspects of existence of any modern human being – style of life, thinking, communication, professional activities. And, of course, our common future. So the conference is also for those, who are working with people and for those who simply care how to make their own and not only their own life conscious.

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