Upcoming Events: North Bay

Wed 6/7

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Journalism and the Information Civil War

Date: Wed, June 07, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Investigative journalism on the rise

Monika Bauerlein, CEO, Mother Jones
Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, the Center for Investigative Reporting

This program is sponsored by Relevant Wealth Advisors and an anonymous donor.

Is our current social and political climate fueling a new golden age of journalism? Or is it a dark time for the media? Driven by attacks on the freedom of the press, information and disinformation, and a changing media landscape, news organizations have renewed their interest in uncovering the truth through investigative reporting.

Robert Rosenthal, executive director of the Center for Investigative Reporting, and Monika Bauerlein, CEO of Mother Jones, will discuss the present and future for real news and information. The Center for Investigative Reporting is nationally respected for setting the highest journalistic standards and for their signature approach to investigative reporting and collaboration. Mother Jones is the 2017 winner of Magazine of the Year for its investigation of private prisons and for breaking the story of a spy's allegations that Russia sought to compromise Donald Trump.

Wed 7/12

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Nirvana Through Technology

Date: Wed, July 12, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Using meditation to change the structure of our brains

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, UCSF; Director, UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center; Founder and Executive Director, Neuroscape; Co-Founder and Chief Science Advisor, Akili Interactive Labs; Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Jazz Venture Partners
Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Spirit Rock Center; Buddhist Monk; Author; Teacher
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., Science Director, Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley—Moderator

This program is sponsored by Relevant Wealth Advisors and by an anonymous donor.

New studies show that meditation can change the structure of our brains in ways that might boost concentration, memory and positive emotions. How does learning, focus and emotional regulation lead to a more fulfilling life? Can technology make it easier to learn mindfulness techniques and therefore improve brain health?

Dr. Adam Gazzaley, renowned neuroscientist, entrepreneur and inventor, and Dr. Jack Kornfield, author, Buddhist practitioner and one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness to the west, are working to build bridges between technology and the contemplative arts. Join us as we learn about this groundbreaking scientific research and how we can apply it to our personal and professional lives.