Talks

The Contemplary’s program of talks are aimed at starting a public conversation about the social and moral importance of contemplation. We host speakers from all fields – philosophers, scientists, artists, and contemplatives themselves – to speak about the personal and political quandaries of our times.

Panel Discussion:
On Ethics and Contemplation
April 4

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In Conversation with a Contemplative:
Tara Choying Lhamo
March 21

In March 2016, The Contemplary hosted contemplative Tara Choying Lhamo at the Community Church of St Marks in Clifton Hill. Tara shared her experiences from spending the last 12 years in solo retreat in the Himalayan Mountains. Full Audio is available from the link below.

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Flourishing in the 21st Century: The Rise of Contemplative Science

In August 2016, The Contemplary, in cooperation with The University of Melbourne’s Centre for Positive Psychology, hosted Dr. B. Alan Wallace, who spoke on the topic: Flourishing in the 21st Century: The Rise of Contemplative Science.