november, 2022

thu17nov7:30 PM9:00 PMDharma and Psychology (hybrid event)7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre, Inner west, Buddhist Library, 90-92 Church Street, Camperdown NSW 2050 Event Organized By: Association of Engaged Buddhists Event Type :Chanting/Recitation/Prayers/Pujas,Meditation Conducted / InstructedEvent Region:Online,Sydney CBD


Event Details

The dharma teaches, as the Buddha says, “suffering and the end of suffering,” which is similar to the aim of modern-day psychology. However, the two schools conceptualize the mind, suffering, and the route to happiness differently. We’ll explore how these two methods of understanding the human mind compare and contrast, and when we might want to use one lens rather than the other.

This talk will touch on the use of different forms of traditional Buddhist meditation, including concentration (samatha), insight (vipassana), and metta. This event will include a dharma talk, meditation, and Q+A related to the intersection of dharma and modern psychology.


Dr. Tucker Peck is a meditation teacher and Clinical Psychologist whose specialties include working with advanced meditators and using meditation to help those suffering from psychological disorders. Tucker has taught with Sharon Salzberg, Shinzen Young, Upasaka Culadasa, and Michael Taft. He lives in Alameda, California, an island in the San Francisco Bay.

Tucker received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brown University, and he received his Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the College of Science at the University of Arizona. Tucker is a published author on the scientific study of meditation, focusing on how meditation affects the brain. He is a former faculty member of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and he is the founder and former Director of Palo Santo Psychotherapy & Wellness. He is the founder and board president of the Open Dharma Foundation, which provides scholarships to meditation retreats, and for four years served as the president of the Tucson Community Meditation Center. His newest projects are the podcast Teaching Meditation and, an online course to overcome insomnia.

“Tucker Peck is both bright and wise. He has a great talent for taking classical psychotherapeutic and meditative insights and making them real for our time and concerns. He is also a lot of fun.” – Sharon Salzberg, New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness


Hybrid event. Attend in person at the Buddhist Library, 90-92 Church St, Camperdown or View live on Zoom from 7.25pm on the night. Talks include meditation and generally conclude at 9pm. Download iCal calendar for the Zoom event.

  • Meeting ID: 985 1050 0274
  • Passcode: 645945

Free or by donation (dana). The Association of Engaged Buddhists (AEB) relies on the generosity of its volunteers and supporters to fund and manage its many endeavours. The association receives no external funding and does not employ paid staff.


(Thursday) 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre, Inner west

Buddhist Library, 90-92 Church Street, Camperdown NSW 2050


Association of Engaged or phone 02 8021 7944

Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre, Inner westBuddhist Library, 90-92 Church Street, Camperdown NSW 2050