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Immersive Mindfulness: can real life compare with digital worlds?

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  • Contemplative Studes Centre, Melbourne Connect
    700 Swanston Street, Carlton VIC 3010, Australia

Immersive technologies and virtual worlds have long been a fixture of science fiction; it conjures up memories of books and movies where all of humanity are living life remotely or via surrogate robots. But what digital world would you create to enhance contemplative experiences?

Guided meditations in virtual nature environments are being used to aid mindfulness and meditation practices, but can they actually have an impact on our mood and emotions? Can a virtual environment help soothe those in palliative care? And can it ever compare to meditating on the side of a mountain or deep in a forest?

Join our panel of experts as we explore the world of immersive mindfulness.