What exactly happens when you meditate?

BURLINGTON, MA—You often hear how important meditation is for health and peace of mind. But do you know exactly what happens when you meditate?

The one-day event is free for all attendees, but registration is required. To register for free, please click here.

Learn about the latest trends in meditation research from an academic and business perspective at the 8th Annual Indian and South Asian Health Expo on April 10 at the Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.

An interactive round table on this subject will be moderated by three experts. This is a great opportunity to take your understanding of meditation to the next level. The panelists for this session are: Dr. Jagpreet Chhatwal, Director of Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School; Dhanashree Ram, founder and CEO of Nous Labs and president of Mass Wellness Labs, and Vaibhav Tripathi, neuroscientist at Boston University and meditation instructor.

The exhibit is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare, Point32Health, Tufts Health Plan, KnowYourMeds, and EternalHealth. The one-day expo will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 10, 2022 at the Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.

As in the past, Health Expo this year will focus on modern medicine, yoga, meditation, alternative medicine, fitness, beauty, anti-aging, and on-site fitness training to maintain health. form with Bollywood dance and many workshops.

The Expo brings together the region’s top health and wellness providers, top speakers, and fun workshops to promote lifelong health, fitness, and wellness in our community. From free medical screenings to knowledgeable speakers to intensive yoga workshops, the expo offers the best options for healthy living to the New England community.

See below the bios of the speakers of this panel:

Jagpreet Chhatwal

Dr. Jagpreet Chhatwal

Dr. Chhatwal is director of the Institute for Technology Assessment at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. His work has informed policies aimed at mitigating the spread of infectious diseases caused by injection drug use and reducing opioid dependence and alcohol abuse. In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, his team has developed tools that inform the feasibility and cost of eliminating hepatitis C in the United States and 30 other countries. country. Currently working with the National Institutes of Health, her work aims to identify cost-effective interventions that can reduce opioid overdose deaths in 67 communities in 4 states. He also leads a multi-institutional COVID-19 modeling consortium that has informed COVID-19 mitigation in the United States since the start of the pandemic. Dr. Chhatwal has published over 100 research articles and his work has been featured in several prominent media including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and National Public Radio.

Ram of Dhanashree

Ram of Dhanashree

Dhanashree Ram is an entrepreneur who combines her intimate knowledge of meditation and design with her strong commitment to community building and societal equity in the real and virtual worlds. With a mission to democratize authentic meditation by designing consumer user experiences, Dhanashree founded We Labs, Inc. – an experience design studio in 2016. Prior to that, Dhanashree served corporate America for over a decade. as a design consultant. Its customer base includes top Fortune 100 companies such as State Street, Bose and TIAA. Dhanashree has received multiple accolades for its innovation in wellness and for disrupting the ways wellness content is consumed. Dhanashree is a passionate community leader and dedicated mental health advocate. His work has been recognized by several prominent institutions, including the Massachusetts Governor’s Office. In addition to its wellness mission, Dhanashree runs the Mass Wellness Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to wellness advocacy and education. During the pandemic, MWI has been among the pioneers of mental health support for first responders and dedicated resources to help wellness businesses. She is a versatile performer and a household name in New England’s theater and film communities. Dhanashree received her Masters in Graphic Design and Communication from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. Dhanashree lives in Burlington, MA with her husband and enjoys long distance biking in her free time.

Vaibhav Tripathi

Vaibhav Tripathi

Vaibhav is a neuroscientist at Boston University, where he studies working memory, cognition, and studies different brain states. He worked as a software engineer in the past and worked in a startup before moving into cognitive science.

He has been practicing meditation for 12 years and teaching for 8 years. He has worked extensively with young people on various campuses in India and the United States and has taught over 1200 students over the years.

He has published studies on the effects of meditation and breathing on the brain and body. And tries to find robust and reproducible biomarkers of different states of consciousness. Together with his wife, Pallavi, he introduced a new yogic theory of consciousness based on ancient Indian wisdom and guided by modern neuroscience. It integrates spirituality and science in a beautiful way and tries to bridge the gap between the esoteric and the scientific.