Himalayan Happy Hour
Screening of Caris’ Peace
Meditation teacher Allan Lokos and neuropsychologist John DeLuca compare the Buddhist notion of ‘living in the moment’ with the moment-to-moment existence of someone suffering from short-term memory loss following the final screening of Caris’ Peace.
Allan Lokos is the founder and guiding teacher of The Community Meditation Center in New York City. He is the author of Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living and Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Tricycle magazine, Beliefnet, Back Stage newspaper, and the anthology, Audacious Creativity. Among the places he has taught are Columbia University Teachers College, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Marymount College, The Rubin Museum, New York Insight Meditation Center, The New York Open Center, Tibet House USA, and Insight Meditation Community of Washington.
John DeLuca, Ph.D. is the Vice President for Research at Kessler Foundation Research Center, a Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Neurology and Neuroscience at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ-NJMS), and a licensed psychologist in the States of New Jersey and New York. Dr. DeLuca is an authority on the disorders of memory and information processing in a variety of clinical populations including those suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury and has contributed over 275 articles, abstracts, and chapters to the field.
Caris’ Peace 2011, a film by Gaylen Ross & Rebecca Nelson, USA, 76 minutes
With Lewis Black, Kate Burton, Caris Corfman, Nancy Giles, Tony Shalhoub
New York City premiere
She was an exceptional graduate of the Yale School of Drama. She was a rising star among such luminaries as Lewis Black, Kate Burton, and Mark Linn-Baker. She played opposite Tim Curry and Ian McKellen in the Broadway hit play Amadeus. And then she had a brain tumor. And then she lost her short-term memory. Ross with collaborator Rebecca Nelson create a wrenching documentary which tells the story of Caris Corfman, a brilliant actress who was robbed of her ability to learn, recall, and recite lines. Unlike dementia sufferers who gradually lose awareness of their deteriorating condition, Corfman was swiftly forced to recognize that her career was over. This film captures what it is like to live trapped in the past, with only the thinnest slivers of the present.
Every Wednesday night the museum is open until 7:00 p.m. Enjoy an artful after-work happy hour at Serai with live music and exceptional programming in the theater.
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