John Dunne’s work focuses on Buddhist philosophy and contemplative practice, especially in dialog with Cognitive Science. His publications range from technical works on Buddhist epistemology to broader works on the nature of Buddhist contemplative practices such as Mindfulness. He speaks in both academic and public contexts, and he occasionally teaches for Buddhist communities, most notably the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe. In addition to serving as a faculty member for the Center for Healthy Minds, he is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, where he has previously served on the Board of Directors. Dr. Dunne also serves an academic advisor for the Ranjung Yeshe Institute.


This profile was last updated on January 1, 2020

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2017

Think Tanks

Embodiment, Contemplative Practice, and Equality: Developing a Programmatic and Research Agenda for Reducing Ingroup Bias through Embodied Inquiry and Contemplative Practice

angel Kyodo williams, Bo Forbes, Gregory Cajete, Jim Coan, William Cunningham, John Dunne, Norman Farb, Aneeta Rattan, David Vago, Christine Wilson-Mendenhall

Think Tanks

Establishing Contemplative Studies Programs: Practices, Priorities and Problems

Anne Klein, Harold Roth, Mirabai Bush, Carolyn Jacobs, Judith Simmer-Brown, David Germano, John Dunne

Topics: Education

2016

Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2016 – Master Lecture – John Dunne

Mind and Life Institute • November 11, 2016

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Interconnection

2015

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXX – Session 6

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

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Mind & Life XXX – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

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Mind & Life XXX – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

2014

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 – Investigating the Phenomenal and Neurocognitive Matrix of Mindfulness-Related Practices

John Dunne, Amishi Jha, Antoine Lutz, Clifford Saron

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 3 – Are We Ready to Investigate Non-Dual Awareness?

James Austin, John Dunne, Eric Garland, Zoran Josipovic, Yoshio Nakamura

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2011

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 10

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 6

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

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Mind & Life XXIII – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

2010

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXII – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • October 23, 2010

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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Mind & Life XX – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • April 11, 2010

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

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Mind & Life XX – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • April 9, 2010

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

2009
2007

2007 Mind & Life Dialogue XIV

The Universe in a Single Atom

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom

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