The purpose of this Dialogue is to compare the epistemologies of two major intellectual traditions: Western science culminating in modern quantum physics, and Eastern contemplative sciences as represented by Tibetan Buddhism. What are the roles of observer and consciousness? Are there fundamental limits to what can be said about the world? What are the foundations of cognition and experience in the natural sciences?

LOCATION: Innsbruck, Austria


Thupten Jinpa, PhD

Compassion Institute

Board Chair

Arthur Zajonc, PhD

Mind & Life Institute