This Dialogue presents an overview of modern methods for investigating human brain function, and discussions of the application of these methods to understand the changes produced by meditation practice.

LOCATION: Madison, Wisconsin 


Richard J. Davidson, PhD

William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder & Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Founder and Chief Visionary for Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc.

Paul Ekman, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Thupten Jinpa, PhD

Compassion Institute

Board Chair

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

University of Massachusetts

Fellow, Founding Steward

Antoine Lutz, PhD

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Discussant, Fellow, Reviewer

Matthieu Ricard, PhD


Convening Faculty, Fellow

Francisco J. Varela, PhD

Mind & Life Institute