Though still in the early stages, there have been efforts to scientifically study the clinical application of meditative practices as well as the physiological effects of meditation in both novice and advanced practitioners. This Dialogue is a further opportunity for some of the scientists who have contributed most to this field to present their approaches to the Dalai Lama and a panel of other scientists and contemplatives. This exchange will also provide an opportunity for scientists whose basic research is focused on mind-brain-body interaction to learn more about meditation and to contribute to an ongoing dialogue about the mechanisms by which meditation may be affecting our physical and mental health.

LOCATION: Washington, DC


Session Videos

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XIII – Intro, Opening Remarks, and Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • November 8, 2005

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XIII – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • November 8, 2005

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XIII – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • November 8, 2005

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XIII – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • November 8, 2005

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XIII – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • November 8, 2005

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience


Participants

Adam Engle, JD, MBA

Mind & Life Institute

Ajahn Amaro

Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery

Jan Chozen Bays

Zen Community of Oregon

Richard J. Davidson, PhD

Mind & Life Chief Scientific Advisor, Center for Healthy Minds at University of Wisconsin-Madison

DeGioia
John J. DeGioia, PhD

Georgetown University

Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD

Upaya Zen Center

Convening Faculty, Fellow

Thupten Jinpa Langri, PhD

McGill University

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

University of Massachusetts

Fellow, Founding Steward

Thomas Keating

St. Benedict’s Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado

Margaret E. Kemeny, PhD

University of California San Francisco

Jack Kornfield

Spirit Rock Center

Helen S. Mayberg, MD

Emory University School of Medicine

Edward D. Miller, MD

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Matthieu Ricard, PhD

Karuna-shechen

Convening Faculty, Fellow

Sharon Salzberg

Insight Meditation Society

Robert Sapolsky, PhD

Stanford University

Zindel Segal, PhD

University of Toronto-Scarborough

Convening Faculty, Fellow, PPC Member

David S. Sheps, MD

University of Florida College of Medicine

John F. Sheridan, PhD

Ohio State University

Wolf Singer, MD, PhD

Max Planck Institute

Ralph Snyderman, MD

Duke University

Esther M. Sternberg, MD

McGill University

John Teasdale, PhD

Cambridge University

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