In contemporary behavioral science, the general term “depression” covers a wide range of some of the most striking and prevalent forms of mental suffering in the world today. Within the broad spectrum of depression, some forms are relatively well understood. This Dialogue builds on that understanding to further examine the nature of depression and explore the possibility that some meditative practices may be helpful in its treatment or prevention.

LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia


Richard J. Davidson, PhD

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

John Dunne, PhD

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thupten Jinpa, PhD

McGill University

Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD

Emory University & Drepung Loseling Monastery


Helen S. Mayberg, MD

Emory University School of Medicine

Charles Raison, PhD

Emory University

Zindel Segal, PhD

University of Toronto-Scarborough

Convening Faculty, Fellow, PPC Member