The discussions during this Dialogue will primarily focus on the subjective phenomenology, information-processing operations, and neural mechanisms of attention, memory, and conscious awareness from both scientific and Buddhist perspectives. Special attention will be focused on the distinctive characteristics and interactions of attention, memory, and metacognition as seen from diverse viewpoints, including the possibility of multiple dimensions of awareness (not limiting the discussion to the familiar categories of the conscious and subconscious mind), and the relationship between the entire spectrum of human information processing, awareness, and the world of experience (Lebenswelt) as a whole. We anticipate that this exploration will lead to further systematic plans for groundbreaking empirical and theoretical research on meditation and contemplative practice at the interface between science and Buddhism.

LOCATION: Dharamsala, India


Session Videos

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Mind & Life XVIII – Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • April 10, 2009

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XVIII – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • April 10, 2009

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XVIII – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • April 10, 2009

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life XVIII – Session Four

Mind and Life Institute • May 15, 2020

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XVIII – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • April 10, 2009

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom


Participants

Thupten Jinpa, PhD

McGill University

Shaun Gallagher, PhD

University of Memphis

Amishi Jha, PhD

University of Miami

Convening Faculty, Fellow, Grantee, PPC Member

David Meyer, PhD

University of Michigan

Fellow, PPC Member

Clifford Saron, PhD

University of California, Davis

Convening Faculty, Fellow, PPC Member

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