This landmark six-day event, convened at the specific request of the Dalai Lama, brought together 20 of the world’s foremost scientists and philosophers with senior Tibetan scholars. Several thousand monks and nuns from numerous Tibetan monastic centers of learning were in attendance. In addition to critically engaging in important questions of mutual interest and challenge such as the fundamental nature of our physical world, the problem of consciousness, the nature and workings of our mind, and the interface of contemplative practice and scientific research, this conference also aimed to offer an educational forum, whereby the monastic students could learn about the historical development of science, and how science has come to shape the way we understand our world.

LOCATION: Mundgod, India


Session Videos

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Mind & Life XXVI – Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • January 17, 2013

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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Mind & Life XXVI – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • January 22, 2013

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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Mind & Life XXVI – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • January 22, 2013

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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Mind & Life XXVI – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • January 22, 2013

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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Mind & Life XXVI – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • January 22, 2013

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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Mind & Life XXVI – Session 6

Mind and Life Institute • January 22, 2013

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom


Participants

Michel Bitbol, MD, PhD

Archives Husserl, École Normale Supérieure

Richard J. Davidson, PhD

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

Sona Dimidjian, PhD

Renée Crown Wellness Institute

Anne Harrington, PhD

Harvard University

Wendy Hasenkamp, PhD

Science Director, Mind & Life Institute

Thupten Jinpa, PhD

McGill University

Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD

Emory University & Drepung Loseling Monastery

Fellow

Tania Singer, PhD

Convening Faculty

Aaron Stern

Academy for the Love of Learning

Diana Chapman Walsh, PhD

Wellesley College

Carol Worthman, PhD

Emory University

Arthur Zajonc, PhD

Mind & Life Institute

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