Join His Holiness the Dalai Lama in an exploration of the nature of mind with leading researchers, philosophers, and Buddhist scholars.
In this new online course co-produced by Mind & Life and Wisdom Academy, join an inquiry into the nature of mind that has been going on between leading scientists, philosophers, contemplatives, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama for over thirty-five years. The course features a curated selection of dialogues that explore our evolving understanding of three aspects of mind: attention, perception, and self.
Your guide in this course will be Thupten Jinpa, the renowned Buddhist scholar and longtime translator for the Dalai Lama who has been a key contributor throughout the Mind & Life Dialogues. B. Alan Wallace, Anne Treisman, and Amishi Jha share three perspectives on attention from a Buddhist, psychological, and neuroscientific viewpoint. Thupten Jinpa and Catherine Kerr offer Buddhist and neuroscientific understandings on how objects are ascertained and constructed in the processes of perception. Then Jay Garfield and Matthieu Ricard investigate the nature of self, exploring tendencies toward self-grasping and how our own deeply held views of self can lead to either suffering or compassionate action. The course concludes with an inspiring teaching from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
To further support and deepen your understanding of the concepts presented in this course there are also three guided meditations from Jack Kornfield, Lama Willa Blythe Baker, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Additionally, you’ll have access to a course forum where you can discuss your learnings with an international community of students.
All proceeds from this course go toward funding the nonprofit activities of the Mind & Life Institute and Wisdom Publications. We thank you for your support!