“Contemplative Practice Enters the Digital Age” with Jack Kornfield, Acacia Parks, and Darnell Lamont Walker and moderated by Zindel Segal.

This engaging conversation explores the pitfalls and promises of transferring practices that have been traditionally taught within dyadic and community contexts to mobile apps, digital media, and online platforms.

Filmed during Mind & Life’s 2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research (ISCR) on November 8, 2018.

Jack Kornfield

Spirit Rock Center

Board Member

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to … MORE

Acacia Parks

Dr. Parks’ research focuses on self-help methods for increasing well-being via books and digital technology. She is Chief Scientist for tech startup Happify, which brings the cutting edge in research-based … MORE

Darnell Lamont Walker, PhD

Darnell Lamont Walker, Ph.D., is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, currently traveling and living around the globe collecting stories to share. He is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia, and a … MORE

Zindel Segal, PhD

University of Toronto-Scarborough

Convening Faculty, Fellow, Planning Committee Member

Zindel Segal, PhD is Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He pioneered the use of mindfulness meditation for promoting wellness in the area … MORE

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2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Keynote Panel “Contemplative Practice Enters the Digital Age”

Moderators: Zindel Segal
Panel: Acacia Parks, Jack Kornfield, Darnell Lamont Walker, Zindel Segal

Topics: Body-based Practices | Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Interconnection | Mindfulness | Social Change