Barry Kerzin is a monk, doctor, and international teacher. He is founder and president of the Altruism in Medicine Institute ( and is founder and chairman of the Human Values Institute in Japan (, as well as physician to the Dalai Lama. He holds several faculty positions and has written four books.

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 3 – Health Care (Medical) Implications of Meditative/ Contemplative Practice

Mardi Crane-Godreau, Barry Kerzin, Magdalena Naylor, Peter Wayne

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

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Mind & Life XXIX – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • April 12, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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Mapping the Mind

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom