Mind & Life XXVII – Session 2

Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind & Life XXVII: Craving, Desire and Addiction” on October 29, 2013. Day Two: Cognitive and Buddhist Theory Cognitive neuroscientist Kent Berridge begins the day with an exploration of the neural circuitry underlying the experience of wanting, and a description of how this can be studied scientifically. He then …

Mind & Life XXVII – Session 1

Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind & Life XXVII: Craving, Desire and Addiction” on October 28, 2013. Day One: The Problem of Craving and Addiction The program begins with introductory remarks by former Mind and Life President Arthur Zajonc, as well as His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Moderators Richard Davidson and Diana Chapman Walsh …

Mind & Life XXVI – Session 6

Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind & Life XXVI: Mind, Brain and Matter” on January 22, 2013. Day Six: Future Directions (In Tibetan) The Future of Monastic Science EducationSPEAKERS: Geshe Lhakdor, Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI), a collaborative undertaking between Emory University and the Library of Tibetan Works and …

Mind & Life XXVI – Session 5

Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind & Life XXVI: Mind, Brain and Matter” on January 21, 2013. Day Five: Applications of Contemplative Practice Contemplative Practice in the WorldSPEAKERS: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sona Dimidjian, PhD, Arthur Zajonc, PhD, Geshe Ngawang Samten As we have seen, scientists are actively studying contemplative practices to understand …

Mind & Life XXVI – Session 4

Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind & Life XXVI: Mind, Brain and Matter” on January 20, 2013. Day Four: Consciousness Consciousness in Western Science and PhilosophySPEAKERS: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Christof Koch, PhD, Matthieu Ricard, PhD The topic of consciousness is one that humans have wrestled with for centuries. How is consciousness related …

Mind & Life XXVI – Session 3

Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind & Life XXVI: Mind, Brain and Matter” on January 19, 2013.  Day Three: Neuroscience Changing the BrainSPEAKERS: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Richard Davidson, PhD, and Tania Singer, PhD The ability of the brain to change through experience, a capacity known as neuroplasticity, allows for exciting possibilities of …

Mind & Life XXVI – Session 2

Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind & Life XXVI: Mind, Brain and Matter” on January 18, 2013.  Day Two: Physics Quantum Physics and RealitySPEAKERS: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Arthur Zajonc, PhD, and Michel Bitbol, PhD The traditional view of reality seeks to identify the intrinsic or “real” properties of things, such as their …

Mind & Life XXVI – Session 1

Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind & Life XXVI: Mind, Brain and Matter” on January 17, 2013. Day One: Introduction Since he was a youth, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has had a personal interest in modern science and technology. Over many years, this interest has led to the conviction that recent developments …

Mind & Life XXV – Part 5

Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind and Life XXV: Contemplative Practice and Health: Laboratory Findings and Real World Challenges” on October 20, 2012. Dialogue with His Holiness and Audience Q&ASPEAKER: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Follow-up discussion to Session One. MODERATOR: Anne Harrington INTERPRETER: Thupten Jinpa PANELISTS:Jimmie HollandDavid SpiegelLis Nielsen Participants

Mind & Life XXV – Part 4

Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind and Life XXV: Contemplative Practice and Health: Laboratory Findings and Real World Challenges” on October 20, 2012. Session One – The Real World Beyond the Clinic: Strategies for Promoting Lifelong Health and Well-BeingSPEAKER: Lis Nielsen We are standing on the precipice of two major social challenges: For the …