On Day Three, having discussed topics relevant to education practitioners, the Dialogue brings recent scientific findings into conversation with Buddhist understandings of the mind. The first presentation in this session surveys the current scientific research on meta-awareness and attention. References are made to the influence of mindfulness and compassion training in a broad range of high stress and high performance groups, including educators and students. The session concludes with a Buddhist perspective on attention, mindfulness and meta-awareness — key mental faculties that are the focus of both cultivation as well as application across Buddhist contemplative traditions of mental training.
Mind & Life Chief Scientific Advisor, Center for Healthy Minds at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Davidson is best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought after expert and speaker, … MORE