H.H. the Dalai Lama, the most prominent contemporary figure in Tibetan Buddhism, teaches regularly on a variety of topics ranging from entry level lectures to profound oral commentaries on seminal texts covering subjects such as Wisdom, Compassion, Ethics, Nature of the Mind, Buddhism and Science, and Meditation and Psychotherapy. His office does a great job making the teachings available through its official webcast. Now they are available in a podcast here as MP3 audio files encoded at 64Kbps mono. If you rather see video, check out the “Dalai Lama Video Teachings” podcasts (available in Standard Quality and High Quality).
February 4th, 2011
Episode 278 of 409 episodes
Mind and Life XXII – “Contemplative Science: The Scientific Study of Contemplative Practice on Human Biology and Behavior”. The conference brings together scientists, philosophers and contemplative scholars and practitioners to discuss the benefits of contemplative practice. Duration: 5 sessions each approximately 1:45 Session Two (Day1 – Afternoon): "Foundations for Scientific Understanding of Contemplative Practices – State of Research: Buddhism and Science Moderator: Daniel Goleman Presenters: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Matthieu Ricard and Richard Davidson Discussants: Wolf Singer, John Dunne and Rajesh Kasturirangan CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS Tenzin Gyatso: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Richard Davidson, Ph.D.: William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the W.M. Kreck Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. John Dunne, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at Emory University, Co-Director of the Encyclopedia of Contemplative Practices and the Emory Collaborative for Contemplative Studies. Daniel Goleman, Ph.D.: Psychologist and science writer, co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Intelligence at the University of Illinois, and co-director of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University. Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.: Principal English translator to H.H. the Dalai Lama for over 25 years. Adjunct professor at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University, Montreal and a visiting scholar and an executive committee member at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), the School of Medicine, Stanford University. Rajesh Kasturirangan, Ph.D.: Associate Professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore. Matthieu Ricard, Ph.D.: Buddhist monk and author, received a Ph.D. in Cellular Genetics at the Institut Pasteur, French interpreter for H.H. the Dalai Lama. Wolf Singer, M.D., Ph.D.: Director of the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt and Founding Director of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and the Ernst Strungmann Institute for Brain Research.