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 7th, 2011
Episode 280 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 Four (Day2 – Afternoon): "Understanding Contemplative Practices: Yoga and Jain – Review of Jain and Yoga Practices, and the Intersection with Science Moderator: Wolf singer Presenters: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Muni Mahandra Kumar, BN Gangadhar, Shirley Telles Discussants: HR Nagendra, Richard Davidson 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. B.N. Gangadhar, M.D.: Professor of Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences (NIMHANS), heads the Advanced Center for Yoga at NIMHANS> 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. Muni Mahendra Kumar: Jain monk and versatile scholar of diverse disciplines like Physics, Mathematics, Bioscience, and Philosophy. Hongasandra Rama Rao Nagendra, Ph.D.: President of VYASA, Bagalore, VYASA, International, VYERTI, Melbourne, and Vice Chancellor of SVYASA Deemed University. 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. Shirley Telles, M.B.B.S., M. Phil., Ph.D.: Director of Research at Patanjali Yogpeeth, Hardwar, India, and Head of the Indian Council of Medical Research Center for Advanced Research in Yoga and Neurophysiology at Bangalore.