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 5th, 2011
Episode 279 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 Three (Day2 – Morning): “Understanding Contemplative Practices: Vedanta – Review of Vedanta Practices and the Intersection with Science”. Moderator: John Dunne Presenters: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Swami Atmapriyananda and Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad Discussants: Wolf Singer, Matthieu Ricard and Aditya Murthy CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS Tenzin Gyatso: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Swami Atmapriyananda: Vice Chancellor of Ramakrishna Mission, Vivekananda University. Received his Ph.D. from the University of Madras, India in Theoretical Physics 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. 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. Aditya Murthy, Ph.D.: Associate professor at the Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Chakravarthi Ram Prasad, D.Phil.: Professor of Comparative Religion and Philosophy, and Assciate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University. 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.