The event follows a two-day private summit, held at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, focused on building a closer collaboration between meditation and neuroscience, featuring a panel discussion with professors from Emory, Stanford and the University of Michigan, examining key concepts such as compassion, suffering, mindfulness and other terms from a multidisciplinary standpoint. The conference comes at an important time, as the increasing sophistication of neuro-imaging and other tools are exploring questions of mental life that interface with the Buddhist contemplative tradition, which has a long history of systematic inquiry into the nature and functions of the human mind.
Led by Geshe Dr. Thupten Jinpa Langri of CCARE, Tibetan scholar and chief translator for the Dalai Lama, and co-directed by Dr. Richard Davidson, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin, the conference is gathering esteemed members of the psychology, neuroscience and contemplative scholarship community to forge a lexicon on the language of mental life, one that can aid future research by better defining key terms, concepts and practices into a common framework.
The July 9 public presentation will feature presentations from Geshe Dr. Thupten Jinpa, Dr. Brian Knutson, Dr. David Meyer and Dr. Philippe Goldin; it will be moderated by the founder and director of CCARE, Dr. James R. Doty.
The public event will offer an engaging evening, with appetizers, cash bar and an opportunity to mingle with conference participants and hosts following the presentation. The public event is free, but space is limited and seats are expected to fill up fast.
For anyone especially interested in this conference and actively engaged in the disciplines of Buddhism, neuroscience, psychology, or related fields, or in supporting CCARE in this Lexicon Project, please apply to be a VIP participants for invitations to some or all of the private conference events. Call the reservation number and specify your interest as a VIP, or, contact Jonathan Barfield at 970-708-5149 or by emailing Jonathan@tellurideinstitute.org. For more information contact Teresa Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make your reservation today with the Telluride Institute to ensure your presence by calling 970/728-8312.