Over the next five days, for five and a half hours a day, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and 10 scientists, philosophers, scholars and contemplatives from North America, Europe and India will sit together in an intimate dialogue entitled: Mind and Life XVIII: Attention, Memory and Mind: A Synergy of Psychological, Neuroscientific, and Contemplative Perspectives.
Mind and Life staff members are blogging from the event. Please visit the blog regularly for updates as it unfolds this week: www.mindandlife.org/blog. You are welcome to post comments, share the blog with others, sign up for RSS feeds which will alert you to new blog updates, and create a link from your web site to the blog.
This historic meeting is the 18th in a series of international science dialogues that have been organized by the Mind and Life Institute, www.mindandlife.org, which was co-founded by the Dalai Lama in 1987. From very modest beginnings, the Mind and Life Institute has become a world leading organization, stimulating the scientific research on the effects of meditation and contemplative practice on the mind and brain and in the prevention and treatment of disease. These dialogues have also contributed toward a deep engagement between modern science and the world's living contemplative traditions, especially Buddhism.
Future Mind and Life dialogues are planned for Washington DC in October, 2009. Please visit the event web site at www.EducatingWorldCitizens.org; Zurich, Switzerland in April 2010 and New Delhi in November 2010.