Wildmind Meditation News
Dec 05, 2010
Roundtable: meeting of the minds
Tricycle sits down for a free-ranging discussion with several pioneers of the dialogue between science and Buddhism.
Since 1987 the Dalai Lama has met biennially with small groups of Western scientists to talk about the nature of mind and reality, and to plan collaborative research between science and Buddhism. These sessions, organized by the Mind and Life Institute, are designed to explore not only what Buddhism and modern science can learn from each other but also what they can learn by working together. Studies sponsored by Mind and Life are beginning to unravel the brain mechanisms underlying contemplative practice, providing scientific validation of the beneficial effects of meditation practice.