Dalai Lama: Moment for Meditation

Newsweek: The Dalai Lama always stirs up plenty of karmic excitement when he comes to town. But a sold-out conference–“Investigating the Mind: Exchanges Between Buddhism and the Biobehavioral Sciences on How the Mind Works”–held last week at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology had a bunch of Western scientists downright giddy. For 15 years they’ve been holding invitation-only meetings with the Dalai Lama at his residence in India to discuss the science of Buddhism; the fact that this year’s rendezvous was cosponsored by the venerable McGovern Institute for Brain Research–with celebs like Richard Gere attending–is a giant boost for the field. Says one participant: “This is really a coming-out party in Kresge Auditorium”…

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