Meditation and Cognitive Science

Meditation and Cognitive Science

A Workshop on
Practices, Problems, and Perspectives

April 15-16, 2011
Yale University

Participants

Ven. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Judson Brewer (Yale University)
Jay Garfield (Smith College)
Baljinder Sahdra (University of California, Davis)
William Waldron (Middlebury College)

Schedule

Friday, April 15 (Linsly-Chittenden Hall 102)   >>map

6:30 PM Ven. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
“Attention and Knowing: Buddhist Methods for Exploring the Terrain of Mind”

Saturday, April 16 (Hall of Graduate Studies 211)   >>map

9:00 – 9:45 William Waldron  (Middlebury College)
“TBA”

9:45 – 10:30 Baljinder Sahdra (UC Davis)
"Observing (not to Mention Measuring) the Effects of Contemplative Practices"

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:30 Judson Brewer (Yale University)
“Meditation, Suffering and the Self:  What Can We Learn From the Brain?”

11:30 – 12:15 Jay Garfield (Smith College)
"Ask Not What Buddhism Can Do For Cognitive Science. Ask What Cognitive Science Can Do For Buddhism"

12:30 – 1:30  Break

1:30 – 2:30 Discussion

Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and the Hixon Fund.