An Interview with Gaelle Desbordes

Interview with Gaelle Desbordes at the 2017 Summer Institute on Buddhism and Science, Putting the Buddhism/Science Dialogue on a New Footing, hosted by the Mangalam Research Center from July 17-26, 2017. Dr. Desbordes is a Principal Investigator at Harvard Medical School conducting research at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging within the Massachusetts

An Interview with Francisca Cho, PhD

Interview with Francisca Cho at the 2017 Summer Institute on Buddhism and Science, Putting the Buddhism/Science Dialogue on a New Footing, hosted by the Mangalam Research Center from July 17-26, 2017. Francisca Cho, PhD, is Professor of Buddhist Studies at Georgetown University. Her recent books, Religion and Science in the Mirror of Buddhism (with Richard

Buddhist Practice and Scientific Research: Ways of Knowing in Dialogue

We’re pleased to post video footage of our public panel discussion at the 2017 Summer Institute on Buddhism and Science, Putting the Buddhism/Science Dialogue on a New Footing. The panel event featured six notable panelists (in order of seating): Jack Petranker, JD, Director of Mangalam Research Center Francisca Cho, PhD, Department of Theology, Georgetown University

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Beginning Tibetan Language

New beginning Tibetan Language course begins October 2017! Description: This beginning course in the classical Tibetan language will teach you the fundamentals needed to chant Tibetan liturgies, and enable you to improve your command of Dharma terms and concepts. The course will start with a systematic introduction to the Tibetan alphabet, rules of pronunciation, grammar,

Buddhist Practice and Scientific Research: Ways of Knowing in Dialogue

Free Public Panel Discussion Can neuroscience, psychology, and related disciplines demonstrate the value of meditation? In light of scientific research on the effects of mindfulness, how should traditional practices be adopted into new contexts? Buddhist teachers, meditators, and scientists now regularly interact at conferences and in the laboratory, but basic questions remain. Has the emerging

Summer Institute Executive Summary

Putting the Buddhism/Science Dialogue on a New Footing: Executive Summary While the dialogue between Buddhism and science—especially mind sciences—continues to expand, its reigning assumptions narrow its potential for forging new ways to investigate questions of experience, meaning, and human values. This proposed Institute aims to develop this untapped potential. Transdisciplinary at its core, our Institute