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STARTING TODAY: Buddhism and Science: The View From Here
Tuesday 29 November @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
A closeup Look at the exchanges of Buddhism and science. Join Corey for this informal three-part series to will look at the state of play in the dialogue between Buddhism and science, including:
– Why it’s important
– What the challenges are
– Where Corey’s own current research fits into it all
This is a rare opportunity to hear about contemplative science from someone well-versed in both Buddhism and modern research methods.
It is a follow-up from the popular Buddhism and Science: Where They Meet, Where They Don’t and Why It’s Important For Your Mental Health earlier in the year. That series discussed what 2,500 years of striving for Buddhist enlightenment can tell us about mental health in the 21st century. If there is a place for science in the path to enlightenment and a place for Buddhist views in the scientific attempt to understand the mind? And a myriad of other research and scientific stories.
About Corey Jackson
Corey is a PhD candidate researching the underlying causes of anxiety, depression and emotional dysfunction. His research is the culmination of a degree in Psychology and Sanskrit plus more than twenty years studying and translating Buddhist philosophy from Tibetan to English.
Comfortable in a research lab or mountain monastery, Corey’s work and research sits at the intersection of scientific and contemplative tradition. These days he works as a meditation teacher, emotion and stress management coach.
Before any of this, he was a jazz pianist in Toronto, Canada.
Presented by :
Buddhist and Psychological Perspectives on Wellbeing, Mattieu Riccard
The Universe in a Single Atom, HH the Dalai Lama
Destructive Emotions, Daniel Goleman
Hidden Dimensions: The Unification of Physics and Consciousness, B Alan Wallace
“Buddhism and science are not conflicting perspectives on the world, but rather differing approaches to the same end: seeking the truth. In Buddhist training, it is essential to investigate reality, and science offers its own ways to go about this investigation. While the purposes of science may differ from those of Buddhism, both ways of searching for truth expand our knowledge and understanding.”HH the Dalai Lama