Meditation and Cognitive Science

A Workshop on
Practices, Problems, and Perspectives
in Meditation & Cognitive Science

April 15-16, 2011
Yale University


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


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)

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.