Dialogues & Panel Discussions

Mind and Life XXVII - Craving, Desire and Addiction
Mind and Life XXVII - Craving, Desire and Addiction

Venue: His Holiness's Residence, Dharamsala, HP, India
Date: October 28 - November 1, 2013
Duration: 10 sessions each approximately 2 hours
Languages: English

The conference focuses its attention on craving, desire, and addiction, as these are among the most pressing causes of human suffering. By bringing contemplative practitioners and scholars from Buddhist and Christian traditions together with a broad array of scientific researchers in the fields of desire and addiction, hopefully new understandings will arise that may ultimately lead to improved treatment of the root causes of craving and its many manifestations.

Spirituality and the Environment
Spirituality and the Environment

Venue: University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, USA
Date: May 9, 2013
Duration: 2 hours
Languages: English

His Holiness the Dalai Lama participates in an interfaith discussion on the environment at the University of Portland.

On World Religion: Diversity not Dissension
On World Religion: Diversity not Dissension

Venue: India International Center, New Delhi
Date: March 9, 2013
Duration: 1 hour
Languages: English

His Holiness the Dalai Lama in conversation with Dr. Karan Singh, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan and Rev. Mpho Tutu moderated by Mrs. Anindita Balslev during the program titled On World Religion: Diversity not Dissension in celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in New Delhi.

Mind and Life XXVI: Mind, Brain and Matter - Critical Conversations Between Buddhist Thought and Science
Mind and Life XXVI: Mind, Brain and Matter - Critical Conversations Between Buddhist Thought and Science

Venue: Drepung Monastery, Mundgod, Karnataka, India
Date: January 17-22, 2013
Duration: 11 sessions each approximately 2 and 1/2 hours
Languages: English

Twenty of the world’s foremost scientists and philosophers with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other senior Tibetan scholars will address topics over the course of the week that include the historical sweep of science and the revolutions in our understanding of our physical universe and the nature of the mind. Scientific and the classical Buddhist philosophical methods of inquiry will be studied, as well as selected topics in quantum physics, neuroscience, and Buddhist and contemporary Western views of consciousness. In addition, the applications of contemplative practices in clinical and educational settings will be explored. Presented by Mind and Life Institute and the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

World Peace and Nonviolence: Never Give Up
World Peace and Nonviolence: Never Give Up

Venue: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date: April 25, 2012
Duration: 1 hour 20 mnutes
Languages: English

The concluding session of the three day 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates held in Chicago on April 25, 2012. Panelists include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, President Mikhail Gorbachev, Professor Jody Williams and Professor Muhammad Yunus.

Secular Ethics, Human Values and Society
Secular Ethics, Human Values and Society

Venue: University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California, USA
Date: May 3rd, 2011
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Languages: English

His Holiness the Dalai Lama's public talk given at the University of Southern California.

Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence - Mind and Life XXIII
Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence - Mind and Life XXIII

Venue: His Holiness's Residence, Dharamsala, India
Date: October 17-21, 2011
Duration: 10 sessions each approximately 2 hours
Languages: English

This meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a dialogue between contemplative scholars, activists and ecological scientists that will discuss the interconnection between individual choices and environmental consequences. More video and audio will be added as they become available.

Compassion Meditation: Mapping Current Research and Charting Future Directions
Compassion Meditation: Mapping Current Research and Charting Future Directions

Venue: Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Date: October 18th, 2010
Duration: 2 sessions each approximately i hour and 40 minutes
Languages: English

This conference brings leading scientists and educators into dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to discuss the state of current research on empathy and compassion, the scientific study of meditation practices for cultivating compassion, and the implementation of such meditation programs in various clinical and educational settings.

Vancouver Peace Summit 2009
Vancouver Peace Summit 2009

Venue: Vancouver, Canada
Date: September 27th and 29th, 2009
Duration: Four sessions, each approximately 2 hours
Languages: English

Four panel discussions with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, four other Nobel Laureates, as well as a number of respected leaders from the realms of education, the arts, business, politics, spirituality and social transformation.

Mind and Life XXII - Contemplative Science
Mind and Life XXII - Contemplative Science

Venue: Habitat Center, New Delhi, India
Date: November 21st to 23rd, 2010
Duration: 5 sessions each approximately 1:45
Languages: English

Mind and Life XXII - "Contemplative Science: The Scientific Study of Contemplative Practice on Human Biology and Behavior". The conference brings together scientists, philosophers and contemplative scholars and practitioners to discuss the benefits of contemplative practice.

 

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