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Monday, October 03, 2005

Meditation and Neuroscience | MetaFilter

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Two Sciences of Mind. A good article on the emerging dialogue between neuroscience and Buddhism (previously discussed here). Allan Wallace of the Meanwhile, the Dalai Lama's plan to speak at an upcoming neuroscience conference has led to controversy and petition wars.


Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

There are somethings we do not understand about the mind, like out of body experiences, which can be prvoked through meditation, that cannot be explained by scientific fact.

For instance, the paramedic who is an athest, I will have to look for the link if I have a chance, who was trying to figure out how a brain dead child knew what was going on when she was supposed to be brain dead.

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Blogger Kenley Neufeld said...

Thich Nhat Hanh is also doing some work along these lines. A Mindfulness Retreat for Scientists in the Field of Consciousness A convergence of science and meditation August 19 th - 26 th , 2006 Plum Village , France. Go to http://www.plumvillage.org/retreats/SpecialRetreats/ScientistRetreat_2006.htm for more information.

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