Where Buddhism and Science Meet: Mentors, Commentary, and News

< img src ="https://www.lionsroar.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1-a4TDUqJsMlca0GryO2R1Mg.jpg"width= "0" height ="0"alt=""/ > Now more than ever, Buddhists are utilizing clinical tools and scientists are utilizing Buddhist wisdom to reveal facts about deep space. Here, we provide a collection of posts on the fruits of those partnerships. Including the Dalai Lama, Daniel Goleman, Karen Kissel Wegela, Vincent Horn, Judy Roitman, Jack Kornfield, Judy Lief, Sam Littlefair, and more.


Buddhist teachings on meditation have been main to the neuroscience research study on the effects of mindfulness on

the brain. Buddhist practice and scientific query are both based upon finding unconditioned fact through empirical observation. The Buddha himself said, “Don’t simply believe in something due to the fact that it has actually been repeated by many individuals … even if it is discovered in holy bible.”

The dharma teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche considers Buddhism not a “religion,” but a “science of mind.” The Dalai Lama stated that if science ever negates Buddhism, Buddhism must change. And Thich Nhat Hanh has said that science has helped him much better understand Buddhism. So Buddhism and science make natural bedfellows.

Continue reading for some of the best posts on Buddhism, neuroscience, innovation, psychology, physics, and mathematics from Lion’s Holler publication, Buddhadharma, and LionsRoar.com.

Buddhism & Neuroscience

Studying Mind from the Within

While scientific techniques are useful, states His Holiness the Dalai Lama, mind must likewise be studied through rigorous observation of our own subjective experience.

Leading neuroscientists and Buddhists agree: “Awareness is all over”

New theories in neuroscience suggest awareness is an intrinsic home of everything, just like gravity. That advancement, reports Sam Littlefair, opens a world of opportunity for cooperation between Buddhists and neuroscientists.

Ideas about Consciousness while Cutting in the Brain

Neurosurgeon Werner Doyle changes individuals’s experience of life for the better by removing parts of their brains. Yet he understands that mind is not matter, cells are not awareness. Author Joseph McElroy views Doyle at work in the operating space, and together they contemplate the mystery of brain and mind.SIGN UP FOR


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2 Sciences of Mind

Barry Boyce reports on the discussion in between innovative science and Buddhism’s 2500-year study of the mind.

The Lama in the Lab: Neuroscience and Meditation

Daniel Goleman reports on the Dalai Lama and the dialog in between science and Buddhism, particularly on how neuroscientists are determining the impacts of meditation.

Neurotribes: The New Variety

Steve Silberman’s groundbreaking book, Neurotribes: The Tradition of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, is altering the method we think of cognitive differences.

Neuroscience and Buddhism converging on the inconstant self

Science and religion have been mainly viewed as different because the Enlightenment, but an increasing number of clinical researchers are referencing and drawing on Buddhism in their research studies, specifically in the field of neuroscience.

Illustration by Nolan Pelletier.

Illustration by Nolan Pelletier. Buddhism & Psychology You’re Basically Great: The Advantages of Contemplative Psychotherapy

Karen Kissel Wegela on treatment that starts with your fundamental peace of mind, not your neuroses.

Psychologists say Buddhist concepts trigger empathy, tolerance

A brand-new study reports that when individuals are exposed to Buddhist concepts, they show more prosocial habits and tolerance of outsiders.

Is Western Psychology Redefining Buddhism?

Three Buddhist instructors– Jack Kornfield, Judy Lief, and Bodhin Kjolhede– analyze the impact of Western psychology on Buddhism. Introduction by Ajahn Amaro.

Photo by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

Virtual reality innovations like Oculus Rift hold promise for new kinds of Buddhist investigation, states Vincent Horn. Photo by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

Buddhism & Innovation

Xian’er the robot wants to address your concerns about Buddhism

Xian’er was developed by Chinese expert system professionals to “sense his surroundings and respond to deep questions about Buddhism.”

How Oculus Rift Will Change Buddhism

It will not be long prior to you can slip on a headset and go into a new dharma realm. But, says Vincent Horn, we ought to enjoy our action.

Afghanistan’s giant Buddhas rise once again with 3D light forecast

The huge Bamiyan Buddhas of Afghanistan have been rebuilt– this time with light. Sam Littlefair reports.

Buddhist singing bowls: lighting the method for much better solar panels?

Cambridge scientists are using Buddhist singing bowls as a design for developing solar panels that resonate with light.

Molecular dance meditation exposes: you’re simply atoms and energy

Physics and Buddhism both presume that it’s hard, if not difficult, to pinpoint “you.” Harrison Blum, the Buddhist spiritual advisor at Northeastern University, has developed a brand-new assisted meditation that allows specialists to experience that reality.

An impossible Penrose Triangle dissected.

The popular Penrose Triangle is a difficult object devised by Sir Roger Penrose and his daddy Lionel Penrose in the 1950s. Roger explained it as “impossibility in its purest type.” Picture by Philippe Put.

Buddhism & Viewpoint, Physics, and Mathematics

Zen Math Will Never Accumulate

Nagarjuna’s 4 proposals tell us that something might be what it is or it might not; it may be neither or it might be both. This is Zen math, and it’s not constantly easy, states Judy Roitman.

The Novice’s Mind of Researcher Sir Roger Penrose

Rev. Tony Stultz on the fantastic mind who models a rich exchange in between Buddhism and scientific thought– for the benefit of all beings.

What does Neil deGrasse Tyson need to say about “Buddhistic” astrophysics?

He may have what he’s described as only a “Reader’s Digest knowledge of Buddhism,” however famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is a remarkable thinker in almost any capability.

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