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Talks from the Buddhism and Modernity Symposium
Submitted by Lisa Dale Miller MFT on June 22, 2015 - 7:33am
On June 7, 2015, a select group of presenters from the Mindfulness and Compassion Conference at SFSU convened at the Mangalam Research Center in Berkeley to discuss Buddhism and Modernity. All three panels which featured wonderful commentary on the problematic of modern mindfulness from academics and researchers working in the fields of philosophy, neuroscience and the social sciences. As the only clinician I chose to speak on transcendent wisdom and psychotherapy. Videos of the three panels are posted at: https://effortlessmindfulness.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/talks-from-the-bu...
Panel 1 "Buddhist Philosophy and the Perennial Concerns of Western Philosophy" featured talks by Stephen Jenkins (Humboldt State University), Steven Stanley (Cardiff University), and David Brazier (International Zen Therapy Institute).
Panel 2 "The role for the transcendent dimensions of Buddhist practice and teachings in a disenchanted world" featured talks by Lisa Dale Miller (Psychotherapist), David Lewis (Independent Researcher), Jack Petranker (Mangalam Research Center).
Panel 3 "How Insights from the Fields of Science Studies/History of Science/Continental Thought Might Shed New Light on the Dialogue Between Buddhism and Science" featured talks by David McMahan (Franklin & Marshall College), Cliff Saron (University of California, Davis), Kin Cheung (Temple University), Geoffrey Samuel (University of Sydney), Linda Heuman (Brown University/John Templeton Fellow)