Mind and Life XIV - Dialogues and Panel discussion

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5heaps
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Mind and Life XIV - Dialogues and Panel discussion

Postby 5heaps » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:40 pm

two very interesting discussions between the neuroscientist position and the buddhist position on consciousness

Mind and Life XIV -- Day 4 am - with the Dalai Lama

Mind and Life XIV -- Day 4 pm - with the Dalai Lama

the first session contains a lucid explanation of the theory of emergence, the second session is more from the buddhist position and includes things like a brief intro to sautrantika cognition theory, talk about the various subtle minds, meditation, and even yoga where a person does not need to breath for hours at a time.
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