Mind & Reality

Mind & Reality: A Multidisciplinary Symposium on Consciousness

February 25-26, 2006 — Columbia University

Building on past Columbia lectures such as Meditative and Contemplative States (2001), Destructive Emotions: Neuroscience, Psychology, and Buddhism (2003), and Tibetan Mind Science Meets Modern Neuroscience (2005), the Center for the Study of Science and Religion will host Mind & Reality: A Multidisciplinary Symposium on Consciousness this February 25th-26th in the historic rotunda of Low Memorial Library at Columbia University.

Supported by the John E. Fetzer Institute, this event is dedicated to enriching the dialogue between Buddhism, Hinduism, and contemporary consciousness studies. Recently the editors at the The Journal of Consciousness Studies warned of a “serious danger that the emerging multi-disciplinary field of consciousness studies could Balkanise and different groups of scholars will end up ‘circling the wagons’ and talking among themselves.” The overarching goal of this symposium is to cultivate communication between culturally diverse lines of thought and foster relationships between like-minded individuals.


Georges B.J. Dreyfus, Jay Garfield, Thubten Jinpa, Anne Klein, Gareth Sparham, Robert A.F. Thurman, B. Alan Wallace, and many more....


....these are really interesting talks, however, I'm curious what Mr. John Lorber thinks about all that stuff - maybe they should have invited him as well....

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