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The Science of Consciousness: Scientific and Buddhist Perspectives

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In this talk, Dr. Wallace will critique scientific materialism, and present an approach to understanding the nature of consciousness that integrates scientific with religious empiricism. Dynamic lecturer, well-known scholar, and one of the most prolific writers on and translators of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D., continually seeks innovative ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science to advance the study of the mind. Dr. Wallace holds an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science from Amherst College and a doctorate in Religious Studies from Stanford University. He is author of numerous books on the science of consciousness, including Hidden Dimensions: The Unification of Physics and Consciousness (Columbia UP, 2007), Contemplative Science: Where Buddhism and Neuroscience Converge (Columbia UP, 2009), and many others. Cosponsored by ASMSU and Campus Interfaith Council and on Friday, 28 March 2014, 10 a.m. MSU Union UB50 [Lake Ontario Room] Dr Wallace will present A Radically Empirical Introduction to Meditation In this workshop, Dr. Wallace will discuss contemporary forms of mindfulness practice and present a radically empirical approach to meditation in a secular context. Sponsored by ASMSU and Campus Interfaith Council as part of Religious Awareness Week

Occurs once: Mar 27, 2014 (7:00 PM to 8:00 PM)
Contact Name: The Department of Religious Studies
Contact Email: raydeb@msu.edu
Contact Phone: (517) 353-2930
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CIP 115 [International Center]
427 N Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824

Ticket Price: Free
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