Scientific Buddhism

Lama Jampa Thaye is a scholar, author, and meditation master from the UK. He is trained in both the Karma Kagyu and Sakya traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. In this article from the Tricycle blog, he emphatically speaks out against scientific Buddhism. What is scientific Buddhism? It is the effort to radically alter Buddhist ideas to correspond to […]

Mindfulness Eases Inflammation And Promtes Well-Being

In previous posts, we have reported on the scientific studies from the University of Wisconsin. Many of these studies were performed under the guidance of Dr. Richie Davidson. He is the director of the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging & Behavior, and Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University. His research focuses on affective […]

Compassion Meditation Research

Compassion meditation research is progressing today at a phenomenal rate. One of the leading researchers in this field is Dr. Richie Davidson, founder of the discipline of affective neuroscience. His involvement with the Dalai Lama and the Mind and Life Institute provide inspiration for fulfilling his life purpose. I am totally excited that Dr. Davidson is coming to Stanford! […]

Richie Davidson Is Coming To Stanford

Dr. Richie Davidson is one of the most successful and brilliant researchers in the field of neuroscience of meditation. He is especially interested in how meditation affects our brains. He has spent much time with the Dalai Lama discussing his research and taking the Dalai Lama’s ideas for research into practice. He has been a featured […]

The Dalai Lama Wins the Templeton Prize and Gives It Away!

Sir John Templeton founded the Templeton Prize forty years ago to honor “entrepreneurs of the spirit”. The prize is worth about $1.7 million and is the largest prize given to an individual. This year, the Dalai Lama wins the Templeton Prize and gives it away! He received the prize for progress in religion. $200,000 of […]

Science Investigates Meditation Practices

Many people now know that science investigates meditation practices. The Dalai Lama has worked closely with Dr. Richie Davidson of the University of Wisconsin in convincing long time meditation practitioners and Tibetan monks to participate in Dr. Davidson’s research. Some monks have even left their caves to help the scientific investigations. This work has been […]