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May 29, 2008

Alan Wallace lectures at PERCRO lab









The PERCRO – Perceptual Robotics Laboratory, from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, is presenting a series of lectures by Alan Wallace on June 17th, 18th and 19th, 2008.

Dr. Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science at Amherst College and a doctorate in religious studies at Stanford. With his unique background, Alan Wallace brings deep experience and applied skills to the challenge of integrating traditional Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with the modern world, continually seeking innovative ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science to advance the study of the mind.

The three lectures will deal with the results of the collaboration between psychologists and neuroscientists that took physiological and psychological measurements of people involved in an intensive mediation retreat; the convergences between Buddhism and Physics and the Question of Free Will.


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