Buddhism and Science: An International Workshop
An International Workshop at the University of Toronto Scarborough / April 12th-14th, 2013
Organized by Prof. Geoffrey Samuel. Sponsored by the Tung Lin Kok Yuen 東蓮覺苑 Perspectives on Buddhist Thought and Culture Series, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough.
Friday April 12th:
3.30pm Workshop speakers/participants meet in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Yorkville, 280 Bloor Street West. Walk to Hart House Circle.
4.00pm Bus from Hart House circle, to UTSC.
5.30pm Keynote lecture, Prof. Geoffrey Samuel. “Between Buddhism and Science, Between Mind and Body”
Location: Instructional Center Lobby, 1095 Military Trail, U of T Scarborough.
7.00pm Bus returns to Hart House Circle/speakers to dinner venue (Venue TBA).
Saturday April 13th:
Saturday Morning Session Chair: Frances Garrett
Location: Instructional Center room 318, 1095 Military Trail, U of T Scarborough.
8.30am Bus leaves from Holiday Inn Hotel.
9.30am Andrew McGarrity. “Buddhist Logic and Scientific Experimentation” (Discussant: Loriliai Biernacki)
10.30am Rob Hogendoorn “Caveat Emptor: The Dalai Lama’s Proviso and the Burden of Scientific Proof” (Discussant: Andrew Fenton)
11.30am Coffee Break
12.00 Martijn van Beek “Lessons from the Lab: Anthropological Reflections on the Scientific Study of Contemplative Practice” (Discussant: Geoffrey Samuel)
Saturday Afternoon Session Chair: Libbie Mills
2.00pm Quinton Deeley “Title TBA” (Discussant: TBA)
3.00pm Susannah Deane. “From Sadness to Madness: Tibetan Perspectives on the Causation and Treatment of Psychiatric Illness” (Discussant: Martijn van Beek)
4.00pm Coffee break
4.30pm Norman Farb. “Contemplative Capacities: How the Western Scientific Method Can Help to Explain the Benefits of Buddhist Meditation” (Discussant: Quinton Deeley)
5.30pm Bus back to hotel
Sunday April 14th:
Location: Instructional Center room 318, 1095 Military Trail, U of T Scarborough
8.30am Bus leaves from Holiday Inn to UTSC, Instructional Center room 318
9.30am Loriliai Biernacki. “A Cognitive Science view of Abhinavagupta’s Understanding of Consciousness” (Discussant: Angela Sumegi)
10.30am Glen Hayes. “Possible Selves, Body Schemas, and Sādhana: Using Neuroscience in the Study of Medieval Vaisnava Hindu Tantric Texts” (Discussant: Andrew McGarrity)
11.30am Coffee break
12.00 Andrew Fenton. “Title TBA” (Discussant: TBA)
2.00pm Bus back to hotel
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