Buddhism and Science International Workshop at U of T, April 13-14

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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)

1.00pm     Lunch

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:

Sunday Morning Session Chair: Geoffrey Samuel

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)

1.00pm     Lunch

2.00pm     Bus back to hotel

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