Public Symposium with UCLA researchers: "Buddhism and Neuroscience: a Discussion on Attention, Mental Flexibility and Compassion"
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is unable to travel due to ill health. His scheduled appearances at UCLA on Monday, May 2 have been canceled. However, this symposium will go ahead without the Dalai Lama's participation.
Monday, May 02, 20111:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is unable to travel due to ill health. His scheduled appearances at UCLA on Monday, May 2 have been canceled.
Ticket holders for the previously scheduled 10 a.m. lecture by the Dalai Lama are being notified.
A 1:30 p.m. symposium in Royce Hall, "Buddhism and Neuroscience: A Discussion on Attention, Mental Flexibility and Compassion," will go ahead without the Dalai Lama's participation. Geshe Thupten Jinpa, a principal English translator for His Holiness and Ph.D. in Religious Studies (Cambridge University), and Robert Thurman, Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, will join the discussion with UCLA neuroscientists.
Original event description:
Please join the UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies and scientists from the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior for a symposium with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. We are honored to welcome His Holiness to Royce Hall on Monday, May 2. The symposium is co-sponsored by the UCLA International Institute and UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations.
Tibetan Buddhism and Western neurosciences offer distinctive but complementary perspectives on the importance of attention, mental flexibility, compassion and creativity. How do these capacities enrich our professional competence, mental health and quality of life? What can we do to improve them? In a two-hour symposium in Royce Hall, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will interact with four world-renowned UCLA researchers in a dialogue about the effects of Buddhist meditative practices on the power of concentration and, in turn, on suppleness of mind, creativity and compassion. Ticket purchasers may submit written questions here.
The public symposium begins at 1:30 p.m. and there will be no entry after 1:15 p.m. Please visit www.dalailama.ucla.edu for full details.
All details are subject to change prior to the event. Please continue to check www.dalailama.ucla.edu for updated information. Online ticket sales (www.tickets.ucla.edu) to the general public begin on Wednesday, March 16, at 8:00 a.m. Tickets may also be purchased at the UCLA Central Ticket Office beginning at 10:00 a.m., in person or by telephone (310-825-2101). UCLA students, faculty, and staff must purchase their specially-priced tickets in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office box office beginning Wednesday, March 16, at 10:00 a.m. Please bring your UCLA Bruincard to be scanned. Please note that limited quantities of tickets are available. Full details available at www.dalailama.ucla.edu.
Sponsor(s): , UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA International Institute, UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations