To establish an intellectual community of Mind Body Researchers
To provide resources for the development of Mind Body Research at Johns Hopkins University
To foster career development of Mind Body Researchers at Johns Hopkins University
Goals for the Retreat:
Enhance the sense of community among CMBR faculty/trainees
Develop ideas for new or ancillary projects
Develop new collaborative relationships, internal or external
Visiting External Advisors:
Katrina Davidson, Ph.D., Columbia University (click here for website)
Francis Keefe, Ph.D., DUke University (click here for website)
Mark Opp, Ph.D., University of Michigan (click here for website)
To view the Faculty Retreat Agenda, please click here.
Please RSVP by Friday April 13th to email@example.com.
Applications will be taken beginning January 15, 2007 for the 2007 Mind and Life Summer Research Institute (MLSRI) to be held at the Garrison Institute(www.garrisoninstitute.org) in Garrison, New York, from Sunday, June 3, through Saturday, June 9, 2007.
The purpose of the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute is to advance collaborative research among behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, and biomedical researchers based on a process of inquiry, dialogue, and in some cases, collaboration, with Buddhist contemplative practitioners and scholars and those in other contemplative traditions.
The long-term objective is to advance the training of a new generation of behavioral scientists, cognitive/affective neuroscientists, clinicians, and contemplative scholar/practitioners interested in exploring the potential influences of meditation and other contemplative practices on mind, behavior, brain function, and health. This includes examining the potential role of contemplative methods for characterizing human experience and consciousness from a neuroscience perspective.
The registration fee for Research Fellows is $325; for Senior Investigators, $625. This fee will also cover room and board for the six days. In addition, each participant will be expected to cover his/her own travel expenses. There is no fee for applying at this time; fees are to be paid by accepted applicants at the time of registration.
For a more detailed overview of the MLSRI please go to http://www.mindandlife.org/sri07.ml.summer.institute.html
We invite Research Neuroscientists, Research Psychologists, and Philosophers of Mind to participate in a five-day meditation seminar retreat at the Old Mission in Santa Barbara, January 13-19, 2007. This retreat is specifically designed for neuroscientists, research psychologists, and philosophers interested in learning how Buddhist contemplative practices could inform their research into human brain function and behavior. The retreat is offered by the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies in collaboration with the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and the Mind and Life Institute.
Sessions will be led by Alan Wallace, who was a Buddhist monk for 14 years, ordained by the Dalai Lama, holds a doctorate in religious studies from Stanford University, has been teaching meditation for 30 years, and has translated for conferences between the Dalai Lama and scientists for almost 20 years. He will present guided meditations on themes of attention, metacognition, emotional regulation, altruism, and ethics. Two methods for developing attention skills and refining metacognitive awareness will be taught, in addition to meditative practices intended to inform Western scientific investigations into human brain function. These experimental sessions will be complemented by lectures and discussions on these themes and their relation to modern psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, including a final session devoted to their implications for scientific research.
Although Alan's lectures and meditation instruction will be drawn from Buddhism, they will be equally accessible to religious and nonreligious participants, for he will be delving into experimental elements of Buddhism, not its religious or metaphysical aspects.
The cost of the retreat, including meals and accommodations in a double room, will be $500. Registration is limited. Please send your CV to James Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
NOTE: This seminar will be quite different from the silent 7 day scientists' retreat being offered by Spirit Rock and the Mind and Life Institute earlier in January. For more information on the Mind and Life Spirit Rock Scientists Meditation Retreat please visit http://www.mindandlife.org/current.conf.html.