Talks with Audio or Video available
This page is updated only occasionally. For recent audio/video, see Public Talks and Academic Talks.
2016. “Neuroscience & the Humanities: the Problematic & the Promising.” Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, University of California–Santa Barbara. Audio.
2015. “Consciousness, Reflexivity and Subjectivity: Perspectives from Asian Philosophy.” Conference on Cortex, Consciousness and Anesthesia.” University of Wisconsin-Madison. Video.
2015. “Understanding Mindfulness: Heuristic Accounts.” Perspectives on Mindfulness. Center for Mind and Brain, University of California - Davis. Video.
2014. “The Scientific Study of Buddhist Contemplative Practices.” Presented at "Buddhism, Mind and Cognitive Science," Center for Buddhist Studies, University of California-Berekely. Video.
2012. “No Thought? Concepts and Mindfulness.” International Symposia for Contemplative Studies. Denver, CO. (Video available here).
2009. “The Impact of How It Feels: Neurophenomenology and the Cognitive Science of Religion.” American Academy of Religion Online Video Conference: New Scientific Approaches to the Study of Religious Experience. (Video available here)
2009. “Contemplative Transformation and Buddhist Models of Mind.” Conference on Definitions of Compassion. Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), Stanford University. (Video available here).
2007. “Mindfulness and Buddhist Contemplative Theory.” Keynote address, Integrating Mindfulness-Based Approaches and Interventions into Medicine, Health Care and Society—5th Annual Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators. Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School. (Download audio here).
2017. "Belief, Unbelief and Motivation: Integrating Meditation, Compassion and Insight." Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM. (Podcast available here)
2017. "Blowin' in the Wind...but not Breaking: The Practice of Equanimity." Dharma Talk, Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM. (Podcast Available here)
2016. Zen Brain: The Extended Mind—Perspectives from Buddhism and Cognitive Science.” Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM (Podcast available here).
2015. “Four Aspects of Concept Formation in the Buddhist Epistemological Tradition.” Mind and Life XXX: Perception, Concepts and Self. Sera Monastery, Bylakuppe, India. (Video available here).
2015. “Health, Stress and Habitual Thinking: Insights from a Mindful Perspective.” Flourish Foundation, Sun Valley, Idaho. Video.
2015. "Empintess is Compassion." Upaya Zen Center. (8 talks, available here).
Summation talk from “Zen Brain: The Embedded Mind—Perspectives from Buddhism and Cognitive Science.” Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM (Audio available here).
“Delusion or Compassion? World-Making in Buddhist Philosophy, Practice and Art.” Carlos Museum, Emory University. (Audio available here, and Powerpoint here).
October 2013. "Buddhist Theories of Attention." Presented at The Great Heart: 2013 Maitripa College Buddhism and Science Symposium. (Video available here).
October 2013. "Empathy, Compassion and Universal Compassion." Presented at The Great Heart: 2013 Maitripa College Buddhism and Science Symposium. (Video available here).
October 2013. "Dereification: The Main Mechanism of Mindfulness?" Presented at The Great Heart: 2013 Maitripa College Buddhism and Science Symposium. (Video available here).
January 2014. Talks on Śāntideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life during the Bodhisattva Sesshin at Upaya Zen Center (Podcast Available here or here).
July 2013. Revealing Nāgārjuna. Upaya Zen Center (Podcast available here).
January, 2012. Awakening to Buddha Nature. Upaya Zen Center (Podcast available here).
June, 2011. Mind and Meditation: the Self Beyond Thought. Upaya Zen Center (Podcast available here).
January, 2011. Consciousness and the Nature of Mind: a Buddhist Perspective. Presented at Zen Brain V, Upaya Zen Center (Podcast available here).
January, 2010. Selflessness and Non-Duality. Presented at Zen Brain III, Upaya Zen Center (Podcast available here).
November, 2007. Science, Religion and Contemplative Practice. With Fr. Thomas Keating and Dr. Richard J. Davidson. Symposium organized by the Impact Foundation (Download video).
September, 2007. The Mindful Body. Podcast with Drs. Chuck Raison and Lobsang Tenzin Negi for the Michael C. Carlos Museum (Podcast available here; scroll down page to "The Mindful Body").