Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Buddhist Geeks (audio archive)

Emerging Science of Mindfulness Meditation
Harvard Prof. David Vago, an instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, has held the position of Senior Research Coordinator for the Mind & Life Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering dialogue and research at the highest possible level between modern science and the great living contemplative traditions. Prof. Vago relates how his personal mindfulness practice has integrated with his professional scientific research. He talks about the thriving community of scientists interested in mindfulness that has taken root in contemporary academia and research, and he highlights some current projects and lines of inquiry that have benefited from this uniquely...
Is Super Mario a Buddhist?
Stanford Prof. Jane McGonigal is an author and game designer who wants to change the world through gaming. In this second part of a presentation recorded during the 2011 Buddhist Geeks Conference, she shares the details about games where people are going into the world and using gamer virtues for real life good. From better community organizing, to solutions for regional famine, to possible treatments for cancer, McGonigal and her gamers are changing the world one epic win at a time....
The Angry Buddhist
Fiction author Seth Greenland is also a playwright and screenwriter. For two seasons he was a writer-producer on the Emmy-nominated HBO series "Big Love." His latest novel, The Angry Buddhist, is the story of an ex-policeman seeking guidance from an online Buddhist teacher. The novel is currently in development with Showtime as a possible series for the network with Greenland writing and producing. Buddhism is really making its way onto the pop culture landscape. More

Lama Surya Das (American lama), Amber Case (cyborg anthropologist), Stephen Batchelor (former Buddhist monk, author), Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel (teacher and author), Matt Flannery (Kiva.org CEO), Martine Batchelor (former Buddhist nun, teacher, author), Michael Stone (Buddhist Activist), Daniel Ingram (practical Dharma teacher), Willoughby Britton (contemplative scientist), Ken McLeod (teacher, executive coach), Tami Simon (Sounds True CEO), Rohan Gunatillake (meditation entrepreneur), Stuart Davis (bodhisattva rocker), Vincent Horn (Buddhist Geek), Robert Spellman (contemplative artist)...

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