Kim Penberthy PhD-discussant: NUS Depart of Psychology-online workshop, “Bridging Esoteric Vajrayana Buddhism Practices With Science to Enhance Human Cognition”

March 24, 2021 by School of Medicine Webmaster   |   Leave a Comment

March 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – March 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am
National University of Singapore Depart. of Psychology

National University of Singapore Depart. of Psychology is hosting an online workshop: “Bridging Esoteric Vajrayana Buddhism Practices With Science to Enhance Human Cognition”

The workshop brings together psychologists, neuroscientists, and medical scientists together with Vajrayana scholars and practitioners to examine the effects of mind-body practices of Vajrayana—the Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist tradition on enhancing human cognition and creativity.

The online conference takes place: 16 March 2021 – 4 April 2021

March 28: from 5 pm – 8 pm

7:00 – 7:45 pm:  Risks associated with advanced Vajrayana practices and their medical applications

Panel discussants:  Jennifer Kim Penberthy (University of Virginia), Laurence Kirmayer (McGill University), Alexander Levitov (East Virginia Medical School)

Based on the pre-recorded talks, the panel will discuss scientific research on creativity and the ways Vajrayana practices can contribute to understanding creativity concepts in general and the main meditation techniques currently under study.

Please click for the detailed program HERE and register your attendance HERE.

The format is both asynchronous (from March 16–26, 2021) and synchronous (live sessions via Zoom on March 26-28, April 2-4, 2021):

  • Virtual Workshop: All talks will be recorded in advance and be made available from March 16, 2021 until March 26, 2021.
  • Live Sessions: There will be a number of panels, related to the recorded talks, each with an assigned timeslot for live discussion in real-time during March 26-28, and April 2-4, 2021.

Please note: All times are in EST. Due to speakers and participants joining us internationally, the organizers understand
that online session times may not be suitable for everyone. They will be recorded and uploaded on the
website for future viewings.



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