Buddhism and Science: Body, Breath, and Mind Online Course by Wisdom Academy
The online course presented by Wisdom Publications, “Buddhism and Science: Body, Breath, and Mind” was recorded live during the 2020 Serenity Ridge Dialogues online summit and published by Wisdom Academy. The course consists of 9 lessons that cover topics related to the broad themes of body, breath, and mind with a diverse faculty including contemplatives, scientists, and scholars. The course can be enrolled in for $247 via Wisdom Academy.
Michael frames the course with a talk, “Historical Contexts of the Buddhism & Science Dialogue.” This introductory talk discusses the history of the Buddhism and science encounter from early modern encounters through late 19th to early 20 century encounters that were formative to the current Buddhism and science dialogue. Early scientific studies of meditation and trends in contemplative research are overviewed. The contemporary dialogues, including the Mind & Life Dialogues with the Dalai Lama and the Serenity Ridge Dialogues with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche are discussed for context. The talk presents currents in the contemplative sciences over the past two decades and concludes with reflections about what is on the horizon of possibilities for the Buddhism and science dialogue.