Organizing and Chairing Academic Conferences 2016-11-25T22:33:13+00:00

ORGANIZING AND CHAIRING ACADEMIC CONFERENCES

  • Co-organizer of “The 3rd World Conference on Buddhism and Science,” College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakornpathom, Bangkok, Dec. 2010
  • Co-organizer of the “Science and Buddhism” colloquium at the University of Oxford, sponsored by the Physiology Department and the Oriental Institute of the University of Oxford, the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, and the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, March, 2010
  • Co-organizer of the “International Conference on Buddhism and Mind Sciences: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Knowledge,” College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakornpathom, Bangkok, August, 2009
  • Principal Organizer of the Mind and Life Institute conference with H. H. the Dalai Lama, “Attention, Memory and the Mind: A Synergy of Psychological, Neuroscientific and Contemplative Perspectives,” Dharamsala, India, April, 2009
  • Co-organizer of “The International Conference on Buddhism in the Age of Consumerism,” College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Nakhorn Pathom, Thailand, December, 2008
  • Co-organizer of the conference “Awakening Within the Dream: A View of the Illusory Nature of Reality Buddhist and Scientific Perspective,” La Salle Medical University, Mexico City, August, 2008
  • Co-organizer of the conference “Death and Dying: Buddhist and Scientific Perspectives,” La Salle Medical University, Mexico City, August, 2007
  • Co-organizer of “The International Conference on ‘Buddhism and Science’ in Celebration of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Eightieth Birthday,” College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Nakhorn Pathom, Thailand, August, 2007
  • Co-organizer of the conference on “Craving, Suffering, and Choice: Spiritual and Scientific Explorations of Human Experience” with H. H. the Dalai Lama, sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine, November, 2005
  • Co-chaired the panel, with Princeton neuroscientist Jonathan Cohen, on “Attention and Cognitive Control” at the conference Mind & Life XI: Investigating the Mind: Exchanges Between Buddhism and the Biobehavioral Sciences on How the Mind Works, co-sponsored by the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Sept. 13-14, 2003
  • Organizer of the conference on “Nothing in Common: Scientific and Contemplative Views on Nothing,” sponsored by the Infinity Foundation and the Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, May, 2001
  • Organizer of the conference on “Religion and Science” lecture series, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, Winter & Spring, 1999
  • Organizer of the conference on “Life in Traditional Tibet” conference, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, January, 1999
  • Organizer of the conference on “Physics and Tibetan Buddhism” conference, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, January, 1998