Public Activities 2016-11-25T22:38:31+00:00

PUBLIC ACTIVITIES

Public Services

  • Member of the Advisory Board for the World Happiness Forum, Sydney, Australia, 2007 – present
  • Member of the Advisory Board for InnerKids Foundation, URL: www.innerkids.org, 2004 – present
  • Member of the Senior Advisory Council for the Garrison Institute’s Initiative on Contemplative Education, 2009 – present

Interpreting from Tibetan

  • Interpreter for H. H. the Dalai Lama at the Mind and Life conference “Attention, Memory and the Mind: A Synergy of Psychological, Neuroscientific and Contemplative Perspectives,” Dharamsala, India, April 6 – 10, 2009
  • Interpreter for H. H. the Dalai Lama at the Mind and Life conference “Neuroplasticity,” Dharamsala, India, October 18 – October 22, 2004
  • Interpreter for H. H. the Dalai Lama at t the Mind and Life conference “The Nature of Matter, the Nature of Life,” Dharamsala, India, September 30 – October 4, 2002
  • Interpreter for H. H. the Dalai Lama at the Mind and Life conference “Transformations of Mind, Brain and Emotion: Neurobiological and Bio-Behavioral Research on Meditation” at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, May 21-22, 2001
  • Interpreter and consultant for an NBC Dateline one-hour program on Tibetan medical treatment for metastatic breast cancer that aired January 1, 2001
  • Interpreter and co-organizer of the conference on “Destructive Emotions” with H. H. the Dalai Lama and Western cognitive scientists and philosophers in Dharamsala, March 20-24, 2000
  • Interpreter for H. H. the Dalai Lama for his lecture “The Relevance of Tibetan Medicine Today” presented at the First International Congress on Tibetan Medicine, sponsored by George Washington University Medical Center, in Washington DC, November 7, 1998
  • Discussant and co-interpreter for H. H. the Dalai Lama at the International Symposium on Epistemological Questions in Quantum Physics and Eastern Contemplative Sciences. Sponsored by the Institut für Experimentalphysik, University of Innsbruck, June 15- 22, 1998
  • Interpreter for H. H. the Dalai Lama at the conference “Mind and Life VI: Physics and Buddhism,” Dharamsala, India, Nov. 1997
  • Interpreter for H. H. the Dalai Lama at conference on “Buddhism and Academia,” Stanford University, 1994
  • Interpreter for H. H. the Dalai Lama at the conference “Mind and Life IV: Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying,” Dharamsala, India, 1992
  • Interpreter for H. H. the Dalai Lama at the conference “Mind and Life III: Healing Emotions,” Dharamsala, India, 1990
  • Interpreter for H. H. the Dalai Lama at the conference “Mind and Life II: Transformations of Consciousness,” Newport Beach, California, 1989
  • Interpreter for H. H. the Dalai Lama at “Mind and Life I: Dialogues Between Buddhism and the Cognitive Sciences,” Dharamsala, India, 1987
  • Interpreter for H. H. the Dalai Lama, “Inner Sciences Conference,” Amherst College, 1984
  • Interpreter for H. H. the Dalai Lama, European tour, 1979
  • Interpreter for Tibetan Buddhist scholars and contemplatives throughout Europe and North America, 1975 – present

Public Lectures

  • “A Radically Empirical Approach to the Exploration of Consciousness” at the Science & Nonduality conference “Exploring the Nature of Consciousness,” San Jose, California, Oct. 2015
  • Transforming an unruly mind: A Buddhist Approach” at the Buddhism & Science Symposium V: “The Mind: The Window to our Well-being,” sponsored by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery and the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Oct. 2015
  • “What Constitutes Compelling Evidence and for Whom?” at the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, Boston, October 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8U47ka6szI&index=6&list=PLOafJ4rP1PHyAel4TaBVEvDW3U7d1C2zT
  • “A Critical View of Mindfulness Meditation in Clinical Practice,” Maudsley Hospital, London, December, 2009
  • Three lecture series: “The attention revolution – unlocking the power of the focused mind,” “The mechanics of learning – attention, memory and plasticity” and “Ethics as a foundation for mental wellbeing.” Presented at the conference “Mind and Its Potential,” Sydney, Australia, December, 2009
  • “Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind,” Sydney, Australia, May 2008
  • “The Role of Consciousness in the Natural World: A Buddhist View.” Presented at the seminar “Buddhism, Mind, and Matter,” Rochester, April 26, 2008
  • “The Conscious Universe: Where Buddhism and Physics Converge,” Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, Santa Barbara, California, January, 2008
  • “The Shamatha Project: Unlocking the Power of the focused Mind,” Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, Santa Barbara, California, December, 2007
  • “Dependent Origination in Buddhism and Science,” Jefferson Tibetan Society, Charlottesville, December, 2007
  • “The Four Immeasurables,” Jefferson Tibetan Society, Charlottesville, December, 2006
  • “Dependent Origination in Buddhism and Science, Jefferson Tibetan Society, Charlottesville, December 2006
  • “Toward the First Revolution in the Mind Sciences,” Google Headquarters, Mountain View, California, August, 2006
  • Three lecture-series: “Choosing Reality: Physics, Meditation, and Buddhism,” “Meditation Practice,” and “Ethics, Science, and Meditation,” presented at the Brazilian Conference of Meditation, Curitiba, June, 2005
  • Two-lecture series: “Scientific and Buddhist Views of Energy” and “A Buddhist View of Optimal Mental Health,” Casa Tibet México, Mexico City, January 31-February 1 2005
  • “Buddhism and Physics,” Dehra Dun, India, December 2005
  • Discussant at “The Way of Peace” conference with H.H. the Dalai Lama and Fr. Lawrence Freeman on scripture and imagery in Buddhism and Christianity, Prato, Italy, May, 1999
  • Public Lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, Santa Barbara, California, 1997-present
  • Public Lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism in Switzerland, Germany, England, France, and Italy, 1976-1979