Episode Description:David Vago, is an instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, and 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.
In this episode, David 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 supportive atmosphere.
- Mind and Life Institute
- The Dark Night Project
- Mapping the Mindful Brain
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Thursday, August 02, 2012
Buddhist Geeks 262: The Emerging Science of Mindfulness Meditation w/ David Vago
Mindfulness practice has become entirely mainstream in the last 20 years or so, and now we are doing the research to see how and why it works. David Vago, this week's guest on Buddhist Geeks with Vince Horn, is one of the leaders in that research as an instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, and as past Senior Research Coordinator for the Mind & Life Institute (co-founded by the Dalai Lama).