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Albert Ellis and the Buddha : rational soul mates? a comparison of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Zen Buddhism
Although religion and psychology are generally conceived of as distinct domains, the theoretical underpinnings of certain psychological theories are inextricably related to religious ideology. This re...
Authentic happiness : using the new positive psychology
Authentichappiness.org is a webpage devoted to the field of positive psychology and is associated with the book Authentic Happiness by psychologist Martin Seligman. The website offers a series ...
Richard J. Davidson
Richard Davidson, an affective neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin and a long time participant in dialogue with the Dalai Lama on Buddhism and neuroscience, received the Award for Distinguis...
Buddhist conceptualization and treatment of anger
From the Buddhist point of view, anger is a form of suffering-because the angry individual suffers as well as his or her victims. In the traditional Buddhist view, suffering is caused by three mental ...
Toward a biochemistry of mind?
In a special edition of the American Journal of Psychiatry, neuroscientists examine mental and emotional states that were previously consider the domain of psychology, religious studies, philos...
Response : passionate about Buddhism : contesting theories of emotion
Do religious traditions produce emotions unique to specific cultural contexts? Answering in the affirmative are variations of constructionism typically associated with postmodernism; answering in the ...
Medtation changes brains
This article on ScienCentral gives a basic overview of the findings of an initial study on mindfulness meditation, the brain, and the immune system conducted at the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison. Re...
Visions of compassion : western scientists and Tibetan Buddhists examine human nature
Visions of Compassion arose out of the 1995 Mind and Life conference entitled "Altruism, Ethics, and and Compassion." The meeting brought together the Dalai Lama with Western neuroscientists, p...
Destructive emotions
This webcast presents some of the latest research findings on the effects of meditation on brain, body, and emotions based on several studies conducted by Richard Davidson, a professor of psychiatry a...
Investigating the mind : exchanges between Buddhism and the biobehavioral sciences on how the mind works
This is the conference website for periodic conferences between the Dalai Lama and Western scientists and philosophers. Content on the site is specific to the latest conference that has taken place. T...
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