[ncnculture] 2 Free Webcast Dalai Lama Seeds of Compassion & Mind and Life XVI, Investigating the Mind-Body Connection

Letecia Layson letecia at seizethemagic.com
Sat Apr 12 01:55:37 UTC 2008

Hey all, I thought some of you might be interested....

Started this morning.

Check here to connect via the web 


It's a conference on compassion.

Here is the info on the second one....

Dear Letecia,

I am delighted to announce that our upcoming meeting, Mind and Life 
XVI, Investigating the Mind-Body Connection: The Science and Clinical 
Applications of Meditation, which will be held at Mayo Clinic 
Rochester, will be available via live webcast on April 16, 2008. The 
webcast can be accessed at:


(Please Note: The webcast will be available at the above URL from 
9:00 AM  CDT when the conference begins, until 4:00 PM CDT when the 
conference ends. The web URL will be not be active until 9:00 AM on 
April 16, 2008.)

As you may know, this is a private meeting and seating is extremely 
limited, so we are very grateful to Mayo Clinic Rochester for 
providing this webcast service to the public.Mind and Life XVI 
convenes the Dalai Lama, scientists, clinicians, other 
contemplatives, and an audience of Mayo Clinic professionals to 
review the current science and clinical applications of meditation 
and to identify new lines of research on and clinical applications of 
contemplative practices such as meditation within medicine. New 
scientific studies are beginning to show that meditation may have 
specific beneficial effects for helping patients cope with certain 
diseases and the stress associated with them, particularly chronic 
diseases; and that biological processes underlying some of these 
diseases may be effected in beneficial ways by the practice of meditation.

Talks during the morning session will include:
    * A Contemplative Approach to Human Flourishing: the Short and 
Long-Term Effects of Mental Training with contemplative Matthieu Ricard, Ph.D.
    * Reflections on the Origination, Development, and Scope of 
    *      Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programs in Mainstream Medicine 
with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
    * Mind-Brain-Body Interaction and Meditation with Richard J. 
Davidson, Ph.D.
    * Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs for Patients and 
Families Living with Cancer: Overview of a Program of Research with 
Linda Carlson, Ph.D.
    * Compassionate and Mindful End-of-Life Care: A 
Relational-Contemplative Approach for Clinicians with Roshi Joan 
Halifax, Ph.D.

The morning session will be moderated by Mind and Life board member 
and best-selling author Daniel Goleman, Ph.D.
The afternoon session will include His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 
remarks on compassion in medicine, a panel discussion among His 
Holiness, Glenn S. Forbes, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic Rochester, Nisha 
Minek, M.D., and Amit Sood, M.D. of Mayo Clinic Rochester, Daniel 
Goleman, Ph.D., and Geshe Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., to discuss the broad 
range of subjects covered in the morning session, and questions from 
the Mayo Clinic audience.

Mind and Life XVI will be a remarkable opportunity to share the 
fruits of ongoing scientific investigations, inspired and promoted by 
over twenty years of Mind and Life dialogues between contemplatives 
and scientists, and to begin a conversation on these investigations 
and their relevance for future science and clinical practice with a 
community of the nation's leading physicians and 
physician-scientists. The Mayo Clinic is an organization of 
nationwide scope and global reputation in medical research, clinical 
practice and education. Finding new and better ways of providing 
health care is a part of Mayo's mission. With this meeting, Mind and 
Life Institute brings together leading scientists and health care 
professionals with contemplatives and His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 
the service of forwarding that mission.

For More Information
Complete information about this meeting can be found in the 
Investigating the Mind-Body Connection program brochure PDF available 
for download 

Warmest regards,

Adam Engle
Chairman & CEO

"...From the Love of Power to the Power of Love"
Waking the Global Heart - Anodea Judith

"To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart."
- Pearl S. Buck

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
-Eleanor Roosevelt
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