Mind Science Academy Conference. Reality Is Not As It Appears: A Joint Investigation between East and West.

We are pleased to announce that on September 18 and 19, 2021 there will be held at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa the Mind Science Academy Conference entitled Reality Is Not What It Appears: A Joint Investigation between East and West.

This event is organized by Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in collaboration with the University of Pisa, under the patronage of the Italian Buddhist Union and the Region of Tuscany. During the conference, representatives of the Gaden Phodrang Foundation of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will speak via live streaming.

Mind Science Academy (MSA) is a project initiated by Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa at the behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his visit to Pomaia in 2014. MSA aims to promote a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the mind and the emotions by bringing together the methods, tools and knowledge from various Western scientific disciplines (biophysics, neuroscience, psychology, psychophysiology, philosophy of mind, and so on) and the enormous wealth of wisdom accumulated over more than 2,500 years in the Buddhist tradition through first-person analysis of the mind and its processes by means of introspection, concentration, meditation and mindfulness.

MSA seeks to promote true inner peace in the world by exploring and sharing knowledge of the mind and emotions with the wider public, using opportunities for open dialogue and exchange between the Buddhist sciences of mind and the various disciplines of Western academia.

Speakers: Michel Bitbol (emeritus researcher at CNRS/Ecole Normale Supérieure), Ven. Olivier Rossi (Sangha Onlus, FPMT), Prof. Angelo Gemignani (University of Pisa), Prof. Bruno Neri (University of Pisa), Fabrizio Pallotti (Italian translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama).
ModeratorFilippo Scianna (President of the Italian Buddhist Union)