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From the Mind to the Matrix | Science & Wisdom LIVE

September 29, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From the Mind to the Matrix:
Exploring Neuroplasticity, Attachment, and Consciousness through Buddhism and Neuroscience


with Dr. Robin Nusslock & Geshe Tenzin Namdak

This dialogue is a collaboration between Jamyang London Buddhist CentreScience & Wisdom LIVE and Affective & Clinical Neuroscience Lab at Northwestern University.

About the Event

We’re thrilled to announce our upcoming event, “From the Mind to the Matrix: Exploring Neuroplasticity, Attachment, and Consciousness through Buddhism & Neuroscience”, part of our Science and Wisdom LIVE series. This unique dialogue promises an insightful exploration of the intersections and divergences between Tibetan Buddhism and neuroscience, bringing together two acclaimed experts from these fascinating disciplines.

Join us as Buddhist scholar Geshe Tenzin Namdak and neuroscientist Dr. Robin Nusslock take us on a journey through the neuroscience of attachment, craving, and addiction, the concept of ‘self’, neuroplasticity, and meditation. Be a part of this engaging conversation which aims to unravel the complex nature of consciousness, while highlighting how dialogue between science and Buddhism can enrich both scientists and practitioners. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the intriguing confluence of ancient wisdom and modern science.

Themes we will explore:

  • The Neuro-Psychology of Attachment, Craving, and Addiction
  • Interdependence & Neuroscience: The ‘Self’ as an Emergent Property
  • Neuroplasticity, Meditation, and Wellbeing as a Skill
  • A Mutual Enrichment: An exploration of where Science & Buddhism converge
  • Where Science & Buddhism Diverge: Consciousness and Subjective Experience


  • 1 hour: Dialogue with Dr. Robin Nusslock & Geshe Tenzin Namdak.
  • 45 mins: Q&A and discussion with the floor.

About the Dialogue

Join us in an enlightening and insightful dialogue between Geshe Tenzin Namdak, an accomplished Buddhist scholar, and Dr. Robin Nusslock, a renowned neuroscientist. As they come together on one platform, they will explore the intriguing intersections and divergences of Tibetan Buddhism and neuroscience.

The dialogue will illuminate not only the scientific aspects of the mind but also the profound wisdom hidden in ancient Buddhist teachings. We invite you to be a part of this enthralling conversation that will delve deep into understanding our conscious experience, the neuro-psychology of attachment, craving, addiction, and the fascinating concept of ‘self’ emerging from interdependent systems of the mind.

The discourse promises to create a rare and harmonious bridge between scientific exploration and spiritual wisdom. It is designed to enrich scientists with the profound depth of Buddhist philosophy and practitioners with the rigor of scientific methodology. The dialogue is sure to provide a transformative perspective on both realms.

How to join?

Register on Science & Wisdom LIVE website


September 29, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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