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Illuminating Consciousness: Merging Buddhist Insights with Scientific Inquiry

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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A Science & Wisdom LIVE event at Jamyang London Buddhist Centre with Dr. Elena Antonova, Yangten Rinpoche and Geshe Kelsang Wangmo

About the Event: Discover the Mysteries of the Mind: A Unique Dialogue Between Buddhism and Science

Join us for an extraordinary evening at the Centre where ancient wisdom meets modern inquiry. An event that bridges the profound insights of Buddhism with the explorative nature of scientific thought. Delve into the world of deep meditative states, subtle consciousness, and the clear-light mind as explained in Buddhist philosophy.

The discussion will extend to the significance of understanding the nature of consciousness from a Buddhist viewpoint and its interrelation with scientific perspectives. The dialogue will further explore the intriguing connections between the mind and the brain, as seen through the lenses of both Buddhism and neuroscience.


19:00 – 20:30 A dialogue with Yangten Rinpoche & Dr Elena Antonova
Q&A There will be time for a Q&A with the speakers!
Geshe Kelsang Wangmo, an experienced interpreter and scholar, will be translating Rinpoche’s insights from Tibetan to English, making the profound teachings accessible to all attendees.

About the Speakers:

Yangten Rinpoche

Born in the Kham region of Tibet, Yangten Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of his predecessor at the age of 10. An alumnus of the illustrious Sera Monastery, he graduated with the highest possible degree of Lharampa Geshe before completing his studies at Gyuto Tantric College.

Since 2008, at the personal behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Yangten Rinpoche has been working at the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in various capacities. Click here to read Rinpoche’s full bio.

Prof. Elena Antonova

Dr. Elena Antonova is one of the advisors of Science & Wisdom LIVE, and she was a keynote speaker at our launch event in November 2011 on “Destructive Emotions & Distorted Perceptions”.

Elena is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Brunel University London and a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London.

After completing her BSc in Psychology at University College London and her PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the IoPPN, she held a number of postdoctoral research positions and was awarded the Templeton Positive Neuroscience Award, following which she joined the IoPPN as a Lecturer in Psychology.

Dr. Antonova is the author of numerous scientific publications on the effect of long-term meditation practice. Her research highlights the positive impact of meditation on mental health and wellbeing, as well as its role in managing and preventing mental disorders.

She has been actively involved in the Mind & Life Institute and Mind & Life Europe, promoting interdisciplinary scientific research into the effects of contemplative practices. In 2017, she was elected a Mind & Life Research Fellow for her contribution to contemplative science.

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January 17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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London, London SE11 4NA United Kingdom
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