Meditating Selflessly, The Brain & Practical Conflict Resolution - Wed, Feb 9, 3pm

WED., FEB. 9, 2011
3:00-4:15 P.M.

James Austin, M.D., Courtesy Professor of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine
Professor Emeritus, University of
Oregon & University of Colorado
U.F. Levin College of Law
Room 359 Holland Hall

Sponsored by the Institute for Dispute Resolution and
the Initiative on Mindfulness in Law and Dispute Resolution
 University of Florida Levin College of Law.

James Austin has spent most of his years as an academic neurologist.  During a sabbatical  in Kyoto, Japan he began Zen meditation training with an English-speaking Zen master, Kobori-Roshi, in 1974.

He maintains a keen interest in the experimental designs and findings of investigators who study meditation, insight, and related states of consciousness. His early research background includes publications in clinical neurology, neuropathology, neurochemistry, and neuropharmacology. Dr. Austin is the author or co-author of more than 140 professional publications, three of which are books dealing with meditation and the brain, all published by MIT press:  Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness (1998); Zen-Brain Reflections: Reviewing Recent Development in Meditation and States of Consciousness (2006).  and his forthcoming Meditating Selflessly: The Meditative Transformations of Consciousness (2011).

Dr. Austinís presentation will draw principally on his article, "How does Meditation Train Attention?"  The Insight Journal, Summer 2009, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies,

This event is primarily for students in Professor Leonard Riskinís Tools of Awareness for Lawyers course, but others are welcome.


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