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This seminal series was recorded during a 2-day colloquium on Buddhism and Science at Oxford University involving leading scientists, philosophers, Buddhist scholars and Buddhist practitioners in deep debate on the perceived convergence of modern science (relativity theory, quantum mechanics, systems biology, cognitive psychology, clinical science) with some of the traditional ideas of Buddhism (anti-metaphysical stance, interdependence, emptiness, no-self). Organised by Vesna Wallace (Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies at Oxford), Denis Noble (Emeritus Professor of Physiology) and Alan Wallace (Director of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies), there are 12 30-minute recordings. The debates are lively and critical. Scroll down to click on the other videos in this series. 


1. Is there a Buddhist science?

2. Relativity and emptiness

3. Systems Biology and relativity

4. Systems Biology and no-self

5. Towards a 3-dimensional science of the mind

6. Mindfulness in Clinical Psychology

7. Cognitivism and Buddhist psychology

8. Interdependence: from classical causality to quantum entanglement.

9. General discussion

10. Response

11. Closing discussion

12. Conversation with Stephen Batchelor