John Dunne: Consciousness in Buddhist Theory and Practice: A Comparative Perspective

John Dunne, PhD. | 1. August 2022 to 5. August

We are extremely pleased to welcome one of the world's foremost experts in the study of contemplative practice, Tibetan Buddhism and Philosophy. John Dunne will be joining us in Gomde for an exciting week of teachings, which you'll be able to join online. 

About the course:

This week we will explore the notion of reflexive awareness (Skt, svasaṃvitti; Tib.,
rang rig) and its relationship to consciousness in Buddhist theory and practice. We will then turn
to parallel accounts in Western phenomenology and cognitive science, with special attention to
the role that reflexive awareness may play in theories about minimal conscious experience.


Mo- Fr

10-11:30 am
15 min break
30 min Q and A

End between 12:15 and 12:30 pm

Monday afternoon no program

Tuesday afternoon 
No program

Wednesday and Thursday afternoon 
Guest lecture

Friday program ends 12:30

(find your time zone)

Here is your Zoom link that enables you to join any of the live sessions via Zoom:

Die Kurssprache ist Englisch. 

John Dunne

John D. Dunne (PhD 1999, Harvard University)  holds the Distinguished Chair in Contemplative Humanities, an endowed position created through the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  He also holds a co-appointment in the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, where he currently serves as department chair. 

John Dunne's work focuses on Buddhist philosophy and contemplative practice, especially in dialog with Cognitive Science and Psychology. His publications appear in venues ranging across both the Humanities and the Sciences, and they include works on Buddhist philosophy, contemplative practice and their interpretation within scientific, philosophical and cultural contexts.  

John Dunne speaks in both academic and public contexts, and he occasionally teaches for Buddhist communities, including Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe. In addition to serving as a faculty member for the Center for Healthy Minds, he is a Fellow and former Board member of the Mind and Life Institute and an academic adviser for the Rangjung Yeshe Institute.

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