Mind and Life XIII: Investigating the Mind 2005
The Science and Clinical Applications of Meditation
DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC
November 8 – 10, 2005
Speakers and Panelists at “Investigating the Mind 2003” at MIT in Cambridge, MA.
This latest Mind and Life public meeting “Investigating the Mind 2005: The Science and Clinical Applications of Meditation” builds on the growing interest in meditation within modern medicine and biomedical science that has arisen over the past thirty years and further explores the emerging clinical opportunities. Meditation is becoming Mainstream in Western Medicine and Society.
Applications of meditation are now common in the treatment of stress, pain, and a range of chronic diseases in both medicine and psychiatry, and some approaches are currently the subject of NIH-supported clinical trials and research studies. At the same time, the power of our non-invasive technologies have made it possible to investigate the nature of cognition and emotion in the brain as never before, and to begin to explore the interfaces between mind, brain, and body, and the implications of particular forms of meditative practices for modulating and regulating biol