Mind & Life

Cortland Dahl - Integrating Science and Buddhism

November 19, 2021

CortlandDahl_sq.jpgIn this episode, Wendy speaks with researcher, translator, and Buddhist teacher, Cortland Dahl. Cort's work integrates science, psychology, meditation, and Tibetan Buddhism. This conversation covers many topics, including:

  • how meditation helped with his social anxiety as a young person;
  • benefits and challenges in the dialogue between Buddhism and science;
  • customizing meditation practice in the Healthy Minds app;
  • understanding the diversity of contemplative practice;
  • analytical meditation;
  • meditation as a treatment for mental health problems;
  • transcending the conceptual mind, and loosening concepts of self;
  • seeing the limits of science;
  • looking at well-being through the lens of learning;
  • the key role of social connection;
  • and moving forward with intellectual humility (knowing that we don't know).

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