The Mind's Own Physician. Twenty-one Buddhist yogis have been tested in Davidson’s lab. Dr. Richard Davidson. In 1992 Professor Richard Davidson, one of the world's leading neuroscientists, met the Dalai Lama, who encouraged him to apply the same rigorous methods he used to study depression and anxiety to the study of compassion and kindness, those qualities cultivated by Tibetan meditation … The Dalai Lama encouraged Davidson to use modern scientific techniques to understand meditation’s impact on the human brain. But the Dalai Lama and brain scientists have more in common than you might expect. Richard Davidson had been studying the brain for more than a decade when he was asked a question that quite literally changed his life. Richard Davidson, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin, is one of … In Washington, DC, the Dalai Lama met with Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of "Full Catastrophe Living," Richard Davidson, and other leading meditation researchers to explore the intersection between ancient meditation techniques and modern neuroscience. He meditates every day and believes that it’s a discipline that promotes neuroplasticity. In "The Dalai Lama -- Scientist", the Dalai Lama tells the unknown story, in his own words, of his lifelong journey into the world of science and technology, and how the world has changed as a result. The Dalai Lama received support for that assertion from American neuroscientist Richard Davidson. ... Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, asked the neuroscientist in 1992. This message of hope is front and center in the Dalai Lama’s recent video conversation with Dan Harris, ABC News anchor and co-founder of Ten Percent Happier, and Richard Davidson, University of Wisconsin–Madison professor and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds. Also, Richard J. Davidson is a good friend of the current Dalai Lama and a student of meditation. With Richard Davidson, Emma Seppala, John Osborne, Deborah Alagna. Unusual for a religious figure, the Dalai Lama has become “a major scientific figure,” Harris noted. “We are human beings. Below, we explain Davidson’s keys to human well-being. Our founder is best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain. Por seu lado, Richard Davidson, tem aprendido com Dalai Lama técnicas de meditação própria. Here he explains how brain images are displayed to the Dalai Lama, who has long advocated the scientific study of meditation. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought-after expert and speaker, leading conversations on well-being on international stages such as the World Economic Forum, where he serves on the Global Council on Mental Health. Edited by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Richard J. Davidson; with Zara Houshman. Directed by Phie Ambo. "Free the Mind," which opens Wednesday, is a film about the Dalai Lama's good friend, UW professor Richard J. Davidson, and his pioneering work on the beneficial effects of long-term meditation at the UW's Center for Investigating Healthy Minds. “The basis of a healthy brain is goodness, and you can train it.”-Richard J. Davidson- Esta ligação tem causado controvérsia, com alguns cientistas a criticarem Davidson por estar muito perto de alguém com um interesse no resultado de suas pesquisas e outros, alegando que ela representa uma mistura inadequada de fé e ciência. With extensive, rare, and never before seen footage, this film tells the very human story of the Dalai Lama … Photo by Jeff Miller, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Dalai Lama is here to give a speech titled "The Neuroscience of Meditation."