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What You'll Learn:
Consider the shifting sense of self we experience in waking, dreaming, and deep sleep
Find out why focusing on the brain doesn’t tell the full story of the phenomenon of meditation
Contemplate a way of being in which the world is brought forth and enacted through our imaginative perception
Dr. Evan Thompson
Evan Thompson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and the author of Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy. His research interests include cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and cross-cultural philosophy, especially Buddhist philosophy in dialogue with Western philosophy and science. He divides his time between Vancouver and the Slocan Valley, BC, and his personal interests include the study and practice of taijiquan.
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Dr. Aaron Snyder
Aaron Snyder became a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974, and has been a teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition for thirty-five years. Dr. Snyder was a personal attendant to Trungpa Rinpoche, and is now a personal physician to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and his family.