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Guest Speaker - "Your Brain on Dharma" - Stephen Lloyd-Moffett

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Recent advances in neuroscience is changing how we think about spirituality and the brain, including conceptions of self and reality that have long been central to Buddhism.  This talk explores some potential implications of the latest neuroimaging studies as well as the technical and philosophical challenges presented by this emerging field.

Bio: Stephen Lloyd-Moffett is a professor of comparative religion at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  His early research looked at the ascetic traditions in early Hinduism and early Christianity, but he has published on religion in modern Greece, the spiritual life of Cesar Chavez, the reception of Islam in America, and the spirituality of wine.  His current research looks at the promise of neuroimaging for examining mystical spiritual experience induced by traditional asceticism, psychedelics, or psychosis.  He is also the founder of a local gathering center called the Lavra, a winemaker and columnist for the SLO Tribune.

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  • Meeting ID:599 251 806
  • Password: WHS

Sunday, November 7, 2021, 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM
Hybrid - WHSMC and Zoom
6615 Bay Laurel Pl.
Avila Beach, CA  93424

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