Meditation for Scientists

Session ID#: 86693

Session Description:
In scientific research we engage our minds to explore the world, uncovering natural law through observation, logic, rational thinking, and creativity.   Meditation involves the practice of another, crucial skill that has no real analogue in our western educational system, namely the training of the mind to be still.   The creation of such mental stillness is found to provide a source of rest, nourishment, and refreshment, as well as of objectivity. 

In this workshop, two established scientists who are also long-time meditators present their view that the practice of meditation is potentially of great benefit to scientists in our work as well as in our lives.   The workshop will include a practical introduction to meditation, as well as a discussion with the presenters regarding their experience.

Submitter:  Jonathan M Lilly, Theiss Research, La Jolla, CA, United States
Onsite Contact:  Jonathan M Lilly, NorthWest Research Associates, Redmond, WA, United States
Presenters:  Jonathan M Lilly, NorthWest Research Associates, Redmond, WA, United States and Stephen Matthew Griffies, NOAA Geop Fluid Dynamics Lab, Princeton, NJ, United States

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