Senior Tergar Instructor Cortland Dahl Presents Research to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Madison

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Cortland Dahl
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama with Senior Tergar Instructor Cortland Dahl, March 9, 2016, Madison Wisconsin. (Photo courtesy Cortland Dahl.)

His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently visited the University of Wisconsin's Center for Healthy Minds at the invitation of his longtime friend and collaborator, renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson. During his visit, Dr. Davidson and Senior Tergar Instructor Cortland Dahl had the opportunity to spend some time with His Holiness to discuss some important new initiatives that the center is working on. Cortland was also one of five scientists who presented their research to the Dalai Lama and were able to ask important questions about the scientific study of meditation and well-being. Cortland's presentation focused on a scientific model that encapsulates a broad range of meditation practices and attempts to identify their potential impact on the mind, brain, and the way in which they might impact different aspects of well-being.The Dalai Lama also participated in a live-streamed discussion with a talented panel of experts sponsored by The Center for Healthy Minds, entitled “The World We Make.” The goal of the event was to explore ways to cultivate well-being in ourselves, our communities and the world.

HH the Dalai Lama and Richie Davidson
Neuroscientist Richard Davidson greets His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the stage of the Overture Center for the Arts at the start of "The World We Make" panel discussion. (Photo courtesy Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin–Madison.)

HH the Dalai Lama, Cortland Dahl, Richie Davidson, Thupten Jinpa
Cortland Dahl presents recent research into meditation and well-being to His Holiness as Dr. Richard Davidson and translator Thupten Jinpa look on. (Photo courtesy Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison.)

An excerpt from Cortland's presentation to the Dalai Lama. (Image courtesy Cortland Dahl.)

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3 responses on "Senior Tergar Instructor Cortland Dahl Presents Research to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Madison"

  1. Brilliant! Congratulations.
    Might you share your research?

  2. Gosh, what an experience ! Congratulations. I am sure the work you did and presented was fantastic.
    Kelly Turnbull

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