Mind & Life Conference

Conference Program
“Mind and Life: Perspectives from Science and Buddhism”
Organized by
Thousand Stars Foundation
Center for Ethics of Science and Technology
29-30 August 2008
Room 210, Mahachula Building, Chulalongkorn University

Friday, 29 August

8.15-8.40 Registration
8.40-8.45 Opening
8.45-10.00 Special Lecture on “Five Skandas and Cognitive Science” Prof. Charas Suwanwela (neurologist)
10.00-10.30 Break
10.30-10.45 Report on Activities of the Thousand Stars Foundation
10.45-12.00 “Mind, Life and the Cosmos” Prof. Prasarn Tangjai (philosopher, cosmic scientist)
12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Roundtable Discussion: “Mind, Body and the Self in Science and Buddhism” Panellists: Dr. Vudhipong Priebjariyavat (economist), Prof. Somparn Promta (Buddhist scholar), Prof. Anand Srikiatkajorn (neurologist)
Moderator: Dr. Soraj Hongladarom
15.00-15.30 Break
15.30-16.30 Roundtable Discussion (contd.)

Saturday, 30 August

9.00-10.15 “Mind, Consciousness and Buddhism” Danai Chanchaochai (Writer and Publisher)
10.15-10.45 Break
10.45-11.45 “Mind in Indian Philosophy” Dr. Prapod Assavavirulhakarn (Scholar of Sanskrit and Mahayana Buddhism)
11.45-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.30 “The Japanese Mind as Reflected in the Use of Honorifics” Prof. Sachiko Ide (Linguist)
14.30-15.00 Break
15.00-16.00 “Mind and Life in Chinese Buddhism” Setthapong Jongsanguan (Scholar of Chinese Buddhism)
16.00-17.00 “Mind, Life and Death: The View from Tibet” Krisadawan Hongladarom and Meu Yondan
17.00-17.30 Dance for Awakening and Inner Knowledge. Thanapol Virulhakul (Dancer)

18.30-20.00 Reception in Honor of Prof. Sachiko Ide

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