Through interdisciplinary study of contemplative traditions and contemporary science, CSAS seeks to conduct research that brings understudied Buddhist and Vedic ideas to a broader scientific community. Likewise, we wish to bring the latest ideas in AI, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and regenerative medicine to the attention of Buddhist and Vedic scholars and practitioners. This will enrich both sides: science (improving its application for human flourishing) and contemplative traditions (which have a long history of adaptive value for human well-being and fulfilment that can be integrated with fundamental scientific discoveries).
Tufts University, Boston, United States
August 18-21, 2023