Research Projects at OSU

Recent OSU research on topics related to contemplative studies includes work on the factors influencing the effectiveness of meditation techniques, research on the precursors of compassionate behavior, work looking at the intersections between Buddhist philosophy and scientific methods, work on the links between yoga and environmental issues, and research on the psychological basis of Buddhist explanations for karma.  "Mindfulness for Distracted Writers", Article by Vicki Tolar Burton, PhD, WIC Director  

"Buddhist Basics" Video:  James Blumenthal, PhD

Published on Jun 19, 2013

JUNE 2013: Summer Lecture Series
Introduction to Tibetan Philosophy and Culture
Lectures by Maitripa College faculty and staff on favorite subjects.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXhGWEVWcqc   "Buddhism and Social Cognition"  Video:  John Edwards, PhD
Published on Nov 22, 2013

From the 2013 Maitripa College Buddhism & Science Symposium: THE GREAT HEART: Concentration & Attention, Wisdom & Knowledge, Compassion & Altruism

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wufztGvSn1I

 

"Psychological Models of Attention"  Video:  John Edwards, PhD 

Published on Nov 22, 2013

From the 2013 Maitripa College Buddhism & Science Symposium: THE GREAT HEART: Concentration & Attention, Wisdom & Knowledge, Compassion & Altruism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD327M0lxqc