May 3, 2011 – A recent symposium on campus about Buddhism and neuroscience included a roster of UCLA researchers. Among the participants was longtime student of the brain and Buddhist spirituality, research psychologist Lobsang Rapgay.
Rapgay is the director of the Clinical Training program for Mental Health Professionals at the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He spoke with the Daily Bruin's Alex Chen about his life as a former monk and deputy secretary for His Holiness the Dalai Lama as well as how Buddhist concepts are being applied to neuroscience research. [2:12]