Kilung Rinpoche + Gyorgy Buzsaki: Is Reincarnation a Buddhist Time Machine?
Where: Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St.
212-620-5000 Price: $20
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How does the Buddhist concept of reincarnation counter Western concepts of time? Does enlightenment bring clarity to merge past, present, and future? Reincarnate lama Kilung Rinpoche explores time’s many meanings in Buddhism with neuroscientist György Buzsáki. Together, they will discuss the brain’s interpretation of time through their varied lenses.
A book signing including The Relaxed Mind: A Seven-Step Method for Deepening Meditation Practice and Rhythms of the Brain will follow the program.
HE Dza Kilung Rinpoche, a beloved Tibetan Buddhist teacher, grew up in East Tibet. He is considered the fifth reincarnation of HH Jigme Ngotsar Gyatso, who was one of the four principal disciples of Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa, the great 18th-century Nyingma Dzogchen teacher. In 1993, Kilung Rinpoche’s short pilgrimage to sacred Buddhist sites in India was unexpectedly prolonged by an invitation to teach in the United States. Nowadays, in addition to leading Kilung Monastery in his homeland of Dzachuka, East Tibet, Kilung Rinpoche teaches all over the world and has gathered a community on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle, where he lives for part of the year. His book, The Relaxed Mind, is the product of many years of working closely with students outside Tibet.
György Buzsáki is the Biggs Professor of Neuroscience at New York University. His main focus is “neural syntax,” i.e., how segmentation of neural information is organized by the numerous brain rhythms to support cognitive functions. He is among the top one percent most-cited neuroscientists, a member of the National Academy of Sciences USA, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and he sits on the editorial boards of several leading neuroscience journals, including Science and Neuron, honoris causa at Université Aix-Marseille, France and University of Kaposvar, Hungary. He is a co-recipient of the 2011 Brain Prize. His book, Rhythms of the Brain, was published by Oxford University Press in 2006.Buy tickets/get more info now