August 23-24, 2019: Shenzhen, China
The Interlaken OCT Hotel Shenzhen
Buddhism, Science, and Future
Brian Science and Mental Well-Being
Neuroscience, genetics, artificial intelligence, and other new technologies are expanding the scope of our collective knowledge and revolutionizing our society. These changes further shape our personal and spiritual lives: our happiness, our well-being, our enlightenment. Buddhism’s long advocacy of “technologies of awareness” makes it instinctive to embrace these emerging technologies and incorporating them as an aid to attain greater wisdom.
However, more often than not, these very technologies contribute to increasing levels of stress and anxiety for many in our generation. We envision that mental well-being should be facilitated with cutting-edge technology and principles of mindfulness. This year, Woodenfish Foundation is hosting its third annual Buddhism, Science, and Future conference in Shenzhen to both cultivate the link between mindfulness and technology, and make more accessible the discourse of mental health to Chinese families.
We are honored to convene inspiring entrepreneurs, scholars, buddhist practitioners from around the world to discuss and testify the question:
How can Buddhism and technology work together to advance global mental well-being?
At our previous conferences in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Seattle, we hosted entrepreneurs who developed technology closely linked to fostering good mental health, including wearable stress monitors to regulate stress, VR technology and ZenFlo’s floatation tank to facilitate mindfulness meditation. Along with mindfulness practitioners, Buddhist monks, and scholars, we tackled the concept of consciousness, from a scholastic as well as an experiential viewpoint.
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Conference Details in Chinese
Daisy L. Hung 洪兰
Daisy L. Hong holds a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of California. She is currently the director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience of the Central University, the professor of the Institute of Neuroscience at Yangming University and the moderator of the Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory. Professor Hong has studied and lectured, and devoted herself to the translation of popular science books. She has translated more than 20 books on biotechnology and psychology. Recently, she has felt that education is the foundation of a country, and reading is the foundation of that education. So she has become devoted to the promotion of reading habits.