On 21st of Feb 2014, the Rubin Museum in New York, US has organized a dialogue between His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and neuroscientist Prof. Zoran Josipovic. At 7pm Tim McHenry, the Director Public Programs & Performance, Rubin Museum introduced His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and Prof. Zoran Josipovic to the public and invited them on the stage for the talk.
Prof. Zoran asked some questions regarding how important is the practice of loving kindness and compassion in this modern world, and how it would relate loving kindness in terms of modern neuroscience. His Holiness responded in detail based on Buddhist ideas and how our mind functions with our brain and physical body. Our mind is very powerful and with the help of our mind we can use our brain for the welfare of all living beings. All phenomena come into existence because of causes and conditions and all this comes first from our mind. Therefore His Holiness emphasized on calm abiding of our mind, which is the basis of all the activities. Hence we should always take care of our mind just like our body need to be cared, our mind also requires special care. Holiness gave an example of how to practice loving kindness and compassion and and how it benefits all living beings.
At the end of the talk, there were questions and answers from the audience as well and there was a good interaction during the course of talk.