Life Worth Living and the Buddhist Tradition
Dr. Matthew Croasmun & Dr. Judson Brewer | 31:56
I'm here today with Dr. Judson Brewer, Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness at the Medical School at the University of Massachusetts. He's also affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. Dr. Brewer was a guest this afternoon at the Life Worth Living seminar here at Yale University. And so we're here today to talk a bit about his research, but even more so to talk about life, about the life worth living. If I may, it's great to be here with you.
Thanks for having me.
So, we were talking about this a little bit between classes and coming over here. But, you know, we've just been in the course spending some time with students talking about the Buddhist tradition and the teachings of the Buddha through many, many centuries. How do you relate to that tradition? Are you a Buddhist? Or do you share Buddhist practices? How do you think about that relationship?