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A Conversation on Addiction with the Dalai Lama

Third Street Center Film Night presents a conversation on Craving, Desire, and Addiction with his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Nora Volkow, MD, Director-National Institute on Drug Abuse. The conference focuses its attention on craving, desire, and addiction, as these are among the most pressing causes of human suffering. By bringing contemplative practitioners and scholars from Buddhist and Christian traditions together with a broad array of scientific researchers in the fields of desire and addiction, hopefully new understandings will arise that may ultimately lead to improved treatment of the root causes of craving and its many manifestations.The latest neuroscience of addiction is discussed as well as the growing understanding of mindfulness practice and other brain training programs as intervention in addiction. We will be taking a group of men from Jaywalker to participate in this streaming event at the Third Street Center. The event begins at 7 PM tonight,…

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