February 19, 2020

Norman Farb on Buddhism and Contemplative Science

In this episode, Sarah Richardson speaks with Norman Farb, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, about teaching contemplative science.

Sarah and Norm talk about the benefits and drawbacks of secularizing Buddhist practices such as mindfulness, and about his use of exercises such as mindfulness and body scanning in his courses.

Resources Mentioned

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s guided mindfulness practices, at https://www.mindfulnesscds.com/

An APS article on the concept of interoception

Ronald Purser’s book, McMindfulness

Zindel Segal and the Mindful Awareness Lab

See show notes at http://teachingbuddhism.net/norman-farb/.

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