In the list of speakers indicated below, there are well known Buddhist scholars, Christian scholars, Western philosophers, eastern philosophers and scientists. They have been selected in view of their vast experience in intercultural and interdisciplinar dialogues.Zentatsu Richard Baker Roshi
Zentatsu Richard Baker-roshi was second abbot of Zen Center, serving from 1971 until 1983. He was instrumental in the purchase of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and Green Gulch Farm ...Franco Bertossa
Franco Bertossa has been teaching Buddhist meditation and martial arts for thirty years. During these years he used to spend long periods in East countries with famous teachers of meditation, spiritual practice and martial arts ...Michel Bitbol
Michel Bitbol is presently Directeur de recherché at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, in Paris, France. He is based at the Centre de Recherche en Epistemologie Appliquee (CREA) in Paris ...Joan Halifax Roshi
Joan Halifax Roshi is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and author. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, New Mexico ...Nicholas Humphrey
Nicholas Humphrey is a theoretical psychologist. He is school Professor at the London School of Economics and Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research ...Thupten Jinpa
Thupten Jinpa was trained as a monk at the Shartse College of Ganden Monastic University, South India, where he received the Geshe Lharam degree. In addition Jinpa holds B.A. Honors in philosophy ...
Prof. Dr. Pier Luigi Luisi
Prof. Dr. Pier Luigi Luisi has been Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, one of the most prestigious technical universities of Europe, since the early 1980s ...
Brother David Steindl- Rast
David Steindl-Rast was born in Vienna, Austria, where he studied art, anthropology, and psychology, receiving an MA from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and a PhD from the University of Vienna ...Evan Thompson
Evan Thompson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at York University where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Science and the Embodied Mind. He received his B.A. from Amherst College in Asian Studies ...