SCHOLARLY JOURNAL ARTICLES

Scholarly Journal Articles on Buddhism and Science

  • Exploring the Nature of Consciousness,Interalia Magazine: An online magazine dedicated to the interactions between the arts, sciences and consciousness, May 2015
  • “Effects of a 9-Day Shamatha Buddhist Meditation Retreat on Attention, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in Participants with a Broad Range of Meditation Experience.” Elisa H. Kozasa & Shirley S. Lacerda & Carolina Menezes & B. Alan Wallace & João Radvany & Luiz E. A. M. Mello & João R. Sato (2015) Mindfulness, DOI 10.1007/s12671-015-0385-8
  • “Self-Reported Mindfulness and Cortisol During a Shamatha Meditation Retreat,” Tonya L. Jacobs, Phillip R. Shaver, Elissa S. Epel, Anthony P. Zanesco, Stephen R. Aichele, David A. Bridwell, Erika L. Rosenberg, Brandon G. King, Katherine A. MacLean, Baljinder K. Sahdra, Margaret E. Kemeny, Emilio Ferrer, B. Alan Wallace, and Clifford D. Saron, Health Psychology. Online First Publication, March 25, 2013. doi: 10.1037/a0031362
  • “Intensive Training Induces Longitudinal Changes in Meditation State-related EEG Oscillatory Activity” Manish Saggar, Brandon G. King, Anthony P. Zanesco, Katherine A. MacLean, Stephen R. Aichele, Tonya L. Jacobs, David A. Bridwell, Phillip R. Shaver, Erika L. Rosenberg, Baljinder K. Sahdra, Emilio Ferrer, Akaysha C. Tang, George R. Mangun, B. Alan Wallace, Risto Miikkulainen and Clifford D. Saron, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6:256. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00256, Accepted: 23 Aug 2012.
  • “Contemplative/Emotion Training Reduces Negative Emotional Behavior and Promotes Prosocial Responses,” Margaret Kemeny, Jim Cavanagh, Phillip Shaver, Paul Ekman, Erika Rosenberg, Carol Foltz, Patricia Jennings, Janine Giese-Davis, and B. Alan Wallace, Emotion. 2012 Apr;12(2):338-50. Epub 2011 Dec 12.
  • “Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity Q1, and psychological mediators,” Tonya L. Jacobs, Elissa S. Epel, Jue Lin, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Owen M. Wolkowitz, David A. Bridwell, Anthony P. Zanesco, Stephen R. Aichele, Baljinder K. Sahdra, Katherine A. MacLean, Brandon G. King, Phillip R. Shaver, Erika L. Rosenberg, Emilio Ferrer, B. Alan Wallace, and Clifford D. Saron, Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2011 Jun;36(5):664-81. Epub 2010 Oct 29.
  • “Enhanced Response Inhibition During Intensive Meditation Training Predicts Improvements in Self-Reported Adaptive Socio-Emotional Functioning,” Baljinder K. Sahdra, Katherine A. MacLean, Emilio Ferrer, Phillip R. Shaver, Erika L. Rosenberg, Tonya L. Jacobs, Anthony P. Zanesco, Brandon G. King, Stephen R. Aichele, David A. Bridwell, George R. Mangun, Shiri Lavy, B. Alan Wallace, and Clifford D. Saron, Emotion. 2011 Apr;11(2):299-312.
  • “Intensive meditation training leads to improvements in perceptual discrimination and sustained attention.” Katherine A. MacLean, Emilio Ferrer, Stephen R. Aichele, David A. Bridwell, Anthony P. Zanesco, Tonya L. Jacobs, Brandon G. King, Erika L. Rosenberg, Baljinder K. Sahdra, Phillip R. Shaver, B. Alan Wallace, George R. Mangun and Clifford D. Saron. Psychological Science, 21 (6) 2010: 829-839 Online version: http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2010/05/11/0956797610371339
  • “Mental Balance and Well-Being: Building Bridges between Buddhism and Western Psychology.” Co-authored with Shauna Shapiro. In American Psychologist, October 2006, Vol. l61, No. 7: 690-701
  • “Choice of Perspectives: Science limited in explanations ” In Science & Theology, January 2006
  • “The Intersubjective Worlds of Science and Religion” published in Science, Religion, and the Human Experience. James Proctor, ed., New York: Oxford University Press 2005
  • “Buddhist and Psychological Perspectives on Emotions and Well-Being.” Co-authored with Paul Ekman, Richard J. Davidson, and Matthieu Ricard. In Current Directions in Psychology, 2005, Vol. 14, No. 2: 59-63
  • “The Scientific and Contemplative Exploration of Consciousness.” In Leonardo Electronic Almanac, 2003
  • “The Scientific Frontier of the Inner Spirit.” Network: The Scientific and Medical Network Review, December 2002, No. 80: 18-19
  • “The Potential of Emptiness: Vacuum States in Physics and Consciousness.” Network: The Scientific and Medical Network Review, December 2001, No. 77: 21-25

Scholarly Journal Articles on Buddhism

  • “A Buddhist View of Free Will: Beyond Determinism and Indeterminism.” In Journal of Consciousness Studies, 18, No. 3-4, 2011: 217-33
  • “A Science of Consciousness: Buddhism (1), the Modern West (0).” In The Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies. Third series, Number 4, Fall 2002: 15-31
  • “Intersubjectivity in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism.” In Journal of Consciousness Studies, 8, No. 5-7, 2001: 209-30
  • “The Potential of Emptiness: Vacuum States in Physics and Consciousness.” Network: The Scientific and Medical Network Review, December 2001, No. 77: 21-25
  • “The Buddhist Tradition of Śamatha: Methods for Refining and Examining Consciousness.” Journal of Consciousness Studies, 6, No. 2-3, 1999: 175-187. Also published in The View from Within: First-person Methods in the Study of Consciousness. London: Imprint Academic, 1999
  • “Training the attention and exploring consciousness in Tibetan Buddhism.” Consciousness Studies Bulletin, Fall, 1998
  • “The Self and the Limits of Reason in the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Tradition.” The Tibet Journal, Autumn Vol. XV, No. 3: 59-68, 1990