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Date: 11/3/2017
Three dynamic speakers present case studies on the value of Tibetan medicine in treating chronic illnesses, optimizing clinical outcomes and improving mind-body-spirt wellbeing. Lobsang Dhondup of the Tibetan Healing Center, Cynthia Husted, a clinical consultant in Integrative Functional Medicine and Paul J. Mills of UC San Diego delivered these plenary talks as part of the Tibetan Medicine Conference on Mind-Body Health held at Harvard in October, 2017. Recorded on 10/06/2017.

Date: 11/3/2017
This presentation continues the conversation on the value of Tibetan medicine in treating chronic diseases, optimizing clinical outcomes and improving mind-body-spirt wellbeing. Alejandro Chaoul of the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center joins scholar Mona Schrempf and anthropologist Tatiana Chudakova of Tufts University as part of the Tibetan Medicine Conference on Mind-Body Health held at Harvard in October, 2017. Recorded on 10/06/2017.

Date: 11/3/2017
Key presentations on research models in integrative medicine feature the use of functional MRI to track changes in the brain during meditation; measuring the effect of intense meditation retreats on the telomeres of participants; and the coevolution of traditional medicine and modern biomedical research. Speakers Thomas Liu of UC San Diego and Clifford Saron of UC Davis joined James Nettles of Emory University as part of the Tibetan Medicine Conference on Mind-Body Health held at Harvard in October, 2017. Recorded on 10/06/2017.

Date: 11/3/2017
Can (Martin) Zhang of Harvard Medical School leads off the panel with a detailed discussion of factors leading to Alzheimer's disease and the potential benefits of curcumin in treatment. He is followed by Rinchen Dhondrup of Qinghai University, who presents on treating chronic atrophic gastritis and Chenchen Wang of Tufts University who explains her work using Tibetan medicines and Tai Chi to treat rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and other chronic diseases as part of the Tibetan Medicine Conference on Mind-Body Health held at Harvard in October, 2017. Recorded on 10/06/2017.

Date: 10/27/2017
Renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar and Columbia University Professor Robert A.F. Thurman is joined in conversation by his colleague Isa Gucciardi and UCSF's Eve Ekman and David Bullard. They explore Buddhist understandings about consciousness and death.

Date: 9/8/2017
Clinical psychologist Erik Groessl talks about research showing the value of yoga in reducing pain, improving physical function and overcoming opioid addiction in military veterans, among other patients, in this conversation with Paul J. Mills of UC San Diego.

Date: 3/31/2017
Vanessa Hus Bal, PhD & Gregory Lyons, PhD, BCBA. STAR Center for ASD & NDDs, UCSF

Date: 12/2/2016
Rupert Spira, author of "The Transparency of Things," speaks here with Paul J. Mills of UC San Diego about the concept of non-duality, or advaita. They explore the idea that there is no separation between the self and the universe -- and how understanding this basic truth will lead to greater wellbeing.

Date: 10/24/2016
Dr. Jonathan Rosand of Harvard Medical School presents a case study of his patient David Shaw, who suffered from viral encephalitis, and how he used integrative medicine, in conjunction with traditional medicine, to heal Shaw. Among the components in Rosand's personalized approach, encouraging patients to be more grateful and joyous. Rosand follows with a presentation on latest research on brain health. Recorded on 09/11/2016.

Date: 9/2/2016
Best-selling author Dr. Deepak Chopra explains the benefits of living presently as opposed to reaching ahead to the future, and speaks on the paradoxical notion that those who worry about time the most often have the least amount of it.

Date: 8/29/2016
How does mindfulness and meditation improve health? Helen Weng, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, explains that training our internal mental lives can have positive effects on our minds, health, and relationships. Recorded on 05/26/2016.

Date: 8/26/2016
Dr. Kevin Barrows relates some of the historical roots of mindfulness and how it evokes the revealing of the unconscious processes of the mind.

Date: 8/26/2016
Dr. Kevin Barrows provides a general description of mindfulness, which includes it as a form of awareness and a way of paying attention.

Date: 8/26/2016
Dr. Kevin Barrows explains the term "mindfulness based stress reduction" (MBSR) and why he recommends the process to anyone, especially those suffering from certain psychological and physiological conditions.

Date: 8/26/2016
Dr. Kevin Barrows explains the difference between meditation focused on mindfulness and that practiced purely for relaxation, and describes how to two are also interconnected.

Date: 8/26/2016
Drawing on yogic tradition, best-selling author Dr. Deepak Chopra explains the essence of creativity, how the artist implicitly taps into higher stages of consciousness, and why artificial intelligence cannot be creative.

Date: 8/26/2016
Dr. Deepak Chopra shows how, through simple meditative exercises focusing on self and environmental awareness, you can shift your perception of time to the present and ground yourself in the now.

Date: 8/26/2016
Iman Crosson and Natalie Spilger visit laughing meditation instructor Stephanie Nash to learn the art of laughter. The exercise takes them out of their comfort zones, but one burst of Stephanie's infectious laugh is enough to get them giggling.

Date: 8/26/2016
How does meditation affect your brain?

Date: 8/26/2016
Deepak Chopra defines meditation and discusses it's history and context in Vedanta. He also explains some of the benefits of its practice.

Date: 8/22/2016
Mindfulness is the practice of maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of one's thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and environment. Dr. Kevin Barrows, the Director of Mindfulness Programs at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and a Clinical Professor at UCSF. explores mind-body medicine, with a special focus on the application of mindfulness practice in health care settings. Recorded on 05/19/2016.

Date: 8/19/2016
Dr. Kevin Barrows explains the psychological effects of mindfulness and how the practice has overall effects on the body.

Date: 8/19/2016
Dr. Deepak Chopra explains what he means when he says the brain is a verb, and speaks on how the interconnectedness of people allows for separate brains to interact and thus form a collective consciousness.

Date: 8/19/2016
Dr. Deepak Chopra, author of "Super Genes", enlightens us as to when a child is first ready to begin cultivating his or her awareness.

Date: 8/19/2016
Dr. Kevin Barrows lays out the component pieces of mindfulness, what each means, and how this formula and the elements within impact your day-to-day life.
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