George Dreyfus, Professor of Religion at Williams College and J. David Velleman, NYU Professor of Philosophy, discuss the Tibetan Buddhist concept of time, from a philosophical standpoint. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held by the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to the art of the Himalayas.
On this day, Wim Hof — master of the Tibetan tantric practice of tumo, the ability to control the temperature of the body — broke his world record by staying immersed in an ice bath for one hour and 12 minutes. He was monitored by Dr. Kenneth Kamler, an expert in high-altitude medicine. Dr. Kamler [...]
John Ratey, associate clinical professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University, discusses his book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. He is in conversation with Richard Wiese, journalist and explorer. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held by the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to the art of [...]
“Dark retreat” (muntsam) — a form of solitary retreat that usually takes place in a cabin or cave and may last up to a few years — is known to a number of different schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, the only Bon teacher resident in the United States, discusses sensory deprivation [...]