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Neuroscientists Welcome Dalai Lama With Mostly Open Arms

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Science  18 Nov 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5751, pp. 1104
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5751.1104

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A controversy over the Society for Neuroscience's decision to invite the Dalai Lama to its annual meeting faded last week when the Buddhist leader gave a talk presenting meditative practice as an empirical way to investigate the mind and emphasizing his preference for scientific inquiry over religious dogma.