Buddhist Mind Science and Its Philosophy


How do we perceive the world and how does our mind shape those perceptions into an understanding of what we perceive? Learn more about these essential aspects of our minds and come to know how to eliminate destructive emotions and distorted perceptions, understand ultimate reality and the paths to liberation and enlightenment. 

Geshe Namdak will explain:

  • Emotional Intelligence in Buddhist Mind Science. What are destructive emotions and how do we overcome them with methods of self-awareness, self-regulation, and compassion.
  • The World of Consciousness. Consciousness defined in Buddhist psychology, giving a Buddhist perspective on the Mind-Brain problem.
  • Reality and Interdependence. The relation between Nagarjuna’s Philosophy of dependent origination and Quantum Physics.
  • The Paths to Liberation and Enlightenment. Can we completely overcome all our afflictions and what are the methods to reach the state of nirvana and enlightenment, a state of irreversible everlasting happiness, fulfilling our human potential.

The day will give you an overview of secular or universal aspects, as well as a traditional explanation of Buddhism.

Programme details

Registration for in-person attendees

Emotional Intelligence in Buddhist Mind Science


The World of Consciousness: A Buddhist Perspective on the Mind-Brain Problem

Lunch break

Reality and Interdependence: The Relation Between Nagarjuna’s Philosophy and Quantum Physics


Paths to Liberation and Enlightenment

Course disperses


Description Costs
Tuition - in-person attendance (includes tea/coffee) £85.00
Tuition - virtual attendance £75.00
Baguette £6.10
Hot lunch (three courses) £16.50


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit or are a full-time student in the UK you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

Concessionary fees for short courses


Geshe Tenzin Namdak


Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher in the Netherlands, having graduated in hydrology. He took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India. He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe Program at Sera Jey and the traditional one-year Vajrayāna study program at Gyudmed Tantric College, the first westerner to do so. Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches worldwide.


Accommodation is not included in the price, but if you wish to stay with us the night before the course, then please contact our Residential Centre.

Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email res-ctr@conted.ox.ac.uk for details of availability and discounted prices.

IT requirements

For those joining us online

We will be using Zoom for the livestreaming of this course. If you’re attending online, you’ll be able to see and hear the speakers, and to submit questions via the Zoom interface. Joining instructions will be sent out prior to the start date. We recommend that you join the session at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time – just as you might arrive a bit early at our lecture theatre for an in-person event.

Please note that this course will not be recorded.