Second time to the Harvard University, a dialogue on brain and meditation took place between me and some neuroscientists. In my speech, I expressed my view on the findings of neuroscience from a Buddhist point of view. Scientists discover that mind can reshape the brain. Although this is very close to the Buddhist view, the current findings in science are analogous to seeing the water moves when a fish swimming near the surface of the water, but not the fish itself, that is, only seeing some traces of the movement of consciousness.
~ Khenpo's blog published on 29 May 2016
A neuroscientist and I discussed the relation between the brain and consciousness. His view is that, based on the current research, the brain alone cannot explain the nature of consciousness for two reasons: first, so far the brain has proven too complex to understand it fully, and second, it has been found that in reality there are some mental phenomena that cannot have been produced by the brain.