I appear in various settings online and offline. The domains where you find me are digital health, innovation, leadership, cognitive science, mindfulness, and Buddhism. Sometimes they are pure academic, other times more practical like in business contexts, and yet sometimes in religious settings, too.


In the midst of the 1st Covid-19 lock-down in Japan, a good Kamakura friends of mine, Yuichi Yamashita, who is CEO of Human Potential Lab, asked me to have a webinar with him about “human potential of the 21st century.” I shared some tips and hints from cognitive science there. It sounds like the webinar has been widely, positively received, and the link still pops up among Google search results often. So I’ve attached it here.

「人類の可能性へ|ウェビナーvol. 12」

下記は、2019年11月に、落合陽一さんの「Weekly Ochiai」で「禅・マインドフルネス〟を考える」と題した鼎談に参加したときの模様。私の坐禅/マインドフルネス瞑想の師匠でもある山下良道老師、それにずっとお会いしたかった安泰寺のネルケ無方老師とご一緒できて幸せな時間でした。何でも、2019年の「Weekly Ochiai」の中で最も視聴回数が多かった人気回だったようです。

Also the attached here is from “Weekly Ochiai” run by Dr. Yoichi Ochiai, one of the most famous TV personalities and academics today in Japan. The live discussion program was titled “Zen and Mindfulness,” and beside myself, it summoned two well-known Buddhist monks in the worlds of Zen and Mindfulness: Rev. Ryodo Yamashita (my sifu for mindfulness meditation) and Rev. Noelke Muho. I had such a great time. BTW, the program received the most views among Ochiais in the year.