I chanced upon this video of Francisco Varela, clearly his illness at an advanced stage. I’m not a Spanish speaker so the substance of the video is lost on me. If you don’t know who FV is, here is an obituary by one of his closest friends and collaborators, the very excellent Evan Thompson. Running the video’s blurb through an online translator I got this:
We wanted to share an interesting neurobiologist Francisco Varela video. In this emotional interview toward the end of his life and part of the material not included in the documentary “Montegrande” Varela refers to the way he made contact with the meditative tradition and what this discovery meant in your life.