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Mind & Life Spring 2014 Magazine

The Spring 2014 Magazine includes the following topics:

  • Letter From the President
  • Radar – Four perspectives on Mind and Life’s International Symposium for Contempla- tive Studies; a pictorial exploration of the Institute’s “roadshow” throughout Asia last fall; and in “Grey Matters,” Wendy Hasenkamp on the current thinking surrounding neurophenomenology. Plus, our Spaces series.
  • Perspective – Can the struggle out of depression begin with a better understanding of the Buddhist concept of anatta? By Dana C. Jack
  • Network News – Dispatches from MLI’s circle of scientists, contemplatives, and more.
  • The Dark Knight – The meditation community has often overlooked the troubling experience known as “dark night.” Willoughby Britton wants to change that. By Tomas Rocha
  • The Care Proposition – With education becoming ever more focused on skills, emotional regulation, and certain types of achievement, are we forgetting the more subtle but profound accomplishment of human compassion? By Lynn Tryba
  • The Altruist – A Q&A with Roshi Joan Halifax on death, dying, and compassion in medicine.
  • R&D – Mind and Life’s current class of Visiting Scholars.
  • Annual Report – A fiscal look at 2013.
  • Moment – By Andrea Cohen

View the Spring 2013 issue of the Magazine. (PDF)


Mind & Life Fall 2013 Magazine

The Fall 2013 Magazine includes the following topics:

  • Letter From the President
  • Radar – Mind and Life’s Wendy Hasenkamp on President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative, and news on MLI’s global expansion. Plus, our new Spaces series.
  • The Altruist – Penny Pilgram George
  • Perspective – Does meditation make a more ethical soldier, or a more dangerous one? By Tomas Rocha
  • Network News – Dispatches from MLI’s circle of scientists, contemplatives, and more.
  • Up Close – We can simulate in computers what happens in the brain when an eye sees or an ear hears. But can we design a computer model for what happens in our minds when we meditate? Marieke van Vugt is going to try.
  • Works In Progress – Paul Condon and his clever experiment in compassion.
  • R&D – Mind and Life’s current class of Visiting Scholars.
  • Annual Report – A fiscal look at 2012.
  • Th Craving Cycle – Craving, desire, and addiction are three of the most human—and potentially most harmful—forces in our lives. We asked a former addict turned neuroscientist and three contemplative scholars about how these forces influence the human mind and whether the mind can, and should, overcome them. By Marc Lewis, Brooke Dodson-Lavelle, Sharon Salzberg, and Wendy Farley
  • Mapping the Mind – A photographic exploration of the 2013 Summer Research Institute

View the Fall 2013 issue of the Newsletter. (PDF)


Mind & Life Institute Winter 2013 Newsletter

The Winter 2013 Newsletter includes the following topics:

  • Mind and Life Strategic Vision
  • Mind and Life Europe – New Directions and Opportunities
  • Scientific and Buddhist Thought Meet in South India
  • Al Kaszniak Retires from Mind and Life Chief Academic Officer Position
  • Mind and Life to Launch New Initiative on Secular Ethics
  • Mind and Life Celebrates 25 Years, Looks Ahead: A Meeting of Minds
  • New Board Member: Barry Hershey
  • Mindfulness in the House of Commons
  • Visiting Scholars Program and Residential Research Workshops
  • Arthur Zajonc: Physicist, Contemplative, President
  • Wendy Hasenkamp: Practitioner, Academic, Contemplative Scientist
  • Mind and Life Staff

View the Winter 2013 issue of the Newsletter.


Mind & Life Institute Summer 2012 Newsletter

The Summer 2012 Newsletter includes the following topics:

  • Dalai Lama Donates $200,000 to the Mind & Life Institute
  • Dalai Lama Meets with Varela Award Recipients
  • Mind and Life XXIV: An Insider View By David Vago, Ph.D.
  • The International Symposia for Contemplative Studies
  • Mind & Life Institute: A New Strategic Vision
  • New Mind and Life Visiting Scholar Program Launched
  • New Board Members
  • Mind and Life Contemplative Studies Fellowship
  • A New Home for Mind and Life
  • Mind and Life Summer Research Institute and Varela Awards Receive Templeton Grant

View the Summer 2012 issue of the Newsletter.


Mind & Life Institute Winter 2011 Newsletter

The Winter 2011 Newsletter includes the following topics:

  • Letter from new President Arthur Zajonc
  • Summary of Mind and Life XXIII: Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence
  • Social Media Meets Environmental Action
  • Mind and Life Contemplative Studies Fellowship
  • International Symposia for Contemplative Studies
  • New Book – The Mind’s Own Physician
  • Being Human 2012

View the Winter 2011 issue of the Newsletter (PDF).


Mind & Life Institute Summer-Fall 2011 Newsletter

The Summer-Fall 2011 Newsletter includes the following topics:

  • Chairman and Co-Founder Adam Engle Retires
  • Summer Research Institute 2011
  • Varela Awardee Fadel Zeidan’s research on mindfulness for pain mitigation
  • International Symposia for Contemplative Studies

View the Summer-Fall 2011 issue of the Newsletter (PDF).


Mind & Life Institute Spring 2011 Newsletter

 

The Spring 2011 Newsletter includes the following topics:

  • A history of Contemplative Science and Contemplative Studies
  • Recent press coverage of Varela Awardee research
  • Varela Awardee Laura Labelle’s research on MBSR in cancer patients

View the Spring 2011 issue of the Newsletter (PDF).


Mind & Life Institute Winter 2010 Newsletter

 

 

The Winter 2010 Newsletter includes the following topics, projects and programs:

  • Mind and Life XXII: Contemplative Science: The Scientific Study of the Effect of Contemplative Practice on Human Biology and Behaviour, in New Delhi, India

View the Winter 2010 issue of the Newsletter (PDF).


Mind & Life Institute Summer/Fall 2010 Newsletter

 

 

The Summer/Fall 2010 Newsletter includes the following topics, projects and programs:

  • Mind and Life Summer Research Institute 2010
    Garrison Institute, New York
  • Al Kasniak, Mind and Life’s new Chief Academic Officer
  • Center Directors’ Meeting
  • 2010 Francisco J. Varela Awards

View the Summer/Fall 2010 issue of the Newsletter (PDF).


Mind & Life Institute Spring 2010 Newsletter

 

 

The Spring 2010 Newsletter includes the following topics, projects and programs:

  • Mind and Life XX: Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems
    Zurich, Switzerland
  • Center for Investigating Healthy Minds Celebrates Grand Opening
  • Francisco J. Varela Research Award Update – Anthony King, Ph.D.
  • The research of Amishi Jha, Ph.D.

View the Spring 2010 issue of the Newsletter (PDF).



 

Mind & Life Institute Winter 2009 Newsletter

 

 

The Winter 2009 Newsletter includes the following topics, projects and programs:

  • Mind and Life XIX: Educating World Citizens for the 21st Century
  • Center for Investigating Healthy Minds Celebrates Grand Opening
  • Francisco J. Varela Research Award Update – Baljinder Sahdra, Ph.D.
  • MLI Board Member Richard Davidson Establishes New Research Center

View the Winter 2009 issue of the Newsletter (PDF).



 

Mind & Life Institute Spring 2009 Newsletter

 

 

The Spring 2009 Newsletter includes the following topics, projects and programs:

  • Mind and Life XVIII: Attention, Memory, and Mind: A Synergy of Psychological, Neuroscientific, and Contemplative Perspectives (Dharamsala)
  • MLI announces the 2008–09 Francisco J. Varela Research Award grant recipients
  • Mind and Life Education Research Network (MLERN) Meeting February 2009

View the Spring 2009 issue of the Newsletter (PDF).



 

Mind & Life Institute Fall 2006 Newsletter

 

 

The Fall 2006 Newsletter includes the following topics, projects and programs:

  • The Chairman’s Letter
  • The Dalai Lama’s Public Talk
  • Mind and Life Summer Research Institute (MLSRI)
  • Mind and Life Educational Research Network (MLERN)
  • New Mind & Life Institute Books

View the Fall 2006 issue of the Newsletter (PDF).



 

Inside Mind and Life Newsletter, Vol. 2 — February, 2005 (PDF)

 

 

The 2005 issue of “Inside Mind and Life” focuses on the following topics, projects and programs:

  • The Chairman’s Letter with a recap of all 2004 activities and accomplishments
  • The October 2004 Mind and Life meeting in Dharamsala, India on “Neuroplasticity”
  • Participant reflections from the 2004 Mind and Life Summer Research Institute
  • Important Dates, with information on the upcoming November, 2005 meeting on “The Science and Clinical Applications of Meditation”

View the Spring 2005 issue of “Inside Mind and Life.” (PDF)



 

Inside Mind and Life Newsletter, Vol. 1 — May, 2004 (PDF)

 

 

The 2004 issue of “Inside Mind and Life” focuses on the 2004 Mind and Life Summer Research Institute. In addition, we have news and updates on the following projects and programs:

  • Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) project
  • Mind & Life Institute’s Research Grant Program
  • Investigating the Mind meeting update
  • The Mind and Life Research Network (MLRN)
  • Mind and Life Book News
  • Science for Monks Program

View the Spring 2004 issue of “Inside Mind and Life.” (PDF)