Modern Education System

Today after a talk by Adele Diamond of the University of British Columbia on the development of executive control of mental processes in young people and its relation to their academic achievement and well-being, HH Dalai Lama talked some about his own views of education. In particular, he expressed the view that modern education systems […]

Barry Kerzin Interview on MLI XVIII

In this interview, monk and physician Dr. Barry Kerzin talks with Dave and I about his experience of the conference, and his impression that with the explosion of knowledge about the mind in neuroscience, and the deepening integration of this work with the insights of contemplatives from 1000s of years ago, we may be entering […]

Roshi Joan Halifax on MLI XVIII Day 1

In this brief interview, Dave and I ask Roshi Joan Halifax about her experience of the first day of the Mind and Life conference in which David Meyer, Ph.D from the University of Michigan talked about “meditation as multitasking” and Alan Wallace talked about the contribution of Buddhist contemplative investigation to our modern understanding of […]

Morning Buddhist Prayers

morning-prayersEach morning in the temple compound, the sound of cymbals and low bellowing horns is heard as we walk to the meeting with HH Dalai Lama and the scientists. You can also go to the youtube page.

Visit to Tibetan Children’s Village

  Today a group of us visited the Tibetan Children’s Village.  This is the home and school for children coming to India from Tibet who no longer are with their parents. At the young children’s school, Jon Kabat-Zinn, myself and our whole group was showered with the affection of the children. It was a wonderful […]

Interview with Richard Gere at Mind and Life XVIII, Dharamsala India

Hi all. We are interviewing participants in the meeting to keep you up to date on what is happening. In this short interview, Richard Gere discusses his experience at the meeting and the importance, in his eyes, of the striving for a “common language” between the disciplines of Buddhist Contemplative Investigation and Modern Science in an […]

Introducing: Rob Roeser

Hi. This is Rob Roeser, Senior Program Coordinator for the Mind and Life Institute, coming to you from Dharamsala India.  We want to keep everyone who is interested up to date on what is happening here at the private meeting of Mind and Life 18, Attention, Memory and the study of the Mind.  We will […]

MLI meeting press release

If you are interested in the press release for the Mind and Life meeting in Dharamasala, please click here ML XVIII Press Release