Mind and Life Announces Its 27th Dialogue With the Dalai Lama

MLIELogoThis year’s event focuses on craving, desire, and addiction. PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release From October 28–November 1, 2013, the Mind & Life Institute will hold its 27th Dialogue with the Dalai Lama. This year’s program, which will be held at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, India, will take up the subjects of craving, […]

European Symposium for Contemplative Studies

MLIELogoWe are delighted to announce that our website for the first Mind and Life Europe Symposium for Contemplative Studies, which will take place from 10 – 13 October 2013 in Berlin, is now online. Participants can register for the Symposium from today onward by visiting www.europeansymposium.org

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama donates $1,000,000 to Mind & Life Institute

Dalai Lama gift to Mind and LifePRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jacqui DeFelice, Director of Operations and Advancement // (413) 387-0710  Hadley, Massachusetts, United States (February 11, 2013) – The Board and staff of the Mind & Life Institute were excited to learn this week of a pending gift of $1,000,000 to Mind and Life from Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th […]

Buddhism and Science Meet in South India

Dalai Lama Continues Efforts to Develop Monastic Science Education PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jacqui DeFelice, Director of Operations and Advancement // (413) 387-0710 Mundgod, India (January 15, 2013) – A landmark six-day event at Drepung Monastery, convened at the specific request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, will bring together 20 of the world’s foremost […]

Mind and Life Receives $3 Million to fund new strategic vision

3-mil-featured-blogInstitute Will Use Funds to Map the Mind, Study Addiction, and Mobilize Global Community PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jacqui DeFelice, Director of Operations and Advancement // (413) 387-0710 Hadley, MA (July 19, 2012) – The Mind & Life Institute, a nonprofit organization founded by the Dalai Lama, neuroscientist Francisco Varela, and entrepreneur Adam Engle in […]

Dalai Lama Donates $200,000 to the Mind & Life Institute

HHDL-AZ-TempletonSaint Paul’s Cathedral in London was packed on May 14 with news media, dignitaries, spiritual leaders, and general observers, who all came to watch the Dalai Lama become the 40th recipient of the Templeton Prize. The prize, given each year to the person who exemplifies, in the words of the prize’s founder, Sir John Templeton, […]

New President

Arthur ZajoncArthur Zajonc Appointed as the New President of the Mind & Life Institute PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chris O’Brien, Development and Communications Officer // chris@mindandlife.org // (303) 530-1940 x106 Boulder, CO (December 1, 2011) – On 28 November, 2011, the Mind and Life Board of Directors confirmed the selection of Professor Arthur Zajonc as the new president […]

Mind and Life XXIII Conference Summary

Session 1 After opening remarks by Dan Goleman. Diana Liverman described the Anthropocene age we now live in, the first geologic era to be defined by the actions of one species.  Starting in 1950, a number of spikes have occurred – human population increase, automobile usage, carbon dioxide release, and several other measured indicators of […]

Matthieu Ricard on Compassion – Aspen Ideas Festival

Program & Research Council member Matthieu Ricard is at the Aspen Ideas Festival and sat down with genConnect for a brief interview on compassion. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

Message from the Chair of the Mind & Life Institute

Adam EngleDear Friends, Thank you for your keen interest and ongoing support of the Mind & Life Institute. After 25 exciting and productive years as Co-founder, Chair and CEO of the Mind & Life Institute, I have been contemplating how best to transition my leadership positions in a way that is proactive, thoughtful and most effectively […]