Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Mind and Life Dialogues began in 1987 as a joint quest between scientists, philosophers and contemplatives to investigate the mind, develop a more complete understanding of the nature of reality, and promote well-being on the planet… (read more)


Summer Research Institute

The purpose of the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute is to advance collaborative research among behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, and biomedical researchers based on a process of inquiry, dialogue, and in some cases, collaboration, with Buddhist contemplative practitioners and scholars and those in other contemplative traditions… (read more)


International Symposium for Contemplative Studies

The International Symposia for Contemplative Studies are a collaborative effort among Centers and Laboratories around the world to explore the correlates and consequences of contemplative practice. The Symposia bring together world-renowned researchers, scholars, teachers, and students in keynote addresses, concurrent master lectures, panels, workshops, and poster presentations… (read more)


Visiting Scholars and Residential Research Workshops

These programs offer members of the Mind and Life global community an opportunity to pursue contemplative scholarship and research or organize collaborative workshops while interfacing closely with our in-house academic staff. Beginning in January 2013, MLI headquarters will include a gracious residence on the nearby Amherst College campus, with newly refurbished offices and meeting space in which to host these programs… (read more)