Mind and Life offers its Visiting Scholars House in Amherst, MA, as a venue to those in our community to hold two- or three-day intensive meetings, bringing together individuals from a variety of disciplines to evolve a particular idea or subject. We will consider applications for workshops on a broad range of contemplative-related themes but will give preference to those that closely align with our initiatives in Ethics, Education, and Human Development; Craving, Desire, and Addiction; or Mapping the Mind.
Research workshop organizers are responsible for all administrative elements of their events. Mind and Life will provide the meeting venue free of charge and up to $6,000 in funding. The Visiting Scholars House can accommodate meetings of up to 15 people; it also contains a full kitchen, office space, and several rooms appropriate for breakout sessions or working groups.