Summer Research Institute
The Mind, the Human-Earth Connection, and the Climate Crisis

SRI 2021 is a virtual immersive weeklong event exploring the relationship between earth care and human health and cooperation, to be held June 6-11, 2021.

Free Livestream Event with the Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama with Greta Thunberg and Leading Scientists

Learn more about our upcoming free livestream conversation on the crisis of climate feedback loops, happening on January 9.

Inspiring Minds
Finding Connections: Pathways to Embodied Wisdom

Watch our December Inspiring Minds conversation recording featuring Peter Wayne, Willa Blythe Baker, with a musical performance by Srinivas Reddy.

Grants Announcements
Varela Grants Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Francisco J. Varela Grants! These 10 projects are rigorous examinations of contemplative techniques across disciplines.

Podcast Season 2

The first episode of Season 2 is now available! Featuring Lisa Feldman Barrett on emotions.

What Contemplative Wisdom Can Teach Us About Navigating Challenging Times
nighttime starry sky and trees

We need to hold today’s struggles and collective fears with compassion. And then we have to look deeper at the root causes of our global problems—and potential solutions.

Our Commitment to Racial Equity and Inclusion

Learn about Mind & Life’s areas of focus in anti-racism as we engage in this work as an expanding learning community and in accordance with our values.

Become a Donor

Your generosity enables us to provide the vital resources and opportunities—that aren’t available elsewhere—to foster rigorous research and to educate, support, and inspire the most innovative thinkers and doers in the field. This is a moment of great opportunity to make an impact.