Mind & Life Europe is a non-profit association, based in Switzerland, that bridges contemplative practices with modern research to understand the mind and cultivate the heart. Established in 2008, it operates in geographical Europe.
Mind & Life Europe and the Mind & Life Institute have a shared mission to alleviate suffering and promote human flourishing worldwide as part of the vision of founders His Holiness the Dalai Lama, neuroscientist Francisco Varela, and businessman Adam Engle.
Together with the world’s leading scientists, contemplative scholars, and practitioners, Mind & Life Europe creates open and interdisciplinary dialogues between cutting-edge research and wisdom traditions enabling unique collaborations to advance contemplative science and applied practices.
Mind & Life Europe convenes and catalyses diverse platforms and activities for developing approaches to pioneering research in the contemplative sciences and applied areas reaching from education to nutrition, philosophy, neurophenomenology and neuroscience. Activities include, among others, an annual Summer Institute, Contemplative Science Symposia, and initiatives in applied fields, such as education.