Mind & Life Institute Service Award
The Mind & Life Service Award is given annually to a nominee who has provided recent service (within two years) based on the quantity and impact of their contributions to Mind & Life, as well as how well they exemplify Mind & Life values. Board members are not eligible.
Each recipient receives a plaque, public acknowledgement, and an award ceremony at a Mind & Life event.
Helen Weng, PhD
In late 2019, Helen Weng, PhD was honored with the Mind & Life Institute Annual Service Award. The award is given to individuals who are distinguished by the breadth and depth of their involvement with Mind & Life, and who embody its core values of compassion, integrity, curiosity, inclusion, and excellence. Dr. Weng will be formally acknowledged at Mind & Life’s Contemplative Research Conference in November 2020.
Clifford Saron, PhD
At the 2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research, Mind & Life presented Clifford Saron, PhD with its inaugural Service Award. Said Mind & Life President Susan Bauer Wu, “From 1990 to this very moment, Cliff has worked in continuous service to Mind & Life. His heart, mind, wisdom, and brilliance are woven throughout the fabric of our work.”