Susan is the President of the Mind & Life Institute, a role she assumed in December 2015. She has held leadership, academic, and clinical roles that have largely focused on fostering resilience through studying and teaching contemplative practices in health care and higher education. In addition to over 80 scholarly articles and chapters, she wrote a book for the lay public, “Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious & Life-Limiting Illness through Mindfulness, Compassion & Connectedness.” In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and hiking the Blue Ridge with her husband and their two dogs.

This profile was last updated on June 9, 2020

Mind & Life Connections

2020

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life 2020 President’s Call

Mind and Life Institute • May 20, 2020

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Social Change

News

2020 President’s Call

Mind and Life Institute • May 20, 2020

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection | Self & Other

2019
2018

Mind & Life Videos

A Conversation with Sharon Salzberg and Susan Bauer Wu

Mind and Life Institute • April 9, 2018

Topics: Compassion & Empathy

2017

Mind & Life Videos

A Conversation with Jim Austin and Susan Bauer-Wu

Mind and Life Institute • November 20, 2017

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness | Social Change

Blog

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Mind & Life

Mind and Life Institute • October 25, 2017

Topics: Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

MLI XXXII Vusi Concert

Mind and Life Institute • August 19, 2017

Mind & Life Videos

MLI XXXII Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • August 19, 2017

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Interconnection | Social Change | Stress & Resilience

Mind & Life Videos

MLI XXXII Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • August 17, 2017

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change

2017 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXII Session

Welcome

Moderators: Lily Mafela
Panel: Rupert Hambira, Raphael Sikwane, Canon Mpho Tutu Van Furth, Susan Bauer-Wu, Seretse Khama Ian Khama, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Lily Mafela

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change

2016

Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2016 – Evening Conversation

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mindfulness

Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2016 Day 1 Opening Remarks – Susan Bauer-Wu

Mind and Life Institute • November 10, 2016

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Evening Conversation – The Promises and Perils of Mainstreaming Mindfulness (Ticketed Event)

Susan Bauer-Wu, Jeremy Hunter, Carolyn Jacobs, Dr. Amishi Jha, Sharon Salzberg

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mindfulness

2015

Mind & Life Videos

A Different Kind of Holiday Conversation With Susan Bauer-Wu

Mind and Life Institute • December 3, 2015

Topics: Compassion & Empathy

Mind & Life Videos

The Mind & Life Institute

Mind and Life Institute • November 25, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness | Social Change

2014

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 – Contemplation as Organizational Transformation in a Research I University: The University of Virginia as a Case Study

Dorothe Bach, Susan Bauer-Wu, David Germano, Patricia (Tish) Jennings, David Mick, Kurtis Schaeffer

Topics: Education | Mindfulness

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