The Mind & Life Digital Library

For over three decades, Mind & Life has hosted Dialogues and Conversations with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and leading scientists, scholars, and contemplatives to explore key questions at the intersection of science and contemplative wisdom. Below you will find recordings of these timeless conversations with deep relevance for our world today. The library provides a unique window into the art of interdisciplinary dialogue, while tracing the evolution of the field of contemplative science.

Additional Dialogues are being added to the archive on an ongoing basis.

The Digital Library was made possible thanks to generous donations by The Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama, the Hershey Family Foundation, and the Morrison Centre.

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Interdependence, Ethics, and Social Networks

2022|Conversation 2|Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India

6 sessions3:44 total hours
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Mind, Brain, and Matter

2013|Dialogue 26|Drepung Monastery, Mundgod, India

Critical Conversations Between Buddhist Thought and Science

27 sessions14:07 total hours
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Investigating the Mind

2005|Dialogue 13|Dar Constitution Hall, Washington, DC

The Science and Clinical Applications of Meditation

16 sessions8:23 total hours
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Neuroplasticity

2004|Dialogue 12|Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India

The Neuronal Substrates of Learning and Transformation

1 sessions0:45 total hours
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Destructive Emotions

2000|Dialogue 8|Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India

11 sessions11:07 total hours
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Altruism, Ethics and Compassion

1995|Dialogue 5|Dharamsala, India

9 sessions8:45 total hours
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