Join Leading Scientists, Contemplatives, and Changemakers in Exploring the Path to Sustainable Interconnection with Our Planet

Live Online Sunday, June 6 to Friday, June 11, 2021

Climate change and its consequences—from deadly forest fires to species loss to sea level rise—are reminders of the urgent need to repair the human-earth ecosystem through holistic, ethically-responsible action.

This six-day speaker series will explore the historical and psychological roots of the climate crisis, the deeply-embedded values and belief systems that stand in the way of change, and steps toward repairing how humans relate to each other and the planet.

The series is intended for anyone interested in hearing the latest on the convergence of contemplative wisdom, science, and the climate crisis. It offers live access to the same plenary talks, panel discussions, and contemplative practice sessions of the concurrent Summer Research Institute—with recordings available afterwards to fit any schedule.

Topics Include:
  • The role of contemplative practice, the arts, and storytelling in nurturing resilience
  • The psychological, political, indigenous, and racial realities of the climate crisis
  • Interdependence and respect for the more-than-human world
  • The science of behavior change
  • Mindfulness and public health
  • Pathways toward collective action and movement building
Presenter Spotlight
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, is the head of the 900 year old Karma Kagyu Lineage and guide to millions of Buddhists around the world. Born … MORE

Vandana Shiva, PhD

Founder, Navdanya

Convening Faculty

Dr. Vandana Shiva is trained as a Physicist and did her Ph.D. on the subject “Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory” from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. … MORE

Elke Weber, PhD

Princeton University

Convening Faculty

Elke Weber is the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and founder and director of the Behavioral … MORE

Lyla June


Lyla June is an Indigenous musician, scholar and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages. Her dynamic, multi-genre presentation style has engaged audiences across the globe towards … MORE

Presenters in our 2021 Online Speaker Series include scientists, clinical researchers, contemplative practitioners, scholars, and teachers from a variety of disciplines.

Supporting Partners

What To Expect:

By registering, you’ll receive live access to:

  • 11 plenary talks
  • 2 panels discussions
  • Daily meditation and contemplative movement sessions  tailored to the unique topic of this event
  • 3-4 hours of content each day
  • Unlimited access to recordings of all sessions for six months

Standard Registration

Includes livestreaming access as well as access to the recordings for six months following the close of the event.

Access for All

We want everyone inspired to attend this event to be able to participate, regardless of financial constraints.  With the support of generous donors, partial and full scholarship funding is readily available, as well as Youth Rate registration and Group Rate discounts. 

Mind & Life offers scholarships to:

  • those with financial need
  • those who identify as being from historically underrepresented backgrounds
  • international participants, particularly those residing in Asia, Africa, and South America

We encourage you to apply through our easy-to-use scholarship form.

Individuals 21 and under are encouraged to use our Youth Rate registration ($25).

Group Rate discounts are also available for groups of five or more registrants. Contact for group discount information.


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