Live Conversations Offering Wisdom for Our Time

Join Mind & Life for our monthly online series that brings together thought leaders and contemplatives to engage with one another and the audience in exploring the role of the mind in human flourishing. At a time of profound global crises, we’ll be looking at how science and contemplative wisdom can inform efforts to build a more just, compassionate, and inclusive world.

Each heartfelt conversation will include a guided meditation and artistic offering, and inspire us with a call-to-action to be a force for positive change. A recording of the event will be made available afterwards.

With Host Shankari Goldstein

Inspiring Minds is a live online conversation series hosted by Shankari Goldstein. For over 10 years she has been an avid social and environmental justice activist and Registered Yoga instructor. Shankari continues to find ways to uplift the contemplative voices of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) to inspire diverse audiences. She currently lives on a regenerative farm with her husband, and more than 70 animals, medicinal herb gardens, and edible landscapes. Shankari serves as Program Manager at the Mind & Life Institute.

Upcoming Conversations 

Inspiring Minds – April 2021

The Role of Attention and Awareness in an Era of Misinformation and Digital Seduction

Our April conversation features Amishi Jha and Jon Kabat-Zinn, and cellist Barbara Bogatin. Learn more about the inner workings of the mind, and how to cultivate greater attention and wise action in how we conduct ourselves individually and collectively.

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Compassion & Empathy | Mindfulness

Previous Conversations

Inspiring Minds – November 2020

Yoga as a Tool for Social Change

Topics: Body-based Practices | Social Change