Mind & Life Dialogues are conversations between leading thinkers and spiritual leaders such as the Dalai Lama, addressing critical issues of modern life at the intersection of scientific and contemplative understanding. The Dialogues began in 1987 as intimate discussions and have grown to include large public and private events at locations around the world.

Mind & Life Conversations convene key thought leaders—prominent scholars, contemplatives, and changemakers—to engage in intimate, one- to two-hour discussions designed to bridge contemplation, research, and action.

Previous Dialogues & Conversations

2016 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXI

Power & Care

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection | Social Change

2014 Mind & Life Dialogue XXIX

Mapping the Mind

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2013 Mind & Life Dialogue XXVII

Craving, Desire, and Addiction

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health

2007 Mind & Life Dialogue XIV

The Universe in a Single Atom

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom

1997 Mind & Life Dialogue VI

The New Physics and Cosmology

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom

1995 Mind & Life Dialogue V

Altruism, Ethics, and Compassion

Topics: Compassion & Empathy

1990 Mind & Life Dialogue III

Emotions and Health

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health