In spring 2022, Mind & Life launched a pilot mentoring program to support and grow the pool of Global Majority investigators in contemplative research, particularly those who attend the Mind & Life Summer Research Institute (SRI) and those who may seek funding from our grants. This program is based on Inclusive Contemplative Leadership and Mentorship, defined as mentorship which draws from the lineages and experiences of both the mentor and mentee. This type of mentorship broadens the scope and understanding of contemplative practice to contribute to ever-expanding diversity, equity and inclusiveness.
An interdisciplinary working group developed the program over the past year, led by Dr. Kamilah Majied — a contemplative inclusivity and equity consultant serving as the program development lead. Dr. Majied previously served on the 2020 SRI Program Planning Committee.
The Global Majority Leadership and Mentorship Program is currently in its pilot phase (2022), with plans to expand the program in 2023. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants in the 2022 pilot program