The Mind & Life blog displays the multitude of perspectives and experiences of our expanding community since 2010. From scientific reviews to poetry, from institutional updates to event summaries, from Fellows spotlights to grantee profiles, this blog archive features a rich variety of work, searchable by date and topic.


2021

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2021 President’s Letter

Susan Bauer-Wu • January 22, 2021

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection

2020

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Can We Change Racial Bias?

Wendy Hasenkamp • July 17, 2020

Topics: Mindfulness | Self & Other | Social Change

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Fellow Spotlight: Brooke D. Lavelle

Joshua Whitwell • January 21, 2020

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Social Change

2019

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Special Issue on Mindfulness

Mind and Life Institute • October 16, 2019

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

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Fellow Spotlight: David Creswell

Joshua Whitwell • October 14, 2019

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

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Clifford Saron: Embracing the Mystery

Mind and Life Institute • May 14, 2019

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2018

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With Justice and Contemplation for All

Christine Phelan Kueter • October 15, 2018

Topics: Body-based Practices | Mindfulness | Social Change

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The Geopolitics of the Other

Mind and Life Institute • September 19, 2018

Topics: Self & Other | Social Change

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1,000 Years of Sacred Wisdom Preserved in One Very Special Book

Mind and Life Institute • September 4, 2018

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom

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Pain Relief without Opioids?

Wendy Hasenkamp • April 26, 2018

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Mindfulness

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Sharon Salzberg: Love is a Verb

Christine Phelan Kueter • April 9, 2018

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection | Mindfulness

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How Do We Know What’s True?

Janna R. White, Wendy Hasenkamp • February 12, 2018

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other | Social Change

2017

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Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Mind & Life

Mind and Life Institute • October 25, 2017

Topics: Interconnection | Social Change

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Right Here, Write Now

Hannah Corbin • June 30, 2017

Topics: Body-based Practices | Mindfulness

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Nature & Well-Being: Gratitude

Sheena Kachru, Zachary Taylor • June 29, 2017

Topics: Environment | Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

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Mindfulness as a Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

Han Ding, Nicole Miller • June 28, 2017

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness

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Mindfulness in Periods of Stress

Meghna Shankar, Melissa Wu • June 26, 2017

Topics: Body-based Practices | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

2016

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ISCS 2016 marks coming of age for Mind & Life

Mind and Life Institute • December 16, 2016

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Social Change

2015
2014

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A Question of Focus

Anthony Zanesco • October 19, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

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The Bright Knight of the Soul  

Arthur Zajonc • September 18, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

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Summit in the Field

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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Nine Meditations from SRI 2013

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

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

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Ommm Ex Machina

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

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Model Behavior

Wendy Hasenkamp • September 18, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

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The Peril and Promise of Selflessness

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Self & Other

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Embodying Care

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Interconnection

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Church, State, and the Mindfulness Movement

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Social Change

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The Paradox of Passion

Arthur Zajonc • July 24, 2014

Topics: Education | Interconnection

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The Dark Knight

Mind and Life Institute • July 2, 2014

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Stress & Resilience

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The Care Proposition

Lynn Tryba • July 2, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Mindfulness

2013

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Longing After Loss

Brooke D. Lavelle • December 16, 2013

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Mental Health | Mindfulness

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The Pharmacy of Desire

Wendy Farley • December 14, 2013

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health

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The Anxiety of Happiness

Sharon Salzberg • December 10, 2013

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness

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Meditation: It’s Not What You Think

Wendy Hasenkamp • September 13, 2013

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

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Arming Introspection

Tomas Rocha • May 10, 2013

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2010

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Buddhism and Modern Science

Francisco J. Varela • July 1, 2010

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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