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Social Change Offerings

2021
2020

Inspiring Minds – November 2020

Yoga as a Tool for Social Change

Topics: Body-based Practices | Social Change

News

Land and Peoples Acknowledgement

Mind and Life Institute • July 26, 2020

Topics: Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change

News

Our Commitment to Racial Equity and Inclusion

Mind and Life Institute • July 26, 2020

Topics: Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change

Blog

Can We Change Racial Bias?

Wendy Hasenkamp • July 17, 2020

Topics: Mindfulness | Self & Other | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life 2020 President’s Call

Mind and Life Institute • May 20, 2020

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Social Change

Blog

Fellow Spotlight: Brooke D. Lavelle

Joshua Whitwell • January 21, 2020

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Social Change

2019

Think Tanks

Wise Climate Actions & Sacred Activism

Vivian Valentin, Radhule Weininger, Michael Kearney, John Foran, Kevin M Gallagher

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

A portrait of Zenju Earthlyn Manuel smiling towards the camera

2019 Summer Research Institute Session

The Quest for Serenity Among the Disenfranchised

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Social Change

2019 Summer Research Institute Session

Othering and Belonging

john a. powell

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change

2019 Summer Research Institute Session

Dismantling Oppression from the Inside Out

Doris F. Chang

Topics: Education | Mindfulness | Social Change

2018

Mind & Life Videos

Laura Rendon – Contemplative Education Centering Social Justice

Mind and Life Institute • November 9, 2018

Topics: Education | Social Change

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Keynote Panel “Contemplative Practice Enters the Digital Age”

Moderators: Zindel Segal
Panel: Acacia Parks, Jack Kornfield, Darnell Lamont Walker, Zindel Segal

Topics: Body-based Practices | Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Interconnection | Mindfulness | Social Change

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Social Justice Breakout Session

angel Kyodo williams

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other | Social Change

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Keynote: To Be of Benefit: The Promise of Contemplative Research and Practice

Sona Dimidjian

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Interconnection | Mental Health | Self & Other | Social Change

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2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Master Lectures: Social Justice Panel: “From Awareness to Embodied Change: A Conversation Toward Contemplative Justice”

Moderators: Dominique A. Malebranche
Panel: Helen Weng, Oliver Hill, Rhonda Magee, Dominique A. Malebranche

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other | Social Change

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Keynote “Toward A Transformed Vision of Contemplative Education Centering Social Justice”

Laura Rendón

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Social Change

Blog

With Justice and Contemplation for All

Christine Phelan Kueter • October 15, 2018

Topics: Body-based Practices | Mindfulness | Social Change

Blog

The Geopolitics of the Other

Mind and Life Institute • September 19, 2018

Topics: Self & Other | Social Change

2018 Summer Research Institute Session

Taking Care of Social Justice: Outside and In

Marisela Gomez

Topics: Body-based Practices | Social Change

Blog

How Do We Know What’s True?

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

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other | Social Change

2017

Mind & Life Videos

A Conversation with Jim Austin and Susan Bauer-Wu

Mind and Life Institute • November 20, 2017

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness | Social Change

Blog

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Mind & Life

Mind and Life Institute • October 25, 2017

Topics: Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

MLI XXXII Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • August 19, 2017

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Interconnection | Social Change | Stress & Resilience

Mind & Life Videos

MLI XXXII Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • August 18, 2017

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

MLI XXXII Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • August 17, 2017

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change | Stress & Resilience

Mind & Life Videos

MLI XXXII Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • August 17, 2017

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change

2017 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXII Session

Session I – The Concept of Botho/Ubuntu: its Expression and Resilience in the Lived Experiences of Batswana and Other Indigenous Africans

Moderators: Lily Mafela
Panel: Ponatshego H.K. Kedikilwe, Lily Mafela

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change

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2017 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXII Session

Session IV – The Biology of Care and Conflict in Groups

Carsten K.W. De Dreu, Theo Sowa

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change

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2017 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXII Session

Session V – Reparative Humanism: Exploring the Meaning of Ubuntu

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Lily Mafela, Theo Sowa

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Interconnection | Social Change | Stress & Resilience

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2017 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXII Session

Welcome

Moderators: Lily Mafela
Panel: Rupert Hambira, Raphael Sikwane, Canon Mpho Tutu Van Furth, Susan Bauer-Wu, Seretse Khama Ian Khama, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Lily Mafela

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Message by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Mind & Life Botswana Dialogues

Mind and Life Institute • August 16, 2017

Topics: Interconnection | Social Change

2017 Summer Research Institute Session

Plenary Workshop What Roles Do Inclusivity and Social Justice Play in Contemplative Science?

Peter Grossenbacher, Rhonda Magee

Topics: Social Change

2016

Blog

ISCS 2016 marks coming of age for Mind & Life

Mind and Life Institute • December 16, 2016

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2016 – Keynote – Rhonda Magee

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Mindfulness | Self & Other | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2016 – Master Lecture – Robert Roeser

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mindfulness | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2016 – Master Lecture – Erin McCarthy

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Social Change

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Letter from the Future

Sheila Peltz Weinberg

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Social Change

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Master Lectures: Embodying Change: Buddhism, Feminism, and Contemplative Education

Erin McCarthy

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Social Change

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Master Lectures: School Systems, Educational Reform and Mindfulness Training

Robert Roeser

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mindfulness | Social Change

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Liberation Through Memory and Storytelling

Sheila Peltz Weinberg

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness | Self & Other | Social Change

2016 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXI

Power & Care

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection | Social Change

2015

Mind & Life Videos

Mindfulness and Racial Bias: Straight Talk with Rhonda Magee JD

Mind and Life Institute • December 8, 2015

Topics: Mindfulness | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

The Mind & Life Institute

Mind and Life Institute • November 25, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

ACEL Participant, Angel Acosta: Contemplative Inquiry in Education

Mind and Life Institute • October 15, 2015

Topics: Education | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Diana Chapman Walsh, ACEL Core Faculty

Mind and Life Institute • March 12, 2015

Topics: Education | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Otto Scharmer, ACEL Core Faculty

Mind and Life Institute • March 10, 2015

Topics: Mindfulness | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Call to Care: Vietnam

Mind and Life Institute • March 10, 2015

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Call to Care: Israel

Mind and Life Institute • March 10, 2015

Topics: Education | Social Change | Stress & Resilience

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Call to Care: Bhutan

Mind and Life Institute • March 10, 2015

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Sharon Daloz Parks, ACEL Core Faculty

Mind and Life Institute • March 10, 2015

Topics: Education | Interconnection | Social Change

2014

Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2014 – Opening Keynote – Diana Chapman Walsh

Mind and Life Institute • October 30, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Environment | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2014 Pre-Conference – Opening Keynote – john a. powell

Mind and Life Institute • October 30, 2014

Topics: Education | Interconnection | Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Pre-Conference Workshop – From Grassroots Community Building to Generating a Movement

Leslie Booker, Kristen Zimmerman

Topics: Education | Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 4 – Leaning into Difference Through Contemplative Education: A Mindful Exploration of Power, Privilege, and Oppression

Deb Bopsie, Ugur Kocataskin, Regina Smith

Topics: Education | Self & Other | Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Pre-conference Introduction and Opening Keynote

john a. powell

Topics: Education | Interconnection | Social Change

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Pre-Conference Workshop – Teaching for Radical Transformation

Rhonda Magee, Maria Pacheco

Topics: Education | Mindfulness | Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Pre-Conference Workshop – Getting from Here to There: Perspectives on System Change in Education

Janice Jackson, Jerome Murphy

Topics: Education | Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

ISCS Opening Keynote

Diana Chapman Walsh

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Environment | Social Change

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 – The Role of Contemplative Practice in Developing Authentic Leaders

Susan Skjei

Topics: Mindfulness | Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 2 – Contemplative Education: From Neoliberal to Transformational?

David Forbes

Topics: Education | Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 3 – Ideals of Human Being in Contemplative Philosophy and in U.S. Law

Kris Weller

Topics: Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 5 – Contemplative Initiatives for Business Education

Kevin Jackson

Topics: Mindfulness | Social Change

Blog

Church, State, and the Mindfulness Movement

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Social Change

2011

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 10

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 9

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 8

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 7

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 6

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

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