The Mind & Life podcast explores frontiers of contemplative science. Hosted by Science Director Wendy Hasenkamp, each episode dives into fundamental questions that arise through bridging science and contemplative wisdom. 

How do we understand our minds? What are the mental patterns that shape our experience—how are those patterns created, maintained, and changed? How can contemplative practices like meditation help us work with our minds? And what are the potential benefits of these practices for individuals and society?

This inquiry can happen through many lenses. Conversations on this show integrate contemplative approaches with perspectives from psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, anthropology, religion, social science, activism, and lived experience.

On Mind & Life, we investigate these complex questions with leading researchers, thinkers, and on-the-ground practitioners, moving us toward a deeper understanding of ourselves and our world.

The Mind & Life podcast is supported in part by generous sponsors, including The Academy for the Love of Learning, The Lenz Foundation, and Inspera Health.