Explore Mind & Life’s work in compassion and empathy, searchable by type, secondary topic, and year.


Compassion & Empathy Offerings

2022

Mind & Life Videos

Gail Parker – A Meditation on Attuned Relationship

Mind and Life Institute • February 21, 2022

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection | Self & Other

2021

Think Tanks

Contemplative Practices for Well-being of Low-income Children and Teachers in India

Nirmal Govindaraju, Ananya Tiwari, Jyothi Ravichandran, Prachi Khandeparkar, Sai Sudha Ramakrishnan

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Stress & Resilience

Documentary

Evolution of the Heart

Mind and Life Institute • June 6, 2021

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

2021 Summer Research Institute Session

Film & Panel: “Storytelling, Science, and Hope: Climate Feedback Loops Film & Panel”

Moderators: nischal neupane
Panel: Bonnie Waltch, Donald Perovich, Thupten Jinpa, nischal neupane

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Stress & Resilience

2021 Summer Research Institute Session

Altruism and Wonderment: Towards a Sustainable Harmony

Matthieu Ricard

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Environment | Interconnection

2020

Digital Dialogue

Education of the Heart Digital Dialogue

Mind and Life Institute • June 28, 2020

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Education

2020 Summer Research Institute Session

Trust and Fairness in Development

Philippe Rochat

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

Blog

2020 President’s Call

Mind and Life Institute • May 20, 2020

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection | Self & Other

Mind & Life Videos

#MomentsofCompassion

Mind and Life Institute • April 22, 2020

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection | Stress & Resilience

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

2018

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

Blog

Sharon Salzberg: Love is a Verb

Christine Phelan Kueter • April 9, 2018

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection | Mindfulness

Mind & Life Videos

A Conversation with Sharon Salzberg and Susan Bauer Wu

Mind and Life Institute • April 9, 2018

Topics: Compassion & Empathy

2018 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXIII Session

Ethics and Compassion in Education Research

Daniel Goleman, Robert Roeser, Matthieu Ricard, Sona Dimidjian

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Interconnection | Mindfulness | Self & Other

2018 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXIII Session

Social and Emotional Learning and Education in the Classroom

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Sophie Langri, Tara Wilkie, Jennifer Knox, Anthony Phillips

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Interconnection | Self & Other

2018 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXIII Session

Meta-Awareness and Attention Training in Education Research

Amishi Jha, Sona Dimidjian, Thupten Jinpa, Richard J. Davidson

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

2017

Mind & Life Videos

MLI XXXII Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • August 18, 2017

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Compassion & Empathy | Stress & Resilience

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

Audio AvailableVideo Available

2017 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXII Session

Session III – The Impact of Trauma on the Brain: Structural Changes and Behavioral Outcome

Rebecca Shansky, Theo Sowa

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Compassion & Empathy | Stress & Resilience

Audio AvailableVideo Available

2016

Think Tanks

Conceptualizing Compassion: A Heuristic Model

Brooke D. Lavelle, Paul Condon, John Dunne

Topics: Compassion & Empathy

Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2016 – Keynote – Rhonda Magee

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

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

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Practicing the Presence of Compassion: Contemplative Christian Traditions

Andrew Dreitcer

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Sustainable Compassion Training—Receiving-Care Mode of Practice

John Makransky

Topics: Body-based Practices | Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Modern Interpretations of Zen Buddhist Teachings

Takafumi Kawakami Osho

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Sustainable Compassion Training—Extending Care Mode of Practice

John Makransky

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Self & Other

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Meditation Practice: Cultivating Love and Compassion

Roshi Joan Halifax, Sharon Salzberg

Topics: Body-based Practices | Compassion & Empathy | Mindfulness | Self & Other

2016 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXI

Power & Care

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection | Social Change

2016 Summer Research Institute Session

Compassion in Context

Brooke D. Lavelle

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom

2015

Mind & Life Videos

Call to Care: Overview

Mind and Life Institute • November 9, 2015

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Mindfulness

2015 Summer Research Institute Session

Working with Fears of Compassion

Brooke D. Lavelle, Yotam Heineberg

Topics: Compassion & Empathy

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: Bhutan

Mind and Life Institute • March 10, 2015

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | 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

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 3 – Resilience and Compassion

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 3 – Heartfulness as Mindfulness: Affectivity and Perspective in Abrahamic and Dharmic Traditions

Linda-Susan Beard, Andrew Dreitcer, Brent A. Field, John Makransky, Rabbi Or Rose, Michael Spezio

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

ISCS Opening Keynote

Diana Chapman Walsh

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Environment | Social Change

Audio AvailableVideo Available

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 – G.R.A.C.E.: Cultivating Compassion in Interactions with Patients

Anthony Back, Roshi Joan Halifax, Cynda Hylton Rushton

Topics: Compassion & Empathy

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Master Lecture – Contemplative Science Goes to School

Patricia (Tish) Jennings, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

Audio AvailableVideo Available

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Master Lecture – Contemplative Inquiry and Science

B. Alan Wallace, Paul Ekman

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

Audio AvailableVideo Available

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 – Validation of the Perceived Compassion Scale

Dent Gitchel

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

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 5 – First Findings from the ReSource Project: Training Mind and Heart

Anne Böckler, Boris Bornemann, Bethany Kok, Fynn-Mathis Trautwein

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

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 – Engaged Compassion: Humanizing the Sacred and Secular

Enver Rahmanov

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 3 – Innovations in Mindfulness for Educators: Complementary Approaches and Outcomes

Mark Greenberg, Alexis Harris, Patricia (Tish) Jennings, Robert Roeser, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Mindfulness

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 – Is Compassion Good? The Science and the Conception of Prosocial Behavior

Paul Condon, Jake Davis, Gaelle Desbordes, John Makransky, Erin Robbins, Brooke D. Lavelle

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 4 – Challenges in Teaching Secular Compassion Cultivation

Dent Gitchel

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 4 – The Role of Empathy in Social Cognition

Alan Jurgens

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

Blog

The Bright Knight of the Soul  

Arthur Zajonc • September 18, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

Blog

Nine Meditations from SRI 2013

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

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

Blog

Model Behavior

Wendy Hasenkamp • September 18, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

Blog

Embodying Care

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Interconnection

Blog

The Care Proposition

Lynn Tryba • July 2, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Mindfulness

2013

Blog

Longing After Loss

Brooke D. Lavelle • December 16, 2013

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Mental Health | Mindfulness

Blog

The Pharmacy of Desire

Wendy Farley • December 14, 2013

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health

2012
2011
2010

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XX – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • April 11, 2010

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XX – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • April 10, 2010

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XX – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • April 10, 2010

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XX – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • April 9, 2010

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XX – Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • April 9, 2010

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
1995

1995 Mind & Life Dialogue V

Altruism, Ethics, and Compassion

Topics: Compassion & Empathy