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Contemplative Wisdom Offerings

2024
2023

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Kaira Jewel Lingo—Cultivating Wholesome Emotions

Mind and Life Institute • November 29, 2023

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Mindfulness

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Chikako Ozawa-de Silva—Healing Through Gratitude

Mind and Life Institute • November 29, 2023

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2022

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The Dalai Lama – The Planet is our Home

Mind and Life Institute • May 5, 2022

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection

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Jon Kabat-Zinn – Sharing MBSR with the Dalai Lama

Mind and Life Institute • April 21, 2022

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2021

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

The Timing of Climate Change

Kyle Whyte

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Social Change

2021 Summer Research Institute Session

A Conversation with Christiana Figueres: The Case for Stubborn Optimism

Christiana Figueres, Susan Bauer-Wu

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Social Change

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Blog

2021 President’s Letter

Susan Bauer-Wu • January 22, 2021

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection

2020

2020 Contemplative Research Conference Session

Meditation: “A Guided Compassion Meditation”

Thupten Jinpa

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection

2020 Contemplative Research Conference Session

Panel Discussion: “What Does Spirituality Mean To US?”

Mohammed Hamid Mohammed, Veronica Selzler, Roman Williams

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection

2020 Contemplative Research Conference Session

Morning Yoga: “Trul khor: Tibetan Yoga”

Alejandro Chaoul

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom

2020 Contemplative Research Conference Session

Opening Remarks and Contemplative Arts

Susan Bauer-Wu, Linda Carlson, John Dunne, Grant Jones

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom

2020 Contemplative Research Conference Session

Meditation: “Cultivating Equanimity” and Contemplative Arts

Margaret Cullen, Carine Gilbert

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

2020 Contemplative Research Conference Session

Morning Yoga: “Prana and Chi: Moving the Elements”

Hawah Kasat

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom

Digital Dialogue

Education of the Heart Digital Dialogue

Mind and Life Institute • June 28, 2020

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Education

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Mind & Life 2020 President’s Call

Mind and Life Institute • May 20, 2020

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

2019
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

Contemplative Practices

Alisa Dennis, Larry Yang

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2019 Summer Research Institute Session

Othering and Belonging

john a. powell

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

Blog

Clifford Saron: Embracing the Mystery

Mind and Life Institute • May 14, 2019

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2018

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

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

Contemplative Session: The Four Elements

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom

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

Contemplative Session: Ancient Hebrew Sound Meditation

Zvi Ish-Shalom

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Contemplative Session: Awakening the Presence Body

Zvi Ish-Shalom

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Dinner & Dialogue hosted by The Fetzer Institute: Consciousness and Contemplative Studies: Worldview Matters

Ed Sarath, Mohammed Hamid Mohammed

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Self & Other

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Master Lectures: Contemplative Studies Panel: Contemplating the Future of “Contemplative Studies”

Moderators: Erin McCarthy
Panel: Amishi Jha, Harold Roth, Ed Sarath, Erin McCarthy

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Self & Other

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

Yoga

Mary Taylor, Richard Freeman

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom

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

Standing Meditation and Qigong

Louis Komjathy

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Contemplative Session: Watching the Breath

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Bridging Contemplative Science and Business: An Emerging Global Industry, Innovation Panel co-hosted by The Eagle and The Hawk Foundation and the Aetna Foundation

Moderators:
Panel: Acacia Parks, Cyd Crowse, Charlie Hartwell, Hamet Watt, Mark Bertolini

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Contemplative Arts Evening Performance

Srinivas Reddy, Robert Kaplan, Ed Sarath, Patricia Wallace

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection

Blog

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

Mind and Life Institute • September 4, 2018

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom

2018 International Research Institute Session

Emerging Scholars Panel: Interdisciplinary Panel

Moderators: Yuki Imoto
Panel: Hiroe Hu, Yuuta Kawasaki, Masahiro Fujino, Yuki Imoto

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education

2018 International Research Institute Session

The Feature and Significance of the Philosophy of Kyoto School

Masakatsu Fujita

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education

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

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

Early Childhood Development and Social Emotional Learning

Richard J. Davidson, Michel Boivin, Daniel Goleman, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl

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

Blog

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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MLI XXXII Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • August 19, 2017

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

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MLI XXXII Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • August 18, 2017

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

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MLI XXXII Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • August 17, 2017

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

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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 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

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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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 – Evening Conversation

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mindfulness

Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2016 – Master Lecture – Robert Roeser

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mindfulness | Social Change

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ISCS 2016 – Master Lecture – Erin McCarthy

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Social Change

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ISCS 2016 – Master Lecture – Jeremy Hunter

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

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

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ISCS 2016 – Master Lecture – Niki Clements

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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ISCS 2016 – Keynote – Zindel Segal

Mind and Life Institute • November 11, 2016

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Mindfulness

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ISCS 2016 – Master Lecture – Harold Roth

Mind and Life Institute • November 11, 2016

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom | Education

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ISCS 2016 – Master Lecture – John Dunne

Mind and Life Institute • November 11, 2016

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Interconnection

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ISCS 2016 – Master Lecture – Sarah Bowen

Mind and Life Institute • November 11, 2016

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Mindfulness | 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

Daoist Contemplative Practice: Standing Meditation and Qigong

Louis Komjathy

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Tibetan Sound Meditation

Alejandro Chaoul

Topics: Body-based Practices | Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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

Keynote: Mindfulness Therapeutics in the Promotion of Mental Health

Zindel Segal

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Yoga of Sound: Indian Classical Music as Contemplative Practice

Srinivas Reddy, Ferhan Najeeb Qureshi

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom

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

Engaged Contemplative Practice in Islamic Sufism: Vocal Emphasis

Alan Godlas

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Opening Keynote: Opening Welcome and Meditation

Amishi Jha, Sharon Salzberg, Harold Roth

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Liberation Through Memory and Storytelling

Sheila Peltz Weinberg

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness | Self & Other | 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

Yoga with Mary Taylor and Richard Freeman

Mary Taylor, Richard Freeman

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Evening Conversation – The Promises and Perils of Mainstreaming Mindfulness (Ticketed Event)

Susan Bauer-Wu, Jeremy Hunter, Carolyn Jacobs, Amishi Jha, Sharon Salzberg

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mindfulness

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

Engaged Contemplative Practice in Islamic Sufism: Vocal, Silent, Living

Alan Godlas

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Engaged Contemplative Practice in Islamic Sufism: Silent Emphasis

Alan Godlas

Topics: Body-based Practices | Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Practicing Meditation Through Sacred Texts and Prayers

Sheila Peltz Weinberg

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

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 Summer Research Institute Session

Compassion in Context

Brooke D. Lavelle

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom

2016 Summer Research Institute Session

Panel Discussion: Movement-Based Contemplative Practices

Moderators:
Panel: Catherine Kerr, Catherine Shaddix, Peter Wayne

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom

2016 Summer Research Institute Session

Contemplative Life: An Anthropological Perspective

Martijn van Beek

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection

2015

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXX – Session 8

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXX – Session 7

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXX – Session 6

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXX – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXX – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXX – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXX – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXX – Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

Mind & Life Videos

The Mind & Life Institute

Mind and Life Institute • November 25, 2015

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

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Francisco J. Varela Research Awards

Mind and Life Institute • September 15, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2015 Summer Research Institute Session

Meditation on Fearlessness

Wendy Farley

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom

2015 Summer Research Institute Session

Fear and Fearlessness in Contemplative Christianity

Wendy Farley

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Richie Davidson on Meeting the Dalai Lama

Mind and Life Institute • April 24, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2014

Think Tanks

Varieties of Contemplative Experience

Willoughby Britton, Jared Lindahl

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life Institute: ISCS 2014 highlights

Mind and Life Institute • November 2, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mental Health

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ISCS 2014 – Master Lecture – Ted Slingerland

Mind and Life Institute • November 1, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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ISCS 2014 – Master Lecture – Andrew Olendzki

Mind and Life Institute • November 1, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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ISCS 2014 – Master Lecture – Harold Roth

Mind and Life Institute • November 1, 2014

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

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ISCS 2014 – Keynote – David Germano

Mind and Life Institute • November 1, 2014

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom

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ISCS 2014 – Master Lecture – Evan Thompson

Mind and Life Institute • October 31, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Keynote – Contemplation in Contexts

David Germano

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom

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