Wendy is the Science Director of the Mind & Life Institute. She is a neuroscientist, contemplative practitioner, teacher, and writer who is interested in understanding how the mind and brain can be transformed through experience and practice to enhance flourishing. Wendy’s latest project is the Mind & Life podcast, where she interviews leading experts in contemplative science to share different perspectives on how we investigate the mind, and how we might integrate contemplative wisdom to improve our lives and create a more connected society. In Charlottesville, Wendy enjoys dance, pottery, the outdoors, and anything DIY.

This profile was last updated on June 9, 2020

Mind & Life Connections

2020

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

News

2020 President’s Call

Mind and Life Institute • May 20, 2020

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection | Self & Other

2017

Think Tanks

Conceptualizing Compassion: A Heuristic Model

Andrew Dreitcer, Brooke D. Lavelle, Paul Condon, Helen Weng, Wendy Hasenkamp, Gaelle Desbordes, Yoona Kang, Paul Gilbert, John Makransky, Wendy Farley, Eve Ekman, Jennifer Mascaro

Topics: Compassion & Empathy

2016
2015

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

Francisco J. Varela Research Awards

Mind and Life Institute • September 15, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2014

Think Tanks

Varieties of Contemplative Experience

Willoughby Britton, Jared Lindahl, David Cooper, Nathan Fisher, David Loy, Daniel Stuart, William Waldron, John Tresch, Linda Heuman, Eric McCord, Barnes Peterson, Wendy Hasenkamp, Leigh Brasington

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 5 – Emory-Tibet Science Initiative: Sustained Engagement Between Contemplatives and Scientists Offer Insights for Contemplative Science

Arri Eisen, Wendy Hasenkamp, Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Carol Worthman

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2013

Think Tanks

Interoception and Contemplative Practice

Catherine Kerr, Cynthia Price, Jennifer Daubenmeier, Barnaby Dunn, Norman Farb, Wendy Hasenkamp, Anne Klein, Wolf Mehling, Martin Paulus

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXVI – Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • January 17, 2013

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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