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

2018

Blog

Pain Relief without Opioids?

Wendy Hasenkamp • April 26, 2018

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Mindfulness

Blog

How Do We Know What’s True?

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

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other | Social Change

2017
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

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health

Blog

Model Behavior

Wendy Hasenkamp • September 18, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2013

Blog

Meditation: It’s Not What You Think

Wendy Hasenkamp • September 13, 2013

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

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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