The Mind & Life blog displays the multitude of perspectives and experiences of our expanding community since 2010. From scientific reviews to poetry, from institutional updates to event summaries, from Fellows spotlights to grantee profiles, this blog archive features a rich variety of work, searchable by date and topic.


2020

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Can We Change Racial Bias?

Wendy Hasenkamp • July 17, 2020

Topics: Mindfulness | Self & Other | Social Change

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Fellow Spotlight: Norm Farb

Mind and Life Institute • February 17, 2020

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Stress & Resilience

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PEACE Grant Named in Honor of Samuel B. Hanser

Mind and Life Institute • February 7, 2020

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

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Fellow Spotlight: Brooke D. Lavelle

Mind and Life Institute • January 21, 2020

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Social Change

2019

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Fellow Spotlight: Jennifer Mascaro

Mind and Life Institute • November 18, 2019

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

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Special Issue on Mindfulness

Mind and Life Institute • October 16, 2019

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

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Fellow Spotlight: David Creswell

Mind and Life Institute • October 14, 2019

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

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Clifford Saron: Embracing the Mystery

Mind and Life Institute • May 14, 2019

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2018

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With Justice and Contemplation for All

Mind and Life Institute • October 15, 2018

Topics: Body-based Practices | Mindfulness | Social Change

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The Geopolitics of the Other

Mind and Life Institute • September 19, 2018

Topics: Self & Other | Social Change

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

Mind and Life Institute • September 4, 2018

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom

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Pain Relief without Opioids?

Mind and Life Institute • April 26, 2018

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Mindfulness

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Sharon Salzberg: Love is a Verb

Mind and Life Institute • April 9, 2018

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection | Mindfulness

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How Do We Know What’s True?

Mind and Life Institute • February 12, 2018

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other | Social Change

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A Golden String: Mind & Life 2018

Mind and Life Institute • January 17, 2018

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Social Change

2017

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Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Mind & Life

Mind and Life Institute • October 25, 2017

Topics: Interconnection | Social Change

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Right Here, Write Now

Mind and Life Institute • June 30, 2017

Topics: Body-based Practices | Mindfulness

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Nature & Well-Being: Gratitude

Mind and Life Institute • June 29, 2017

Topics: Environment | Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

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Mindfulness as a Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

Mind and Life Institute • June 28, 2017

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness

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Mindfulness in Periods of Stress

Mind and Life Institute • June 26, 2017

Topics: Body-based Practices | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

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An interview with Eric Garland, Ph.D.

Mind and Life Institute • February 24, 2017

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2016

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ISCS 2016 marks coming of age for Mind & Life

Mind and Life Institute • December 16, 2016

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Social Change

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A Call for More Compassionate, Equitable Education

Mind and Life Institute • November 2, 2016

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Social Change

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President’s Message: New Vision and Priorities

Mind and Life Institute • March 19, 2016

Topics: Interconnection | Social Change

2015
2014

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A Question of Focus

Mind and Life Institute • October 19, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

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The Dalai Lama’s Conjecture

Mind and Life Institute • October 6, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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Roshi Joan Halifax

Mind and Life Institute • September 19, 2014

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

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The Bright Knight of the Soul  

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

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Summit in the Field

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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Nine Meditations from SRI 2013

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

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

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Ommm Ex Machina

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

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Model Behavior

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

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The Peril and Promise of Selflessness

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Self & Other

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Embodying Care

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Interconnection

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Church, State, and the Mindfulness Movement

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Social Change

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Grey Matters: Examining Subjective Experience

Mind and Life Institute • August 13, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Self & Other

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The Paradox of Passion

Mind and Life Institute • July 24, 2014

Topics: Education | Interconnection

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Donor Profile – Penny Pilgram George

Mind and Life Institute • July 24, 2014

Topics: Interconnection | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

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The Dark Knight

Mind and Life Institute • July 2, 2014

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Stress & Resilience

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The Care Proposition

Mind and Life Institute • July 2, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Mindfulness

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The Craving Cycle

Mind and Life Institute • July 1, 2014

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

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Theory of Mind

Mind and Life Institute • June 18, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom

2013

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Longing After Loss

Mind and Life Institute • December 16, 2013

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Mental Health | Mindfulness

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The Pharmacy of Desire

Mind and Life Institute • December 14, 2013

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health

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The Anxiety of Happiness

Mind and Life Institute • December 10, 2013

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness

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Meditation: It’s Not What You Think

Mind and Life Institute • September 13, 2013

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

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Arming Introspection

Mind and Life Institute • May 10, 2013

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2010

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Buddhism and Modern Science

Mind and Life Institute • July 1, 2010

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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