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2020

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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

Blog

Fellow Spotlight: Norm Farb

Mind and Life Institute • February 17, 2020

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

2019

Think Tanks

Mechanisms of Meditation and Consequences for Clinical Practice

Marieke van Vugt, David Vago, Antonino Raffone, Elena Antonova, Jos Brosschot, Anne Speckens, Heleen Slagter, Philipp Kanske, Judson Brewer, Susan Bogels, Henk Barendregt, Zoltan Dienes, Amber Carpenter, Shaun Gallagher, Brian Ostafin, Thorsten Barnhofer

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Mindfulness | Self & Other

Blog

Fellow Spotlight: Jennifer Mascaro

Mind and Life Institute • November 18, 2019

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

Blog

Special Issue on Mindfulness

Mind and Life Institute • October 16, 2019

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

Think Tanks

Critical Neuroscience and the Politics of Mindfulness Interventions for Youth: A Proposal for an Interdisciplinary Working Group

Suparna Choudhury, William Wannynn, Elena Hailwood, Steven Stanley, Jennifer Thomson, Rhonda Magee, Elizabeth Gagen, David Forbes, Kristina Eichel, Ana Gomez-Carillo, Joshua Moses, Rachel Lilley, Funie Hsu, Paul Howard Jones, Barbara Ibinarriago Soltero, Anne Harrington, Jamie Kucinskas

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Education | Mindfulness | Self & Other | Social Change

2019 Summer Research Institute Session

Measuring, Understanding, and Changing Mental Habits

Lawrence Barsalou

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2019 Summer Research Institute Session

Interdisciplinary Panel: Translating Neuroscience

Moderators: Andrew Dreitcer, Elissa Epel
Panel: Anil Seth, Clifford Saron, Daniel Siegel, Lawrence Barsalou, Yoona Kang, Norman Farb, Elissa Epel

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Education

Blog

Clifford Saron: Embracing the Mystery

Mind and Life Institute • May 14, 2019

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2018

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Norm Farb – How to Choose Between Beautiful Stories

Mind and Life Institute • November 11, 2018

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

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 Summer Research Institute Session

Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanisation

Lasana Harris

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Self & Other

Blog

Pain Relief without Opioids?

Mind and Life Institute • April 26, 2018

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Mindfulness

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

2018 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXIII Session

Meta-Awareness and Attention Training in Education Research

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

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

2017

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A Conversation with Jim Austin and Susan Bauer-Wu

Mind and Life Institute • November 20, 2017

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness | Social Change

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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 3

Mind and Life Institute • August 18, 2017

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

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 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

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2017 Summer Research Institute Session

Love and Enaction: Towards an Engaged Epistemology

Hanne De Jaegher

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Interconnection | Self & Other

2017 Summer Research Institute Session

Interdisciplinary Panel Social Networks: Intersubjectivity, Connectivity and Technology

Moderators: Elissa Epel
Panel: Pete Fleming, David Sbarra, Tania Singer, Elissa Epel

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Interconnection | Self & Other

2017 Summer Research Institute Session

The Enactive Approach to Cognition

Evan Thompson

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science

Blog

An interview with Eric Garland, Ph.D.

Mind and Life Institute • February 24, 2017

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Mindfulness

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qwantify – global research project on desire and happiness

Mind and Life Institute • January 4, 2017

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science

Think Tanks

Microphenomenology and Contemplative Experience: Exploring the Intra- and Intersubjective Dynamics of Language and Embodied Experience

Andreas Roepstorff, Anne Klein, Michel Bitbol, Kiku Day, Jean-Philippe Lachaux, Antoine Lutz, Soizic Michelot, Claire Petitmengin, Donata Schoeller, Michael Sheehy, Martijn van Beek

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2016

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ISCS 2016 – Closing Keynote – Evan Thompson

Mind and Life Institute • November 13, 2016

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Interconnection | Mindfulness | Self & Other

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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

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

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

Tibetan Sound Meditation

Alejandro Chaoul

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

2016 Summer Research Institute Session

You Are Always on My Mind

Andreas Roepstorff

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Interconnection | Self & Other

2015

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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

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Mind & Life XXX – Session 6

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

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

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Mind & Life XXX – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

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

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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

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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

To Approach or Avoid – Tension between Threat and Reward

Martin Paulus

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science

2015 Summer Research Institute Session

Fear and Trust in the Laboratory

Cade McCall

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science

2015 Summer Research Institute Session

Professional Development Issues in Contemplative Science

Richard J. Davidson

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science

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Richie Davidson on Meeting the Dalai Lama

Mind and Life Institute • April 24, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2014

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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 – Catherine Kerr

Mind and Life Institute • November 1, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

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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 – Philip Zelazo

Mind and Life Institute • November 1, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Education | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

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ISCS 2014 – Master Lecture – Zindel Segal

Mind and Life Institute • November 1, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

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ISCS 2014 – Master Lecture – Sarah Bowen, Judson Brewer

Mind and Life Institute • October 31, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Mindfulness

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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

Master Lecture – Contemplative Science Research and The Psychology of Confucian Virtue Ethics

Edward Slingerland

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 3 – Integration and Engagement: Personal and Professional Practice in the Lab, the Clinic, and Education

Lone Fjorback, Andreas Roepstorff, Martijn van Beek

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Education | Mindfulness

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 3 – Dream Neurophenomenology and Contemplative Sciences

Elizaveta Solomonova

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 3 – A Neurocognitive Model for Internal Time

Marc Howard

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 4 – Yoga: A Contemplative Technique for Mental WellBeing

Alejandro Chaoul, Sat Bir Khalsa, Elisa Kozasa, Sara Lazar

Topics: Body-based Practices | Brain & Cognitive Science

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 3 – Health Care (Medical) Implications of Meditative/ Contemplative Practice

Mardi Crane-Godreau, Barry Kerzin, Magdalena Naylor, Peter Wayne

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Master Lecture – Dreamless Sleep and Consciousness

Evan Thompson

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 4 – Merleau-Ponty Reads Francisco Varela

Eduardo Velasquez

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 4 – Improving Attentional Functions Through Mindfulness Practice

Peter Malinowski

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 5 – NIH Career Award Funding for Your Early Career in Contemplative Science

Jeffrey Greeson

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 5 – Externally-Induced Contemplation: A Neuroscience Study of Architecture

Julio Bermudez, David Lipschitz, Yoshio Nakamura

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

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

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

Keynote Dialogue with His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Richard J. Davidson, Amishi Jha, Arthur Zajonc

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Master Lecture – Contemplative Practice Starts with The Body

Catherine Kerr

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Master Lecture – Buddhism, Behaviorism, and the Brain

Sarah Bowen, Judson Brewer

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Mindfulness

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Master Lecture – Contemplative Clinical Science

Zindel Segal

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 – Investigating the Phenomenal and Neurocognitive Matrix of Mindfulness-Related Practices

John Dunne, Amishi Jha, Antoine Lutz, Clifford Saron

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 – Deep Reading as Contemplative Practice

Maureen Hall, Aminda O'Hare, Robert Waxler

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 – Can We Measure Mental Balance? Scientific and Contemplative Perspectives On Equanimity

Gaelle Desbordes, Dusana Dorjee, Elizabeth Hoge, Catherine Kerr, Sara Lazar, Andrew Olendzki, David Vago

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 2 – The Social Side of Mindfulness: From Lab to Life

Jordan Quaglia

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Interconnection | Mindfulness

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 2 – Exploring Sleep Paralysis

Terje Sparby

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Master Lecture – A Buddhist Contribution to Neurophenomenology

Andrew Olendzki

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 -Neurocognitive Processes of Addiction: A Therapeutic Role for Mindfulness?

Brett Froeliger, Eric Garland, Zev Schuman-Olivier

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Mindfulness

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 1 – Yoga’s Self-Regulatory Functions in Promoting Psychological Health: A Proposed Model

Jessica Noggle-Taylor, Crystal Park, David Vago, Angela Wilson

Topics: Body-based Practices | Brain & Cognitive Science

Blog

A Question of Focus

Mind and Life Institute • October 19, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

Blog

The Dalai Lama’s Conjecture

Mind and Life Institute • October 6, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Blog

Summit in the Field

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Blog

Nine Meditations from SRI 2013

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

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

Blog

Ommm Ex Machina

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

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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 Craving Cycle

Mind and Life Institute • July 1, 2014

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

Blog

Theory of Mind

Mind and Life Institute • June 18, 2014

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

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Mind & Life XXIX – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • April 12, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIX – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • April 12, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIX – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • April 11, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIX – Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • April 11, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2014 Mind & Life Dialogue XXIX

Mapping the Mind

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

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Mind & Life XXVI – Session 6

Mind and Life Institute • January 22, 2013

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXVI – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • January 22, 2013

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXVI – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • January 22, 2013

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXVI – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • January 22, 2013

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXVI – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • January 22, 2013

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXVI – Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • January 17, 2013

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2012
2011
2010

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Mind & Life XXII – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • October 23, 2010

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXII – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • October 23, 2010

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXII – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • October 23, 2010

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXII – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • October 23, 2010

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Blog

Buddhism and Modern Science

Mind and Life Institute • July 1, 2010

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2009

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Mind & Life XVIII – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • April 10, 2009

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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Mind & Life XVIII – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • April 10, 2009

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XVIII – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • April 10, 2009

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XVIII – Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • April 10, 2009

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2008
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2005
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2003

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Mind & Life XI – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • September 14, 2003

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XI – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • September 14, 2003

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XI – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • September 14, 2003

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XI – Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • September 14, 2003

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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