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Social Change Offerings

2020

Inspiring Minds – Yoga as a Tool for Social Change

Inspiring Minds - Yoga as a Tool for Social Change

Topics: Body-based Practices | Social Change

News

Land and Peoples Acknowledgement

Mind and Life Institute • July 26, 2020

Topics: Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change

News

Our Commitment to Racial Equity and Inclusion

Mind and Life Institute • July 26, 2020

Topics: Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change

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

Blog

Fellow Spotlight: Brooke D. Lavelle

Mind and Life Institute • January 21, 2020

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Social Change

2019

Think Tanks

Wise Climate Actions & Sacred Activism

Vivian Valentin, Radhule Weininger, Michael Kearney, John Foran, Kevin M Gallagher, Leila Cavallho, Monique Myers, Stacy Pulice, Shawn VanValkenburgh, Kristen Goodrich, Joanna Macy, Catherine Gautier, Jose Caballero, Linda Buzzell-Saltzman, Martin Wagner, Yemaya Renuka Duby, Jessica Alvarez Parfrey, Ken Hiltner, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Summer M. Gray, Sarah Ray, Maithilee Kanthi, Bill McKibben, Emiliano Campobello, David Pellow

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Think Tanks

Decolonizing Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Spaces

Priya Iyer, Irene Barraza, Sonia Montoya, Meha Davé

Topics: Body-based Practices | Mindfulness | Social Change

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

Dismantling Oppression from the Inside Out

Doris F. Chang

Topics: Education | Mindfulness | Social Change

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

Othering and Belonging

john a. powell

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

2018

Mind & Life Videos

Laura Rendon – Contemplative Education Centering Social Justice

Mind and Life Institute • November 9, 2018

Topics: Education | Social Change

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

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

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

Master Lectures: Social Justice Panel: “From Awareness to Embodied Change: A Conversation Toward Contemplative Justice”

Moderators: Dominique A. Malebranch
Panel: Helen Weng, Oliver Hill, Rhonda Magee, Dominique A. Malebranch

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other | Social Change

Think Tanks

African Contemplative Practices for Healing the Past, for Transforming the Present and for Future Flourishing

Lucy Draper-Clarke, Warren Nebe, Nonkululeko Faith Busika, Sinethemba Makanaya, Bandile Seleme, Prince Theogene Niwenshuti, Gregory Maqoma, Vincent Mantsoe, Karen Fitzgerald, Melike Fourie, Caryn Green, Hamish Mabala Neill

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom | Social Change

Think Tanks

Mindfulness Practices as Anti-Oppression Pedagogy: Strategies for Preparation, Implementation, and Assessment

Greta Gaard, Zenzele Isoke, Beth Berila, Alex Haley, Doug Kennedy, Louise Delagran, Erik Storlie, Shannon Gibney, David Voelker, Alison Staudinger, Franklin Chen, Sawa Senzaki, Samuel Cocks, Ann Lawton, Kaylee Spencer, Courtney Wells, Mary Wright, Ann Brand, Michelle Hamilton, Terri Karris, Brian McAlister

Topics: Education | Mindfulness | Social Change | Stress & Resilience

Blog

With Justice and Contemplation for All

Mind and Life Institute • October 15, 2018

Topics: Body-based Practices | Mindfulness | Social Change

Blog

The Geopolitics of the Other

Mind and Life Institute • September 19, 2018

Topics: Self & Other | Social Change

2018 Summer Research Institute Session

Taking Care of Social Justice: Outside and In

Marisela Gomez

Topics: Body-based Practices | Social Change

Think Tanks

Designing and implementing a contemplative practice-based program for ex-combatants in Colombia’s peacebuilding process

Alejandro Chaoul, Juan Santoyo, Ana Maria Restrepo Saenz, Brooke D. Lavelle, Catalina Acosta, Constanza Baquedano, Cristobal Danobeitia, Ismael Palacios-Garcia, Juan Felipe Jaramillo, Juliana M Santoyo, Luis Alejandro Moya Riveros, Mariana Fajardo Patino, Sebastian Medeiros

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Social Change

Blog

How Do We Know What’s True?

Mind and Life Institute • February 12, 2018

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other | Social Change

Blog

A Golden String: Mind & Life 2018

Mind and Life Institute • January 17, 2018

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Social Change

2017

Mind & Life Videos

A Conversation with Jim Austin and Susan Bauer-Wu

Mind and Life Institute • November 20, 2017

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness | Social Change

Blog

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Mind & Life

Mind and Life Institute • October 25, 2017

Topics: Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

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

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 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

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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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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Message by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Mind & Life Botswana Dialogues

Mind and Life Institute • August 16, 2017

Topics: Interconnection | Social Change

Think Tanks

Socially-Engaged Mindfulness Interventions (SEMI) and the Promise of Making Refuge

David Loy, Edwin Ng, Zack Walsh, Jack Petranker, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Mushim Patricia Ikeda, Katie Loncke, Rhonda Magee, Sharon Suh, Beth Berila, Tom Yarnall, Charles Strain

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Mindfulness | Social Change

2017 Summer Research Institute Session

Plenary Workshop What Roles Do Inclusivity and Social Justice Play in Contemplative Science?

Peter Grossenbacher, Rhonda Magee

Topics: Social Change

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 – Keynote – Rhonda Magee

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Mindfulness | Self & Other | Social Change

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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

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: School Systems, Educational Reform and Mindfulness Training

Robert Roeser

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mindfulness | 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

Letter from the Future

Sheila Peltz Weinberg

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Social Change

Blog

A Call for More Compassionate, Equitable Education

Mind and Life Institute • November 2, 2016

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Social Change

2016 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXI

Power & Care

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection | Social Change

Blog

President’s Message: New Vision and Priorities

Mind and Life Institute • March 19, 2016

Topics: Interconnection | Social Change

2015

Mind & Life Videos

Mindfulness and Racial Bias: Straight Talk with Rhonda Magee JD

Mind and Life Institute • December 8, 2015

Topics: Mindfulness | Social Change

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The Mind & Life Institute

Mind and Life Institute • November 25, 2015

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

Mind & Life Videos

ACEL Participant, Angel Acosta: Contemplative Inquiry in Education

Mind and Life Institute • October 15, 2015

Topics: Education | Social Change

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Diana Chapman Walsh, ACEL Core Faculty

Mind and Life Institute • March 12, 2015

Topics: Education | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Otto Scharmer, ACEL Core Faculty

Mind and Life Institute • March 10, 2015

Topics: Mindfulness | Social Change

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Call to Care: Vietnam

Mind and Life Institute • March 10, 2015

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Social Change

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Call to Care: Israel

Mind and Life Institute • March 10, 2015

Topics: Education | Social Change | Stress & Resilience

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Call to Care: Bhutan

Mind and Life Institute • March 10, 2015

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Sharon Daloz Parks, ACEL Core Faculty

Mind and Life Institute • March 10, 2015

Topics: Education | Interconnection | Social Change

2014

Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2014 – Opening Keynote – Diana Chapman Walsh

Mind and Life Institute • October 30, 2014

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Environment | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2014 Pre-Conference – Opening Keynote – john a. powell

Mind and Life Institute • October 30, 2014

Topics: Education | Interconnection | Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Pre-Conference Workshop – From Grassroots Community Building to Generating a Movement

Leslie Booker, Kristen Zimmerman

Topics: Education | Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 4 – Leaning into Difference Through Contemplative Education: A Mindful Exploration of Power, Privilege, and Oppression

Deb Bopsie, Ugur Kocataskin, Regina Smith

Topics: Education | Self & Other | Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Pre-conference Introduction and Opening Keynote

john a. powell

Topics: Education | Interconnection | Social Change

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Pre-Conference Workshop – Teaching for Radical Transformation

Rhonda Magee, Maria Pacheco

Topics: Education | Mindfulness | Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

ISCS Opening Keynote

Diana Chapman Walsh

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Environment | Social Change

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Pre-Conference Workshop – Getting from Here to There: Perspectives on System Change in Education

Janice Jackson, Jerome Murphy

Topics: Education | Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 – The Role of Contemplative Practice in Developing Authentic Leaders

Susan Skjei

Topics: Mindfulness | Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 2 – Contemplative Education: From Neoliberal to Transformational?

David Forbes

Topics: Education | Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 3 – Ideals of Human Being in Contemplative Philosophy and in U.S. Law

Kris Weller

Topics: Social Change

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 5 – Contemplative Initiatives for Business Education

Kevin Jackson

Topics: Mindfulness | Social Change

Blog

Church, State, and the Mindfulness Movement

Mind and Life Institute • September 18, 2014

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Social Change

2011

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 10

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 9

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 8

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 7

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 6

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXIII – Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • October 21, 2011

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change

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