I cannot wait to continue to engage with Mind & Life because it connects so deeply with what I want to do and how I want to show up in this world.

– 2021 Summer Research Institute participant

At Mind & Life, we believe that change in the world begins with inner transformation. Our programs equip people with valuable insights and practices that nurture their personal well-being so that they can play an active role in building more compassionate communities and safeguarding the earth—and all its inhabitants.

When you give to Mind & Life, you’re supporting educational programming that inspires people to be a force for positive change. You’re investing in leading-edge scientific research into how contemplative wisdom can be used to transform our world. You’re strengthening efforts to make the field of contemplative science more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. And you’re influencing larger systems through support of innovative collaborations between researchers, contemplatives, and changemakers. 

Contemplative traditions have developed the practices and understandings we need in this uncertain time. And Mind & Life has brought these into the world through the lens of science and scholarship, so they can be used by people everywhere.

– Jack Kornfield

Tax-deductible contributions to the Mind & Life Institute are essential to our work. The insights we foster reach hundreds of thousands, inspiring a ripple effect of positive change as we pursue a vision of a world that truly embraces our shared humanity.

To learn more about what donations have made possible in recent years, please visit our Annual Reports section.