Combining Mindfulness Training with Climate Education: One Researcher’s Journey

In recent years, California has become ground zero for climate-related natural disasters in the U.S. from out-of-control wildfires and violent flooding to devastating drought. To equip students with the knowledge to better understand—and take action—in the face of climate change, the University of California (UC) launched a multidisciplinary curriculum, Bending the Curve, in 2017. The …

“The Time for the Lone Wolf is Over:” Coming Together and Facing Eco-Anxiety

Wildfires, alongside major droughts, storms, and sea level rise, are among the most tangible impacts of global climate change. But not all consequences of the climate crisis leave such a visible scar; the stresses of today’s environmental crises have worked their way into our communities, relationships, and mental well-being. Especially impacted are young people, with …

Sharon Salzberg – A Meditation for Grounding and Rest

Mind & Life Fellow Sharon Salzberg leads a meditation on building a foundation of grounding and rest to find courage from our October 2020 Inspiring Minds episode. We shared this video in 2022 as part of our 35th anniversary celebration.

Jon Kabat-Zinn – Sharing MBSR with the Dalai Lama

In a video clip from 2022, Mind & Life Founding Steward Jon Kabat-Zinn remembers sharing the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program with the Dalai Lama at the Mind & Life Dialogue in Dharamsala, India in 1990. We shared this video in 2022 as part of our 35th anniversary celebration.