Mind & Life Connect – Session 1

Session 1 transcript now available Community Conversations on Contemplative Science, Wisdom, and Action Join us for Mind & Life Connect, our new series of inspirational online conversations aimed at exploring key themes in contemplative science and their relation to everyday life. In our inaugural session, contemplative researcher and social activist Juan Santoyo will explore topics such …

Happiness Education in India: Two Researchers Set out to Ask What Students and Teachers Think

Imagine students in nursery school through Grade 8 developing the skills to cultivate greater happiness in life—from the inside out. In daily half-hour happiness classes, students learn from teachers and engage in games, storytelling, guided mindfulness practices, and role-playing. Each is encouraged to reflect on their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and how these impact their …

How Self-Compassion Can Improve Teen Mental Health (Part 2 of 2)

This piece by Karen Bluth, PhD is part 2 of an article honored with the 2022 Mind & Life Institute Award for Public Communication of Contemplative Research and was originally featured in Psychology Today online. Part 1 explained what self-compassion is and its role in improving teen mental health outcomes. But how can self-compassion be taught, and how can …

2023 Summer Research Institute

A collaborative, interdisciplinary, and immersive opportunity for conversations around trauma, healing, and flourishing—for researchers, contemplatives, changemakers, and anyone interested in this topic.

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.