Mind & Life Summer Research Institute: The Situated and Embodied Mind

By Application

Mind and Life

The 2012 MLSRI will be devoted to the theme of ”The Situated and Embodied Mind.”

The purpose of the MLSRI is to advance collaborative research among scientists, contemplative scholars, other humanities scholars, and contemplative practitioners, based on a process of inquiry and dialogue. Through this collaborative program, we are not only nurturing a new generation of scientists interested in exploring the influence of contemplative practice and meditation on the mind, behavior, brain function and health, but are also fostering the development of new fields of research collectively referred to as Contemplative Science (including contemplative neuroscience, contemplative clinical science, contemplative education and contemplative scholarship). The aim of Contemplative Science is to advance our understanding of the human mind and how training the mind through the use of particular contemplative practices can lead to reduced suffering, enhanced health and cognitive/emotional functioning, greater happiness and increased social harmony. Research in Contemplative Science, deriving from intellectual dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, other distinguished contemplative teachers and practitioners, scientists, philosophers, and contemplative scholars, has integrated the rigorous methodologies of modern science with the philosophical and experiential insights offered by the world’s contemplative traditions.


To learn more, please visit www.mindandlife.org.

June 16th, 2012 3:00 PM   through   June 22nd, 2012 3:00 PM
By invitation