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International Symposia for Contemplative StudiesAdvancing our understanding of the human mind: the Garrison Institute is a co-sponsor of the International Symposia for Contemplative Studies, a collaborative effort among centers and laboratories around the world to explore the correlates and consequences of contemplative practice. Facilitated by the Mind & Life Institute, the Symposia brings together world-renowned researchers, scholars, teachers, and students to consider how training the mind through the use of contemplative practices can lead to a reduction in suffering, enhanced health and cognitive/emotional functioning, greater happiness, and increased social harmony. The inaugural Symposia will be April 29-29, 2012, in Denver.