The 2016 Mind and Life Summer Research Institute started on Saturday at the Garrison Institute and this year’s theme is People, Place, and Practice: Putting Contemplative Studies into Context. From mindandlife.org:
As we are well aware, practices that were once embedded within traditional religious cultures are now being widely disseminated across a variety of globalized, largely secular settings. Contextual factors impact the very course and outcome of these practices, and if not carefully considered, even well-intended efforts can lead to unsatisfactory or incomplete results.
As issues of context are central to the work that we do at the Garrison Institute, we look forward to hosting the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute again this year.
In case you missed it, here is a video from last year’s Summer Institute of Richard Davidson speaking on well-being as a skill.
If you want a more in depth look Richard Davidson’s thoughts about training your brain, check out the podcast with ABC News Anchor Dan Harris below. This was recorded at an event that was co-presented by Mindful and The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan (JCC) and was cosponsored by The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, UW-Madison, and the Garrison Institute.