Mind and Life

Many of you might already know of the work of the Mind and Life Institute. This is an endeavour headed by the Dalai Lama, and it includes many eminent scientists in the fields of psychology, neurobiology and physics. The aim of the Institute is to “promote a scientific understanding of the mind to reduce suffering and promote well-being.”

I really like that aim. It seems one of the really worthwhile goals that as a species we can strive towards. That, and better and more engaged and compassionate education of our young.

As part of the Mind and Life initiative, many renowned scientists have dialogues with the Dalai Lama on science and buddhism and the meeting ground of the two, particularly in the mind sciences. These dialogues are online here. They are stunning. They reveal so much about the depth of our understanding and also the directions we need to pursue.

Please do watch them. I would love to discuss them with others.

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