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European hub for contemplative sciences

A European core with a global reach

Mind and Life Europe (MLE) is a non-profit organization committed to building a scientific understanding of the mind as a way to help reduce suffering and promote human flourishing, based on an integrated mode of knowing that combines the world's contemplative traditions with methods and findings from contemporary scientific inquiry.

In this regard, Mind and Life Europe is an integrative part of the global Mind and Life strategy to build and support Contemplative Science and Contemplative Studies at an international and interdisciplinary level. Established to further expand related activities in Europe of the Mind and Life Institute (, in response to increased interest from individuals and institutions, Mind and Life Europe assesses needs, implements strategies, and facilitates programs to help advance the study of consciousness and contemplative practices, specifically in Europe.

Caring Economics

“What is the relevance of pro-social motivation and altruism in competitive systems such as the dominant Western economic system?” This is one of the questions that was posed during the 2010 Mind and Life dialogue entitled “Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems: A Dialogue at the Interface of Economics, Neuroscience, and Contemplative Sciences.”

Caring Economics, a book based on the talks and conversations with His Holiness the Dalai Lama during this Mind and Life Dialogue, and edited by Mind and Life Europe Board members Tania Singer and Matthieu Ricard, is now available. The book has also been published in German, and French.


NEW: Video interviews
Excerpts from the forthcoming documentary MIND and LIFE by Franz Reichle will soon be available on

Managing Director position
Applications for the position of Managing Director are now closed and under review.

European Summer Research Institute
Applications are now closed for the 2015 session. All applicants have been informed by May 15th, 2015, as to the status of their applications.
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