Online MLE Retreat 2021: Application now open!

Following MLE's tradition to support young researchers in the field of contemplative science, we host the second MLE Retreat in 2021 as an online event. Application is now open!

MLE Webcast: "Beyond Confines"

We launched our webcast "Beyond Confines - Following our Tracks" this fall. We've already released two series (exclusive access for MLE Friends): philosophy and edcuation.

EVA 2020: deadline extended!

The next cylce of the European Varela Awards (EVAs) is now open to application. Former ESRI participants can apply for the grant supporting the next generation of researchers.

A catalyst for human flourishing

How to understand the mind and cultivate the heart

Every day, we support vital work that transforms our scientific understanding of the human mind and its capacity to develop positive mental states. We believe that when contemplative wisdom and practices are fully integrated into modern day science it has the power to act as a catalyst for human and societal flourishing. This is the promise of what we call contemplative science.

The main message, to me, is the importance for human beings to learn how to become experts on their own mind. -- Francisco J. Varela

Together with the world’s leading scientists, contemplative scholars, and healthcare, educational and management practitioners, we create an open and interdisciplinary dialogue between modern sciences and contemplative practices and share our findings with the world.

MLE Initiative: Education

We cultivate a contemplative and mindfulness based education with our Community of Contemplative Education (CCE) that includes members from all over Europe.

New videos available!

We're extending our media section. Check out our resources including talks from our Symposium 2019. Here you can find great insights, inspiration and even a special gift for you.

MLE Friends

Join our MLE Friends community to meet like-minded people and seek to foster contemplative science. Enjoy benefits like exclusive webinars and discounts on MLE events.

ESRI 2020 (online)

In 2020, we held the first ever online European Summer Research Institute (ESRI). Themed "Grounding Knowledge in Uncertainty" more than 100 participants from 27 countries joined the event.

CSS 2019

The Contemplative Science Symposium themed "Beyond Confines - Integrating Society, Consciousness and Society" took place in October 2019 in Fürstenfeldbruck (near Munich, Germany).

MLE Retreat 2019

Following our Symposium in fall 2019, we held our first MLE Retreat for young researchers in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany.