Thanks to Auditorium Netzwerk, we are able to make a range of films accessible to you, including presentations from the Contemplative Science Symposium in October 2019.
Additionally, we are making a documentary about Mind & Life co-founder Francisco Varela available, kindness of filmmaker Franz Reichle.
MLE 'Mind Matters' series: Richard J. Davidson
This talk of Richard J. Davidson (William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder & Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison) was streamed live on November 12, 2020 on the topic of "Well-Being is a Skill".
About the online event: Well-Being is a Skill. This talk considered scientific evidence that suggests that we can change our brains by transforming our minds and cultivate habits of mind that will improve well-being. These include happiness, resilience, compassion and emotional balance. These mental training strategies can be used to improve the well-being of children, teachers, parents and ultimately communities. The talk provided an overview of neuroscientifically validated constituents of well-being and will illustrate how each of these is rooted in specific brain circuits that exhibit plasticity and thus can be modified through training. These practices can be applied in a wide range of contexts and have the potential to positively impact social change.