MLE Dialogues & Conferences

MLE Conferences

Mind & Life Europe regularly organizes a pan-European symposium to foster the interdisciplinary dialogue in the context of contemplative science. With this symposium, Mind & Life Europe seeks to link diverse disciplines and traditions of knowledge in order to foster an intercultural exchange between new audiences and changemakers in the area of contemplative studies and practices. For the latest MLE conference, please visit our Mind & Life Europe Calendar.

The overall aim is to bring together academics, practitioners and other interested attendees for presentations, discussions, and collaborative networking in the emerging field of contemplative studies, which can include neuroscience, clinical science, contemplative philosophy and the humanities, contemplative education, economics, and those domains of contemplative practice that relate to and interact with these fields of research and scholarship.

Contemplative Science Symposium 2019

The next symposium themed "Beyond Confines - Integrating Society, Consciousness and Society" will take place in October 2019 in Fürstenfeldbruck (near Munich, Germany).

Mind & Life Europe brings together diverse knowledge traditions and disciplines in order to strengthen the growing community of contemplative scientists and practitioners. In this pan-European symposium, new audiences and changemakers are encouraged to personally engage in the evolving issues, learn from thought leaders and apply an interdisciplinary perspective to their environment. Groundbreaking research and cutting-edge approaches will be raised and discussed within and in-between the following fields: politics, education, nutrition, neuro- and cognitive science, philosophy and economics.

For more information, please visit the Contemplative Science Symposium website.

European Symposium for Contemplative Studies 2013

The first pan-European symposium for contemplative science took place in October 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

World-renowned presenters from neuroscience, social sciences, and contemplative traditions presented on “Personal and Societal Change from the Contemplative Perspective”. Besides keynotes, the conference hosted panel discussions, poster sessions, and an Open Process Lab that included each and every participant. In so doing, it was be a unique opportunity to learn and experience cutting-edge contemplative science, and to network with like-minded researchers from complementary disciplines.

Matthieu Ricard, Mind & Life Europe Mind & Life Europe Honorary Board Member, shares his view on the first MLE symposium on his personal website.

Dialogues with H.H. Dalai Lama

Mind & Life Dialogues are conversations between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and leading scientists and scholars, addressing critical issues of modern life at the intersection of scientific and contemplative understanding. The Dialogues began in 1987 as intimate discussions and have grown to include large public and private events at locations around the world. The dialogues have resulted in a global community dedicated to a rigorous exploration of the mind.

For the latest MLE Dialogue, please visit our Mind & Life Europe Calendar.

Power & Care 2016

The last Mind & Life Europe Dialogue was themed "Towards Balance for Our Common Future - Science, Society and Spirituality in Dialogue" and took place in Brussels, 2016. For more information, please visit the Power & Care website.