Mind & Life

About the Show

May 26, 2020

The Mind & Life podcast addresses fundamental questions that arise through bridging science and contemplative wisdom.

How do we understand our minds? What are the mental patterns that shape our experience—how are those patterns created, maintained, and changed? In what ways can contemplative practices like meditation help us work with our minds? And what are the potential benefits of these practices for individuals and society?

This inquiry can happen through many lenses. Conversations on the show integrate contemplative approaches with perspectives from psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, anthropology, religion, social science, art, activism, and lived experience.

We investigate these complex questions with leading researchers, thinkers, and on-the-ground practitioners, moving us toward a deeper understanding of ourselves and our world.


Mind & Life is a production of the Mind & Life Institute. Episodes are produced by Wendy Hasenkamp and Phil Walker. Music on the show is from Blue Dot Sessions and Universal.

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