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The Mind & Life Institute

The Mind & Life Institute is a non-profit organization seeking to understand the human mind and the benefits of contemplative practices through combining first- person knowledge from the world’s contemplative traditions with methods and findings from contemporary scientific inquiry.

The institute’s goal is to relieve human suffering and advance well-being. Its core values include love, mindfulness and compassion; trust and integrity; teamwork and collaboration; impeccability and continuous improvement; and open communication and transparency. The Mind & Life Institute’s mission is to promote and support rigorous, multi-disciplinary scientific investigation of the mind that will lead to the development and dissemination of practices that cultivate the mental qualities of attention, emotional balance, kindness, compassion, confidence and happiness. The institute’s commitment to multi-disciplinary investigation includes research in the traditional mind sciences and social sciences, as well as contemplative scholarship and practice, philosophy, and the humanities. Through this integrated investigation, it is possible to achieve an accurate understanding of how the mind works, the benefits of mental fitness, and the best practices for achieving mental and emotional fitness. 

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