At Mind & Life Europe, we believe in the support of and cooperation with organisations that share our values. Currently, we are involved with international partners for the organisation of events and joint communication efforts. We are always open to new partnerships. If you are interested in partnering with us, please send an email to Gábor Karsai, Managing Director of MLE, at gabor.karsai@mindandlife-europe.org.

List of current partners

Mind & Life Institute, USA

At the Mind & Life Institute, we bring science and contemplative wisdom together to better understand the mind and create positive change in the world. At this critical moment in history, it’s clear that efforts to address mounting global challenges must take into account our inner lives, and how individual well-being contributes to collective flourishing.

The Mind & Life Institute and Mind & Life Europe have a shared mission to alleviate suffering and promote human flourishing worldwide.

Upaya Institute and Zen Center, USA

Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a Buddhist monastery that offers daily Zen meditation, weekly Dharma talks, and programmes on Buddhist teachings, Buddhist art, neuroscience, and social engagement. Upaya Institute and Zen Center also offers professional training for end-of-life care and Buddhist chaplaincy.

Its mission is to provide a context for community practice, education in Buddhism, and social service in the areas of death and dying, prison work, the environment, women’s rights, and peace work. It endeavours to fulfil the vision of the Five Buddha Family Mandala, by understanding the integration of all of its functions.

Science & Wisdom LIVE, UK

Science & Wisdom LIVE brings meditation practitioners in conversation with scientists to address the problems of contemporary society and come to new possible solutions.

The dialogue between science and contemplative traditions can inspire positive action and inform an ethical response to the challenges of our times, grounded in the human values of cooperation, compassion and equality.

  • Website: https://www.sciwizlive.com/
  • We are partnering with Science & Wisdom LIVE for the organisation and communication of different events.

Lama Tzong Khapa Institute & Italian Buddhist Union

Lama Tzong Khapa Institute is a Tibetan Buddhist center located in the heart of Tuscany. They offer regular courses on Buddhism, meditation, and many other topics, all aimed at the development of the human qualities of kindness, compassion, and wisdom.

Website: https://www.iltk.org/en/

The main goals of the Italian Buddhist Union are to unite and assist different Italian Buddhist groups, disseminate the teachings and practices of the Buddhist doctrine, foster collaboration between the different schools, facilitate dialogue with other religious communities as well as cultural and academic institutions on topics of common interest, cultivate relations with the European Buddhist Union, the World Fellowship of Buddhists, and with other international Buddhist organisations.

Website: https://unionebuddhistaitaliana.it/en/

We are partnering with Lama Tzong Khapa Institute and the Italian Buddhist Union in organising our European Summer Research Institutes and MLE Retreats.

Equilibrium Grupo de Salud y Desarrollo, Peru

Equilibrium Grupo de Salud y Desarrollo is a private company that pursues the development of academic and socio-emotional skills in Latin America. It gives educational services through Research Specialised courses and health services through telehealth. Additionally, it generates funds for social labour and research.

  • Website: https://crecemostodos.com/
  • We are partnering with Equilibrium Grupo de Salud y Desarrollo in offering contemplative science and education courses for professionals in the region.

Metanoia, Slovenia

Metanoia is a research institute in the making, initiated by MLE Association member, Dr Sebastjan Vörös (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts).

ADM, France

Founded in 2009, Association pour le Développement de la Mindfulness (ADM) encourages the expansion of Mindfulness in French-speaking Europe through two major programmes, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy).

While Mindfulness-based interventions are thriving, we try to offer both a space for reflection and an openness to new applications, and a reference framework true to MBSR / MBCT programs, respectful of the traditional teachings from which they come.

Landguet Ried, Switzerland

Landguet Ried is a retreat centre and seminar house with accommodation in the area of the Swiss capital of Bern. The centre is easily accessible by public transport yet surrounded by nature and forests, providing group organisers with an inspiring setting for deep and authentic interactions among groups, where participants can meet, learn, exercise, interact and share.

  • Website: https://www.landguet.ch/
  • We are partnering with Landguet Ried for the organisation and communication of different events.

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