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The inaugural 2012 International Symposia for Contemplative Studies, facilitated by the Mind & Life Institute, is a collaborative effort among Centers and Laboratories around the world to explore the correlates and consequences of contemplative practice. The Symposia brings together world-renowned researchers, scholars, teachers, and students in keynote addresses, concurrent master lectures, panels, workshops, and poster presentations.


Accepted Presentations

All presentations for the symposia have been finalized. Thanks to everyone for their submissions. Presenters, please check here for updates… [ More ]

Hyatt RegencyHotels

Hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency have sold out for the duration of the conference, but here is a list of nearby alternatives …. [ More ]

Press Release

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Pre-Conference Contemplative Education Event April 26

Find out more details about this gathering of the contemplative education community … [ More ]