International Symposium for Contemplative Studies

October 30-November 2, 2014
Boston Marriott Copley, Boston, MA

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The International Symposium for Contemplative Studies brings together leading academics and other interested attendees for presentation, discussion, and collaborative networking in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, clinical science, philosophy, humanities, and education as they relate to investigations of contemplative practice. It will take place October 30-November 2, 2014 at the Marriott Copley Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. This gathering is convened by the Mind & Life Institute and will be the second biennial symposium. The interdisciplinary meeting will examine new ideas in overlapping fields of contemplative study with the goal of advancing our understanding of the human mind, and how mental training through contemplative practices can lead to reduced suffering, enhanced health and cognitive-emotional functioning, greater happiness, and increased social harmony.

Major speakers will include His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, along with leading scientists, educators, philosophers, and contemplatives. Visit for information about the previous International Symposium in Denver, CO.