Mind & Life Conversations 2019 Livestream

On October 29th and October 31st, Mind & Life Institute hosted its annual #MindandLifeConversations series featuring the Dalai Lama in conversation with thought leaders in Dharamsala, India. This year’s theme was Conversations on Compassion, Interconnection, and Transformation.

On October 31st, Academy Founder and President Aaron Stern moderated a conversation with the Dalai Lama and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, a clinical psychologist and social scientist and Research Chair in Historical Trauma and Transformation at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa. Conversation explored how contemplative wisdom and science can better inform our knowledge of human nature and what it takes to inspire caring and action for our collective future.

The first conversation with the Dalai Lama on October 29th featured David Sloan Wilson, President of Evolution Institute and State University New York Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University.

Live recordings of both conversations are available below.

Conversation with the Dalai Lama and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

Moderator: Aaron Stern
Interpreter: Thupten Jinpa Langri

Conversation with the Dalai Lama and David Sloan Wilson

Moderator: Susan Bauer-Wu
Interpreter: Thupten Jinpa Langri