Reimagining Human Flourishing

From March 12-16, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will engage in an in-depth dialogue with leading scientists, humanities scholars, education researchers, and practitioners on the topic of education and how to best prepare young people for their roles in a rapidly-changing world. New models for integrating the teaching of compassion and ethics in schools will be explored, along with developing students’ social and emotional skills through focused attention and mindfulness training.

Sponsored by the Mind & Life Institute, the five-day event, entitled “Reimagining Human Flourishing,” will take place at the Tsuglagkhang, the main temple of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India. More than 150 invited guests will be in attendance, with the proceedings livestreamed to a broad international audience. 

Among the esteemed presenters at the event will be Richard Davidson, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Amishi Jha, Ph.D., Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the UMindfulness Initiative at the University of Miami; Patricia Jennings, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia; and Matthieu Ricard, Ph.D., a Buddhist monk at Shechen Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.

We are pleased to share that Dr. Kimberley Schonert-Reichl will also be in attendance. Kim will be moderating Day One's session which focuses on Early Childhood Development and Social Emotional Learning. She will also present on Day Two, focusing on Social Emotional Learning and Education in the Classroom.

The 2018 Mind & Life Institute Dialogue in Dharamsala is being livestreamed. To view a complete schedule and the 2018 Dialogue livestream, visit Please note that proceedings begin on March 11 at 11:30 PM EDT.