Values and Mission
MindScience Academy (MSA)
Its goal is to encourage and further promote dialogue between western sciences' findings and the precious body of knowledge found, across over 2500 years, in the buddhist traditions. A multidisciplinary approach aiming to develop human potential, with particular focus on inner qualities such as wisdom and compassion.
In this conversational perspective, MindScience Academy collaborates with scholarly circles, organizations and individual researchers to bring forth information, develop learning paths and support scientific inquiry. MindScience Academy aspires to create, beyond its digital platform's boundaries, active dialogue and sharing in a communal endeavor to value the perspectival richness of many stakeholders. It is less about confronting western scientific discourse with buddhist traditions for one to interpret the other than it is out experimenting. Quoting Roy Wagner: "every understanting of another culture is an experiment with one's own", some kind of transformative involvement.