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MindScience Academy disposes, through circuits of relation between institutional bodies and an acting community, of a favorable position in collecting and linking together influential thinking and its bearings. The intimate quality of video material (the very conversational nature of its proposal) is ideal to brew a sense of proximity between ideas, their representatives, their fields of inquiry and us beneficiaries. The intention is to orient, to navigate these proximities, opening up to the possibility of contract – quoting Varela – of "rubbing".
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Acting in an ethical way, living according to our values and principles caring about other people, opening our hearts to other people brings the sense of purpose, it brings a sense of peace and it creates happiness for not only others but also ourselves.
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The peak experiences of life are often not extraordinary events but experiences of connection: with others, with nature, with beauty. Thus, a possible key lies in the unity of things: living in harmony with one's deep purpose, with one's soul's plan. The loss of this connection is to blame for the disappearance of happiness.
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Knowledge is for the well-being of all beings. Knowledge is embodied practice, not abstract. When conducted in participatory modes, it leads to wisdom. Ethical action is the expression of the qualities of knowledge.
Perception is not a window onto reality but more likely akin to an interface on a computer screen. Space-time is not the pre-existing stage upon which the theatrical performance of life unfolds. It is simply a kind of data format manipulated by our species. Objects in space-time, including neurons and the brain, do not exist when not perceived.
His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso’s deep fascination with Western natural sciences needs no introduction. MSA itself stems from his encouragement to take that path, that "gentle bridge" which was launched in the 1970s by the dialogue between Francisco Varela and His Holiness and then blossomed in the activities of Mind & Life. 
Amy Cohen Varela is Chair of the Board of Directors of Mind & Life Europe and has been involved in Mind and Life since its inception.
Serme Khen Rinpoche Gesce Tashi Tsering (born 1958) is the abbot of Sera Mey Monastic University in India. From 1994 to 2018 he was a resident Tibetan Buddhist teacher at the Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London.
Dr. Davidson is professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as founder and director of the Center for Healthy Minds. He's influential for the bearings of his research on emotion and the human brain.
Angelo Gemignami is a physician, psychiatrist and psychologist, currently teaching neuroscience at Pisa University, director of the surgical pathology and molecular medicine department; director of the neuroscience, mindfulness and contemplative practice master course and of the clinical psychology branch in the pisa university hospital ward.