Dalai Lama Trust donates $1 million to Mind & Life Institute

The Dalai Lama Trust has announced a $1 million gift to the Mind & Life Institute to help with administrative costs. The Mind & Life Institute, headquartered in Hadley, Massachusetts,, seeks to understand the human mind and the benefits of contemplative practices through an integrated mode of knowing that combines first-person knowledge from the world’s contemplative traditions “with methods and findings from contemporary scientific inquiry.”

The Dalai Lama Trust is a nonprofit charity that supports Tibetan culture and funds programs that encourage a sense of global responsibility and dialogue between science and religion.