Mind and Life Europe (MLE) is a non-profit organization that supports pathways for knowledge that provide the basis to increase human well-being, ethical responsibility and compassion in order to more effectively confront global problems. MLE is dedicated to bridging contemplative wisdom and practices with western scholarship in the arts and sciences and modern research capabilities, in order to generate, disseminate and translate that knowledge, with a particular focus on how the mind can cause or alleviate suffering.

MLE was established in 2008 to expand related activities in Europe of the Mind and Life Institute, USA (MLI). MLI’s purpose is to investigate the nature of reality through the lens of contemplative practices and modern science and was founded in 1987 by the 14th Dalai Lama, neuroscientist Francisco Varela and entrepreneur Adam Engle.