Who should attend

The MLE Retreat is dedicated to the integration of the contemplative and scholarly dimensions of our lives. This retreat offers an opportunity to systematically explore our individual trajectories, motivations, challenges and opportunities, using contemplative practice and other tools for self-exploration and self-development. The number of participants in the retreat is limited. A selection process will identify those whose interests are best matched.

Applicants should self-categorize into three categories: (PhD) Students, Senior Investigator and Professional.

(PhD) Students

Undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conducting research in neuroscience, biological and medical sciences, experimental and clinical psychology, the social sciences and the humanities fall into this catagory. Students and early-career researchers and contemplative scholars who work in the interdisciplinary field of contemplative sciences and scholarship are encouraged to apply in this category.
The registration fee for accepted (PhD) Students is € 550,-.

Senior Investigators

This category includes stablished academic researchers, contemplative scholars and educators who hold university or college faculty appointments (full-time, clinical or adjunct).
The registration fee for accepted Senior Investigators is € 750,-.


Professionals (e.g. educators, clinicians, therapists, HR managers, change agents) who are independent practitioners or affiliated with non-academic institutions apply in this category. This includes people working in business and (social) entrepreneurship.
The registration fee for accepted Professionals is € 750,-.

For any questions, please email us: office@mindandlife-europe.org