Man on a Mission
R. Adam Engle
episodes 99 & 100
The very fact that you're reading this sentence has something to do with R. Adam Engle. No, he didn't invent the internet or anything. He just happened to co-found the Mind and Life Institute and develop, back in the 1980s, the very first Mind and Life Dialogues between the 14th Dalai Lama and a panel of some of the world's most prominent scientists.
The result? A wave of new research, understanding, and acceptance of mindful practice and effectiveness in the West—culminating (well, sorta) with Time magazine declaring the beginning of a "Mindful Revolution" in 2014.
Hear this pioneer describe how a kid from Yonkers helped a 2,500 year old Eastern tradition take root in a country that tends to be more concerned with the latest thing.