July 12, 2011—Aspen, CO— On July 8-10, 2011, AIFM President, Karinjo DeVore, and Secretary, Rebecca Wallace, attended the 2011 Telluride Institute Ideas Festival.
This year’s program, developed in collaboration with Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, was "Compassion for a World in Crisis: The Native American, Tibetan Buddhist, and Neuroscientists’ Perspective".
This interdisciplinary festival’s goal was to foster an understanding of mental life and its relationship to key concepts such as compassion, suffering, and mindfulness. Invited guests included a wide array of distinct but complementary perspectives afforded by the field of cognitive science.
Karinjo and Rebecca also used their time in Telluride to discuss the Mountain Partnership and to encourage the Telluride Institute and the Town of Telluride to join.