We are the Paz & Mente
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A Brazilian transdisciplinary educacional organization.

We have as cross fields to all our programs the Studies of Peace and Conflicts, Study of Emotions and Contemplative Science. We operate in two complementary strands:

 
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NGO Paz & Mente

Our private non-profit association (NGO) develops social and educational engagement projects. Our NGO is responsible for our publishing house, magazine, blog, and all activities with our community of Peace workers, fellows and volunteers.

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Paz & Mente

A private legal entity that manages our transdisciplinary and experiential educational programs such as our Postgraduate program, E-Learning environment, courses, seminars, workshops and consultancies.

 
 
Team

Paz & Mente was born in 2015 and is built by many people who have the purpose and aspiration to support the flourishing of living beings. Since our foundation, many of these people are from various parts of this world, and together they offer their time, heart and expertise to support our programs. Our team is composed of some of these people, who currently collaborate directly and daily with our programs:

 
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Personal Trust

Our trust advisors who support and inspire our work in Paz & Mente:

 
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B. ALAN WALLACE, PhD.

Counselor of all Paz & Mente activities related to Contemplative Science

Wallace is a great scholar and one of the most prolific writers and translators of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He continually seeks innovative ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science so that one can advance in the study of the mind. Since 1970 he has been studying contemplative science through the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. He spent 14 years training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. He then majored in Physics and Philosophy of Science at Amherst College and held his Ph.D. in Religious Studies at Stanford University. He is the co-founder of the program Cultivating Emotional Equilibrium (CEB) in partnership with Dr. Paul Ekman, who trains and certifies teachers in this area in different parts of the world. He currently directs the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies in California, USA, and is a member of the Mind and Life Institute, which holds meetings with scientists of the mind and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Wallace in 2015 blessed us in our postgraduation program with his teachings.


 

WOLFGANG DIETRICH, PhD.

Counselor for Paz & Mente activities related to Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation

He is the UNESCO Chairholder in Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and is director of the Master's Program in Peace, Development, Security and Transformation of International Conflicts at the same university. He is a member of the Austrian Commission of UNESCO, as well as visiting professor at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Vienna, at the Center for Peace and Development Studies at the University of Castellón, Spain and at the United Nations University for Peace city of Colón, Costa Rica. He spent most of the eighties in Central America. He was president of the Austrian section of Amnesty International between 1989 and 1991. In the 1990s, he conducted field research in Latin America and the Caribbean, India, East Africa and Southeast Asia. Since then, it has focused on conflict transformation and peace research. He was director of the European University of Peace from 1995 to 1998 and academic director of the Austrian Institute for Latin America from 1995 to 2007, before devoting full time to the development of the Innsbruck School of Peace Studies. He teaches in our postgraduation program almost every year.


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EVE EKMAN, PhD.

Counselor of all Paz & Mente activities related to Emotions Studies

She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF, where she continues to improve her conceptual framework, research and training in the areas of meaning, empathy, and burnout. She works at the greater good as program director. She also is a professor of the Cultivating Emotional Equilibrium (CEB) course at the Santa Barbara Institute of California, sharing the views of psychology based on the study of emotions along with Professor B. Alan Wallace. In addition to acting as a researcher, Eve provides CEB-based training to a broad range of clients in technology, health, criminal justice, law, and education in the United States and abroad. She is the daughter of Paul Ekman, one of the most renowned authors of the Studies of Emotions.

 
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