Susan Bauer-Wu

Susan Bauer-Wu

Susan Bauer-Wu is an organizational leader, clinical scientist, and mindfulness teacher, who since 2015 has served as the President of the Mind & Life Institute, an organization co-founded by the Dalai Lama to bring science and contemplative wisdom together to better understand the mind and create positive change in the world. At Mind & Life, she has championed “human-earth connection” as a priority focus area. Early in her career she was an oncology and hospice nurse and then received a PhD specializing in psychoneuroimmunology, and has since held leadership and academic roles in nonprofits, universities, and health care. Susan is the author of A Future We Can Love and Leaves Falling Gently.

Recent Articles

The Capacity to Care About More Than Ourselves

Susan Bauer-Wu explains that in order to find solutions to the climate crisis, we must first prioritize compassion. 

The Healing Moment

Susan Bauer-Wu helps us ease the physical, mental, and emotional stress of illness with a simple mindfulness practice.