Who we are

Mente, Vida y Sociedad is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of consciousness, ecology and social ethics.


Director and Founder

Dr. Juan Manuel CincuneguiJuan Manuel Cincunegui, Ph.D.

Juan Manuel holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Universitat Ramon Llull and a Ph.D. in Citizenship and Human Rights from University of Barcelona. He is pursuing a third Ph.D. in Sociology at University of Barcelona.

He is Professor of Sociology of Religion, Human Rights and Religion, Buddhist Studies, Psychology of Religion and Contemporay Philosophy at ISCREB-URL; and Lecturer in Contemporary Philosophy and Social and Political Philosophy at  Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain)

He studied Buddhist Philosophy and Practice in LTWA-Dharamsala, India. He received Buddhist training in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka during the ’90, and spent several years in solitary retreat. He has served as instructor, translator and lecturer in Buddhist centers in Asia, Europe and Latin America. He was a Buddhist monk ordained by H.H. Dalai Lama.

Juan Manuel is the founder of Mente, Vida y Sociedad, a center for the study of consciousness, ecology and social ethics

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General Coordinator and Co-founder

Lic. Agustina Risolo Agustina Risolo

Agustina holds a BA in Business Administration and a MA in Marketing from the Universidad Católica Argentina. She has a wide and varied experience in multinational companies and in non-profit organizations.

She is co-founder and general coordinator at Mente, Vida y Sociedad.


Lic. Lucila ArmandoLic. Lucila Armando

Bachelor of Music with a major in Choral and Orchestral from the Universidad Católica Argentina. She works as a music teacher and choral director.  Lucila coordinates Mente, Vida y Sociedad in Buenos Aires.

Ing. Horacio Mazzini

Horacio Mazzini

Industrial Enginyer by the Universidad de Buenos Aires.  Horacio coordinates the study groups of Mente, Vida y Sociedad in San Isidro, Province of Buenos Aires.