Who we are

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


Agustina Risolo

Agustina holds a BA in Business Administration and an MA in Marketing from the Universidad Católica Argentina. She has worked thirteen years for multinational companies in executive positions in Latin America and Europe. In 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she founded Mente, Vida y Sociedad (Mind, Life and Society), a center for the study of consciousness, ecology and social ethics. In addition to organising numerous courses within the framework of the centre, Agustina was in charge of study circles focused on Ethics organised by the Dalai Lama Foundation in Barcelona and Buenos Aires.



Juan Manuel Cincunegui de la Vega

Juan Manuel Cincunegui de la Vega holds a BA and a PhD in Philosophy from Ramon Llull University (Spain) and a PhD in Citizenship and Human Rights from the University of Barcelona. He studied Buddhism in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk by H.H. Dalai Lama. He did extensive meditation practice in solitary retreat. Since 1998, he has taught courses in Buddhist meditation and philosophy, as well as university courses in ethics, political philosophy and contemporary philosophy at educational institutions in Asia, Latin America and Europe. He is the author of Miseria planificada. Derechos Humanos y Neoliberalismo (Planned Misery. Human Rights and Neoliberalism), Charles Taylor and Modern Identity and Dimensions of Experience. An Introduction to Contemplative Practices (forthcoming), as well as numerous academic articles.

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