Who we are

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



Juan Manuel Cincunegui

Dr. Juan Manuel CincuneguiJuan Manuel Cincunegui (Buenos Aires, 1967) holds a BA and PhD in Philosophy from the Ramon Llull University, and a PhD in Citizenship and Human Rights from the University of Barcelona. He has been a professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Universidad del Salvador, Argentina, and a consultant to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Government of the Argentine Republic. He is currently a professor at the Open University of Catalonia and at the Institut de Ciències Religioses de Barcelona – Ramon Llull University. He teaches courses in contemporary philosophy, social and political philosophy, human rights and interculturality. He is a member of the «Research Group on Social-Economic Ethics and Epistemology of Social Sciences» (GREECS) in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona, ​​where he studies the relationship between capitalism and democracy. He is the author of the book: Miseria planificada. Derechos humanos y neoliberalismo. Madrid: Dado Ediciones, 2019, and of numerous academic articles.

Between 1992 and 2000, he studied Buddhist philosophy and practices in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. He was ordained a Buddhist monk by S.S. Dalai Lama. He spent several years in solitary retreat. He has served as a teacher and instructor in these subjects in various educational institutions in Asia, Europe and Latin America. He is founder and director of Mind, life and society, a center dedicated to the study of consciousness, ecology and social ethics.

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Agustina Risolo

Lic. Agustina Risolo Agustina holds a BA in Business Administration and an MA in Marketing from the Universidad Católica Argentina. She has a wide and varied experience in trade marketing, sales and cultural management, in multinational companies and non-profit organizations.

In Mente, Vida y Sociedad she is dedicated to the coordination of study groups, to the organization of courses, retreats and conferences in different cities of Spain and Argentina. She is in charge of the administration, communication and marketing.