This course is designed for scientists – neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, psychologists and others who study the mind. It is open to academics and professionals working in the broad area of the mind sciences. Its goals are to help researchers in this field experience in-depth training in meditation and to explore ways in which a rigorous and systematic approach to introspection can inform research. The three-day retreat will be conducted in silence, except for some discussion towards the end about various research projects. The practices taught are nonsectarian and do not require adopting Buddhism as a religion or dogma.