“The effect of just a small amount of daily meditation practice in these youths is proving to be  transformative across many domains of cognitive emotional and social functioning.”  

Dave Vago, Ph.D, Harvard Medical School,  Mind and Life Institute

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Upcoming Screening – Feb 22,2019!

Movie Night at NY Insight Meditation Center presents:

“Changing Minds at Concord High School” 

Followed by a Q & A with Director: Susan Weiser-Finley & Lead neuroscientist: Tracy Dennis-Tiwary 

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th Street, 10th Floor
Registration $20.00


The Changing Minds Program is currently operating in a high school in New York City and a Middle and Upper School in Los Angeles. We’re working with educators, students and our consulting scientists to refine and map the curriculum so that we can share it with other interested educators and schools.

The DVD of Changing Minds at Concord High School with bonus footage is available online at 

Changing Minds Poster***

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Anthology Film Archives, 32 second Ave @ 2nd Street

NYC, June 10, 2015 

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NewFilmmakers NY

Previous Screenings

Silent river film festival copy

Changing Minds at Concord High School 

At-risk students partner with neuroscientists to pose the question:

Will practicing mindful meditation three minutes a day change their lives? 


Short Documentaries

Sunday, October 19 at 12:35 PM – 2:25 PM

at the Edward Westpark 8 Theatre 

3735 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 

Irvine, CA 92606

Director, Susan Weiser Finley will join a panel discussion

 “Cinema for Causes”  from 2:45-4:00 PM *

To purchase tickets, and reserve for panel discussion ( free) go online to:


CHANGING MINDS was an official selection of the 30th BOSTON FILM FESTIVAL

Friday September 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Boston Film Festival

Changing Minds at Concord High  (31 min)  Director: Susan Weiser-Finley

Silent river film festival copy

Irvine, CA, October, 2014

CM BIF 2nd place


Houston, Texas, October 2014

Los Angeles, CA, September 12, 2014 Los Angeles, CA, September 12, 2014


COMMFFEST, Toronto, CA, September 17,  2014

White and Gold Laurel 2014

Queens, NY, March, 2014

 Changing Minds copy

International Women’s Film Forum, Boston, MA,  April 5, 2014


Director Susan Finley  met with Congressman Tim Ryan in Washington D.C. to discuss expanding our program into other high schools.

2 responses to “News

    • Hi Lynn, The film will be available for sale on Amazon by late May. Also if you’re in NYC on June 10th it’s playing at Anthology Film Archives –the details are listed here under “NEWS”

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