We envision higher education as an opportunity to cultivate deep personal and social awareness: an exploration of meaning, purpose, and values in service to our common future.

Our Mission

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (CMind) transforms higher education by supporting and encouraging the use of contemplative practices and perspectives to create active learning and research environments that look deeply into experience and meaning for all in service of a more just and compassionate society.

Our Programs

CMind organizes and hosts retreats, conferences, workshops, and webinars on contemplative methods in higher education; identifies and creates resources; and connects individuals and organizations through the ACMHE, a professional association for educators.

Contemplative Practices

Contemplative Practices cultivate a critical, first-person focus, sometimes with direct experience as the object, while at other times concentrating on complex ideas or situations. Incorporated into daily life, they act as a reminder to connect to what we find most meaningful.

Recent Blog Posts

Our Next Webinar: Contemplative Practices in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Our Next Webinar: Contemplative Practices in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

This webinar with Dr. Patricia Owen-Smith focuses on the place of contemplative knowing and contemplative practices within the scholarship of...
2nd Annual Arthur Zajonc Lecture on Contemplative Education: "If the Beautiful See Themselves, They Will Love Themselves: Contemplative Practice and Cultural Healing"

2nd Annual Arthur Zajonc Lecture on Contemplative Education: "If the Beautiful See Themselves, They Will Love Themselves: Contemplative Practice and Cultural Healing"

A lecture by Veta Goler, Associate Professor and Chair of Dance Performance & Choreography, Spelman College. Free and open to...
Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing

Educator and trauma professional David Treleaven draws on a decade of research and clinical experience to discuss safe, transformative ways of...
Across the Divides: A Pedagogy of Love

Across the Divides: A Pedagogy of Love

In this video, Dr. Paul Wapner delivers the inaugural address of the Arthur Zajonc Contemplative Education Lecture Series. Filmed on...

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