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

Begin With Wholeness, End With Joy

Begin With Wholeness, End With Joy

In this webinar, Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde draws on the work done in her graduate level Black Feminisms class to...
Webinar: A Brief Time for Practice, Togetherness and Supportive Resource-Sharing

Webinar: A Brief Time for Practice, Togetherness and Supportive Resource-Sharing

On Wednesday, October 31st, Carrie Bergman, CMind's Associate Director, will host an open time for self-guided contemplative practice and an...
Contemplation, Reflexivity, and Gender/ Sexual Diversity in the Classroom

Contemplation, Reflexivity, and Gender/ Sexual Diversity in the Classroom

This webinar offers an introduction to Dr. Kerr Mesner's work developing contemplative and anti-oppressive approaches to addressing issues of gender/sexual...
Contemplative Practices in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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...

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