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: Knowing & Growing: Creating and Sustaining Contemplative Communities

Our Next Webinar: Knowing & Growing: Creating and Sustaining Contemplative Communities

This webinar, presented by Stephanie Briggs (Assistant Professor of English, Community College of Baltimore County), will focus on ways to...
New Toolkit for Contemplative Community Building in Higher Education

New Toolkit for Contemplative Community Building in Higher Education

We hope that the toolkit will support the continued development of living and learning environments that support inquiry into meaning,...
Enacting Human Revolution: The Inner Social Justice Movement

Enacting Human Revolution: The Inner Social Justice Movement

Dr. Kamilah Majied will lead participants through activities that enable them to infuse a liberatory consciousness into their teaching and...
To Unite Against Hate

To Unite Against Hate

In the wake of the racist, nationalist, white supremacist marches in Charlottesville, we are once again called to unite against...

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