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

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...
Lessons From the Off Ramp

Lessons From the Off Ramp

As she prepares to retire, Renée A. Hill writes, "This webinar is about what I have learned in the classroom...
A Heartful Way of Living

A Heartful Way of Living

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, will discuss community building and designing healing spaces through diverse...
Knowing & Growing: Creating and Sustaining Contemplative Communities

Knowing & Growing: Creating and Sustaining Contemplative Communities

This webinar, presented by Stephanie Briggs (Assistant Professor of English, Community College of Baltimore County), focuses on ways to develop...

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