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

May 2017 ACMHE Webinar with Vivian Chávez: ​"Cultural Humility and Theater of the Oppressed"

May 2017 ACMHE Webinar with Vivian Chávez: ​"Cultural Humility and Theater of the Oppressed"

More than a concept, cultural humility is a process of personal and communal reflection to analyze the root causes of...
Creating a Contemplative Culture at Community Colleges: Leadership and Classroom Practices

Creating a Contemplative Culture at Community Colleges: Leadership and Classroom Practices

In this webinar, Pearl Ratunil and Jon Brammer explore what an “initiative” can be at a two-year college where resources...
Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives

Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives

In this webinar, Dr. Levy will present some of the contemplative exercises and methods used in his courses and seminars....
Regarding the Election of Donald Trump

Regarding the Election of Donald Trump

The deep divisions which the election further exposed require reflective, thoughtful, and innovative teaching, leadership, and action in the search...

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