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: The Tree of Contemplative Practices

Our Next Webinar: The Tree of Contemplative Practices

In this one-hour interactive webinar with the Tree’s creator, Maia Duerr, you’ll learn about the inspiration and story behind the...
Cultivating Hope in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous World

Cultivating Hope in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous World

A webinar with Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD, exploring how we can navigate challenges we face today and others we have yet...
Contemplative Resistance

Contemplative Resistance

In this webinar with organizer and activist Holly Roach Knight, we will look at some of the obstacles to social...
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...

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