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

Contemplating Chicano Park and a New Pedagogic Imaginary

Contemplating Chicano Park and a New Pedagogic Imaginary

Prof. Alberto López Pulido presents a webinar underscoring the importance of contemplative practices for students of color at a private...
Continuing the Momentum: Contemplative Practices, Social Justice, and Building Communities

Continuing the Momentum: Contemplative Practices, Social Justice, and Building Communities

Our vision of transformative change holds contemplative methods as inseparable from community building, anti-racism and anti-oppression work: as we develop...
The Science of Contemplative Practice and the Practice of Contemplative Science

The Science of Contemplative Practice and the Practice of Contemplative Science

This webinar with Dr. Aaron Godlaski asks, How best do we connect the pedagogy of contemplative practices with the scholarship...
We'd Like to Send You a Tree....

We'd Like to Send You a Tree....

Donate $20 or more to CMind before midnight ET on December 31, 2015, and we'll send you three 8.5" x...

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