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 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

We organize and host retreats, conferences, workshops, and webinars on contemplative methods in higher education, identify and create resources, and connect 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

Contemplative Education for Racial Justice: Meeting Hate with the Power of Love

Contemplative Education for Racial Justice: Meeting Hate with the Power of Love

As President of the Board of The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, I write to express my heartbreak over...
Contemplative Practices and 21st Century Skills

Contemplative Practices and 21st Century Skills

While we certainly cannot predict the exact characteristics of 21st century skills and their requirements, a deeper consideration of our...
A special event to support earthquake relief efforts in Nepal

A special event to support earthquake relief efforts in Nepal

If you're located in the Western Massachusetts area, we hope you'll consider joining us on Thursday, June 11th, at 7:00pm...
How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial Bias

How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial Bias

When we consider these new findings along with some of the already proven benefits of mindfulness, and combine them with...

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