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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.
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 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.