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

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...
Our Next Webinar: Mindful Tech

Our Next Webinar: Mindful Tech

A webinar with David M. Levy on improving the way we live with, and learn with, digital devices....
Uniting in Strength and Love after the Orlando Shooting

Uniting in Strength and Love after the Orlando Shooting

In the wake of the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, we at the Center for Contemplative Mind...
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...

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