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

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...
Webinar: 3 Steps for Building & Evaluating Successful Contemplative Programs

Webinar: 3 Steps for Building & Evaluating Successful Contemplative Programs

This webinar is designed for anyone interested in discovering the 3 essential steps for developing, implementing and evaluating sustainable contemplative programs and...
In Support of Changes to the Smith College Admission Policy

In Support of Changes to the Smith College Admission Policy

This past Saturday, the trustees of Smith College voted to admit transgender women to the college. We applaud this decision:...
Focusing on Justice

Focusing on Justice

As we create liberatory, anti-racist contemplative pedagogies, classrooms, and institutions, our efforts must be rooted in a focused commitment to...

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