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

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...
Building Just Communities: The 2015 ACMHE Conference at Howard University

Building Just Communities: The 2015 ACMHE Conference at Howard University

With the grounds of historic Howard serving as a quiet touchstone, we came together to practice, to share our work,...
Support CMind this #GivingTuesday

Support CMind this #GivingTuesday

Gifts of any size make a difference--especially this month, as we have received a matching grant from a generous supporter!...
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...

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