Annual ACMHE Conference


Save the date for 2018: October 5-7 at UMass Amherst!

More information forthcoming in Spring 2018.


The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) is a professional academic membership association and an initiative of CMind. ACMHE has convened conferences annually since 2009. These conferences are interdisciplinary forums for sharing scholarship, practices, and research on contemplative methods in higher education, with an emphasis on fostering compassionate social change. The conferences feature many concurrent sessions led by scholars, researchers, students, and practitioners to demonstrate and investigate how contemplative practices are being used in higher education.

Learn more about past ACMHE conferences and download conference programs (.pdfs), including:

  • Our 9th conference, Radicalizing Contemplative Education: Compassion, Intersectionality, and Justice in Challenging Times, was held at 1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley, CA, October 27-29, 2017. Further information is available at
  • Our 8th conference, Transforming Higher Education: Fostering Contemplative Inquiry, Community, and Social Action, was held at UMass Amherst, October 7-9, 2016. Further information is available at
  • Our 7th conference, Building Just Communities, was held at Howard University in Washington, D.C., October 8-11, 2015. Further information is available at