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

Our Next Webinar: Bridging the Gap between Islam, Islamophobia and Contemplative Pedagogy

Our Next Webinar: Bridging the Gap between Islam, Islamophobia and Contemplative Pedagogy

Participants in this webinar will engage foundational information about Islam, Islamophobia, and the historical context about Islam as relevant to...
Faith in a Seed: Strategies for Nurturing and Embedding Contemplative Approaches on our Campuses

Faith in a Seed: Strategies for Nurturing and Embedding Contemplative Approaches on our Campuses

In this webinar with Juliet Trail, Director of Education for the University of Virginia Contemplative Sciences Center, we will walk...
The Tree of Contemplative Practices

The Tree of Contemplative Practices

In this webinar with Maia Duerr, research director of CMind's Contemplative Net Project (2002-2004), you’ll learn about the inspiration and...
Cultivating Hope in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous World

Cultivating Hope in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous World

A webinar with Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD, exploring how we can navigate challenges we face today and others we have yet...

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