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 through contemplative practice.

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

Upcoming Webinar: "Mentoring as a Contemplative Practice in the Academy," presented by Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde

Upcoming Webinar: "Mentoring as a Contemplative Practice in the Academy," presented by Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde

How can contemplative practices assist students, faculty, and staff in doing reflective work that will lead them to mentoring relationships...
Contemplating 400 Years of Inequality

Contemplating 400 Years of Inequality

Angel Acosta discusses how using a 4ft x 20ft timeline as a contemplative learning tool supports participants with deepening their...
2019 Mindful Education Summit starts October 16th

2019 Mindful Education Summit starts October 16th

Starting this Wednesday, October 16th, 35 researchers and educators will offer 5 days of resources on mindfulness in US schools at...
Working with Fear and Resistance when Fostering Contemplative Space

Working with Fear and Resistance when Fostering Contemplative Space

Fostering contemplative spaces in academic settings is often limited by the fear and resistance educators, students, and administrators face. This...

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