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

April CMind Practice Webinar with Rick Chess: "By Heart: A Way of Knowing for This Time"

April CMind Practice Webinar with Rick Chess: "By Heart: A Way of Knowing for This Time"

In this webinar, we’ll explore the practice of coming to know something “by heart.” Together, we’ll bring a poem into...
April ACMHE Webinar: Cultivating Compassionate Teaching During the Coronavirus
Centered in Blackness: Designing Contemplative Spaces for Black People

Centered in Blackness: Designing Contemplative Spaces for Black People

In this webinar, Drs. Chatman and Oliver envision "creating and sustaining contemplative space that centers and flows out of...
Fostering Belonging and Intercultural Engagement Through Contemplative Practices

Fostering Belonging and Intercultural Engagement Through Contemplative Practices

Dr. Alexia Ferracuti explores the intersections between contemplative practices and intercultural approaches for creating inclusive learning environments, and identify ways...

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