#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back! On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for a common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
We’re celebrating the practice of giving for the month of December. DONATE today, and support educators in using contemplative practices to cultivate deeper experience and meaning. Gifts of any size make a difference–especially this month, as we have received a matching grant from a generous supporter! Every dollar you give will be matched, up to $8,000. Please help us meet this goal!
How can colleges and universities create a more just and compassionate world?
By complementing critical analysis with reflection and introspection, students can engage deeply with questions of meaning and purpose—helping them to “be the change they wish to see in the world”—while challenging the systemic issues that prevent equal opportunity for all.
Contemplative practices offer a rich set of tools for exploring the mind, the heart, and the world. In higher education, they provide powerful ways to widen our perspectives and develop capacities central to learning and engaged action, such as attentiveness, awareness, resilience, compassion, and creative problem-solving.
CMind is a non-profit organization leading efforts to integrate contemplative practices and higher education. Our programs connect an international community of educators who collectively support many thousands of students—and with your help, we can do even more.
Your donation enables us to:
- Expand our scholarship fund and connect more scholars and students from marginalized communities and under-resourced schools.
- Create and share more resources for teaching, research, and campus services like webinars, sample syllabi, and publications such as The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry.
- Connect contemplative practice and social justice to address critical issues on individual, institutional, and systemic levels.
- Organize regional and discipline-specific networks to develop and deepen contemplative approaches for particular contexts and needs.
- Develop guidelines for assessment to clearly and carefully demonstrate the effects of contemplative methods.