The CMind Blog

Save the Date for the 2021 ACMHE Conference!

By carrie@contemplativemind.org | June 2, 2021 |

The 2021 Conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) will be held online November 5-7. The ACMHE conference is an interdisciplinary forum for all aspects of…

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Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility

By carrie@contemplativemind.org | March 31, 2021 |

(featured illustration by Harmony Willow Studio) March 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility! CMind honors the history and successes of transgender and non-binary people with support and solidarity. We’ve…

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Mindfully Disgusted with White Supremacy: Courageous Contemplative Activism for a New Era

By Dr. Michelle Chatman | January 20, 2021 |

As a native Black Washingtonian, I grew up just blocks away from the Capitol building, our nation’s “seat of government.” It always held a veneer of historical distinction and what felt like an air of holy sacrament. …

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ACMHE Webinar: Learning with the Labyrinth

By Carrie Bergman | January 19, 2021 |

Madeleine Charney will explore the interdisciplinary role of labyrinths on college campuses and discuss the permanent labyrinth installation in the works at UMass Amherst.

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Storytelling Through Creative Arts and Contemplative Pedagogies

By Carrie Bergman | December 18, 2020 |

Dr. Leonard Cruz explores storytelling through the creative arts and leads contemplative exercises that can have a positive impact as we navigate through challenges such as COVID-19, racial injustices, and gender and sexuality inequities.

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Dr. Kamilah Majied Joins CMind Leadership Team

By carrie@contemplativemind.org | December 1, 2020 |

Dr. Majied will assist the CMind commitment to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in contemplative practice and education.

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2021 Board Leadership

Announcing New Board Members and Leadership

By carrie@contemplativemind.org | December 1, 2020 |

Welcome Dr. Michelle Chatman and Dr. Lenwood Hayman as President and Vice-President of the CMind Board, and new board members Dr. Vaishali Mamgain and Dr. Rick Chess.

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Breathwork for Healing Racial Trauma: a Contemplative-Based Research Journey

By Carrie Bergman | November 14, 2020 |

This webinar with Dr. Angel Acosta and Zishan Jiwani explores a study of a community breathwork series that aimed to provide people with a virtual space to heal from and wrestle with racial trauma.

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BIPOC Retreat with Veta Goler, Online, Nov. 14

By Carrie Bergman | October 28, 2020 |

The first retreat in a three-part series, focusing on various forms of meditation to help you connect with the goodness that is at the core of your being. Through silent meditation, reflection, listening, and journaling, we will be able to turn within and access inner truth and beauty, wisdom and strength.

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A Workshop for White People Working for Racial Justice

By Carrie Bergman | October 28, 2020 |

An interactive workshop with Beth Berila, offering tools white people can use when talking with other white people about racism in a way that supports anti-racist transformation. We will address common defensive reactions of white fragility and offer specific strategies for successfully engaging those conversations.

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