The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
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Law Retreat by Richard Boswell

law retreat by Richard Boswell

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Dear Friends,

So much has changed since the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society was founded over ten years ago. The health and personal benefits of meditation and other contemplative practices are now widely recognized, and the movement to transform our world with wisdom and compassion continues to grow.

Your donation will help our programs continue to demonstrate that contemplative awareness is vital to not only personal transformation, but the development of organizations, educational institutions, businesses and our government. Your support and engagement are vital to our ability to do this work, bringing the inner riches of humanity’s wisdom traditions forward into the everyday world.

May warmth abide in our hearts,
Philip Snyder
Philip Snyder
Executive Director

 
the Law Program
Our Law Program Needs Your Support!

The Law Program is a leading voice in the growing movement to integrate contemplative awareness and the practice of law. Our retreats address questions from both the contemplative and legal perspectives, such as the role of compassion in adversarial situations, conflict resolution, ethics, and trust. We are helping lawyers, judges, and law students reconnect with their deepest values and bring balance to their professional and personal lives.

Our long range hope is that legal professionals will both to respond to the question “how can I use contemplative practices to make my life as a lawyer better?” and go beyond this question to contribute to a re-envisioning of the legal profession.

Mercedes Cano
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Contemplative practice has changed my life...
I practice meditation at home, on the trains, in the split-second between seeing clients, and sometimes even before I answer the prosecutor. It gives me an incredible perspective on how I react, feel, and take things in life.

Mercedes S. Cano, Esq.
Immigration & Criminal Defense lawyer

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Tim Tosta
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The Law Program offers a critical opportunity to help lawyers live a life reframed, to see matters in a larger integrated context, to install a “pause button” before initiating action. The contemplative lawyer offers him/herself the opportunity to improve the profession, to integrate his/her life and contribute to a meaningfully better world.

Timothy A. Tosta
Partner, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

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social justice program

Our Social Justice Program will use your donation to provide instruction, information, and support to those who are working to heal the wounds of injustice and oppression in our society. At our retreats, workshops and training sessions, we offer practical methods of bringing contemplative awareness into organizations, going beyond stress reduction to integrate contemplative practices into meetings, strategic planning, decision making and communication.

Kym Clark
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Contemplative practice has transformed my life. Helped me onto a more healthy, holistic path in my activism, in my humanism, in my “me.” In particular, the Social Justice Program has been a door, encouraging and supporting action that is grounded in the balance of body, mind and spirit.

Kym Clark
Director, FREE! Families Rally for Emancipation and Empowerment

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The Academic Program

Our Academic Program is changing higher education. Your financial support has enabled thousands of students to experience new approaches to learning through contemplative courses and programs. Our program activities, including retreats, conferences, Contemplative Practice Fellowships and an annual week-long curriculum development workshop support pioneering instructors who are discovering ways to integrate contemplative practices into their teaching methods to create a deep, enriching, and transformative learning environment. Your donation will help us continue to serve the educators, administrators, support staff and students who are part of the growing movement to create a more contemplative educational system.

Joanna Ziegler
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Last spring, I was awarded an endowed chair at the College of the Holy Cross to explore ways to integrate ethics into the curriculum, through a range of disciplines. How, one might wonder, does an art historian receive a chair in ethics? The answer lies in my affiliation, growth and nurturing by friends and colleagues at the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.

Joanna Ziegler
College of the Holy Cross

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For all of our programs, your support is needed to help make contemplative retreats accessible to all, regardless of income.

At the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, we cover as many costs as we can to reduce participant fees. As often as possible, we provide scholarships and ask participants to pay less than the amount needed to cover expenses. With your donations, hundreds of visionary activists, educators and public-interest lawyers have been able to integrate contemplative awareness into their lives and work.

Please give, and help us continue--and expand--this circle of support!

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