Dr. Kamilah Majied Joins CMind Leadership Team

Dr. Kamilah Majied joins CMind Leadership Team

Dr. Kamilah Majied Joins CMind Leadership Team as Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Consultant

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society is delighted to announce that Dr. Kamilah Majied has joined its leadership team in order to assist with the CMind commitment to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in contemplative practice and education. Dr. Majied is a long-standing contributor to CMind and member of the Association of the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education. She has presented numerous webinars and trainings on applied contemplative practice for educators and practitioners globally. Serving in the role of Contemplative Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Consultant, Dr. Majied will

  • Elevate Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian Contemplative leadership through the development of diverse publication and presentation venues
  • Advise in the development of modules and curricula for the online anti-oppression and social justice contemplative teaching certificate
  • Guide the CMind board and staff in making organizational culture shifts to more fully embody an anti-racist, inclusive contemplative vision and mission
  • Organize, host and co-host Wellness Retreats for Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian Contemplatives
  • Organize the Ending Racism in Academia Panel for Fall 2021
  • Advise on the development of anti-racist and inclusive programming for the CMind international contemplative community

To find out more about Dr. Majied, please see her bio below and click on the links to see selected Webinars, Podcasts and Publications.

Dr. Kamilah Majied is a mental health therapist, clinical educator, researcher, and internationally engaged consultant on building inclusivity and equity using meditative practices. She teaches clinical practice to graduate students employing psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and artistic approaches to well-being. She also teaches research methods, social and organizational policy analysis, and community organizing through a social justice lens. Kamilah has taught contemplative practice from several perspectives including mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindfulness and racial justice, Buddhism and mental health, and mindfulness practices to preserve the environment. She gave opening remarks at the first White House Conference of Buddhist Leaders on Climate Change and Racial Justice, where she also facilitated a dialogue on ending racism amongst the internationally represented Buddhist leadership. After 15 years of teaching at Howard University, Dr. Majied has recently joined the faculty at California State University, Monterey Bay as a Professor of Social Work. She serves as the Diversity and Inclusivity Consultant for the Contemplative Coping During COVID-19 Research Project at the University of California Davis, Center for Mind and Brain. Drawing from her decades of contemplative practice and diversity, equity and inclusion leadership, Dr. Majied engages people in experiencing wonder, humor and insight through transforming oppressive patterns and deepening relationships towards ever-improving individual, organizational and communal wellness.

Selected Articles and Digital Presentations

Honoring Our Interdependence With Black People

May Disrupting Anti-Black Racism Never Cease

Trying to Stay Afloat

Black, Female, and Buddhist in Academia: Threats to Wellness and Opportunities for Healing

Power & Heart: Black and Buddhist in America

Black Bodhisattvas

Podcast on Privilege, Human Potential and Contemplative Practice


White House Buddhist Leaders of Color Statement on Racial Justice


Dialogue on Self- Compassion and Interdependence


Exploring Interdependence through the Lens of Blackness

Selected Academic Publications

Majied, K, (2015) Racism and Homophobia in Cuba, An Historical Overview. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 25:26–34.
Majied, K. (2013). Sexuality and Contemporary Issues in Black Parenting. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 23, 266-277.
Majied, K.F. (2010) “The Impact of Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression Bias on African American Students.” Journal of Negro Education, (79)2, 151-163.
Jones, N. & Majied, K.F. (2009) “Disaster and Mental Health”. The Journal of Emergency Management. 7(4), 17-23.
Majied, K.F. (2008). A conceptual analysis of homophobia and heterosexism in Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean Journal of Social Work, 23, 144-166.
Majied, K. F. (2012). Social work research considerations with sexual minorities in the African Diaspora. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics. 9(2), 56-67.