Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences


The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education is an initiative of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. The Association serves members by promoting the emergence of a broad culture of contemplation in the academy by connecting a network of leading institutions and academics committed to the recovery and development of the contemplative dimension of teaching, learning and knowing.

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society transforms higher education by supporting and encouraging the use of contemplative/introspective practices and perspectives to create active learning and research environments that look deeply into experience and meaning for all in service of a more just and compassionate society.

The Mind & Life Institute is a non-profit organization that seeks to understand the human mind and the benefits of contemplative practices through an integrated mode of knowing that combines first person knowledge from the world’s contemplative traditions with methods and findings from contemporary scientific inquiry. Ultimately, their goal is to relieve human suffering and advance well-being.

The Mind Body Awareness Project helps at-risk and incarcerated youth to actualize the potential to take control of their actions and fully transform their lives. The Mind Body Awareness Project utilizes a unique mental training program consisting of mindfulness meditation and emotional intelligence exercises designed to strengthen youth’s minds, relieve their toxic stress, and build their ability to make better decisions.

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