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The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education

Item ID : 2270

The center was formed in 1991. Its focus lies in supporting and encouraging contemplative/introspective practices within higher education toward a more just and compassionate society. Their educational vision is stated on the website: “An education that enables and enhances personal introspection and contemplation, leads to the realization of our inextricable connection to each other, opening the heart and mind to true community, deeper insight, sustainable living, and a more just society.” The center is highly active and involved in organizing and holding conferences, intensive workshops, retreats, lectures and networking of like-minded-individuals and organizations sharing the goals of the center. Its higher education initiative is called the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (http://www.acmhe.org/) initiated in 2008 and currently lead by Prof. Daniel Barbezat ACHME holds annual conferences and hosts a summer retreat for educators. The conferences offer an opportunity to learn of diverse ways in which contemplative practice is finding its way into academic courses. Refer to the Teacher’s College Record special issue reviewed here for examples of such work including Roth (2006), Zajonc (2006), Sarath (2006) Hill et al (2006) and others.

To visit The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society click here.

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