An academic association dedicated to contemplative teaching and learning

As of September 2022, ACMHE is becoming an independent, member-led association.

Prior to this point, ACMHE was a program of CMind, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. Following a Board decision earlier this year, after almost 30 years of operations, CMind closed its programs on Sept. 1, 2022 (learn more CMind’s sunset).

Over the past weeks, the CMind Board and the Board Transition Committee considered numerous excellent options for continuing ACMHE without CMind. Their selection process has concluded: Pending the necessary institutional approvals and the penultimate approval from the Office of the Attorney General in the State of Massachusetts, ACMHE will continue as an institutionally independent member-governed association. Going forward, the Friends of ACMHE Advisory Committee will provide organizational coordination for ACMHE.

All of the ACMHE and JOCI systems and logins which you are accustomed to using will remain in place for the time being. However, to facilitate this shift, we have temporarily paused membership enrollments and renewals (to be resumed once the transition is complete).

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ACMHE Contemplative Education Webinars

We've broadcast webinars on contemplative education since 2009. ACMHE members can access over 60 past webinars in the Contemplative Education Webinar Archive. Here's a preview of what ACMHE webinars have to offer:


The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) was founded in 2008 as a program of CMind. ACMHE focuses on increasing contemplative insight and action in the realm of education. This includes undergraduate and graduate education, education for the professions, and informal and K-12 education as they relate to higher education.

We believe that education is, in fact, an embodied experience. We strive to augment our capacity to experience emotional learning, spiritual learning, and somatic learning as well as cognitive and intellectual learning as we engage with one another and with the natural environment.