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The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) is a multidisciplinary academic association with an international membership of educators, administrators, staff, students, researchers and other professionals committed to the transformation of higher education through the recovery and development of the contemplative dimensions of teaching, learning and knowing.
For 30 years, the Center has pioneered the integration of mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness-based approaches in mainstream medicine and healthcare through patient care, research, academic medical and professional education, and into the broader society through diverse outreach and public service initiatives. Directed by Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, since 2000 and founded in 1995 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, the Center is an outgrowth of the acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic.
Published by Purdue University Global, this resource defines mindfulness and why it's so popular. It also offers tools and activities, such as mindful breathing and spending time in nature, to practice mindfulness.
In mindfulness, or shamatha, meditation, we are trying to achieve a mind that is stable and calm. What we begin to discover is that this calmness or harmony is a natural aspect of the mind. Through mindfulness practice we are just developing and strengthening it, and eventually we are able to remain peacefully in our mind without struggling. Our mind naturally feels content.
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.