Serving as a hub for the study and development of contemplative education, Naropa University’s Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education is an international resource for educators at Naropa and beyond to expand their knowledge and experience of contemplative education.
The center offers colloquia, conferences, and trainings; hosts visiting scholars; supports research initiatives and faculty development; and is assembling a library on contemplative research and education. Through collaborations and partnerships with other institutions, CACE promotes the ongoing dissemination and development of contemplative education.
The mission for CACE is to provide the following:
"Within higher education, many universities are now researching the neuroscience of contemplative practice, mindfulness, and compassion, and CACE will be a crucial resource."
— Judith Simmer-Brown
Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies and chair of the CACE Faculty Council
Initially created as a pilot program through a grant from the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism, the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education is now providing important leadership in the growing contemplative education movement.
The center has been made possible through the generous support of the Schocken Foundation, the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism, and individual donors.