Organizations & Websites
Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education An initiative of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Education (see below).
Association for Mindfulness in Education Focuses on introducing mindfulness into elementary and secondary education (K-12).
Boundless Way Zen and Worcester Zen Community Affiliated Massachusetts Zen practice communities led by James Ford, Roshi, Melissa Blacker, Sensei, and David Rynick, Sensei.
Brains On Purpose™: Neuroscience and Conflict Resolution By Stephanie West Allen, in Collaboration with Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D.
Center for Contemplative Mind in Society The Center’s law program has sponsored a series of insight meditation retreats for lawyers and law students.
Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society University of Massachusetts Medical School
Idealawg.com A compilation of mindfulness resources for “contemplative lawyers” from Stephanie West Allen.
Insight Chicago Offers insight meditation instruction, sittings and retreats.
Institute for Mindfulness Studies (The Mindful Lawyer™) Specializing in the practice of law. Contact:
Scott Rogers, Director; Tel: 786-239-9318; Fax: 860-239-9312; 4045 Sheridan Avenue, No. 196, Miami Beach, Florida 33140.
Florida Community of Mindfulness Supports mindfulness practice following the spirit of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Forest Way Insight Meditation Center
Gainesville Vipassana Society Supports Vipassana (Insight meditation) through weekly sitting groups and residential retreats.
Inquiring Mind The Quarterly Journal of the Vipassana Community.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) Sponsors Vipassana meditation courses and retreats. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 202-986-2922; P.O. Box 212, Garrett Park, MD, 20896.
Insight Meditation Society Offers insight meditation retreats. Tel: 978/355-4378; 1230 Pleasant Street, Barre, MA 01005
Mid-America Dharma Includes information about retreats and sitting groups across the U.S. and Canada.
Mind and Life Institute Dedicated to fostering dialogue and research at the highest possible level between modern science and the great living contemplative traditions, especially Buddhism.
Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA’s Semel Institute Dedicated to promoting education and research into medical and mental health-related aspects of mindful awareness. MARC’s website includes a comprehensive bibliography of scientific literature related to mindfulness.
Shinzen Young Insight meditation teacher.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Hosts classes and retreats dedicated to the practice of Vipassana Meditation. Email:
SRMC@spiritrock.org; Tel: 415-488-0164; Fax: 415-488-017; 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, P.O. Box 169, Woodacre, CA 94973.
Vallejo Zen Center Soto Zen Buddhist Temple founded by Mary Mocine, Zen Priest and former lawyer. Offers meditation instruction through a variety of programs and workshops. Contact Mary Mocine at
Vipassana Meditation Centers Operated by S.N. Goenka and his assistants around the world.