We are so grateful for the partnerships we share with the many educational institutions and foundations who value and promote the practice of mindfulness. Creating intentional partnerships at regional and national levels allows us to support impactful networks of mindful youth leaders who are equipped to support community oriented change.
PROGRAMS + RESEARCH
The Koru Mindfulness® program was developed over the course of a decade by psychiatrists Holly Rogers, MD & Margaret Maytan, MD to bring the benefits of mindfulness to the college students they worked with at Duke University’s student counseling center.
WholeSchool Mindfulness (WSM) makes the transformative power of mindfulness a reality for school communities by facilitating the integration of mindfulness into schools through the Mindfulness Director Model. WSM matches interested schools with highly qualified Mindfulness Directors and supports thriving cultures of mindfulness in school communities through our school partnership program.
Dr. Brian Galla is an assistant professor and research scientist at University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education and Learning Research and Development Center. His research focuses on the study of self-control. Known colloquially as willpower, self-control refers to the mental process of pursuing enduringly valued goals despite conflicting impulses. Brian has a strong interest in mindfulness-based approaches to enhancing self-control and their potential to improve health and academic achievement. He has completed two research studies on Inward Bound Mindfulness retreats.
Urban Yoga Foundation is a nonprofit that provides integrative wellness techniques through yoga and mindful meditation in homes, businesses, schools organizations, and corporations. UYF encourages individuals to manage stress, develop mind-body awareness, health justice, and health consciousness.
Dharma Homies is a collective of mindfulness facilitators and Dharma teachers. They aim to offer teachings in a way which both honors the lineage and roots of Buddhism while also making them accessible to a broader audience, specifically marginalized communities. Each member of the crew offers a unique voice intertwining their own life experience with years of study and practice. Their deepest hope is that our voices will offer new entry ways for people to practice and heal.
At Peace in Schools our teaching team and staff, individually and collectively, has a commitment to the transformation that is possible through deep mindfulness practice. With acknowledgement of the roots of mindfulness practices, our focus is on the universal. Our teachings center around the core values of authenticity, compassion, presence and awareness.
The Compassionate Schools Project is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of a 21st century health and wellness curriculum in an elementary or secondary school setting. Facilitating the integrated development of mind and body, the project interweaves support in academic achievement, mental fitness, health, and compassionate character.
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a charitable social enterprise founded in 2011 in downtown Toronto. It is the leading professional development and service delivery organization for mindfulness-based interventions in Canada. They provide mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindful self-compassion (MSC) and specialized mindfulness training to the general public, healthcare providers, and social service professionals.
At Middlesex we have a full-time faculty member dedicated to supporting our entire school community (students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni) in mindfulness practice. In all the mindfulness programs, the decision to practice mindfulness is always up to the person.
Harvard University Health Services is a multi-specialty medical practice exclusively for members of the Harvard community—students, faculty, staff, eligible post-docs, retirees, and their dependents.
The mission of UCLA MARC (Mindful Awareness Research Center) is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society. MARC was created to bring to a renowned mental health research institution the ancient art of mindful awareness in a scientifically supported and rigorous form.
Mindful Schools offers educators practical skills for self-care, facilitation, and connecting with youth, providing simple, effective mindfulness practices that can be integrated into the school day and adapted for diverse environments.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center is a spiritual training institution in the Insight tradition grounded in the Buddha’s teachings in the Pali discourses. They provide Dharma teachings and Insight meditation retreats, programs, trainings, and study for new and experienced students from diverse backgrounds.
Insight Meditation Society (IMS) is one of the Western world’s oldest and most-respected meditation retreat centers. We are dedicated to providing a spiritual refuge for all who seek freedom of mind and heart.
Sevenoaks is a spiritual education and retreat center dedicated to providing a safe, beautiful and tranquil haven for individuals seeking to awaken to a deeper experience of body, mind, heart and spirit. It is a place to connect profoundly with the natural world and with other like-minded people who are committed to authenticity, exploration, transformation and self-revelation.
Located a 2.5-hour drive from Los Angeles, the newly-founded Big Bear Retreat Center is nestled in the ancient Juniper woodlands of the San Bernardino Mountains at a 7,000-foot elevation near the town of Big Bear, California. With an emphasis on inclusion and accessibility, the 93-acre property provides a refuge for people of all faiths and walks of life.
Copper Beech Institute is an independent, non-sectarian, nonprofit that teaches mindfulness and meditation. Their campus in West Hartford, CT features lovingly maintained perennial gardens, sculpture gardens, labyrinth and wooded trails.
Prindle Pond Conference Center, operated by Nature’s Classroom, sits on over 600 acres of wooded property on the serene Prindle Pond. They host a wide variety of weekend and week-long events, and provide programming and team-building facilitation. Prindle Pond guests find inspiration for personal growth, creativity, and renewal through workshops, meditation, individualized retreats, and encounters with nature.
The Kataly Foundation moves resources to support the economic, political, and cultural power of Black & Indigenous communities, & all communities of color. Kataly seeks to transform our relationship to capital, the planet, and each other, in order to redistribute and redefine wealth in a way that leads to transformation, abundance, & regeneration.
The Hemera Foundation supports innovative organizations and initiatives that foster basic human goodness in individuals and society. Hemera is dedicated to promoting human flourishing. Our primary areas of focus are contemplative practice, early childhood development (prenatal to three) and the arts.
The Fetzer Institute encourages each person to discover new ways of knowing our sacred world and explore our personal spiritual journeys toward transformed communities and societies in which all people can flourish. GilChrist and Seasons, their two retreat centers, were created to support both personal use and their work with partners.
The mission of Wisdom Lotus Foundation is to support programs and partners who promote the practice, study, understanding and application of contemplative practices and wisdom traditions, including but not limited to traditional and modern forms of meditation, yoga, mindfulness, devotion, and ethical practices including secular interpretations of these practices suitable for use in modern society, such as integrated with modern psychology.
The mission of the W.J. Silverstein Family Trust is to support organizations working to improve lives with a focus on health, mindfulness, and well being. The philosophy of William James is a guiding principle and special attention is given to partnerships with small charities with strong leadership.
The mission of theFrederick P. Lenz Foundation is to foster the growth and development of an authentic American Buddhism that takes its inspiration from the wisdom traditions of the East but adopts new forms, approaches, and applications that are uniquely suited to contemporary American society and culture.
Since 1986, The Trust for the Meditation Process has encouraged the practice of inner, silent awareness, whether it’s called meditation, mindfulness or contemplative prayer. Our financial grants to non-profit organizations renew contemplative Christianity, promote health and wholeness, and bring silence and stillness to a hectic world.
Evolve Ventures and Foundation facilitates evolution of human consciousness. We are open to both not-for-profit philanthropy and for-profit social entrepreneurship, with a strong preference for organizations on a path to self-sustainability.
The mission of the George Family Foundation is to foster wholeness in mind, body, spirit and community by developing authentic leaders and supporting transformative programs serving the common good.
The mission of the Ford Foundation is to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. Over the past 80 years the Ford Foundation has invested in innovative ideas, visionary individuals, and frontline institutions advancing human dignity around the world.
Kalliopeia Foundation is responding to a call – a global challenge – to take spiritual as well as physical responsibility for our common home. Our projects and those we support engage with contemporary issues at their root, with the understanding that ecological, cultural, and spiritual renewal are interdependent.
Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation is a non-profit foundation based in Boston, Massachusetts. Established in 1964, the foundation provides support through grants in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease research, education, environment, natural resources, higher education, hospital, human services, media, museums, performing arts, orchestras, united ways, and federated giving programs.
OUTREACH + PROMOTIONAL
Dan Harris is the co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline” and the weekend edition of “Good Morning America,”. After covering the religion beat for ABC News, he discovered meditation and wrote the bestselling book 10% Happier. He’s been evangelizing to skeptical, scientifically-minded folks ever since.
Mindful Families helps you learn how to enrich your family’s spiritual development by meditating and practicing mindfulness together.
Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully is a nonprofit organization that supports school communities by connecting them with mentors, trainings, curriculums and other resources for mindfulness-based social, emotional, and academic learning. Our goal is to empower every educator to explore, personally practice, and then embed mindfulness in their classrooms.
Science and Nonduality (SAND) is a community inspired by timeless wisdom, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in personal experience. We come together in an openhearted exploration to further our individual and collective evolution. New ways of being emerge. We embody our interconnectedness and celebrate our humanity.
Youth Passageways is an evolving network of individuals, organizations, and communities who help regenerate healthy passages into mature adulthood for today’s youth.
InStill Mindfulness SWVA is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Floyd, Virginia. InStill Mindfulness SWVA works in collaboration with community partners to provide real-world, interrelational mindfulness classes throughout southwest Virginia.
Be Well Be Here is a non-profit mindful wellness collaborative dedicated to co-creating personalized practices through supportive experiential learning. Our teachers have master’s-level education and extensive knowledge of mindful wellness modalities as well as embodied experience in their areas of expertise. As a mindful wellness educational collaborative, we endeavor to meet people where they are, share practices that befriend, design creative mindful wellness strategies that are easily incorporated into daily life, and mindfully build a caring, connected community.
Ivy Child International is a Massachusetts-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit devoted to universal mindfulness education, prioritizing the multicultural needs of children and communities. We bring culturally-tailored programs to diverse educational systems and communities, with a special focus on urban populations.
InsightLA is a meditation center teaching the highest quality mindfulness practices throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. For 16 years, we have offered classes, retreats, and special events in an open and welcoming community. Our work is rooted in ancient traditions, and we offer both secular and Buddhist classes. All of our efforts are dedicated toward our mission of calming minds, opening hearts, and changing the world.
Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville (IMCC) is a spiritual community located in central Virginia open to everyone interested in the study and practice of Buddhist insight meditation, also known as Vipassana.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) is a spiritual community that teaches and practices Insight (Vipassana) meditation in the Washington, DC metro area.
Susan Kaiser Greenland is an internationally recognized leader in teaching mindfulness and meditation to children, teens, parents, and professionals. She played a foundational role in making mindfulness practices developmentally appropriate for young people and helped to pioneer activity-based mindfulness with her first book The Mindful Child. Her second book Mindful Games, offers simple explanations of complex concepts, methods, and themes while expanding upon her work developing activity-based mindfulness practices.
Susan Stiffelman is a marriage and family therapist, a credentialed teacher, and a licensed psychotherapist. For over 30 years, Susan has worked with families to create greater harmony and deeper connection between parents and children. Susan also delivers weekly parenting advice for the Huffington Post as their “Parent Coach.”
Based out of Pleasantville, NY, Dr. Bertin’s practice specializes in developmental pediatrics, a sub-specialty of pediatrics focusing on the promotion of child development, and developmental disorders such as ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities.
Dr. Dan Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person seminars that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.
As a holistic physician, mindfulness coach, long-time athlete, devoted student of transformation, wife, mother and occasional poet, Dr. Amy Saltzman’s passion is supporting people of all ages in enhancing their health, experiencing joy, and finding flow (or perhaps more accurately letting flow find them).
Created by a kid for other kids, the Wuf Shanti Children’s Wellness Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, started with a little boy’s illustrations and his dream to make a difference in the world. His compassion inspired us to want to share his dog character, Wuf Shanti, with children across the planet in the hopes of guiding them down a path of peace and positivity. Wuf Shanti Children’s Wellness Foundation teaches mindfulness and social emotional learning, encouraging children to live in health and wellness.
Valo creates spaces where teens can get away from it all, feel independent, unplug, and have fun. A place of belonging for youth to have deep conversations and feel empowered as they ignite a future with hope.
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a charitable social enterprise founded in 2011 in downtown Toronto. It is the leading professional development and service delivery organization for mindfulness-based interventions in Canada. We’re expanding our offerings online and in new locations.