About the Journal

The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry (JOCI) is the online, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal for all who design, use, research, and assess contemplative and introspective methods and practices in post-secondary education.

JOCI is published by CMind, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1997. After 25 years of operation, the CMind Board of Directors in May 2022 voted to begin the process of sunsetting the organization. It is our hope and determination that the spirit of CMind will live on with the continuation of initiatives, including the Journal of Contemplative Inquiry (JOCI), within other institutional and organizational homes. Read the full closing statement here.

Current Issue

Vol. 9 No. 1 (2022): Transcendent Wisdom and Transformative Action: Reflections from Black Contemplatives
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This special edition focuses on the insights and wisdom of Black contemplative practitioners, researchers, scholars, educators and artists. It highlights the diverse, numinous sources of Black excellence and thriving and the relevance of Black sagacity to all beings.

Published: 2022-04-19

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The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry (ISSN: 2333-7281), founded by the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal publishing articles, reflections, and book reviews to support the scholarly exchange of ideas regarding the understanding, development, and application of contemplative and introspective methods in all aspects of higher education. Our intention is to share knowledge that is theoretically grounded and practically useful for teachers, students, staff, and leadership in higher education and related contexts.  

We seek to publish work that builds bridges between the emerging field of contemplative education, broadly defined, and related practices in the wider Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), student life, faculty development, leadership studies, and related areas.  Particularly welcomed are submissions that align with the mission of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society to further compassion and social justice in all aspects of higher education and in our world more widely. We welcome submissions that introduce, explore, and evaluate contemplative practices from different cultural traditions that deepen and support interactions across cultural boundaries and identities. This includes work that may draw on paradigms for conducting research that are different from or in addition to conventional academic methodologies.

Questions? Please contact us at editors@contemplativemind.org.