The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry

An online, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal for all who design, use, research, and assess contemplative and introspective methods and practices in post-secondary education.


The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry (ISSN: 2333-7281), founded by the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, is a peer-reviewed 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 best 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.

Submissions are always welcome. We are continually accepting submissions for regular issues.

Members of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education receive free access to the Journal through the ACMHE member portal and may also request a free subscription through this website. Non-member individual and institutional annual subscriptions and single article purchases are also available.


Vol 4, No 1 (2017): Building Just Communities


Building Just Communities: JOCI Vol. 4, No. 1, 2017