with Acknowledgments


  • Kamilah Majied California State University, Monterey Bay


The praface to the Special Issue of the Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, Transcendent Wisdom and Transformative Action: Reflections from Black Contemplatives.

Author Biography

Kamilah Majied, California State University, Monterey Bay

Dr. Kamilah Majied is a contemplative inclusivity and equity consultant, mental health therapist, clinical educator, researcher, and internationally engaged consultant on building inclusivity and equity using meditative practices. After 15 years of teaching at Howard University, Dr. Majied has recently joined the faculty at California State University, Monterey Bay as a Professor of Social Work. She also serves as the Diversity and Inclusivity Consultant for the Contemplative Coping During COVID-19 Research Project at the University of California Davis, Center for Mind and Brain. She teaches clinical practice to graduate students employing psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and artistic approaches to well-being. She also teaches research methods, social and organizational policy analysis, and community organizing through a social justice lens. Dr. Majied enjoys helping people experience wonder, humor and insight through transforming oppressive patterns and deepening relationships towards ever-improving individual, organizational and communal wellness. To learn more visit


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