• JOCI Vol. 9, No. 2. Cover image: a photo of fog moving across a mountain lake

    Vol. 9 No. 2 (2022)

    The Summer 2022 edition explores new opportunities and approaches to deep-seated problems in academia that predate the pandemic, but became acutely highlighted in the past two years. Across eight new articles and essays, the authors discuss contemplative practices and learning which emerged in classrooms, online, and in relationships that extend beyond the academy.

  • Transcendent Wisdom and Transformative Action: Reflections from Black Contemplatives
    Vol. 9 No. 1 (2022)

    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.

  • JOCI Vol. 8, No. 1. Cover image: a photo of the sun rising through a frosty forest.

    Vol. 8 No. 1 (2021)

    In Volume 8 for 2021, we deepen and expand the explorations we began in previous issues on contemplative theory and classroom practices that challenge prevailing views of knowledge.

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

    Building Just Communities
    Vol. 4 No. 1 (2017)

    Contemplative practices are often described as inwardly-focused forms of self-inquiry and reflection that foster intrapersonal development. Contemplative practices can also develop and sustain greater interpersonal connection and allow an increased understanding of the implications of the systems in which we interact. For this issue, JOCI sought papers that investigate these connections and explore how ethical, compassionate, and more socially just communities in higher education can be nurtured through contemplative approaches that recognize and honor difference, with a commitment to the common flourishing of all. 
  • Vol. 3 No. 1 (2016)

    This special edition of the Journal of Contemplative Inquiry is based on a conference organized at Amherst College entitled, “Across the Disciplines: Contemplative Pedagogy in Higher Education.” The papers represent the work of scholars and teachers from diverse subjects—chemistry, law, music religion, economics, education, information science, and environmental policy—and explain and demonstrate the use of contemplative approaches in their diverse courses.
  • Issue No. 1: The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry

    Issue No. 1
    Vol. 1 No. 1 (2014)

    The inaugural issue of the Journal of Contemplative Inquiry