Mindful Society Global Institute

Join a supportive learning community that helps you create, introduce, lead, and advocate for mindfulness programs in society. 

Become a Member

You want to be a trusted source of mindfulness and compassion, but it's not easy to find credible resources or a supportive community.

We know the feeling. You're not alone.

The most successful mindfulness leaders, advocates, and facilitators rely on a network of peers and access to up-to-date credible practices to stay ahead in the field and create lasting change. That's why we created the Mindful Society Global Institute.

Want to learn more?

Learn about our learning and social events, and stay up to date with the field of mindfulness.

Sign Up for Our Monthly Reflection

As a member, you will...

Find yourself in a supportive environment

Access mentorship and support with a community working together to create a mindful society. 

Gain confidence and credibility as a leader

Engage with global leaders who can help you take the safest, most effective and up-to-date approach.

Receive fresh insights and curated resources

Advance your initiatives without spending hours combing over scientific papers and reports.

Socialize with an Inspiring Community

Even if you're the only mindfulness advocate in your community, you're not alone. Join our digital community and live-online social events to connect with like-minded people. Not only will you be able to share and exchange best practices, but you’ll start to feel like you’re part of a larger movement, because you are.

Join Live Learning Events with Thought Leaders

Learn how to apply mindfulness and compassion in different settings, making it accessible to people from all walks of life. Presentations, panels, ask-me-anythings, and guided practices from thought leaders will inspire you. There's no Mindfulness 101 here - this is all about being a better mindful leader, advocate, or facilitator in your community or organization.

Access Curated Monthly Themes and Credible Resources

Every month we address a major topic facing mindfulness practitioners with a collection of quality, evidence-based learning materials: Research summaries, contemplative frameworks, templates you can use, and inspiring videos. Previous themes include topics like "Safety", "Impact" and "Pedagogy".

"To have us together feels very special. And to have various perspectives and lenses when it comes to mindfulness; the technical science lens, the embodiment, and the contemplative side."

Nova Browning Ruthorford
Mindfulness Facilitator

"I was fully welcomed, I've been invited to be actualized and I've most certainly been invited warmly to belong by bringing who I am right now fully. "

Shoshana Helfenbaum PhD (c) MSW/RSW DGrt
Interprofessional Educator

"Incredible inspiration, I feel really strongly about this. I've learned alot here and I'm here now to move this learning into action."

Karen Mason BSN, MN, MACP, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor

"The simplicity, the openness, the dedication of each member are gold and truly appreciated"

Sonia Godin
Conference Attendee

"This is a group dedicated to spreading awareness, healing, and opening up the mind and heart to all possibilities. It's extremely informative, healing and you find so many opportunities to integrate the practices of all those involved into your daily life, to make it a better, healthier, more profound and enjoyable place."

Lon Harbor MFA
Publicist

"Where visionaries, activists, researchers and artists meet with the intention of building a better society for all."

Michele Chaban MSW/RSW PhD
Founder of University of Toronto’s Mindfulness Certificate Programs

"A beacon of hope for a more conscious world."

Blake Poland PhD
Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Increase Your Impact. Be a Trusted Source for Mindfulness

Members of the Institute receive:

  • Regular live-online learning events with trusted global leaders
  • Ongoing release of learning materials including guides, audio and video files
  • Guided practices in both evidence-based and contemplative modalities
  • Monthly live-online social events including watch parties, discussions and mixers
  • 24 / 7 access to our supportive digital community and past event recordings

With access to world-class mentorship, a community of practice, and a compass to guide you through the massive collection of public knowledge, we can help you scale your impact safely and effectively.

Reach out if you have questions. Here are a few of the most common ones:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events and activities will be online by necessity. As things progress, we are certainly considering hosting live, in-person events. In upcoming years, hopefully we'll all feel more comfortable with large mass gatherings. At that point, we'll consider bringing back our major annual event and loop it into The Institute.

In our community, you’ll find school teachers beside parents, business leaders beside community leaders, scientists beside spiritual teachers of all traditions, indigenous healers beside medical doctors, and new practitioners beside residential monastics. We carefully curate insights and resources from diverse leading experts and organizations. We want to understand all different modalities relevant to bringing your practice out into the world. Members of our community come from all walks of life. Some purely secular, others more spiritual. We believe there are things to learn from all approaches as long as you use the best and leave the rest.

As a community-based organization, 100% of membership fees go directly back into the planning and execution of our online events, in-person workshops, producing member materials, and continuing to build the community.

We don’t want money to be a reason for anyone to be unable to access our resources. To make sure our programming is accessible to everyone, we offer a limited number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to cover the costs of membership. It is open to all individuals, but preference will be given to applicants requiring financial assistance, students, and marginalized populations. Fill out this form if you’d like to be considered for the next round.

A purpose-driven social initiative established to advance mindfulness and compassion in society.

Our goal is to equip and support individuals integrating mindfulness in work and life through education, application, experience, and community. Our first 7 years were dedicated to a groundbreaking annual conference called A Mindful Society. As COVID-19 transforms our world, we've put our efforts toward accelerating our pre-existing plans to launch this Institute.

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