The Centre is here to guide and support you in making evidence-informed decisions for your practice. Join us as we delve into diverse contemplative practices, uncover their impacts, and provide direction for your individual contemplative journey.
But what exactly are contemplative practices, and why are they the main focus of our Centre?
Vision, Ethics and Values
Learn more about our vision and supporting mission statement, ethics and values.
Meet the academic and professional staff, affiliates and students of the Centre.
Strategic Plans & Reports
Read our planning, reporting and highlights publications.
Meet the members of the Advisory Board and Reference Group who provide strategic advice to the Centre to help achieve its vision.
We work with interdisciplinary collaborators across the University of Melbourne, in the community, and worldwide to develop, deliver, support and promote innovative and authentic contemplative study. Our model is based on a strong research program foundation, which drives our interconnected education, engagement and practice programs:
The Centre fosters truly interdisciplinary, evidence-based research into contemplative practice and methodology. We help evaluate the most effective methods for learning, practicing, and grasping contemplative concepts.
The Centre is dedicated to developing and leading exceptional educational programs that inspire lifelong learning, fostering knowledge for the betterment and flourishing of society as a whole.
The Centre is here to help all kinds of people try, learn, and sustain a meditation practice. We provide predominately free guided meditation sessions led by experienced teachers from different spiritual, faith, Indigenous, and everyday traditions. We have options for beginners, those in the middle, and advanced meditators too.
The Centre offers an outstanding engagement program where we share knowledge, exchange new ideas, and hold discussions. We're a hub for people to come together and talk about traditional, modern, and academic views on contemplative practices. It's a space where our whole community can intersect and learn from each other.