Earn a graduate degree that will help you become a more mindful citizen of the world, and promote social good through hands-on, real-world applications.
The western world is in the midst of a mindfulness movement that is poised to significantly impact the professional and educational landscapes in the coming years. From healthcare to business to social services, the applications are profound and wide-reaching.
Lesley’s Master of Arts in Mindfulness Program is the first of it’s kind in the United States. Unique in its concept and innovative in its design, this program is meant for those students who wish to enrich their lives and the lives of others by being mindful citizens. Like all Lesley graduate programs, our program places an emphasis on social engagement and leadership. You'll be prepared to bring mindfulness skills and knowledge into a variety of fields, including:
This 36-credit Master of Arts in Mindfulness Studies is a two-year program offered in a hybrid format, in which you start each year with an 8-day residency on Lesley’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the residency you'll take classes, meet with faculty members, conduct research, and network with peers. Between residencies those students who reside locally can continue to attend classes on-campus, while those students at a distance will join classes and discussion from their home community via online tools.
At Lesley, Mindfulness is more than a curriculum. It’s a culture and part of daily life. We “practice what we preach” by taking a mindful approach to leadership and collaboration. We allocate time and space for mindful practice on our campuses, and sponsor regular events for students, faculty, and staff. Mindfulness is part of our institutional DNA.
The Mindfulness faculty at Lesley come from a variety of disciplines, and bring with them an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship. They are frequent contributors to conferences and publications on mindfulness and mindful leadership. Our faculty have a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the history, benefits, and applications of mindfulness, from its contemplative roots to its impact on neuroscience. This interdisciplinary approach to learning and practice is what sets Lesley apart in the fields of mindfulness and higher education, and what prepares our graduates to excel in their chosen fields.Program Coordinator: Dr. Nancy Waring (email@example.com)
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Employers increasingly use mindfulness to help employees be more productive and achieve better results. London’s Financial Times recently explored the increasing use of Mindfulness training in Global Fortune 200 Companies. [Read More]
From the healthcare industry to the military, a growing number of sectors have embraced mindfulness as a means of alleviating stress, boosting production, and creating more productive environments in which to work and learn. Read more.
Sports psychologist and mindfulness teacher George Mumford treated a rapt audience to a tour of his career teaching mindfulness to NBA greats including Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, Olympic athletes, prison inmates, CEOs and others. Read more.
View presentations, the keynote address, and a plenary discussion from the 2013 Mindfulness in Education Conference: Foundation for Teaching and Learning.