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Mindfulness center

Mindfulness at ASU

Strong. Gentle. Centered presence.


Arizona State University’s Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience (“Center”) is a self-sustaining department under the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Center strives to change the world into a more compassionate and inclusive place by creating a mindful, welcoming culture of caring and belonging. Individuals are each part of an intricate social web. As such, we understand that as we shift one small part of the system (ourselves), we then have the ability to transform the whole system (the world). The well-being of one contributes to the well-being of all.

Center uplifts individuals and teams who aim to cultivate mindfulness in their environments by providing training opportunities, building capacity, and developing and disseminating resources. Together, we co-create spaces where the values of mindfulness, compassion, and resilience weave into our lives, both implicitly and explicitly. By elevating others, we design a system that brings well-being to scale.

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How it all started


The ASU Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience started with an innovative vision and dream of Dr. Teri Pipe, Dean Emerita of the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University, in conjunction with a handful of people who were dedicated to changing the world through mindfulness.

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Teri speaking at conference

A letter from our director

My dear friends, Five years ago, Arizona State University’s Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience (nicknamed “Center”) was born from the love, imagination and generosity of so many individuals. Before Center existed, mindfulness practitioners from across the Phoenix area gathered in my living room to share their experiences with mindfulness practice, education and research. Many of these people thought they were out there alone, unaware of the support and friendship they would discover together. These conversations led to a community that has since expanded to include people from all across the world.

Our far

As we close out five years at Center, I am so excited and proud to share our just-published Five-Year Report. Ours has been a labor of love, excitement and passion for our work, and I sincerely hope that shines through in this snapshot through time.




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