The Contemplative Resource Center (CRC) seeks to integrate secular contemplative practices into how we at the University of Colorado work, teach, learn and live. Our mission is to:    

  • Serve as a resource for students, faculty, staff and administrators, as well as the larger Front Range community, with respect to contemplative practices,
  • Promote inclusivity, equity and social justice by increasing our capacity to connect and communicate with, and thereby learn from, one another,
  • Support and shape CU Boulder’s contribution to the transformation of higher education and society through research on and engagement with contemplative practices and pedagogy.

We are:

  • Secular and inclusive by nature and intent.

  • Trauma and mental health informed.

  • Free to the CU Boulder community - students, staff, and faculty.

We provide:

  • Opportunities for inner reflection and embodied experience to support holistic health and well-being.
  • Resources for contemplative practices and pedagogy, community building and support on campus.

  • An antidote to the many stressors in academic life and to media saturation at work and home.

We honor:

  • The full range of human experience and the diversity of our community at CU Boulder.

  • The land in Boulder, traditional territories of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations.

  • The wisdom traditions from which the range of contemplative practices arise.

As a network of faculty, staff and students, the Contemplative Resource Center links diverse initiatives across campus related to contemplative practices. We uphold the university standards of ethics, equity, and inclusion and honor the ways in which contemplative, embodied and mindfulness practices can support increased self-awareness, learning, understanding, and action for a more just society.