Mission Statement

The Institute for Mindfulness Studies is dedicated to the transformation of the practice of law, and the legal system, from one that creates unnecessary pain and discomfort for its participants into one that fulfills its original mandate of contributing to a more peaceful and orderly society through a process of collaboration, wisdom, integrity, and professionalism.

The Institute for Mindfulness Studies has developed the Jurisight program to introduce mindfulness practices to law students, law professors, lawyers, paralegals, judges, and legislators. Through the integration of mindfulness principles and experiences into the landscape of the law, and the minds and hearts of its practitioners, this transformation will take place.

Participants in the legal system will share a vocabulary, an understanding of the nature of mind, and the ability to respond to events and encourage others to respond to events from states of greater mindful awareness of what is actually taking place in the present moment.