"What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred. . . but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another."
- Robert F. Kennedy
What is Mindful Nation?
The Mindful Nation Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was inspired by U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan, author of the best-selling book A Mindful Nation. Established in 2013, our mission is to help everyday Americans lead healthier, more fulfilling lives by promoting the use of evidence-based contemplative practices that support emotional and physical health, strengthen community, and increase our innate human capacity.
What are the aims of Mindful Nation?
We are building a national grassroots, ambassador-led community designed to spark, nurture and support a sustainable movement. This movement will inspire evidence-based mindful living programs and activities within five pivotal segments of our society: veterans, children, teachers, leaders and healthcare professionals.
Why Mindful Nation?
Every day, every one of us is faced with opportunities to make choices that shape our futures. All too often we tend to focus on the big choices in life, when the small ones can have more of an impact on the quality of our life. Unfortunately, too many of us wait for the next government, the next president, or the next employer to solve our problems by make those choices for us.
If you do not make these decisions for yourself, then someone else or something else will decide for you – and not always with your best interest in mind. But the power to alter your destiny is really in your hands — in your ability to make choices on a moment-by-moment basis.
How can I participate?
I’d like to encourage you to join us in building a Mindful Nation. Take the first step, by taking the time to reflect on your own life and the choices you make. Then, consider how you can support our Foundation with your financial contribution and your energy. While we have done so much with so little, it takes the support of key partners and individual supporters in communities across the country to help scale this movement and truly realize a Mindful Nation.