International Conference on Mindfulness in Rome

May 11-15, 2016


Sapienza University of Rome
Faculty of Medicine and Psychology

Second International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM-2)

Following the very successful First International Conference on Mindfulness in May 2013, the Consciousness, Mindfulness, Compassion (CMC) International Association, MacTavish Behavioral Health and the Associazione Italiana per la Mindfulness (AIM) are hosting ICM-2 at the Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. Over 330 participants from a wide range of disciplines representing 35 countries attended the first conference.

Although mindfulness has traditionally been shrouded in the world’s wisdom traditions, it is now beginning to be a common term that is in the lexicon of laypersons as well as of scientists. The concept and practice of mindfulness has taken hold in clinics, universities, schools, hospitals, politics, management, and in our daily lives. Indeed, mindfulness-based procedures are now a part of mainstream science and clinical practice, and it it is taught in medical schools, in social science departments at universities and colleges, and even in high schools. The unifying theme in the growing art and science of mindfulness has been an effort to lessen suffering and bring more joy and compassion in this world. This growth has created an on-going need for bringing everyone together at an international forum to synthesize and disseminate what we know, spur future research on what we do not know, and motivate us to be more mindful in our daily lives.

ICM-2 continues the tradition of the First International Conference on Mindfulness to provide an international forum for clinicians, contemplatives, researchers, academics, teachers, students, politicians, communities, and practitioners to strengthen this process.