Spirituality Mind Body Institute

Welcome to Spirituality Mind Body Institute


The Spirituality Mind Body Institute exists to integrate spiritual life into our society - in our institutions, in our boardrooms, our classrooms, and our homes. Our SMBI team works to contribute towards a more loving, spiritually aware, and positive society.  Our professionals collaborate on all levels of society, working with communities, business leaders, organizational and educational consultants, and policy makers to see into a more life-giving way of making decisions.

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SMBI Our Mission - Meditation

Our Mission

is to generate and use science to guide a more spiritually supportive society.  SMBI brings research, practice and leadership into the formation of partnerships aimed at meaningful system change. Currently we work closely with the US Military, US Dept of Health and Human Services, K-12 schools and higher education, environmental initiatives, and private and non-profit organizations.

We inspire spiritual engagement among diverse thought leaders through scientifically backed think thanks, trainings, workshops and convenings. We assemble across so-called social, ideological and professional boundaries in the foundational aim of awakening awareness.

SMBI Our Vision - Classroom Teaching

Our Vision

is to develop evidence-based science that examines the effects of spirituality across the lifespan, including spirituality as a protective factor against mental illness, a source of resilience in cultivating relationships, and as a gateway to personal fulfillment.

The Spirituality Mind Body Institute exists to integrate spiritual life into our society - in our institutions, in our boardrooms, our classrooms, and our homes.

Our Founder


Open quotesNatural spirituality is the direct sense of listening to the heartbeat of the universe, of being one with the seen and unseen world, open and at ease in that connection.Close quotes

Lisa Miller
Professor of Psychology and Education and the Founding Director of the Spirituality & Mind Body Institute

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