Thich Nhat Hanh Center for Mindfulness in Public Health Launched at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
New Center will serve as hub for scientific research and promote rigorous, evidence-based approaches to the practice of mindfulness.
For immediate release: Monday, April 24, 2023
Boston, MA – The Thich Nhat Hanh Center for Mindfulness in Public Health will launch April 26 at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The Center was created with a $25 million gift from an anonymous donor, one of the largest single donations to the School.
The Center’s mission is to empower people around the globe to live with purpose, equanimity, and joy through the practice of mindfulness; pursue evidence-based approaches to improve health and well-being through mindfulness; and educate and train the public in mindfulness. Two primary areas of emphasis will be nutrition and the environment.
“We are thrilled to host this groundbreaking center at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,” said Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Faculty. “In public health, we work at population scale — we aim to reach and uplift entire communities. The Thich Nhat Hanh Center for Mindfulness in Public Health will operate in that spirit.”
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