CMC Annual Celebration

January 20, 2017

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Center for Mindfulness & Compassion (CMC)
Annual Benefit Celebration

Fostering Communities of Light
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Harvard College Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)
* Map below, 
59 Shepard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


Join us on Friday, January 20, 2017 (Inauguration Evening) to gather in practice, discussion and community to reflect on fostering light within ourselves and our communities, including a special focus on the work of our community fellows supporting children, families, and schools. All people are welcome to attend. We invite participation from students, parents, community members, CHA staff and volunteers, children as well as any others who are interested in learning more about CMC.

During the evening, our keynote speakers Chris Germer PhD and Metta McGarvey EdD will lead us in practice and discussion. Additionally, we will be recognizing the Center for Mindfulness & Compassion Community Fellows, who led local community efforts this past year to make mindfulness and compassion practices accessible in children, schools, and families. 

Child care will be offered and the gathering will include vegetarian appetizers and light bites.


Street parking in Cambridge is limited. The venue (59 Shepard Street, Cambridge) Harvard College Student Organizations Centers at Hilles (SOCH) does not have a parking lot. For Cambridge residents with parking permits, you may park on the street in the surrounding area. Below are detailed parking options.

Purchasing a Harvard Parking Permit: Visitor Parking Permits can be purchased from the Campus Services website here. Please select “Visitor” on the bottom right side of the screen and follow through the steps to register an account. For Department select "Visitor to Campus" and enter 7700 as departmental code. For Parking lot, select: Observatory Lot weeknights 5:00PM - 11:30PM. The cost for the permit is $8.

Metered parking: There is limited metered marking along Massachusetts Avenue  

Parking Lots and Garages: Click here for parking lot and garage options near Harvard Square. There are also a number of parking lots and garages located at Harvard Square within 15 minute walking distance from our venue location.  

MBTA/Public Transportation: SOCH is ~16 minutes walking from Porter Square and ~13 minutes walking from Harvard Square - a number of buses run along Massachusetts Avenue, which is a 6 minute walk from SOCH



In support of our mission and vision, we invite you
make a donation to our Center after RSVPing to this event.
All donations are 100% tax-deductible. 

While CMC has several research grants and some revenue from clinical work, we rely on the generosity of the community, volunteer effort, and support from donors in order to sustain our community programs and support our community leadership fellowship program. During this fiscal year, we are hoping to raise $40,000 towards our mindfulness and compassion community support fund to continue to sustain our community programming. We hope to raise at least $5,000 during this event to support our Community Leadership Fellowship in 2017.

Questions? Contact or 617-591-6132