Changing the world from within
Conscious Collective inspires and empowers individuals worldwide through education in mindfulness, mind-body wellness, and spiritual development. By helping individuals awaken and cultivate peace within themselves, we are dedicated to nurturing a more mindful, compassionate, and peaceful society.Learn More
About Conscious Collective
We are committed to supporting you on your journey of awakening. We believe everyone should have access to the tools and teachings that empower them to lead a mindful and peaceful life. We offer a range of online courses in mindfulness, meditation, mind-body wellness, personal growth, and spiritual development.
Our courses are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of mindfulness and the benefits that mindfulness can have on your well-being. We also aim to provide practical tools that can help you integrate mindfulness into your daily life, supporting your overall physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness.
Beyond education, we strive to provide outstanding guidance and support. Understanding that the journey of awakening is highly personal to each individual, our team is dedicated to supporting you in navigating your own unique path. We offer more personalized guidance and support in the form of personal coaching and transformational breathwork sessions for those that desire support in going deeper with their practice.
Most importantly, we want to remind you that you are not alone on this journey. While the journey of awakening and leading a more mindful life is inherently one that must be traveled within oneself, we are here to support you, and there are many, many beings that are traveling this journey with you.
Let us all continue to awaken and come together to create a better world for the future of humanity!
As we grow in consciousness together, increasing our awareness of ourselves, our connection to each other, our unity with Nature, and our right to live freely and peacefully on the Earth, we will indeed become a conscious collective.
Our soul mission is to help bring about such a reality, and we call upon all of humanity to join us in this mission!
“You get world peace through inner peace.
If you’ve got a world full of people who have inner peace,
then you have a peaceful world.”
~Dr. Wayne Dyer
Heal Yourself, Heal the World
The state of society today is a reflection of the individual minds that make up society. The suffering that we carry within ourselves contributes to the collective suffering that we experience in the world.
- When anger, fear, hatred, or violence reside within us, they can manifest outwardly, leading to societal issues like abuse, conflict, and war.
- If dishonesty, selfishness, or greed dominate our behavior, it can amplify exploitation, corruption, and economic instability in our communities.
- A lack of sensitivity, empathy, or awareness of our inherent connection with nature can result in environmental consequences like pollution, habitat destruction, harm to wildlife, and ecological imbalance.
- Personal insecurities and low self-esteem can lead to harsh judgment or criticism of others, disrupting harmony and fostering discord within society.
- Our prejudices and biases can lead to systemic discrimination and social injustices on a wider scale.
- Our inability to forgive and move past old grievances can perpetuate conflict and unrest, instigating disputes within families and nations.
- Neglecting self-care and self-love can result in unhealthy lifestyles, contributing to societal health concerns such as rising obesity, addictions, and chronic diseases.
It is clear that the issues within our minds manifest as the collective issues we face in society, and if we wish to heal society, we as individuals need to heal ourselves and our own minds. By individually nurturing greater awareness, compassion, and peace within ourselves, we can collectively build a more loving, kind, and peaceful society for ourselves and future generations.
While it's undeniable that corrupt systems and organizations contribute significantly to the world's suffering, we cannot place the blame entirely on external forces. We must also accept responsibility for our own actions and their impacts on the world. By committing to personal transformation, we not only nurture our own well-being and our impact on society, but also empower ourselves to demand greater responsibility, ethical behavior, and integrity from government and corporate organizations. Therefore, it is vital that we commit to transforming ourselves for our personal well-being and for the well-being of society as a whole.
Mindfulness is a powerful tool that helps us accomplish this. At its core, mindfulness is a practice of cultivating present-moment awareness. It involves fully engaging with our experiences—embracing them without judgment. By mindfully observing our thoughts, emotions, sensations, and surroundings, we learn to navigate them with balance and acceptance.
Mindfulness can serve as a powerful tool for personal transformation. It heightens our awareness and understanding of ourselves, shedding light on our ingrained patterns of thought and behavior, inviting us to question and transform these patterns, creating opportunities for real positive change.
Through the consistent practice of mindfulness, we develop the capacity to notice when we're slipping into unhelpful patterns of thought or reacting in ways that don't serve us or those around us. By noticing these mental impulses and habitual reactions, we can consciously choose to respond differently. We can make decisions that align with our true values, nurturing our own well-being and contributing to a healthier and more harmonious way of living.
As we as individuals become more mindful and compassionate, we contribute to a collective shift towards empathy, understanding, and peace. Mindfulness facilitates healing not only within ourselves but also in the world at large.
About Our Founder
Joseph P. Kauffman is an author, mindfulness teacher, breathwork facilitator, and the founder of Conscious Collective. He has published 9 books on mindfulness, meditation, and spiritual awakening. At age 16, Joseph had a powerful mystical experience that woke him up to the essential oneness of life—as well as the personal and collective suffering that stems from a lack of awareness of ourselves and our fundamental unity. After this experience, Joseph began passionately seeking spiritual knowledge, particularly engaging in the study and practice of various forms of Eastern philosophy and spirituality.
He has studied extensively the philosophies of various schools of Buddhism, Zen, Yoga, Vedanta, Taoism, and Shamanism and has sought to integrate these ancient philosophies with modern understandings of psychology, neurology, and physics. His curiosity to learn has drawn him to travel abroad and study in India, Japan, China, Nepal, Peru and Guatemala, participating in numerous trainings and retreats and learning from many different teachers and traditions.
Joseph’s journey has brought him to a deep understanding of life and of the importance of mindfulness and meditation as tools for self-discovery and liberation. Now, it’s Joseph's mission to share the wisdom he has received from his studies and to help people experience greater happiness, health, connection and freedom in their lives.
The Miracle of Mindfulness
Many of us live as if we are sleepwalking. We’re living in the world, but we don’t really see it. We do not touch the joy of being alive, the beauty of nature, or the preciousness of each moment.
We are often distracted by our thoughts, caught in planning and fantasizing, chasing after an imaginary future, or clinging to memories of the past. Far too often our mind is doing one thing while our body is doing another. We are not in touch with reality, and as a result, we feel cut off from the radiance and beauty of life.
Mindfulness helps us wake up from this dream of endless thinking, and return home to our bodies and to life in the present moment. The present moment is the only moment that is ever happening, and if you are not in touch with it, you are missing out on the precious moments of your life.
As simple as this sounds, mindfulness carries a tremendous amount of energy and an incredible potential for healing. Mindfulness practice has been used clinically to treat numerous psychological ailments and mood disorders, including anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, and much more. It has also been used successfully for reducing physical pain and ailments.
Mindfulness helps us come home to ourselves. In waking up out of our restless overthinking, incessant self-talk, and endless mental chatter, we relax deeply into the present moment and can discover true peace and joy here.
We feel as if we have finally arrived. So many of us spend our lives planning for a future to come, and disregard the moments we are living right now. We are already experts at planning to live. Mindfulness teaches us how to actually live our lives deeply now.
Mindfulness is the essential practice of waking up to the reality of our lives. By learning the Foundations of Mindfulness you can develop your own mindfulness practice and awaken a deeper sense of freedom and peace in each moment.
Waking up to who you are
Mindfulness can help us cultivate a deeper awareness of our lives, which naturally helps us experience life with more clarity, peace and freedom. But what is this awareness that is experiencing life? Who is it that is present and aware in this moment? What is this thing that we call "me" or "I"?
While we identify ourselves as "I," or think of ourselves as "me," most of us do not really question what this "I" is or who we truly are. We have many beliefs about ourselves that we have adopted from society, family and the culture we were raised in. As a result, most people are unaware of the truth of who they are, and often suffer greatly because of it. We suffer, because we fear for the protection and survival of the self that we think we are, a self that is really only an idea in our minds. Consequently, being blind to our real identity, we do not experience the wholeness and peace that comes from being connected to our true Self.
Waking up to who you really are frees you from everything you have mistaken yourself to be. It frees you from the concern and obsession over your self-image, from the stories and beliefs in the mind that cause you pain, from the need to be socially accepted and validated, and from the influence that any circumstance has on your peace. It also frees you from limiting worldviews and opens your mind to dimensions of life that you never knew existed.
When you have a nightmare, you suffer in the dream, but once you wake up your suffering ends because you realize that the dream wasn't real. In the same way, when you wake up from the dream of thinking you are your story, all the suffering associated with that story ends because you realize it isn't actually who you are, and it does not affect your true Self.
Waking up to who you are is the most important goal of life, because your understanding of yourself determines your perception and experience of life. We designed an online course that can guide you in this process of looking within and waking up to the truth of who you are (click here to learn more).
Online Mindfulness Courses
We're developing a library of courses to help you on your journey of awakening and leading a more mindful, peaceful, and meaningful life.
Check out our current course offerings today!