Awaken Pittsburgh is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to serving people, communities, and society at large through evidence-based meditation and mindfulness programs. They are the region’s “go-to” mindfulness resource.

Awaken Pittsburgh seeks to create positive, systemic change in local communities–and beyond–by teaching lifelong skills that have the power to transform lives. A proven-effective tool for reducing stress and even violence in today’s culture, a regular mindfulness practice can also bring powerful, personal benefits to individuals.

Research-Based Curricula

Inspired by mounting research that mindfulness training and meditation can reduce stress and increase well-being, Awaken Pittsburgh customizes proprietary Mindful Connections programming for a range of audiences. They work with educators, social workers, therapists, helping professionals, and others in high-stress positions, emphasizing the underserved and those who work with youth. They also offer a program for those in recovery.

Awaken Pittsburgh’s curriculum reflects current protocols and methodologies. They also contribute to the growing body of mindfulness research through comprehensive pre-post surveys and program evaluations and reporting.


Awaken Pittsburgh’s vision is a Pittsburgh region where people are in touch with their inherent worth and can cultivate the confidence and dignity to create a more just and enlightened world.

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