Brown University's Contemplative Studies Initiative A group of Brown faculty with diverse academic specializations who are united around a common interest in the study of contemplative states of mind, including the underlying philosophy, psychology, and phenomenology of human contemplative experience.
UCSD Center for Mindfulness The UCSD Center for Mindfulness is a multi-faceted program of clinical care, professional training, education, research and outreach.
Contemplative Studies Fellowships The Mind & Life Institute, with funding from The John Templeton Foundation, seeks to bring fresh perspectives from the humanities into contemplative neuroscience and contemplative clinical science.
Francisco J. Varela Research Awards The Varela Awards solicit research grant proposals that stimulate basic and translational research that evaluate both state and trait effects of contemplative practice and incorporate first-person contemplative methods into cognitive/affective neuroscienc
Education as Transformation Works with colleges, universities, K-12 schools and related institutions exploring the impact of religious diversity on education, strategies for addressing this diversity, and the role of spirituality in educational institutions.
Mind & Life Institute Works to promote the creation of a contemplative, compassionate, and rigorous experimental and experiential science of the mind which could guide and inform medicine, neuroscience, psychology, education and human development.
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds Housed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, CIHM studies how contemplative practices might play a useful role in changing the mind in a positive manner.
The Contemplative Science Lab/MARGAM Research in the Contemplative Science Lab under Zoran Josipovic, Ph.D. aims to explore the neural correlates of contemplative practice through a multifaceted approach that looks at the ways meditation and contemplative practice can re-organize the cogniti
The Jha Lab at the University of Miami Using behavioral methods, event-related potentials, and functional MRI to investigate attention and working memory under the direction of Amishi Jha, Ph.D.
The Shamatha Project at UC Davis Under the direction of principle investigator Dr. Clifford Saron and Buddhist scholar Alan Wallace, the Shamatha Project is exploring how three months of intensive training in the practice of meditation affects cognition, behavior, and physiology.
The Fruit of Silence by Marilyn Nelson Presented at "Contemplative Practices and Education: Making Peace in Ourselves and in the World,"
Teachers College, Columbia University
February 11 – 13, 2005