There is a growing evidence base for the effectiveness of mindfulness for a wide range of health outcomes. Mindfulness-based therapies are by now the most thoroughly studied treatments among all health interventions that do not include pharmaceutical drugs or biomedical technologies. The U.S. National Institute of Health currently lists more than 400 clinical trials addressing a vast number of medical conditions (click here for a list by topics). For a list of landmark studies on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and more, have a look at the Mindfulness Research Guide.

Research Institutes

Brown University Institute of Contemplative Studies [link]

Center for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University [link]

Emory University Collaborative for Contemplative Studies [link]

Harvard Medical School Osher Research Center [link]

Harvard Medical School Cognitive, Affective, and Contemplative Neurosciences Lab [link]

Mind & Life Institute [link]

Oxford Mindfulness Centre [link]

Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education [link]

University of California, Davis Center for Mind and Brain [link]

University of Miami Mindbody Research Consortium [link]

University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness [link]

Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom [link]

Mindfulness in Education

Association for Mindfulness in Education [link]

Center for Contemplative Mind in Society [link]

Mindful Schools [link]